So you want to step out into the backcountry and be like Angel Collison ripping lines in Alaska. But first, what gear do you need? Wait, what bindings do what? Skins? How do I make them fit my skies? Shit, how do I even buy the right skins?
Oh, and then there are those avalanches that kill too many people each year. You should know about those too. You should probably know a lot about those. This isn't the end all to all things backcountry, but it is a great place to start.