Welcome to BackcountryFriends.com. My name is Markus and I’m originally from Germany. This site will provide some general information about backcountry skiing, ski-touring, and ski-mountaineering.

Here, you will find trip reports from my excursions into the alpine environment, winter and summer, North America and Europe. Also, on this website, you can find plenty of useful guides, reviews, and information about the right backcountry gear to acquire for your trips.

This page will be in a status of ongoing changes with additions to provide entertaining information. Maybe one or the other trip report will inspire some outdoor enthusiasts to follow one of the featured places.

If you have any questions regarding backcountry skiing please contact me on my contact page.