The Way Up
Whether you go by foot, splitboard, or sled, this top-notch gear will help get you and your board there.–B.G.
Verts ($89, verts.com). Arguably the best, yet hardest to find backcountry snowshoes. Verts are simple, small, lightweight, and feature a fixed binding allowing for steep climbs and toe grip. They feature a new lightweight binding for 2014. The hardest part is getting your hands on some.