Top 10 Winter Backcountry Essentials for the Perfect Powder Day [SLIDESHOW]

More than your average ski accessories, these are must-haves for every mountain enthusiast…

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Every powder hound on a pilgrimage to find untracked snow knows to expect the unexpected. Having the right equipment is often the leveraging factor between an enjoyable day in the wilderness and dire, unpleasant circumstances. From the perfect pair of poles and skis and warmth for the extremities to a life-saving avalanche airbag and beacon, these 10 winter backcountry essentials found on Robb Gear will have you prepared and protected off-piste.