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Sample some of Squamish’s best mountain bike trails

By Jann Eberharter  |  Photos by Skye Schillhammer The mountain bike trails of the Sea to Sky corridor are world-famous for their quality, abundance and...

Avalanche Forecast Refresher: Brush-up and stay safe in the backcountry

By Jason D. Martin | Images courtesy of the Northwest Avalanche Center It snowed on Wednesday. On Thursday, it rained. Today it was sunny. Tomorrow,...

Unlock your skiing potential with these exercises

By Luca Williams All of us know at least one of those people who picked up skiing quickly, with ease and grace. Us mere mortals...

MSR Evo snowshoe review

Dependable snowshoes are an easy way to get outside this winter By Chris Gerston, owner of backcountry essentials Keeping active in the winter can be difficult...

Learning to be a weekend warrior on the IMBA Epic Seven...

Story by Benjamin Whitney | Photos by Jasper Gibson If I learned anything worthwhile in college, I learned to juggle and grind. Late nights and...

Bag It Up: Help keep the backcountry permit-free with responsible poop...

By Jason D. Martin Poop. Yep. That’s right. Poop. That’s what all the cool kids are talking about these days. Or perhaps, more specifically, the cool...

Seduced by the Juice: An e-bike primer

By Pat Grubb A silent revolution in the cycling world that began in China and conquered Europe is now riding strong across North America. Electric bikes,...

A yoga pose for carrying loads

Chest opener for backpackers By Luca Williams As I plan my annual backpack trip, I think about what lured me to backpacking in the first place....

How to bring ultra light thru hiking ideas to shorter trips

Story and photos by Nick Belcaster I first hiked the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island in 2014, and it’s safe to say I packed just...

Mountain Technology: A guide’s take on what to use

By Jason D. Martin Historically, in order to escape from daily life and technology, one could go to the mountains. Now, with technology all around...