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Annie’s Pizza Station

By Sue MadsenConcrete, Washington, is famous for its speed trap, its role as the setting for Tobias Wolff’s “This Boy’s Life,” and for Annie’s...

Total Commitment

John Minier, Jenni Minier and Matt Primomo complete the committing Isolation Traverse, skiing and climbing from Cascade River Road to Highway 20.

Serving up Splitboards

  Serving Up Splitboards Local restaurateur retrofits snowboards for the backcountry Story and photo by Ian Ferguson Maple Falls business owners Trish and Serafino Gesmundo have provided...

Randonee repairs

Mark Cionek is a program coordinator and guide for the American Alpine Institute who has logged over 100 Mt. Rainier summits, climbed Denali and Aconcagua multiple times, and been, in general, an alpine badass all over the world...

Frost Flowers

Frost Flowers Magic happens on the forest floorStory by Sue Madsen   Take a walk on a cold winter day in the Pacific Northwest lowlands and you...

Hitting the Trail

Hitting the trail, by Brandy Kiger Shreve. Shush, shush, shush. The cross-country skis slip easily through the deeply-grooved tracks on the edge of the trail, and all I hear as I glide along is that momentary brush of the blade against the hard pack snow...

Glacial Retreat

Glacial retreat Climate change and the future of skiing By Ian Ferguson The smell of a ski lodge triggers one of my earliest memories. You know the...

Spring 2013 photo gallery

Spectacular imagery from Grant Gunderson, Dylan Hallet, Jason Hummel, Jay Goodrich, Dylan Hart and Justin Kious.

Between Land and Sea

NEXT ARTICLE: Randonnée Repairs Between Land and SeaSpringtime tide pools are full of lifeStory by Sue MadsenThe space between sea and land is a mysterious...

Snowshoeing 101

Snowshoeing 101Story by Aubrey Laurence When I first moved to Bellingham from Colorado, someone in a bar told me that if I could survive...