MBE Spring 2016

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What makes a ski builder: Alex Turner of Westerlies Skis

By Andy Basabe I met Alex Turner when we were in high school, standing in a garage at a party held by Western Washington University’s...

Inside Arc’teryx: New avalanche air bag

Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby On the second floor of the Arc’teryx design facility in North Vancouver, the first thing a visitor sees after...

Bikepacking in Chile and Argentina

By Cory Tarilton Photos by Lauren Dunn Many changes signal the end of summer in the Pacific Northwest. The mountains shed their green hues in exchange...

The Magic S Tour: Snowboard touring in Cascade Pass

Story and photos by Andy Basabe It’s a Friday evening and I’m checking the contents of my backpack, wondering what the mountains will demand of...

3 Snow-free Spring Hikes

By Oliver Lazenby Unlike last year, it’s actually snowing in the North Cascades this winter. That’s good news for skiers and snowboarders but bad for...

Skiing the Selkirks: hut-to-hut in the Bonnington Range

Hut-to-hut touring in the Bonnington Range By Ian Ferguson Photos by Oliver Lazenby When you work a full time job, big ski trips are a gamble. You...

The one Fitbit

By Steve Guntli In the 1970s, Stephen King published a book (under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman) called “The Long Walk.” The story involves a...

Almost Famous: Maria Debari and friends ride 24 volcanoes in 45...

By Ian Ferguson Photos by Freya Fennwood At the Dutchman Flat Sno-Park in Oregon last April, Maria Debari, Kaitlyn Farrington and Freya Fenwood struck up a...