MBE Winter 2013 / 2014

MBE Winter 2013 / 2014

Bellingham is known for its mountain biking and its races, but until very recently the town wasn’t known for its mountain bike races. Following the success of the Chuckanut Enduro race in October, that’s probably about to change.

Backcountry Tech Winter gear advancements By Brent Murdoch  |  Photo by Ryan Hasert Backcountry touring is exploding in popularity and with that explosion comes an annual wave...

In theory, these airbags will keep the skier’s body near the surface of a moving avalanche, allowing for an easier rescue. Before making any purchasing decisions, you must look at the advantages and disadvantages of three main aspects of this system.

What better drink to cure what ails you than that timeless classic, hot chocolate? But sometimes you long for a little variety. Cocoa, but with a twist. These five recipes give hot chocolate a hint of the unusual.

Costing about as much as dinner for two, a sno-park permit is a small price to pay for access to more than 45 Washington state sno-parks designated for non-motorized winter recreation.

Of course there is – it seems these days that there’s an app for everything. Following are a few that will be useful for a day on the slopes. What you won’t find in this list is one of the new avalanche apps being marketed as alternatives to avy transceivers.

Awesome gear to maximize your safety and comfort in the outdoors, and the local vendors who stock it.

Hundreds of bald eagles from Alaska and northern Canada migrate to the Skagit River every winter to prey on the thousands of salmon that swim upriver to spawn. People flock to the Skagit River valley to catch a sight of this yearly display.

These new titles from Seattle’s Mountaineers Books are certain to inspire, educate and thrill you.

Being in a small community with a small economy can make it hard to launch your entrepreneurial endeavors, but Colin and Danielle Duffy know that the way to any town’s heart is through its stomach.