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MBE Winter 2014/2015

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A snowbridge too far

The Watson Traverse is a classic backcountry adventure over the summit of Mt. Baker, with a harrowing quandry on the far side: to send, or not to send, the Park Headwall and its tenuous bergschrund?

A Dialed Approach

Some tips for backcountry travel you may not have heard before.

Japan: the cure for powder panic

In Japan, there's no need to rush to the slopes and throw elbows to get the goods. Baker locals Grant Gunderson, Adam Ü and Rene Crawshaw show us how it's done.

Ski Cookies

These cookies are a great high-energy treat for the ski slopes or any outdoor adventure.

Glacier Battery

The town of Glacier will test out a new battery backup system.

Mountain Masters

A day in the life of the Mt. Baker Ski Area Pro Patrol.

When all else fails

Step-by-step quick reference for avalanche companion rescue

Slacklining for snowsports

Slacklining is a great way to improve balance for skiing and snowboarding. It's also a lot of fun on its own.

Skevik Skis

Handcrafted in Vernon BC, Skevik makes strong, light powder skis with maple cores.

At Home with Zack Giffin

Zack Giffin is known as the local Mt. Baker pro skier, but he recently began a career as co-host of a TV show about tiny houses.