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Postcards: Climbing in the could kingdom of Catalonia

Story and photos by Andy Basabe Last year I ducked away from America for a job teaching English in central Spain. I went for a...

Snowboarding returns to its essence

Story and photos by Beau Gaughran Banked slalom races are spreading throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Although Mt. Baker Ski Area’s Legendary Banked Slalom...

Snowshoes and Brews: Destinations for winter trails and beer

By Brandon Fralic When the lowlands succumb to sogginess and the highlands are buried in snow, there’s one thing that gets me through Northwest winters:...

Find Your Class: Avalanche education splits into professional and recreational tracks

By John Minier For years, backcountry skiers and snowboarders with some avalanche training and a desire to learn more about the subject had a lack...

Disposable Photo a Day: A ski season on film

Story and photos by Jann Eberharter Every day at Mt. Baker is different, which might be why they all blend together. I’ve had the privilege...

A midwinter ski circumnavigating of Mt. Shuksan

Story and photos by Jason Griffith With icefalls cascading down her northern flanks and a summit pyramid towering over a plateau of ice, Mt. Shuksan’s...

460 sleepless miles of trekking, mountain biking and paddling at the...

By Spencer Paxson Imagine standing on the outskirts of town. You are contemplating a journey equivalent to 17 back-to-back marathons or more if you get...

Winter 2018 Gear Guide

Burton Felix (W) & Photon (M) Step On Bundle Riding just got faster and easier with Burton’s new Step On Snowboard Boot and Binding Bundle....

What Would Fred Beckey Do: Inspiration from the late legend

By Mallorie Estenson “I think I want to get, ‘What would Fred Beckey do?’ tattooed on my arm,” I told my climbing partner lightheartedly. Carey and I...

Meet the new director of Cascade Cross, Bellingham’s cyclocross series

By Benjamin Whitney Bellingham is home to what may be the Pacific Northwest’s rowdiest cyclocross race series. Cyclocross races typically include dirt, grass and pavement,...