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Ode to Randy Hook: Remembering a Mt. Baker legend

  By Maya Hunger On January 1, the Mt. Baker Ski Area quietly greeted the new year. It was a calm and clear morning and the...

Heli rescue

Heli rescue Saving the last resort By Jason D. Martin It’s something that we don’t want to think about. Someone slips and falls. Someone disappears in the...

Jake Merrill: an adventurous life

Jake Merrill: an adventurous life Jake Heckathorn Merrill, 23, of Bellingham, died in an avalanche in the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon on February 11. He...

The backcountry photographer

The backcountry photographer An interview with Jason Hummel By Ian Ferguson Jason Hummel’s photographs have appeared on magazine covers around the world, including the magazine you’re holding...

20 Years Later: Accident survivor thanks late ski patroller Randy Hook

  By Oliver Lazenby Longtime Mt. Baker Ski Area patroller Randy Hook undoubtedly altered many lives before he died of a heart attack on the slopes...

Catching up Krissy Moehl, top ultra runner and Northwest native

By Oliver Lazenby When Krissy Moehl quit her day job seven years ago for ultra running, it allowed her the time to pursue any opportunities...

Season Passholes: Mt. Baker’s homegrown band

Last winter, local pro skier and off-season whale researcher and musician Adam Ü had an opportunity to put together a band for a show...

Welcome Grocery is the newest landmark on 542

Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby When Chuck Patterson decided to open a grocery store, he first needed to do some research. He drove south...

Remembering Liz Daley

Every person who ever shared a chairlift, a slope or a rope with Liz is better for having known her.

Mountain Man Duncan Howat

A conversation with Duncan Howat, Mt. Baker Ski Area general managerBy Pat Grubb  Photos by Grant Gunderson and Patrick GrubbIf you spend any time at...