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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...

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...

Postcards: Greetings from a slow car (but fast house)

By Nick Belcaster and Evan Skoczenski If you parked in the Heather Meadows lot of Mt. Baker this winter you may have picked out a...

Self help for snowboarders: how to avoid knee and back pain

By Luca Williams Snowboarding through powder snow has to be one of the world’s most fun activities. There is nothing like getting a shot of...

Bonnington Traverse

Bonnington Traverse Hut-to-hut skiing in B.C.’s southern interior Story and photos by Cory Tarilton In B.C.’s southern interior south of Nelson, the Bonnington Range holds rewards for...

Talk Back

The communication rule to live by TALK BACKThe communication rule to live by Story by Molly Baker  Photo by Jefferson Morriss Many people have theories about what makes...

NWAC raising money for forecast system updates

The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) spring fund drive starts today. As more and more skiers flood the backcountry, NWAC’s avalanche and weather forecasts are...

Spring 2016 photo gallery

Mattias Evangelista skiing in the Mount Baker backcountry. Grant Gunderson photo.

Avalanche Awareness

Don't go into the backcountry without it Story by Pat Grubb  Photos by Louise MugarIt’s pretty simple, actually. There’s only one thing you need to know...