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Coming home

Pro skiers don’t get health benefits or retirement packages. They get travel packages. It was always one of the opportunities of the job I desired the most – a cure for my wanderlust. Then I moved to Mt. Baker...

Crevasses and Angry Dogs: A bicycle-powered Mt. Baker ski descent

Story and photos by Peter Lillesve Dogs chased me down the dark highway – fast ones, loud ones, all unleashed and unfenced. Of the many...

Carpe Diem: Seizing opportunity after 2017’s lowland storms

It doesn’t snow at sea level in the Pacific Northwest every year, so when storms blanketed Bellingham for days at a time last winter,...

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.

Mountain Masters

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

Wake ‘N Bakery: Glacier institution has new owners

By Oliver Lazenby After 15 years in business – growing from a coffee cart with baked goods on the porch of the Glacier Ski Shop...

Spring 2016 photo gallery

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

Separated on the Glacier: Reflecting on a mountain mishap

A few turns off the summit, the author stopped to wait for his partner. The pair never found out what went wrong. By Ben Whitney A knot...

The zen of spinning both ways

By Luca Williams To be honest, I don’t get people’s love for spins, grabs and flips. But my kid does and I love my kid...

Glacial Retreat

Glacial retreat Climate change and the future of skiing By Ian Ferguson The smell of a ski lodge triggers one of my earliest memories. You know the...