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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...

Spring 2017 photo gallery

 

Experiencing Canada’s Mount Baker on the Wapta Traverse

Story and photos By Jason Griffith When we reached our destination we’d been on the go since before first light, trying to beat the forecasted...

Neck stretches, an antidote to the asymmetry of snowboarding

  By Luca Williams Do you remember your first days learning to snowboard? I started with farm boots and my boyfriend’s 161-centimeter snowboard (did I mention...

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...

A Different Kind of Hardcore: A quest to ride every day...

  By Oliver Lazenby One day in 2013, a soaking wet Albert Arth stood on the shoulder of Highway 542 with his thumb out for three...

Winter 2017 photo gallery

                   

Backcountry Bullfighting: Lessons from a fatal avalanche on Mt. Herman

By John Minier The rain began on Thursday, January 21. Over the next 48 hours, the Mt. Baker Heather Meadows weather station recorded 7 inches...

The endangered telemark skier: the last of the breed pushes on in pursuit...

By Oliver Lazenby During telemark skiing’s last growth spurt in the 1990s, many picked it up to ski the backcountry; telemark bindings were the most...

How to get started skiing in the backcountry

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin The words skiing and fun are essentially synonymous. The art of skiing is one of the most pleasurable...