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Rooms with a view

They’re open for free on a first-come, first-serve basis, and they sit on mountain peaks among some of the best skiing terrain in the Northwest.

Backcountry Tech

Backcountry Tech Winter gear advancements By Brent Murdoch  |  Photo by Ryan Hasert Backcountry touring is exploding in popularity and with that explosion comes an annual wave...

All lined up

No matter where you live, the first winter storm is usually a tease. With no base layer to build upon, the options for good skiing are limited and even deep snows are usually wet. Occasionally, however, things line up just right.

Ahead of the (Snow)Pack

Among ski areas, Mt. Baker has led the way in backcountry safety, with a responsible approach to out-of-bounds skiing and riding.

Cold & Bold

Jake Merrill, Dustin Byrne and Peter Sundberg set out to traverse the Twin Sisters range in winter - a feat that, according to record, hadn't been done before.

Total Commitment

John Minier, Jenni Minier and Matt Primomo complete the committing Isolation Traverse, skiing and climbing from Cascade River Road to Highway 20.

Shredding the Gnar

Shredding the Gnar ... And other things people say at the mountain Story by Ian Ferguson Ever wonder what the word bomber means when used as an...

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...

Mt. Baker Mountain Guides

Mt. Baker Mountain Guides New guide service launches in Bellingham Story by Brandy Kiger Originally from Alaska, and a veteran on Colorado slopes, John Minier knows...

Randonee repairs

Mark Cionek is a program coordinator and guide for the American Alpine Institute who has logged over 100 Mt. Rainier summits, climbed Denali and Aconcagua multiple times, and been, in general, an alpine badass all over the world...