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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...

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...

An Evolving Dream: Patrick McCarthy’s journey from pro snowboarder to team...

  Story and photos By Brad Andrew Inside a small home office just outside Bellingham, a man gazes out a window in sheer awe at the...

New owner, same heritage at the snowboard shop that grew with the Northwest

  Update (January 8, 2018): Jeff Lemen is no longer affiliated with the Mt. Baker Snowboard Shop. Marcella and Bobbie Dobis own the Mt. Baker Snowboard...

Winter 2017 gear guide

By Pat Grubb The ultimate "cheap for the deep" deal John at Glacier Ski Shop is offering a great package – 122 mm wide Fischer Big...

A Month on the Mountain: Mount Baker crew does Denali

Story and photos by Andy Basabe I laid my book on the downy red ripples of Jerry’s sleeping bag and rolled on top of him...

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.

The Magic S Tour: Snowboard touring in Cascade Pass

Story and photos by Andy Basabe It’s a Friday evening and I’m checking the contents of my backpack, wondering what the mountains will demand of...

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...