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Face shots

Winding up Highway 542, the sun plays hide and seek through the clouds and mountain peaks surrounding us. With our dog in the back of the Subaru, skis and splitboard on top, and coffee in hand, we eagerly look forward to a day in the beautiful Mt. Baker backcountry.

Spring 2016 photo gallery

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

Tolkien’s Cold Mountains

Exploring BC’s Brian Waddington Hut By Andy Basabe I couldn’t afford to go to Japan, but I had to go somewhere. By Christmas 2014, I had...

Legendary Banked Slalom 101

A Washington snowboarder gets the full Mt. Baker experience, living the dream at the 2006 Legendary Banked Slalom.

When all else fails

Step-by-step quick reference for avalanche companion rescue

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...

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...

I have lucky

As part of our ongoing process of sharing valuable information on backcountry travel and practices, we have an extraordinary (and very lucky) story of one man’s overnight survival ordeal in the backcountry/wilderness near Mt. Baker Ski Area.

Race of Legend

Race of LegendRiding the Banked Slalom Story by Brandy Kiger Each year, an audacious group of snowboarders head for the hills, say their prayers and...

Shredding Ready

    Getting prepared for backcountry skiing By Sam Lozier  Photo by Patrick Kennedy You’ve seen tracks out on Shuksan Arm or read about backcountry skiing in magazines. The...