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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...

Almost Famous: Maria Debari and friends ride 24 volcanoes in 45...

By Ian Ferguson Photos by Freya Fennwood At the Dutchman Flat Sno-Park in Oregon last April, Maria Debari, Kaitlyn Farrington and Freya Fenwood struck up a...

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...

Skiing the Selkirks: hut-to-hut in the Bonnington Range

Hut-to-hut touring in the Bonnington Range By Ian Ferguson Photos by Oliver Lazenby When you work a full time job, big ski trips are a gamble. You...

Winter 2016 photo gallery