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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...

Homemade Powsurfing: Equal parts exhilaration and terror

By Nick Belcaster Stepping on the board for the first time felt uncertain and foreign. With little sidecut, let alone edges, and foam deck padding...

Legendary Banked Slalom is featured in the next Warren Miller film

Warren Miller Entertainment visited Mt. Baker Ski Area last winter to film a segment on the annual Legendary Banked Slalom, the ultra-classic snowboard race....

Parting Shot: Jason Hummel’s glacier project

To me, the unknown is uncovering for yourself what’s new and exciting. It’s both walking in the footprints of others and creating your own...

Q&A: Hana Beaman talks Ladies Lay-back Weekend at Mt. Baker

Hana Beaman, along with Barrett Christy and Robin Van Gyn, organized a women’s jam last year at Mt. Baker Ski Area called Lay-Back Weekend....

Profile: Hana Beaman is riding on her terms

By Oliver Lazenby An open house at a home decor boutique is a strange place to meet a pro snowboarder – especially in Bellingham’s Barkley...

Avalanche Forecast Refresher: Brush-up and stay safe in the backcountry

By Jason D. Martin | Images courtesy of the Northwest Avalanche Center It snowed on Wednesday. On Thursday, it rained. Today it was sunny. Tomorrow,...

Sit bones stretches can prevent snowboard pain

By Luca Williams I fell in love one cold, Wisconsin winter day on my first snowboarding date with Justin Kyle Evans. Justin had me stand in...

A Year in the Life of a Glacier: A skier’s research...

By Elizabeth Kimberly Early May The birds chirp a dawn chorus and the winter rain has diminished. The disparity between the snowy alpine and the verdant...

Profile: Micah Evangelista’s playful approach to Mt. Baker

By Oliver Lazenby The first time Micah Evangelista experienced Mt. Baker’s deep snowpack, he was less than a year old and swaddled onto his ski-patroller...