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The Elusive Mr. DeBari

Professional snowboarder and Glacier native Lucas DeBari took a moment out of his roller coaster year to tell us about his past, his present and the upcoming projects he’s excited about.

Staying Afloat: Avalanche airbags and you

In theory, these airbags will keep the skier’s body near the surface of a moving avalanche, allowing for an easier rescue. Before making any purchasing decisions, you must look at the advantages and disadvantages of three main aspects of this system.

Take this job and shove it

I contemplate the sick day option One that I must use with caution What I really want to say is, “Please! Please won’t you let me ski the trees?”

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...

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.

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...

Serving up Splitboards

  Serving Up Splitboards Local restaurateur retrofits snowboards for the backcountry Story and photo by Ian Ferguson Maple Falls business owners Trish and Serafino Gesmundo have provided...

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...

Flying High

What’s on your bucket list? North Cascades Heli-Skiing should be. By Pat Grubb  Photo by Grant Gunderson Up north in the middle of Washington in the Methow...