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Code Blue – When things go wrong on the mountain

Mountains beg to be climbed. Their tall, unwavering peaks inspire dreams of conquering towering heights and call with siren-like attraction, daring men and women to risk...

Turns all year

I first became aware of “turns all year” about seven years ago as I was entering college in New England. Instead of studying, I spent time tracking the weather, looking for ski partners and planning fantasy trips to far-off places.

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.

Legendary Banked Slalom

Legendary Banked Slalom Mt. Baker's 27th legendary race Kitty Bond Boarders are hoping that Mt. Baker Ski Area gets slammed with powder in time for the Legendary...

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.

Nick Ennen: “A laugh-inducing, board-destroying machine”

Nick Ennen: "A laugh-inducing, board-destroying machine" By Tara Nelson “With sports, there will always be progression. For wakeboarding the winch has allowed us to go...

Do it ‘cause you love it!

Do it 'cause you love it! By Grady McCombs Despite Mt. Baker Ski Area’s reputation for deep snow and glorious powder days, Gwyn Howat, operations manager...

The War Against Nature Deficit Disorder

The War Against Nature Deficit Disorder Mt. Baker Ski Area co-owner Gwyn Howat Interviewed by Tara Nelson Gwyn Howat said the newest thing at Mt. Baker isn’t...