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  • Mt. Baker Slush Cup: The pond skim emulated around the world - By Oliver Lazenby Historic photos courtesy of Marshall Lockman Deep, wet snow, steep terrain and pond skimming: A few years after the first ski lift came to Mt. Baker in 1953, those are among the things the area was known for. Early each summer, skiers and snowboarders gathered at Terminal Lake, near the Heather Meadows […]
  • 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 father. He started to ski as soon as he could walk, and by high school Micah and his older brother Mattias were skiing more than 60 days a season. With […]
  • A Year in the Life of a Glacier: A skier’s research tests new methods of monitoring glaciers - 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 lowlands is increasingly stark. Stubborn patches of snow make the rugged forest road impassable and the snowmobile crew has jerry-rigged a winch system to pull their burly trucks and […]
  • 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 front of him and suddenly he pushed me forward to determine which foot I caught my balance with, and therefore if I was goofy- or regular-footed. Then he adjusted his […]
  • Video of the Week: Waiting for Winter - Some Mount Baker locals teamed up with The Ski Journal for this fun video about the beginning of this ski season. Micah Evangelista, Sophia Rouches, Kelson Callahan and Jake Little, ripping as usual. Film by Colby Mesick.  
  • 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 Village, a hub of wealth advisors, bankers and mortgage loan officers. The Urban Collective office specializes in home decor and real estate staging. Professionals in slim-fitting suits and ties congregate […]
  • The Secret Life of Wolverines - Skiing scientists are tracking the Cascadian carnivore Story by Sophia Rouches | Photos by David Moskowitz When people hear the word wolverine, the sharp-clawed X-men character usually comes to mind. Though there haven’t been any sightings of Hugh Jackman in the Cascades, there is a team of superheroes dedicated to photographing and researching the real wolverine, […]
  • Wanna Party? A hut trip on British Columbia’s Bow-Yoho Traverse - Story and photos by Jason Griffith We’d been slogging for hours out of the Little Yoho Valley after finding the Stanley Mitchell Hut full. Darkness approached and our sole car was 46 kilometers away at Bow Lodge, on the other side of the mountains we had just crossed over the past four days. We left […]
  • Rendezvous Huts: Postcard from the Methow - Story and photos by Benjamin Whitney The invitation read: Hey, guys, think fast! I booked two nights at the Rendezvous Huts in the Methow for the end of this week. We’d love to have you onboard.  Ever the advocates for a quickly hatched plan, we were indeed onboard although not certain for what. As we […]
  • 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, it’s supposed to snow again … So, should I go backcountry skiing tomorrow? Will it be dangerous? Will there be avalanches? Maybe. It’s almost always possible to ski in the […]

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  • Wanna Party? A hut trip on British Columbia’s Bow-Yoho Traverse - Story and photos by Jason Griffith We’d been slogging for hours out of the Little Yoho Valley after finding the Stanley Mitchell Hut full. Darkness approached and our sole car was 46 kilometers away at Bow Lodge, on the other side of the mountains we had just crossed over the past four days. We left […]
  • 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, it’s supposed to snow again … So, should I go backcountry skiing tomorrow? Will it be dangerous? Will there be avalanches? Maybe. It’s almost always possible to ski in the […]
  • Mountain Technology: A guide’s take on what to use - By Jason D. Martin Historically, in order to escape from daily life and technology, one could go to the mountains. Now, with technology all around us, the ability to escape seems more difficult. While that has a downside, mountain technology is getting better every day and it’s hard to ignore its usefulness. To help you […]
  • Separated on the Glacier: Reflecting on a mountain mishap - A few turns off the summit, the author stopped to wait for his partner. The pair never found out what went wrong. By Ben Whitney A knot twisted in my stomach as I crouched, dumbfounded and alone, on Mt. Baker’s Coleman Saddle. “Joe,” I belted out. In the case that my shouting across the glacier wasn’t […]
  • Fix pain from snowboarding with the tree pose - Snowboarding’s asymmetry can extract a physical toll. If you let it. By Luca Williams My mother grew up in a small town in the mountainous region of Panama. She was one of five kids all born at home without a doctor. My grandmother, Abuela Carolina, was a single mom making money by sewing dresses with […]
  • Snowboarding returns to its essence - Story and photos by Beau Gaughran Banked slalom races are spreading throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Although Mt. Baker Ski Area’s Legendary Banked Slalom started over 30 years ago (shortly after the sport itself), the format has only just started to reach the wider world of snowboarding. Just last winter both Stevens Pass and […]
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  • The FNRad Snowboarding Podcast - By Oliver Lazenby The surest way to create something interesting is to follow what interests you. That’s Eric Traulsen’s formula for his passion project, the FNRad Snowboarding Podcast. Through interviews with snowboard legends, Traulsen chronicles the sport’s early days, from duct-tape covered Sorel boots and the invention of the snurfer to the Mount Baker Hard […]
  • Postcards: Greetings from a slow car (but fast house) - By Nick Belcaster and Evan Skoczenski If you parked in the Heather Meadows lot of Mt. Baker this winter you may have picked out a gray ’86 Vanagon with sky-blue California plates, skis leaning up against the side and a smokestack protruding from a window, puffing away. When Evan Skoczenski parked it in early December […]
  • Neck stretches, an antidote to the asymmetry of snowboarding -   By Luca Williams Do you remember your first days learning to snowboard? I started with farm boots and my boyfriend’s 161-centimeter snowboard (did I mention that I am only 5’4″?). The bindings didn’t even cinch tight around my boots. After a few humiliating days, I bought myself some new snowboard boots and drove my […]

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