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Cosmic Dirt: New local clothing brand strives for outdoor inclusivity

By Elizabeth Kimberly Here in Bellingham, many of us seek the flow state. You know it: That sensation where you’re fully immersed in the moment,...

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By Pat Grubb Lifaloft Insulated Flannel Shirt Jacket The classic flannel shirt, only better. Lightweight Lifaloft keeps you warmer longer. $160. Hellyhansen.com   Grayl geopress purifiet Fill, press, drink....

Recon Racks: a local fabricator’s quest to build a better bike...

Story by Oliver Lazenby Bike rack anxiety goes like this: you’re bouncing up a dirt road to the trailhead. A rack full of bikes is...

Evil Bikes’ New Headquarters: A slice of MTB heaven

A Q&A with Kevin Walsh by Benjamin Whitney The red hot brand Evil Bikes is known for defying tradition when it comes to developing mountain...

The endangered telemark skier: the last of the breed pushes on in pursuit...

By Oliver Lazenby During telemark skiing’s last growth spurt in the 1990s, many picked it up to ski the backcountry; telemark bindings were the most...

Winter 2018 Gear Guide

Burton Felix (W) & Photon (M) Step On Bundle Riding just got faster and easier with Burton’s new Step On Snowboard Boot and Binding Bundle....

New owner, same heritage at the snowboard shop that grew with the Northwest

  Update (January 8, 2018): Jeff Lemen is no longer affiliated with the Mt. Baker Snowboard Shop. Marcella and Bobbie Dobis own the Mt. Baker Snowboard...

Why are skis fatter in the PNW? Some insight from Backcountry...

By Chris Gerston In the Pacific Northwest, and definitely in Bellingham, we seem to like our beers hoppy, our snow plentiful and our skis fat....

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...

Unlock your skiing potential with these exercises

By Luca Williams All of us know at least one of those people who picked up skiing quickly, with ease and grace. Us mere mortals...