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Winter 2020 gear guide

  By Pat Grubb Burton Ruler men’s step on boot with step on bindings Step in, step out. Step on bindings have come a long way in...

Community-built hut is the first of three in the Whistler backcounty

 By Lisa Pulsifer Just beyond the chairlifts and busy slopes of Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort lies over 750 square miles of protected land encompassing jagged...

Winter recipes for physical and mental health

  By Jacqueline Thompson Autumn has come and gone, along with the season’s plentiful harvest. As the deep chill of winter sets into the bones of...

Three urban hikes in Anacortes

                  Story and photos by Brandon Fralic Urban hikes are having a moment. It seems everywhere you turn, there’s a book, magazine article (ahem) or website...

Local adventure race team wins nat’l champs, update on Galbraith parking...

Bellingham adventure race team wins national championships Bellingham-based Quest Adventure Race Team won the U.S. Adventure Race Association National Championship in Boone, North Carolina on...

Opening Day: An ode to the unscheduled holiday

Story and photos by Brad Andrew Opening day at Mt. Baker Ski Area – the day when snow-lovers rejoice and reunite – happens annually. Exactly...

Winter 2020 photo gallery

         

Strengthen and lengthen your core for ski season

By Luca Williams The young children walking beside me through the tiny village in Kenya carried small loads on their heads. They were practicing to...

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....

Video of the Week: 20th Mt. Baker Film Fest People’s Choice...

Mt. Baker local Zoë Vernon garnered the loudest cheers and took home the people's choice award at the 20th Annual Mt. Baker Film Fest...