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Staying Dry

Precipitation, wind and cold are your external threats and sweat is your enemy from within. Having the right clothing can make the difference between comfort and catastrophe...

Talk Back

The communication rule to live by TALK BACKThe communication rule to live by Story by Molly Baker  Photo by Jefferson Morriss Many people have theories about what makes...

Blue T Lodge Open

The Blue T Lodge, the new lodge behind Chair 9 Woodstone Pizza and Bar, is open, just in time for the 2012-13 ski season.The...

Snow Missiles

When a shortcut turned dangerous By Erik Burge Photo by Jay GoodrichThree of us decided to take a shortcut traverse across an exceedingly steep pocket meadow...

Feet First

 Feet First Snow-free winter hikes Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence Many day hikers are leery of snow-covered trails, and come winter they put their passion into...

Winter Gear Guide

BE LOCAL, BUY LOCAL. We’ve listed the manufacturer’s websites for more information, but we encourage you to support your local retailers. These winter items can be found at...

Avalanche Awareness

Don't go into the backcountry without it Story by Pat Grubb  Photos by Louise MugarIt’s pretty simple, actually. There’s only one thing you need to know...

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...

Eagle Watch

 Eagle Watch By Kara Furr Photo by Gene Davis Hundreds of eagles from Alaska and northern Canada migrate to the Skagit River each winter to prey on...

SOS

  Program gets kids on the mountain Story and photo by Patrick Kennedy Snowboard Outreach Society (SOS) began in 1993 in Colorado and is now active in more than...