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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Great Reads

BUY LOCAL. Support your local bookseller.   Mountain Travel & Rescue by National Ski Patrol Written by experts, this manual is designed to help snowsport enthusiasts succeed in...

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...

Snow Blind

A series of mistakes led to a near-fatal disaster. Story by Patrick Kennedy Photos by Patrick Kennedy and AAI Photo Collection Five days of cool nights and...

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...

Mountain Man Duncan Howat

A conversation with Duncan Howat, Mt. Baker Ski Area general managerBy Pat Grubb  Photos by Grant Gunderson and Patrick GrubbIf you spend any time at...