MBE Winter 2013 / 2014

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The Elusive Mr. DeBari

Professional snowboarder and Glacier native Lucas DeBari took a moment out of his roller coaster year to tell us about his past, his present and the upcoming projects he’s excited about.

Parlez-vous visual language?

In this article, we’ll explore visual language: How we place objects, line and color in the frame to create strong images.

Dream home on wheels

A small idea about a tiny house has turned into a grand adventure.

Mobbing in the Chuckanuts

Bellingham is known for its mountain biking and its races, but until very recently the town wasn’t known for its mountain bike races. Following the success of the Chuckanut Enduro race in October, that’s probably about to change.

Ahead of the (Snow)Pack

Among ski areas, Mt. Baker has led the way in backcountry safety, with a responsible approach to out-of-bounds skiing and riding.

There’s an app for that

Of course there is – it seems these days that there’s an app for everything. Following are a few that will be useful for a day on the slopes. What you won’t find in this list is one of the new avalanche apps being marketed as alternatives to avy transceivers.

Sled dog racing

Sled dog racing By Sue Madsen Frost crystals glitter in the cold morning air, and a brittle layer of hoar frost crunching under my skis is...

Eagles of the Skagit

Hundreds of bald eagles from Alaska and northern Canada migrate to the Skagit River every winter to prey on the thousands of salmon that swim upriver to spawn. People flock to the Skagit River valley to catch a sight of this yearly display.

Skijoring

Skijoring refers to the sport of running dogs (or horses) ahead of a musher on skis. The skier skis, assisting with poles, and the dog(s) pull. Simple? Not on your life.