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A Dialed Approach

Some tips for backcountry travel you may not have heard before.

At Home with Zack Giffin

Zack Giffin is known as the local Mt. Baker pro skier, but he recently began a career as co-host of a TV show about tiny houses.

Mountain Masters

A day in the life of the Mt. Baker Ski Area Pro Patrol.

Glacier Battery

The town of Glacier will test out a new battery backup system.

Japan: the cure for powder panic

In Japan, there's no need to rush to the slopes and throw elbows to get the goods. Baker locals Grant Gunderson, Adam Ü and Rene Crawshaw show us how it's done.

Remembering Liz Daley

Every person who ever shared a chairlift, a slope or a rope with Liz is better for having known her.

A snowbridge too far

The Watson Traverse is a classic backcountry adventure over the summit of Mt. Baker, with a harrowing quandry on the far side: to send, or not to send, the Park Headwall and its tenuous bergschrund?


Mixing it up is helpful for many things - growing a garden, living a happy life and, it turns out, maintaining a successful mountain biking career.

Ski Cookies

These cookies are a great high-energy treat for the ski slopes or any outdoor adventure.

Slacklining for snowsports

Slacklining is a great way to improve balance for skiing and snowboarding. It's also a lot of fun on its own.