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Parting Shot: Jason Hummel’s glacier project

To me, the unknown is uncovering for yourself what’s new and exciting. It’s both walking in the footprints of others and creating your own...

A Year in the Life of a Glacier: A skier’s research...

By Elizabeth Kimberly Early May The birds chirp a dawn chorus and the winter rain has diminished. The disparity between the snowy alpine and the verdant...

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...

Crevasses and Angry Dogs: A bicycle-powered Mt. Baker ski descent

Story and photos by Peter Lillesve Dogs chased me down the dark highway – fast ones, loud ones, all unleashed and unfenced. Of the many...

Profile: Micah Evangelista’s playful approach to Mt. Baker

By Oliver Lazenby The first time Micah Evangelista experienced Mt. Baker’s deep snowpack, he was less than a year old and swaddled onto his ski-patroller...

Citizen scientists measuring snow in places scientists can’t

By Elizabeth Kimberly With the onset of spring in the Cascades, the mountain snowpack begins its annual phase change: dense snow becomes cold, flowing water...

Season Passholes: Mt. Baker’s homegrown band

Last winter, local pro skier and off-season whale researcher and musician Adam Ü had an opportunity to put together a band for a show...

Mt. Baker Slush Cup: The pond skim emulated around the world

By Oliver Lazenby Historic photos courtesy of Marshall Lockman Deep, wet snow, steep terrain and pond skimming: A few years after the first ski lift came...

Unlock your skiing potential with these exercises

By Luca Williams All of us know at least one of those people who picked up skiing quickly, with ease and grace. Us mere mortals...

After life-changing accident, Anna Soens finds freedom on Mt. Baker

Story by Oliver Lazenby Photos by Paul Bikis With a sea of peaks to the east and saltwater to the west, Anna Soens sits above...