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Backcountry Tech Winter gear advancements By Brent Murdoch  |  Photo by Ryan Hasert Backcountry touring is exploding in popularity and with that explosion comes an annual wave...

Q&A: Hana Beaman talks Ladies Lay-back Weekend at Mt. Baker

Hana Beaman, along with Barrett Christy and Robin Van Gyn, organized a women’s jam last year at Mt. Baker Ski Area called Lay-Back Weekend....

Strengthen and lengthen your core for ski season

By Luca Williams The young children walking beside me through the tiny village in Kenya carried small loads on their heads. They were practicing to...

Profile: Hana Beaman is riding on her terms

By Oliver Lazenby An open house at a home decor boutique is a strange place to meet a pro snowboarder – especially in Bellingham’s Barkley...

Avalanche Skills Guide: Identifying the mental traps that lead to most...

Story by Jason D. Martin You’ve skied this slope a hundred times and nothing’s ever happened before. The line isn’t what you thought, but,...

Avalanche Forecast Refresher: Brush-up and stay safe in the backcountry

By Jason D. Martin | Images courtesy of the Northwest Avalanche Center It snowed on Wednesday. On Thursday, it rained. Today it was sunny. Tomorrow,...

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...

Sit bones stretches can prevent snowboard pain

By Luca Williams I fell in love one cold, Wisconsin winter day on my first snowboarding date with Justin Kyle Evans. Justin had me stand in...

Newsroom, Spring 2020

  World paddling film festival The Paddling Film Festival World Tour is coming to Bellingham for the second year in a row, bringing about...

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...