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Locally crafted: ciders, meads and distilleries

For people who enjoy a good artisanal alcoholic beverage, the Pacific Northwest is the place to be.

Legendary Banked Slalom 2020 gallery

Photos by Oliver Lazenby and Louise Mugar The Legendary Banked Slalom course was slightly shorter than last year, but prime conditions made it at least...

WSDOT closing 542 east of Glacier for avalanche risk

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close Highway 542 at milepost 37 east of Glacier at 4 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, as...

Graham’s Historical Restaurant’s new owner highlights history, quirkiness

By Oliver Lazenby Shirley Schmidt started cooking at Graham’s Restaurant, at 9989 Mount Baker Highway in Glacier, about five years ago and quickly fell in...

Park service looking for archaeological site looters

National Park Service rangers are investigating damage to an archaeological site in North Cascades National Park and looking for help in locating those responsible...

The Mount Baker Experience guide to avalanches

The ski season is just getting underway and as the saying goes, if there's enough snow to ride, there's enough snow to slide. We...

Whatcom County parks open for online reservations

Thinking of keeping your car camping local this year? It’s time to get on it – online reservations for camping at Whatcom County Parks...

B.C. prohibits logging, but not mining, in Skagit River headwaters

By Oliver Lazenby More than a year after clearcut logging in a remote area outside E.C. Manning Provincial Park in B.C. drew attention from leaders...

Q&A: Grant Gunderson on his photography career, safety in the backcountry,...

For more than 15 years, Bellingham-based photographer Grant Gunderson has shot for ski publications around the world and exposed skiers to destinations ranging from...

Close Call in the Canadian Rockies

The Stanley Mitchell Hut is the gem of the Alpine Club of Canada’s hut system. But dangers lurk in a complicated and unfamiliar snowpack. Story...

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,...