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  • Calf stretches for snowboarders - Story and photos by Luca Williams It was in the middle of the snowboarding season when my calves, especially my back leg, decided to become so painful that snowboarding just didn’t seem fun anymore. Instead of sitting around watching everybody else have fun, I headed to the Olympic Peninsula in my rusty Toyota truck to […]
  • A Kind of Way - Mt. Daniel to Big Snow Traverse Story and photos by Jason Hummel Alex Kollar (1993-2021) Adventures are like bus stops on the way down memory lane. One stop in particular has become all too familiar. It was a rare mid-winter ski traverse through the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness with my friend Alex Kollar. […]
  • Center: Foot exercises to improve your skiing - Story by Luca Williams Do it slowly, slowly, so slowly that it will be boring. When you begin to become bored, you will find that it really is not so boring.    ~ Moshe Feldenkrais Feet are tattletales. Every imbalance at higher levels shows unmistakably in feet and ankles.    ~ Dr. Ida Rolf “Center,” […]
  • 65 and climbing: A Mt. Baker summit - Story and photos by Skye Schillhammer For most people, pushing the last thousand feet up the Roman Wall to the summit of Mt. Baker is a big accomplishment. But for my dad, Gary, on this day in May, it wasn’t just another summit, it was also his 65th birthday. I’m one of the lucky few […]
  • Fall/early winter 2021 gallery - Carl Simpson climbs through thick fog in the skeleton of a burned forest. Crystal Mountain backcountry, Washington. Jason Hummel photo. .
  • How to stay in shape even if you’re stuck at home - Story and photo by Luca Williams Every fall, when the rain begins, I begin to dread Jillian Michaels’ sly lift of her lip as she yells at me through my TV screen, “Just one more! Work harder!” I turn to exercise videos and high intensity interval training (HIIT) to stay in shape when it’s too […]
  • Winter gear guide, 2021 - Lib Tech Orca Breach the deep, eat the mank, slay the crud. The Lib Tech Orca does it all. Amazingly forgiving and easy to ride, but also powerful and stable. It has the dimensions of a powder board, but can also carve hard snow and ice. It makes bad snow easy, and good snow a […]
  • Chains and all-wheel-drive vehicles - By Doug Dahl Q: The Washington State Patrol lists “alternative traction devices” that are approved for use when “Chains Required” signs are posted. However, the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) states that when chains are required “AWD vehicles will be exempt . . . provided that tire chains for at least one set of drive tires […]
  • Still Sideways: Tandem Snowboarding the Banked Slalom - Devon Raney, a surfer, snowboarder, and homebuilder, had life pretty well figured out until he began losing his vision at age 33. In this excerpt from his new book ‘Still Sideways: Riding the Edge Again After Losing my Sight,’ Raney finds a way to keep snowboarding. February is an exciting time for Glacier, and more […]
  • 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 – sustenance to the watershed.  To better predict the volume and timing of snowmelt, scientists need an accurate yearly record of snow depth in the mountains. On a grander scale, […]

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  • Splitboard Guiding - Jere Burrell is riding the wave Story by Nick Belcaster Photos by Alex Rupp It’s breaking blue over the shark’s fin of Shuksan, a cloud ripper of a summit pyramid that can often be seen cruising the low tide fogs that swirl about the range. Halfway through a high orbit of the peak is Jere […]
  • 65 and climbing: A Mt. Baker summit - Story and photos by Skye Schillhammer For most people, pushing the last thousand feet up the Roman Wall to the summit of Mt. Baker is a big accomplishment. But for my dad, Gary, on this day in May, it wasn’t just another summit, it was also his 65th birthday. I’m one of the lucky few […]
  • Winter gear guide, 2021 - Lib Tech Orca Breach the deep, eat the mank, slay the crud. The Lib Tech Orca does it all. Amazingly forgiving and easy to ride, but also powerful and stable. It has the dimensions of a powder board, but can also carve hard snow and ice. It makes bad snow easy, and good snow a […]
  • Vision exercises for snowboarders and skiers - The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust By Luca Williams From the moment we wake up, our eyes are at work, allowing us to text, drive, work on a computer, stare at our kids, friends, and partners with love or frustration. Then, for […]
  • 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. The party started with a kickoff on Friday, January 5, and continued through the weekend with a laid-back snowboard contest, a skate ramp, a camp-out in the parking lot, snow safety […]
  • 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, it’s supposed to snow again … So, should I go backcountry skiing tomorrow? Will it be dangerous? Will there be avalanches? Maybe. It’s almost always possible to ski in the […]
  • Fix pain from snowboarding with the tree pose - Snowboarding’s asymmetry can extract a physical toll. If you let it. By Luca Williams My mother grew up in a small town in the mountainous region of Panama. She was one of five kids all born at home without a doctor. My grandmother, Abuela Carolina, was a single mom making money by sewing dresses with […]
  • Snowboarding returns to its essence - Story and photos by Beau Gaughran Banked slalom races are spreading throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Although Mt. Baker Ski Area’s Legendary Banked Slalom started over 30 years ago (shortly after the sport itself), the format has only just started to reach the wider world of snowboarding. Just last winter both Stevens Pass and […]
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  • The FNRad Snowboarding Podcast - By Oliver Lazenby The surest way to create something interesting is to follow what interests you. That’s Eric Traulsen’s formula for his passion project, the FNRad Snowboarding Podcast. Through interviews with snowboard legends, Traulsen chronicles the sport’s early days, from duct-tape covered Sorel boots and the invention of the snurfer to the Mount Baker Hard […]

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