Monthly archives:June 2010

It’s been debated for years. It’s been wanted and waited for, despised and abhorred. But in all reality, it’s been needed. Whitewater’s local skier populace has been busting at the seams for some time now. Big dumps, equally big line-ups and mega gongshowery. But now, that’s all about to change. Whitewater is getting a new triple…

SilverStar Bike Park rules. No ifs ands or buts. As the preferred bike park for Kootenay and westward-based riders, this year’s Opening Day weekend was nothing short of magical. Packs of Revelstoke, Nelson and Calgary riders could be seen tearing up beautifully buffed rides like Rock Star, Super Star, World Cup and the daringly airborne,…

We thought it appropriate to pull over for a beer and a photo while hauling this 4 knot shit-box from BC’s west coast inland over 4 mountain passes to Kootenay Lake….Mary and Baby Jesus watched over the operation and kept us and our boat safe during the trip. We apologize in advance by or if offending any…

Tragically, born and bred Kootenay skateboard icon, Josh Evin passed away on June 13, 2010. Josh was an amazing athlete and an incredible person, who stayed committed to his community all through his rise to fame as one of the world’s best skateboarders. We interviewed Josh back in 2005. He was gracious, professional and keen…

KMC‘s Summer Magazine hit the stands on the weekend. The Wanderlust Issue is another gem (if we do say so ourselves). We won’t be posting articles on-line for a while yet, so if you can’t find any magazines at a local retailer/outdoor operator near you (go HERE for a full list of current distributors), make…

We here at KMC had the opportunity to run the Salmo River just south of Nelson BC yesterday morning. We ventured into the cool, rushing water of the little known Salmo with John Dutton, who’s recently set up Nelson Whitewater Rafting Company, a super tight and well-run operation that runs exclusively on the up to…

It may all appear to be doom and gloom out their in the big wide world. But look a little more closely, and a big, bright, beautiful future may loom just around the corner. Check out this trailer and see if it doesn’t give you goosebumps.

Kimberley’s Dirtbag Festival goes this October. If you’re a “dirtbag” and you like creating stuff: slideshows, movies and music, take a look at the site and enter your wares. Click on the photo to find out more.

Having seen some of this technology at work recently, most notably at the Red Bull Cold Rush at Retallack Lodge this past winter, this amazing piece gives you a sense of the superpowers going into the outdoor films of tomorrow.

What do Toy Story 3, the iPad, and KMC contributing photographer and part-time kootenay resident Bryce Duffy all have in common? They all came together in the June issue of Wired Magazine, the publication’s first issue to be release for use with the iPad. In this issue Bryce photographed the people behind the creation of the Toy…

The Rocky Mountain Sherpas, makers of The Fine Line, are working on a big winter project due out in a year or so. Super talented filmmakers who roam from bases in Nelson and Squamish, here’s a look at their trip to Fresh Fields glacier in the Rockies. Sweet stuff.

Sure, I might be biased, seeing as I’m helping the guys at Stance Films with their narration script and story direction. But the more I see, the more I’m blown away. Ryan Gibb and Derek Frankowski and their crew of super talented filmmakers (all based in Rossland, BC), are just a few short months away…