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Mike Berard

Mike is the Cumberland, British Columbia-based editor of CMC and associate editor at KMC. Berard has worked as a writer for 15 years, and has held the editorship at both SBC Skier Magazine and The Ski Journal. His work frequently appears in better outdoor titles. He is a contributing editor and writer at RedBull.com. As a graduate and former instructor at Western Academy of Photography, Mike has the vast photographic experience to know that he is, first and foremost, a writer.

Patagonia’s entry into the mountain bike apparel business has been long awaited by fans of the California company’s well-crafted approach to outdoor gear, including the…

The year was 1987, and a few ambitious Vancouver Islanders had chosen Tofino as the site of Canada’s first-ever surf showdown, despite the disdain of…

I have perceiv’d that to be with those I like is enough, To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough, To be…

The almighty hop has graced beer with flavour and stability since the ninth century. More recently, the Pacific Northwest’s own bitter-but-blessed holy water — the…

While precise technicality is common for bike equipment, apparel makers have been missing the mark for years when it comes to bike clothing and coastal…

Every Labour Day long weekend, a prehistoric lakebed in northern Nevada plays host to an audacious mass of human creativity and celebration of spirit. Some…

The always adventurous Will Gadd just launched this cool little video about his lifestyle for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. We’re sponsors of…

VIMFF just dropped the 2015 trailer onto the interweb and it is beauty. CMC is proud to be a sponsor of the festival for the…

Vertfest is returning to Alpental on February 14 and 15, 2015 and, once again, our sister title Coast Mountain Culture is a proud sponsor.  As…

I’m not sure what I did to deserve it. But like Tom Petty sings, even the losers get lucky sometimes. Ski days like this are…

Through the windows of the Aiguille du Midi cable car some of the most technical and high-consequence ski terrain in the world can be observed—for…

Through the windows of the Aiguille du Midi cable car some of the most technical and high-consequence ski terrain in the world can be observed—for…

The Torsun is a “full-featured, 3-layer alpine climbing shell with superior articulation. Made for the serious climber.” After a few months of wearing this in…

This thing looks rad. Stay tuned on the CMC and KMC blogs for a review. Press release: The Faroe is an essential piece of the…

(Fernie, BC) – This time last year, Fernie Brewing Co. answered to many a call of the hop heads. A series of four IPA’s launched…

  After almost 35 years photographing the people who live in the mountains of the Himalaya, Pat  and Baiba Morrow have produced their most extensive…

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what happens in Nelson Kootenay Lake you’ll want to share with your friends and family. Skiing pillowy,…

The imposing peaks of the Dolomites often guard their weaknesses with long approaches. Some look totally unrideable until you’re already many hours in—only then do…

Twice a year we go on a 7500-kilometre road trip to distribute copies of KMC and CMC magaiznes. Our friends at Hitcase keep our phones…

You may notice we don’t review a ton of gear on here, but when we stumble across certain products we feel we absolutely must talk…