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To refuse the stories of the past is to disregard the headwaters from which we flow. Both magazines regularly investigate the tales of our most influential tributaries.

Back when Fernie, British Columbia, lay beneath a shallow sea, giant carnivorous squid were amongst the prehistoric killers. One of them never left. Some things…

It was a golden moment for Selkirk College and rural post-secondary education when the new book “Journeys Taken: The First 50 Years of Selkirk College”…

For hundreds of years, a somewhat steamy sect of Indonesian Muslims gathered atop an island mountain to engage in carnal acts of supposed reverence. But…

Think we’re hard core? Eileen Delehanty Pearkes shows us what the Sinixt Interior Salish First Nations people wore to fend off winter’s elements before European contact. Climate…

The Quran, Torah, Bhagavad Gita and the Bible: they’re all scripture that continues to shape and give meaning to Earth’s civilizations. But to some, “holy”…

What do riding bikes through the cornfields of Ontario, skateboarding the streets of Vancouver and a family road trip through the Pacific Northwest have in…

The Godfather of Freeskiing and long time Whistler ambassador Mike Douglas may possibly know more about Whistler Blackcomb than anyone else in the world. In…

Known for their gritty storytelling and spectacular visuals, American production house, Sweetgrass Productions is set to release their latest feature ski and snowboard film, Valhalla…

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine had the incredible privilege of being present at the Red Bull Supernatural snowboarding event this past Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at…

Sun Valley, Idaho: a living, breathing museum of the North American ski timeline, dating back to the mid Twentieth Century. It began in 1939 when…

“The Future of Snowboarding” is set to blow minds and set new benchmarks this February at Nelson, BC’s Baldface Lodge. Spearheaded by one of the…

One of the most influential ski films of all time. Dick Barrymores documents what started freestyle skiing. From 1969 untill present day, skiers are still…

Check out the Table of Contents for Coast Mountain Culture’s inaugural In Deep Issue. Part of what differentiates CMC from other magazines is our dedicated…

Entombed by ice, lost souls and legendary allure, the Cascades’ greatest peak has defined the Pacific Northwest’s history and horizon for centuries. Protected by John…

Our Art Director loves his history. He recently found this very comprehensive site exploring the sternwheelers of Kootenay Lake. At one time the waterway was…

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…

As you may or may not know, the reconstruction of Red Mountain’s iconic day lodge is currently underway just outside of Rossland, BC. With so…

This upcoming weekend (April 2 to 4th) the Gathering at Red Mountain Resort takes participants on a historical perspective of skiing in the decades past,…

Another year of Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest good times goes down in the history books. As the MC for the Powderkeg Slopestyle sponsored by Valhalla…

Check out the first big ski/snowboard movie to come out of Revelstoke. Produced by Vance Shaw of TGR fame, Rev takes viewers deep into the…