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The opening pages of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine contain shorter, inquisitive and eclectic stories about local, national or international mountain culture where anything goes: profiles, adventure, essays, humour, history or oddity.

The film “Hard Powder“ was banned from shooting in Banff, Alberta, earlier this year. Why is it so difficult for movie makers to access Canada’s National…

It’s time to get stooled! Montana’s Barstool Race Celebrates 40 Years of downhill drinking. By Clare Menzel It began with a blind-drunk bet in a…

What happens when a wee superhero, a toy dinosaur and an inspired photographer integrate online? We take a petite peek at an Instagram innovation and…

Dave Gorzitza takes writer Mary McIntyre deep into the frozen world of ice canyoneering, British Columbia’s chilliest fringe sport. Knee-high snowbanks line the Marble Canyon…

Hickshow Productions is as grassroots as it gets: they’re Slocan Valley sleddin’ souls who have a scene or two to share. By Clare Menzel. Six…

Splitting his time between Vernon, the Monashees and Williams Lake, dual motorsport star Brock Hoyer finds himself a gold medal atop throttle-twisters’ coolest new tool:…

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…

Back in the era of teeters, skinnies and rickety ramps galore, mountain-bike stunts defined the sport’s bombast and balls. Now mere forest phantoms, their skeletons…

In an effort to reach those whose souls were taken by the ocean, Japan’s phone of the wind is helping tsunami survivors carry on. Where…

Benjamin Jordan is the first paraglider to journey from Vancouver to Calgary, Pacific to prairie, over the mountains of British Columbia. This is the story of…

After a couple of bad breaks, an upstart East Kootenay angler learns the river’s ropes and finds revival in the currents. All thanks to the…

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…

Since trading her wheels for reels, former Canadian mountain-bike star Darcy Turenne is keeping pace with the film world’s most discerning tastes. Chomping down tacos…

Twist your throttle. Mod your ride. Best cowboy-up or step aside. Golden’s rowdiest snow showdown turns ten. Writer Louis Bockner reports from the front lines….

After 60-some years watching over his freeridin’ flock, it looked as though the “Big Mountain Jesus” statue at Whitefish Resort had met his end of…

Introducing a sauna on wheels. It’s the wood-fired, feel-good super-accessory of the winter glamping season. And it goes anywhere you go, like, no sweat. You…

A high-thinking Okanagan kid and her savvy backcountry-honed deck of cards have trumped our addiction to distraction. What started as a high-school project by a…

They braved a route that stretched nearly 1,000 kilometres through scree, snow, mud and all-but-murderous terrain. On foot. Two ultrarunners and a photographer chronicle the state of one of North America’s largest intact ecosystems.

While Silverstar is known for its downhill trails in its bike park, the goal with Beowulf is to cater to a wider variety of mountain-bike styles.

This feat is the second alpine highline in Canada and the highest in the country at 2700m. The pair decided to call the line “Where the Clouds Can Go” in memory of Conrad Kain, who first climbed the Bugaboo Spire a century ago.