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Need we say more. Those big giant things alive with rock fall and avalanche, where kinetic energy dances with our euphorias and fears.

Kaj Gyr of Nelson, British Columbia has always impressed us with his inventions, and his latest handiwork is no exception. Called the Slopedeck, it’s a cross between…

Click to see full imageWHEN I SAW THE CRACK splinter out from the tip of my ski like a bolt of grey lightning ripping through a perfect white canvas, I was elated. I had trained the past five days for this moment and now, finally, I had caused an avalanche.Conditions were ripe. It had snowed about a half metre in the past week and the temperature had suddenly warmed from a constant -15°C to near zero overnight. We were being cautious but my classmate and I still wanted to see what it was like to

Over the last 20 years, the backcountry has seen a massive spike in use. From sledders to shredders, on any given winter day, we’re out…

G3 and Kootenay & Coast Mountain Culture magazines have teamed up on the #backcountrylikeaboss Instagram contest. Share your backcountry pro tips, tag your posts and…

The 11th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is February 24-26 at Whitewater Ski Resort this year and to celebrate over a decade of awesome, we…

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with one of the best line-ups of films & speakers ever. Watch the sneak…

Some like to say that the mountains in and around Nelson, BC aren’t that big. The Coast, Revelstoke, the Rockies, Alaska, those are the real…

How does a London composer become one of the most talented landscape photographers in the West Kootenays? We chat with Robert Neufeld to find out.

Peter Rowat is one of the most important pioneers to ever set rubber-clad feet in the Valhallas. He now lives in California but recently he…

After what seemed like forever we reached the 500-meter-long Wee Sandy Lake but our ordeal was not yet over. Those 500 meters took us an hour to navigate! That works out to eight metres per minute and we were going hard but the darkness and lack of food had taken its toll.

The famous Spearhead Traverse has been confirmed as the site of a hut system that would rival those found in Europe. Construction of the first hut will start in a year.

An ultra-light, compressible insulated layer so versatile you can’t find a reason not to bring it with you. Mountain Hardwear’s Men’s Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded…

Valley Uprising is a game changer. Rock climbing films typically feature buff guys and semi-clad women dangling from cliffs using fingers that can crush coal…

Chamonix s’il vous plais. For free y’all. Julbo Eyewear wants to send you on an epic freeski adventure. Say, if the great winter throughout the Canadian…

Whitewater Winter Resort Releases Beautiful Tribute on its 40th Anniversary This film, produced by the talented team at Nelson, BC-based Freeride Entertainment, unveils the untold…

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…

For the unchurched among us, finding sacredness in the everyday means not caring about tomorrow. FOR A CERTAIN BREED of self-absorbed thinker, the latest news from…

December having arrived with a thud, and winter seemingly underway throughout the Cascadian and Kootenay high country, we wanted to reach on out to everyone in…

Pack your blister gear and your favourite deck of cards — the next two weeks will be one of the biggest physical, social and spiritual…

Because weather does her own thang, and really, why should we even care? Words: Mitchell Scott   Photo: Bruno Long