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It’s a monumentally tenuous relationship in this day and age. The environment is what both sustains us and inspires us. In the mountains our natural surroundings are visibly alive, full of inspiration and danger, beauty and catastrophe. We explore everything from animals to geology, the weather to wilderness.

Despite the underwhelming winter of 2011-12, in which snowfall reached near record lows and unstable avalanche conditions,the Powderwhores were able to make the most of…

VANCOUVER, BC (June 20, 2012) – After 8 days and 350 km of paddling, Norm Hann has completed a standup paddleboard expedition along the east…

A warm plate of lingonberry, potatoes, and meat beckons to my knife and fork. A plate of comfort food, even. But, I haven’t traveled all…

To the west, a market of 1.5 billion consumers. To the east, the planet’s dirtiest oil. And in the middle, a colossal coastline baring witness…

Check out this unreal spread for our Summer Gallery. Both shots are from the one and only, Ryan Creary.

Ski touring in the first week of April is always a good move. Long days, reliably cold temps, convective flurries, and a deep (usually) stable…

It’s been a point of debate in the Kootenays for nearly 20 years. Today it looks like Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort is actually going to…

    When I see the words “athletic fit” on a product tag, I get scared. Too many après beers and a lust for good food…

Writer Vince Shuley reports on the upcoming KMC sponsored Kootenay Coldsmoke Festival this weekend at Whitewater Winter Resort. Check out his article in the Whistler-based…

We here at KMC recently had the good fortune of getting an advanced sample of the new Quintic 28 backcountry ski/snowboard pack from Arc’teryx. While…

Outdoor Research Sidecountry Sessions Episode 2 takes the tiny house crew South to Colorado San Juans, where they find grassroots ambassador Steve Mead. Silverton, Colorado…

The Sherpascinema showcase the perfect escape from the city,  Mica Heli Skiing and Island Lake Catsking. The video presents what we all dream about, beautiful…

Is the economical growth in Canada worth destroying the entire West Coast of Canada? SPOIL – A powerful documentary on the Great Bear Rainforest by…

  Check out Robin O’Neils winning slideshow which was shot in 3 consecutive days under tough conditions. The slide show documents the best of Whistler’s…

We ran into this little tow-able gem in the parking lot of Whitewater Winter Resort this past weekend. Seems like they’ve been on quite the…

“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…

Heliskiing is one of those dream like experiences we all wish we could do at some point in our lives. It’s the manifestation of those…

Documenting a surfing journey deep into the wilds of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest, this adventure/environmental documentary looks at one of the most pristine locations in…

Check out this epic re-edited segment of James Heim shredding BC mountains from Matchstick Productions. Quality action from the homeland.

We here at Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine would like to put out a big giant snow filled hug to everyone who’s been a part of…