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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.

Retallack – the world acclaimed backcountry catskiing destination, and Riley McIntosh – previous founder of Rilor Wilderness, renowned trail builder and mountain biker (and KMC…

Leah Evans: Skiing Her Way to Change by Clare Peacock, photo by Jessica Robinson Only two months into our calendar year and it seems that…

This upcoming Saturday Feb 5th, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, along with the North Columbia Environmental Society, and the Columbia Basin Trust are presenting an evening…

We all love a good snow storm. This short film captures the essence of the big one like no other we’ve ever seen before. No…

An inspiring footage highlighting and inspiring film about an inspiring guy. David Suzuki, our most visible environmental advocate, is the subject of a National Film…

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…

There’s new lifts and area expansion happening all over the Kootenay’s these days, check out this press release from Golden’s Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. It…

Two of the Kootenays most famous athletes might not be in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year, but they’ve certainly been there before, with great…

We have so much of one particularly glorious thing living in the mountains, we tend to take it for granted. Here’s an interesting video to…

It just so happens that about six months ago, I rode my bike to the base of the glacier that once covered the volcano that’s…

I just spend a couple of days at Baldface Lodge following abstract artist Jeremy Down around the mountains while he crafts his unique style of…

Red Bull Cold Rush has wrapped. After three days of major logistics, gnarly skiing and some serious partying, we have winners, we have unbelievable content…

It was hard not to notice the Red Bull girls staring at Karl. Even though two helicopters buzz about, a herd of snowmobiles come and…

The backwater shred tap is turned on full. Retallack Lodge, Red Bull and Freeride Entertainment have employed the mind blowing skills of the world’s skiing…

Devils Range Trip Report, by Chris Rowat Feb 18 – 22, 2010 On February 18, Mike Moor, Bruce Gardave, Randy Richmond and myself embarked on…

Well hey, you could say we’re flirting with the big time here. I spent some time at the Olympics with a friend and editor at…

Helly Hansen’s Big Mountain Battle Series just wound up it’s Revelstoke Mountain Resort stop, here’s a look at the comp when it hit Fernie a…

If you’ve been out and about in the BC interior backcountry lately, you’ve seen them. You’ve also seen what a buried layer of them are…

From the archives, we give a super cool story from KMC Issue #9. Author Rob Buchanan takes us on a fascinating journey into the birth…

Although located in the central Monashees (normally a non-Kootenay zone), Sol Mountain Lodge‘s owner Aaron Cooperman proclaims that his luxury backcountry skiing chalet does indeed…