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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.

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…

Locally Produced Documentary on Green Building Returns To Nelson For Second Run: Transition Nelson Sponsors Capitol Theatre Event Back by popular demand, documentary film “Greening…

The Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society put on another successful 3 day AST training course at Whitewater Winter Resort this past weekend. The course…

The first of it’s kind for the region, the newly minted West Kootenay Touring Guide provides backcountry riders with complete descriptions of tours throughout the…

It’s been puking up here in the Kootenays lately. A little on the warm side, but up in the big mountains it’s cold and white….

Without them, the mountains would be truly inhospitable. Take a read into the ethos and beauty of mountain culture’s most coveted creature, the She Bum….

While each continent has its highest peak, it also holds the people who live under those peaks. Those who look up to see rocky outcrops and…