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Two plankers unite! With one of the richest ski cultures outside of Europe, and snow on mountains that stretches for lifetimes, you’ll find great goodness here.

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.

With corn spitting high up into your nether regions, and a beer or two in your belly, you make turns down a strip of isothermal mush whilst avoiding the menacingly sharp shale.

When four ski mountaineers decided to travel 2,015 kilometres of the Coast Mountain Range, from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Skagway, Alaska, they knew the massive undertaking would take an eternity. Ten years later, the surviving expedition members are now realizing life-changing adventures don’t end when the skiing does. Award-winning Canadian Alpine Journal Editor Geoff Powter looks back at the most ambitious…

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 Jacket is literally featherweight, you almost can’t tell you’re wearing it, except it’s just warm enough to make that critical difference. Designed for alpine climbing, it also makes a perfect mid…

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 West and US Pacific Northwest hasn’t been enough to satiate your pow-charging needs, check this out. Our friends at Julbo want you to show them why you’re such a sick…

The other day I attended a costume party (I live in Nelson, BC and those tend to happen a lot) and I donned a pair of ski goggles circa 1980. You know the ones: flimsy, foam-enshrouded lenses that fog up the second they touch your head and provide little-to-no ventilation. Goggle technology has come a…

A feature-laden, three-layer technical shell to match the best of them, at an affordable price, the Mountain Hardwear Hellgate jacket pretty much does it all. From the ski hill to the skin track it delivers great venting, water resistance and toughness. It’s got pockets galore that fit most everything, including gloves or goggles inside the…

The Quran, Torah, Bhagavad Gita and the Bible: they’re all scripture that continues to shape and give meaning to Earth’s civilizations. But to some, “holy” is simply defined as what makes us complete. Each of the following six books details the experiences of those who discover a kind of spiritual wholeness in the wild. Whether…

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 story of the dream called Whitewater. A true celebration of the community spirit that not only built the walls that stand there today, but that lives strong in the vibe…

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 Banff’s Sunshine Village resort is mixed, at best. For the 2015–16 season, its vintage 1978 TeePee Town chair is being replaced. Gone is that fixed-double from hell, notorious for cresting…

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 KMC/CMC-land and share a little sumthin’ courtesy the good folks at Blizzard and Marker. Last season, they were kind enough to send out a test pair of their new Zero…

These pants were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do… I’ve had a frustratingly hard time over the years finding a technical shell pant that’s not geekily tight but still walks well. A lot of manufacturers have moved over to a freeride or baggy fit with their apparel that, while it looks cool,…