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Everything from skiing to snowboarding, mountain biking to climbing, fly-fishing to endurance running, sailing, surfing, skateboarding–mountain culture knows no bounds when it comes to the interplay between human beings and the world around us. From iconic athletes to savvy inventors, photographers and filmmakers, we love to dive deep into sport.

Singletrack 6, a mountain bike event that runs over six days in various communities in Western Canada, was held in the West Kootenays for the…

Singletrack 6, a mountain bike event that runs over six days in various communities in Western Canada, is coming to some of our favourite towns…

In the recent issue of Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine we wrote about the strange story of Castlegar, British Columbia, angler Denis Woodcox who landed what…

Discriminated against for decades, Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara women were once bound to lives as servants. But one group has risen from oppression, reaching new heights…

Seventeen-year-old Finn Steiner has just completed a solo circumnavigation of Vancouver Island via kayak making him the youngest person to ever do so. Stephanie Brown…

Two months ago we wrote about three adventurers who planned to paddle kayaks from Prince Rupert, British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska with their skis. They’ve…

The mountain biking season begins Saturday, June 17 at the Whitefish Bike Park in Montana. Uploads will be available via two lifts and there are…

The crew at the SilverStar bike park in Vernon, British Columbia, just released a sick vid featuring a downhill mountain biker versus a skier on the…

Mountain guide David Lussier has spent more time in Valhalla Provincial Park than any other rock climber. Now he’s working on an alpine rock guidebook…

Mia Noblet is a former figure-skating ace who now excels at walking the line. She’s so good, in fact, she set a highline world record a…

Benjamin Jordan is the first paraglider to journey from Vancouver to Calgary, Pacific to prairie, over the mountains of British Columbia. This is the story of…

Two years ago we wrote about how one Revelstoke company had invented a long-line rack for heli-biking. Now, Whistler-based Blackcomb Aviation has devised another kind…

The 2017 Rip Curl Pro Tofino enjoyed excellent weather, perfectly fun waves and an internationally stacked roster of competitors. One Canadian ruled them all, though….

After a couple of bad breaks, an upstart East Kootenay angler learns the river’s ropes and finds revival in the currents. All thanks to the…

Surfers from across Canada and around the globe are packing their bags and heading for Vancouver Island for this weekend’s Rip Curl Pro Tofino. Here’s a sneak…

We asked our online editor to wear Smartwool base layers for an entire week while on a backcountry ski trip. He was instructed never to remove…

Professional snowboarder Austin Smith lived in his fire truck at Mt. Bachelor this past ski season. In this video he describes what it was like….

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…

Imagine a big backpack that stores all your backcountry ski and camping gear but is also compact enough for day missions when you’re out there. Introducing…

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