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Category description for Kootenay. Art, photography, design and editorial converge in a conversation focused on how and why human beings intersect with mountain landscapes in BC and around the world.

Simon Coward of Aquabatics in Calgary has taught hundreds of people how to get started whitewater paddling. So we asked him to share some tips….

We received a letter to the editor from K. H. who was surprised by advertisements in the latest Kootenay Mountain Culture. In Kootenay Mountain Culture…

Lars Baggenstos is a German-born illustrator and sculptor who now lives in Rossland, British Columbia. His latest body of work is a series of mythology…

We received a letter to the editor from L. Chow who enjoyed the story about Ken Achenbach and remembers buying one of his first boards….

From Calgary to the Coast Range, the Achenbach family has helped guide snowboarding’s rise across Canada and the world. By Louis Bockner and Darren Davidson….

Professional snowmobiling sensation Nadine Overwater has inspired so many female sledders, she can’t keep up with demand for her brrahhp classes. By Cassidy Randall. Much in…

Brew your own beer, go to town. Brew your own liquor, go to jail. A legal beagle master distiller from the shores of Puget Sound…

We live in a country that was built upon the fur trade. And even though it no longer retains the same commercial importance, it’s still…

This week we received a letter to the editor from G. Moore who took issue with our “Caped Crusading For Clicks” article. In the recent…

Snowbombing Canada returns to Sun Peaks resort near Kamloops, British Columbia April 5-9. The headliner is world-famous electronic duo Odesza. The Snowbombing experience is definitely…

To supplement her writer’s income and keep the vampires at bay, editor Clare Menzel works on a garlic farm. So we asked her to put…

Taiga Motors, a start-up based in Montreal, Quebec, has revealed what it’s calling the world’s first electric snowmobile. Taiga Motors was founded in Montreal, Quebec…

Romantically synonymous with warmth, nature and nocturnal bliss, the wood-burning fire has stoked human evolution for eons. But a series of air-quality studies spanning from…

If you’ve ever spent time as a hut keeper at a ski or hiking lodge, you have to read this great poem recently penned by…

The 12th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is coming February 23-25. Here’s what you can expect from the event. From February 23 to 25 Whitewater…

The Soulines Backcountry Event returns to Nelson, British Columbia March 2-4, 2018. Here are the details. Those of us here at Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine…

From the icy edge of the Arctic Ocean to the heated protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota, an indigenous photographer attempts to understand the relationship…

For Craig Moore, the last decade has been a little up and down. One hundred and twenty six straight months of ski touring will do…

Finding an awesome women’s backpacking pant is not an easy task. We sent editor Clare Menzel out to review two such pants from Roscoe Outdoor….

The Rossland Winter Carnival, which first began in 1898, happens this weekend and will include the ever popular Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race. But new rules…