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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.

The new Digging For Galena mountain bike film featuring Graham Agassiz lands today. We check in with writer/director Mitchell Scott to find out what inspired him to compare mining…

Outdoor Retailer has pulled the plug on Salt Lake City. Led by brands like Patagonia, The North Face, and Arc’teryx who are upset with the State…

A small, grassroots event held on a frozen lake near Montreal, Quebec is capturing the imaginations of pro dirt bikers across Canada. Here’s a report…

The 11th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is February 24-26 at Whitewater Ski Resort this year and to celebrate over a decade of awesome, we…

Think we’re hard core? Eileen Delehanty Pearkes shows us what the Sinixt Interior Salish First Nations people wore to fend off winter’s elements before European contact. Climate…

A lot of people may not realize just how many pro athletes RED Mountain and Rossland have been cranking out over the years. This latest…

Mount Baldy, that definitive grassroots BC ski resort located near Oliver, has gotten a new lease on life. Here’s the tale of its recent resurrection. Nick…

It’s the end of an era: after 41 years the Summit Chair at Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson, British Columbia will be replaced. The quaint…

For the past two seasons, Washington student and videographer Mattias Evangelista has skied the slopes and documented the culture of Japan. This four-minute video (seen below) perfectly summarizes…

Twist your throttle. Mod your ride. Best cowboy-up or step aside. Golden’s rowdiest snow showdown turns ten. Writer Louis Bockner reports from the front lines….

Skeena Heliskiing just shared a beautiful yet eerie video of what it’s like to float through snow-laden trees, or “snow ghosts” as it refers to them,…

Island Lake Lodge in Fernie just released “Winter of Our Content,” a 22-minute tour de force featuring some of the best skiing in the Kootenay…

In this review we look at two different Mountain Hardwear hooded jackets: the StretchDown and 32 Degree Insulated. StretchDown Hooded Jacket StretchDown. It sounds like…

Some like to say that the mountains in and around Nelson, BC aren’t that big. The Coast, Revelstoke, the Rockies, Alaska, those are the real…

How does a London composer become one of the most talented landscape photographers in the West Kootenays? We chat with Robert Neufeld to find out.

We here at the Mountain Culture Group wanted to wish everyone out there a big Happy Solstice, and all the other holidays you might celebrate of…

Schweitzer Mountain, the largest ski resort in Idaho, is opening its new $3.5-million “Sky House” summit lodge this Saturday, December 17. Situated at the peak of…

Meet the Millers. They farm potatoes. And now they’re farming beer too. Writer Lisa Richardson digs in. The first thing Brenda Miller said when she…

In every issue of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott introduces the theme in a column called “SkinTrack.” The latest 15th anniversary issue is all…

After 60-some years watching over his freeridin’ flock, it looked as though the “Big Mountain Jesus” statue at Whitefish Resort had met his end of…