Kootenay photographer Conrad Swetland was at the DH Mountain Bike World Cup in Andorra this July. Here’s his slideshow.
Mountain Hardwear launched the JMT series of backpacks and editor Vince Hempsall has shouldered the responsibility of testing one of them. This is his honest review.
Publisher Peter Moynes logs on to get a custom jacket designed by MADE apparel. Is this the future of outdoor clothing? Read his review to find out.
Do Intuition ski boot liners stand up to the rigours of the Canadian arctic? For this honest review, our art director Chris Rowat really steps in it.
Mountain Hardwear launched one of its lightest jackets yet, the Kor AirShell Hoody. Is it still fly after heavy use? Our editor reviews.
Our photo editor Peter Moynes takes the new Giro Deed mountain bike shoes for a ride and absolutely stomps this review.
The Giro Montaro all-mountain helmet has continued to evolve over the years. Photo Editor Peter Moynes gets his head around the latest iteration called the Montaro Mips II helmet.
Whitewater Ski Resort’s most popular event returns February 24-26 and includes a night of stories at the Nelson Civic Theatre.
For one Okanagan bodyworker, using horses and other animals in her therapy sessions gets to the heart of what matters.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Whitefish Mountain Resort, here’s our list of 7.5 things you have to do in this Rocky Mountain town located just two hours south of Fernie, BC.
Small inflatable boats are changing how backcountry explorers navigate the mountain range between British Columbia and Alberta.
Sometimes, to save a species, you have to kill one. This is the story of an invasive American bullfrog, told from his perspective.
Dano Slater: Skier, freeride coach, legend. 1974-2022. We’ll miss you. Photo by Dave Heath. Words by Mitchell Scott.
The West Kootenay’s Dirt Floor has released a new album. Contributor Matt Coté lays down these words about it.
Smartwool’s “Second Cut Project” is helping keep old socks out of the landfill. Here’s how. In celebration of Earth Day 2023, Smartwool is partnering with…
These kite-skiing athletes have learned that travelling fast across large swaths of the Rockies is a breeze.
The Clearwater Kayak Festival returns this August 5-7 and new for this year are the downhill SUP races. Gulp.
The Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society is holding an event October 8, 2022 to celebrate saving the regional park from logging.
The Engine Inside is a new documentary that sheds light on the overlooked potential of the bicycle.
It’s the dream of many Kootenay kids: be discovered on the slopes, get air time in popular ski videos, and ride a wave of sponsorship dollars. Then what? Freeskiing star Sam Kuch contemplates it all after a brutal crash sidelined his ride.
Touchstones, the Nelson, British Columbia museum, has opened two new photography exhibitions this month including Creston photographer Tekoa Predika’s “Enduring Spirit” show, which explores living on the fringes through tintype colloidal photographs.
A short documentary called “Dreaming of a Better Place” has been released online and it tells the heartfelt story about the Gostlin Keefer Lake cat skiing lodge in the Monashee Mountains.
For almost two decades, Chad Sayers has danced at the precipice between this world and the next. Here are his closest encounters.
The Kootenays are home to the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, and its uniqueness attracts everyone from tree huggers to tree cutters.
Flylow Gear is a Colorado-based brand that’s dedicated to the backcountry. But does it stand up to the rigours of runs from Japan to the Kootenays? Editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott airs his thoughts in this review.
The Kootenai Fungi business in Kimberley, British Columbia, may have an unorthodox farming style, but its crops are the shiitake.
A unique growing system from the Yukon and adopted in the East Kootenay should produce some serious green.
An annual gathering near Spokane, Washington, helps attendees get primitive again. Story by Derrick Knowles. Photos by David Beckstead.
Of the 78 Search and Rescue groups in British Columbia, those in the Lower Mainland and the Kootenays are the busiest. Here’s why and how we can all mitigate tragedy in the backcountry.
Launched in May 2022, the Headwaters podcast is announcing plans to drop two additional episodes this month.
We received a letter to the editor praising our “Cheerz To Sobriety” story in the Winter 2022/23 issue of KMC.
The Board Ukulele Company in Blewett, British Columbia, is making electric instruments from old skateboard decks.
Kokanee beer has undergone several facelifts in the past 7 decades. We peel back the label on the weird world of this famous pilsner’s branding.
The inaugural Dark Horse Invitational Slopestyle Mountain-Bike Event in Revelstoke crowned a 12-year-old as its reigning champ. And that’s not all that makes it special. Words and photos by Lindsay Donovan.
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