Browsing popular stories this year

Slocan Valley paraglider Benjamin Jordan describes his record-breaking journey from Mexico to Canada and the resultant butterfly effect.

An East Kootenay man will hunt for a fabled gold boulder in the deep waters of British Columbia’s Kootenay Lake — using a submarine he built himself.

Tofino surf photographer Marcus Paladino has released his coffee table book “Cold Comfort,” which showcases bangers from Canada’s West Coast. We chilled out with him…

Nomadix is making sustainable towels and beachwear from plastic bottles. Photo editor Peter Moynes took some on a recent lake trip to try them out….

Durston is an ultralight gear manufacturer based in the Kootenays that’s making one of the most popular tents on the planet. Editor Vince Hempsall shares the skinny.

Our Art director left his crayons long enough to take the Hoji Free 110 ski touring boots for some backcountry wanders. This is his review.

A new book launches this month called “Expedition to Mystery Mountain: Adventures of a Bushwhacking, Knickerbocker-wearing Woman.”

Editor Vince Hempsall gets under the skin of the Voormi Treeline Hoodie to see what the bigfootin’ deal is.

On the heels of the announcement that Ladybird Creek Bouldering area in the Slocan Valley is now a BC Recreation Site, we take a look at the local scene and why the West Kootenay region is becoming a popular bouldering destination.

We received a letter to the editor from S. Boyle who was concerned about the off-leash dogs showcased in the latest issue as well as the skinny cougar in the bike feature.

We remember Rossland legend Gary Camozzi and revisit our article about him that ran in the Winter 07/08 issue of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine. You were one of a kind, Gary. We’ll miss you.

Trevor Goward of Clearwater, British Columbia has dedicated his life to the study of lichen and his discoveries have earned him notoriety around the world.

Up against the rugged and remote stage of British Columbia’s northern coast, a charismatic cast of Ursus arctos horribilis plays our a hairy tale of love, lust, and loss.

Spring is an excellent time to visit Whitefish, Montana, because the trails are loamy, the wildlife is roaming, and the visitors are few and far between.

Editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott explores his other half in this latest Backside Column about all of our alter egos.

Editor Vince Hempsall recently discovered some delectable surprises in the Arrow Lakes region while on assignment for ZenSeekers. 

The recently released Lost Kootenays book provides a glimpse back at a simpler time in the region, when things were more black and white.

When professional Kootenay skiers seek to break world records or shred new lines, they want this man at their side.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival has just announced the winner of the latest Photo Essay Competition is Italian photographer David Marciano for his documentation of the Monlam Prayer Festival in Tibet.

In 1956, the Sinixt people were declared extinct by the Canadian government. After an 11-year legal battle, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the Sinixt should now have access to their traditional hunting territory, which encompasses a large swath of the West Kootenay region. What does this mean for their “extinct” status and their future?

Mountain Muskox is a new group-therapy program offering hope for survivors of alpine trauma.

Markus Eder’s “The Ultimate Run – The Most Insane Ski Run Ever Imagined” levels up the genre that started with JP Auclair skiing the streets of Trail, British Columbia.

How can privately owned forests in highly visible and visited areas be logged seemingly without regulation or community input? Journalist Jeff Davies explains the complexities of British Columbia forest-land classifications and how one Kootenay community rallied to take action.

Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC, is one of our favourite places to shred. And it’s that much better when you win a season’s pass to ski it for free.

The New Yorker has published a short documentary about Joe Buffalo, a Canadian Cree and professional skateboarder who survived residential schooling. It’s the most important thing you need to watch this year. 

Our Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Scott has penned one of the most incredible stories we’ve ever heard for Patagonia. This is it.

On the heels of the release of the Gold Card Couloir video, we catch up with Revelstoke, British Columbia pro skier Christina Lustenberger to learn how the first descent all went down.

Fasten your spray skirts and take note of the wet exits because the Clearwater Kayak Festival is wild—in or out of the water.

A professional climber’s quest to complete every route in the famous Haffner Cave – in one day – gave him a way back to life….

The boutique ski-in, ski-out hotel, The Josie, located at the base of Red Mountain Resort in Rossland is joining the Marriott’s Autograph Collection.

Would you let your 13-year-old run a chainsaw? From our 20th anniversary issue, here’s the story about hew kid on the block Eli Volp.

In the West Kootenay region, the sheer number of adventure-tourism tenures is causing conflict among users and instigating impassioned pleas from the public for the government to press pause on the process.

Here’s how Canadian mountain bike company Rocky Mountain Bicycles is celebrating four decades of stoke.

Shambhala, Canada’s longest-running electronic music festival, released its 2022 lineup today after a two-year hiatus.

Photographer Steve Shannon captured the stunning image on the current issue of KMC. Here’s how he got the shot.

Jenalle Dion has created a journal to help you record your psychedelic experiences. It’s a trip.

Revelstoke, British Columbia singer Al Lee has released a self-produced album called “Revolution St.” Senior writer Emily Nilsen takes a listen.