Feature Well

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Dive deep into topics, issues and stories from the world of mountain culture. Each publishing cycle is highlighted by a feature well theme, drawing together like-minded by wholly independent stories from some of the best writers and photographers in North America.

From the feature opener of the latest issue of Coast Mountain Culture magazine, editor Mike Berard describes the impact pro skier Dave Treadway had on his life and his faith.

In British Columbia’s Cariboo country, a young family’s fringe existence reverberates with the twang of banjos, love and an inferno of loss. For Juno-awarding winning performers Pharis and Jason Romero, this is life, and the strings that are attached.

Ocean Falls, BC, was once so booming, it boasted Canada’s first indoor swimming pool. Then the bust. Now cryptocurrency is breathing new life into this coastal community.

The latest cover of Coast Mountain Culture magazine features an other-worldly ski photograph by Reuben Krabbe. Here we interview him about how it all came together and the movie that details it’s creation.

Scott Sommerville, chief administrative officer of the City of Kimberley in southeast British Columbia was the brainchild behind building Canada’s largest tracking solar array: the SunMine.

In 2018, the CEO of Columbia Lake Technology Center, Lorri Fehr, helped turn the quaint village of Canal Flats, BC, into a test piece for rural economic revitalization by farming data: the world’s newest valuable resource.

Entrepreneur Don Freschi’s company cheaply, cleanly and cleverly, combines otherwise toxic by-products from the smelter in Trail, BC, to make new metals for semiconductors and the solar-energy industry.

Rossland entrepreneur Darrel Fry of Pulp Traction wants to make plastics you can put in your garden or in the ocean and they’ll break down. And he’s using trees to do it.

As the Pacific Northwest clings to much of the planet’s remaining old-growth timber, what should be left to stand and what needs to fall? We report on the paradox plaguing our last greatest forests with a chorus of voices from every corner of the clear-cut.

One of the Pacific Northwest’s greatest modern-day conservationists is screening his natural-history tale about the Great Bear Rainforest at IMAX theatres around the world.

Surging in popularity among cycling purists, bikepacking is gaining traction as a return to the adventurism and exploration of the pre-freeride era. One backcountry crew…

The Pacific Northwest heavy-metal scene has torn a path all of its own since the 1980s. It’s fun. Ferocious. And even outright evil. It is music to your fears.

In the recent issue of KMC we feature a story about bikepacking the Purcell Range in BC. Here are the differences between bikepacking and bike touring.

With earth-friendly buying emphasizing local main-street economies, we thought it was time to take on local high fashion. Behold our 100-mile outfit fashion spread!

Amid concerns over the endangerment of species, spaces, and cowboy culture itself, the American Prairie Reserve project could succeed in protecting the contiguous United State’s largest nature reserve. All it will take is $500 million and a passion for progress, each victory measured in blades of wild grass.

Lube up them lungs and salve your butt. From the Chilcotin to the California border, here are five backcountry bikepacking epics sure to send ya…

Empowerment and steelhead on the Bulkley River. Fly-fishing guide April Vokey casts away.

Hundreds of stalwart volunteers are digging in and raking muck in BC streams for the precious salmon and its precarious future.

Sweeping monopolization, unprecedented newsroom cuts, and the internet have done great harm to local journalism. Will communities ever be as critically well informed as they one were. We report on the state of the press.

A new school of linguistic experts and cultural researchers is beginning to discover a connection between endangered languages and collapsing ecologies. Can we save the world one word at a time?