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Explore articles on artists and alpinists, entrepreneurs born of the esoteric, and dirtbags turned debutants–all the funky people home to the peaks and valleys of this world. Join us as we investigate all the interesting bits that make them tick.

A new film by Ryan Flett Media showcases Kootenay free skier Trace Cooke the physical challenges he endures as a pro skier.

What’s the Motocross Grand Prix look like? Kootenay photographer Conrad Swetland travels to England to find out. Here’s his slideshow.

March 13 is “A Day For Jake” to celebrate the legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter with free access to various resorts.

Erin Hogue recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Uprising photo competition in Whistler with an incredible slideshow featuring shredding moms and their kids. Here’s our Q&A with her.

Kootenay Mountain Culture senior writer and Nelson, BC, local Jayme Moye talks about her role as the Whitewater Ski Resort “Writer-in-Residence.”

Meet the next generation of mountain-sports athletes, guides, instructors, and storytellers. These are their dreams and their challenges.

A team of self-professed high-tech Kootenay hippies is helping build a tower of timber within Vancouver’s glass and concrete skyline.

Magi Scallion, the brainchild of the five-year-old Golden Ultra race has announced she’s transferring ownership to TransRockies, Inc.

The BASE jumping short film “The Flip” won the 2019 National Geographic Wild To Inspire Short Film Competition. It toured the world before its online release today.

A report from one of the most competitive junior freeride ski competitions on the continent.

Ulysse Homier is a second-degree black belt who gets his kicks on high. Now the West Kootenay athlete is preparing for the world championships.

Laura Adams has had some incredible adventures during her lifetime: from solo climbing in the Himalayas to ski guiding on Baffin Island. Her latest experiences involve more two-dimensional fare that are equally as thrilling.

From Shanghai to Salmo to Sin City, BC/DC has earned a reputation as one of North America’s raddest road-tripping tribute bands. It’s been 20 years. And one hell of a highway.

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.

An infamous arctic expedition gone awry. Cannibalism. Historical blasphemy. Three adventurers struggle to retrace the fateful path of a 19th-Century explorer the world should know about.

Rosslanders and Red Mountain pay high praise to Ardis Urquhart, a community crusader lost too soon.

British Columbia-based Sherpas Cinema have just dropped the trailer for its latest ski flick “La Liste: Everything Or Nothing.” And it’s insane.

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.

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is celebrating its 50th season with a video launch this week and the announcement it’s bringing back the Powder 8 World Championships event.

British Columbia mountain biker Nate Atkins is charging up the ranks in National and International Enduro competitions. But as we can see in this heart-felt season recap, written in his own words, he’s still a down-to-earth Kootenay kid.