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Two plankers unite! With one of the richest ski cultures outside of Europe, and snow on mountains that stretches for lifetimes, you’ll find great goodness here.

KMC Magazine throws on the winter tires and takes a rip around our backyard looking for new food, booze, and things to do.

From record-breaking sprints to month-long slogs, we explore the evolution of Kootenay ski traversing.

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.

These kite-skiing athletes have learned that travelling fast across large swaths of the Rockies is a breeze.

Dano Slater: Skier, freeride coach, legend. 1974-2022. We’ll miss you. Photo by Dave Heath. Words by Mitchell Scott.

The pioneers of a famed ski zone lock their heels and spin their wheels in a new film.

For almost two decades, Chad Sayers has danced at the precipice between this world and the next. Here are his closest encounters.

Teton Gravity Research has dropped the trailer for its 2022 offering “Magic Hour” and it’s … magic.

Three years after an epic grunt along the length of the Selkirks, four British Columbia ski mountaineers lay claim to an equally arduous first-ever ski traverse of the neighbouring Purcells. Would they undertake the beautiful voyage again? Yaaa–probably not. Story and photographs by Douglas Noblet.

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

Canada’s first craft outdoor gear alliance is rolling out a #ShopLocalBC campaign in which Kootenay makers step into the spotlight.

Our writer fell in love with Summit Lake ski hill while visiting the Arrow Lakes region on assignment recently. This is why.

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.

The Crescent is a new 102-unit housing complex at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, British Columbia. It’s being promoted as the future of alpine flats, but its history harkens back to an all-female team that forever changed the sport of hockey in Canada.

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.

A waterproof mountaineering boot that only weighs 650 grams? Editor Vince Hempsall steps up for this honest review of the Arc’teryx Acrux LT GTX boot.

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.

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.

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

The new film featuring Nelson, BC skier Sam Kuch called “Frame of Mind” has dropped. Here it is in all its 11-minute-long glory.