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Category description for Kootenay. Art, photography, design and editorial converge in a conversation focused on how and why human beings intersect with mountain landscapes in BC and around the world.

National Geographic photographer Adam Schluter was given unprecedented access to capture every major iconic moment of Covid-19 in Las Vegas, LA, San Francisco and other cities. This is how and why.

The third and final film by Ryan Flett Media showcasing Kootenay free skier Trace Cooke has dropped amid challenges posed by Covid.

With a summer of festivals nearly non-existent, it’s exciting to hear the Nelson International Mural Festival is still going to happen in 2020.

A Kootenay rock climbing association has announced it’s raised enough funds to purchase the most popular rock climbing area in Castlegar, British Columbia.

We caught up with pro snowboarder and apprentice ski guide Dave Crerar to find out how difficult it is to become an alpine guide these days and what the profession now looks like.

We’ve all seen the bad news. But what good news stories are happening out there during the Covid-19 global pandemic? We’re collecting them all here.

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.

The latest offering from West Kootenay-based duo Moontricks is called “Backwoods Bass” and as writer Louis Bockner learns, it’s anything but bush league.

Newt Fest is a new outdoor music and arts festival happening in Spillimacheen, British Columbia, June 12-13. Here are the artists who’ll be playing.

Ayahuasca, peyote, Psilocybe semilanceata, and Turbina corymbose are not household names or readily available at your local pharmacy. But Western culture is beginning to embrace…

Once a seemingly distant siren threatening tomorrow’s generations, the age of extinction is upon us, with worldwide evidence of wildlife gone forever. KMC’s Emily Nilsen reflects upon the fate of North America’s South Selkirk caribou herd and the meaning of their disappearance.

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

Osprey is making inroads into the urban environment with its Arcane Duffle bag and the Archeon series of backpacks.  Review editor Vince Hempsall takes them for a stroll downtown and around the continent.

The Seismic Spring Mountain Festival returns to SilverStar Resort March 13 to 22. This is what you can expect. 

The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival saw a lot of format changes this year, including the addition of one seriously good party. Here are the deets as well as a slideshow from our buddy and pro photog Steve Ogle.

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.

The 14th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is landing February 21-23. New for this year is a big mountain freestyle competition called the Powder Crown and the KMC Coldsmokin’ Bush Party.

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