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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.

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.

From the Backside column of the latest KMC magazine, Mitchell Scott offers a treatise on lost sunglasses. Because they sun is always shining somewhere.

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

The Banff Centre Mountain Book and Film Festival has been nominated for best film festival in North America. Vote now.

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.

When powder plowers in Bozeman, Montana, see the light, it’s time to shred.

Rossland, British Columbia, will once again host the Blizzard Music Festival January 23-26 with acts that include Skratch Bastid and Mat the Alien.

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 editor’s introduction of “The Future” issue of Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine, managing editor Vince Hempsall pens a letter to his infant son for him to open and read in 2039.

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

The Town of Canmore, Alberta has implemented a studded bike tire incentive program for its residents this season. This is how it works and why every community should do the same. 

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.