Browsing by Tag: backcountry-skiing

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.

THE YEAR WAS 1990. Backcountry skiing was, at least for the average recreational skier, the stuff of dreams. If you were a young person in…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Skill development courses, panel discussions, and film screenings are a few of the offerings Arc’teryx will showcase during the 2021 Digital Backcountry Academy February 8-12.

With his Braille Mountain Initiative, Tyson Rettie is introducing visually impaired skiers to the backcountry. 

Lynx Off Grid Technology specializes in lights. Really, really bright lights. We took its Raven Double Ultralight headlamp for a spin and offer this glowing review.

Powder Magazine has unveiled its cover design for the final edition and it’s a nod to the very first issue printed in 1972.

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.

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.

In less than a week CK9 Studios will drop its Over Time short film featuring skiing phenom Sammy Carlson. Here’s a sneak peak of its sickness plus an interview with the creators.

The BC Court of Appeal has ruled Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and development cannot go ahead until re-assessed.

Adventure journalist Matt Coté tests just how light you can go with a mid-layer while moving around the Selkirk Mountains in an Arc’teryx Atom Super Light Hoody.

When skins and sweat are not enough to outrun the crowd, some ski tourers are heading for the sled. Are snowmobiles an inevitable mode of adventure for those yearning to go deeper and farther faster?

Parts of Rogers Pass are now closed because of poaching by backcountry skiers. Here’s how Parks Canada is trying to manage the winter masses at this popular area.

The avalanche report said they were god to go. The terrifying outcome of the day should make us stop and think – more than twice.

He’s been with us since the beginning and has overcome some serious obstacles to maintain a shooting lifestyle. Meet photographer Doug Le Page.