Browsing by Tag: west-kootenay

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.

Editor Vince Hempsall recently discovered some delectable surprises in the Arrow Lakes region while on assignment for ZenSeekers. 

On a recent assignment for ZenSeekers, editor Vince Hempsall and photographer Dave Heath captured the beauty that is Castlegar and the Lower Arrow Lakes. 

For three decades, Lino Grifone has operated the Western Canada School of Taxidermy, teaching students the art of making a life appear eternal.

Durston is an ultralight gear manufacturer based in the Kootenays that’s making one of the most popular tents on the planet. Editor Vince Hempsall shares the skinny.

Nomadix is making sustainable towels and beachwear from plastic bottles. Photo editor Peter Moynes took some on a recent lake trip to try them out….

Photographer Steve Shannon captured the stunning image on the current issue of KMC. Here’s how he got the shot.

Zapped Outfitters is a Kootenay company making reflective kids clothing and accessories. Our editor shines a light on its offerings.

The #BuyBasin Online Festival continues with live presentations by local businesses including those in the adventure industry.

The #BuyBasin Online Festival will run from March 23 to April 27 and will feature local businesses and live online performances from Shred Kelly, Ricky Diamonds, and Sean Rodman from Moontricks.

Attitude Skis are the latest offering by the Fels brothers and engineer David Horsefield. Do they have a good attitude? Read our honest review to find out.

Crafted in Nelson, BC, the Slopedeck Fozz is a longboard-style snow surfer designed to carve up the backyard. Editor Vince Hempsall takes it for a shred.

Editor Vince Hempsall offers a glimpse into the world of rogue media, why we’re seeing more of it in our communities, and why it’s so important.

In January 2020, four adventurers paddled the Columbia River in -30°C hauling splitboards and looking for virgin lines. This photographic trip is anything but bourgeois.

Fashion icon Coco Chanel once said the best way to lose your cares is to be someone, not something. As our senior writer discovers, these drag performers are sharing that message with people of all ages.

Whimsical creatures are popping up all around the Kootenay region they’re named for. This is why.

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

He’s the creative brain behind the thriving art scene in Revelstoke, British Columbia, and we discover Rob Buchanan is one part artistic tour de force and one part weirdo.

Wewerke Design says its Truckit Bucket will forever change the way you haul gear. Editor Vince Hempsall tests to see if the claim carries weight.

Amiththan Sebarajah was a child when he immigrated to Canada from Sri Lanka to escape his birth country’s violent civil war. Now a Kootenay resident and accomplished thru-hiker, the 38-year-old tackles the duality of challenging long-distance solo routes and the lingering trauma of redefining home.