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Whistler & Area Ski Touring Guide

Whistler Slackcountry Guide

Whistler & Area Ski Touring Guide Price: $16.95 | Available: Escape Route & other fine Village shops The fine efforts of photographer Vince Shuley, the Backcountry Skiing Canada team, and an editorial board…

The new Pieps Globalfinder

A Pieps Into The Future: The New Globalfinder

Hang on to your wallets, kids. Pieps is hoping to make their mark (literally) with their new Globalfinder, a revolutionary three-in-one device that uses two satellite systems to allow users to navigate and…

Turkey Sale 2013

Swap Skis & Devour Turkey Sales

There are few things that define the start of the when-will-it-be-the-ski season here in Whistler  other than the annual Turkey Sale, in which locals, weekend warriors and zoners alike take to the shops,…

Dynafit Radical (top)

Dynafit Radical FT12

The Dynafit Radical FT 12 is a serious step forward in making a lightweight, 12 Release Value (RV), tech-styled backcountry binding that accommodates fat skis and features an easy-to-use heelpiece. While the volcano twisty…

Via Ferrata

Whistler’s Via Ferrata

When me mums told me she was hopping on Whistler’s Via Ferrata, I was impressed  (even though I played it down later). The rock-hopping exercise in straight-up ascending, even if scaling some ironwrought…

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Snow-Be, the searchless beacon

It is rare that the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) says “Yikes” over a new “avalanche beacon.” Lacking a Search mode, I think it’s safe to say that the “Snow Be” represents a major…

Jesse Huey, Warriors of the Wasteland 5.12b, Squamish

Marc Bourdon talks about his new Squamish climbing book

Marc Bourdon relaxes in a chair at the Squamish Adventure Centre and wraps his fingers around a cup of coffee. He is a tall, quiet man with the lean face all guides possess….

Scratch the Sun

Scratch the Sun | Backcountry Snowcats

And here we have it — a delicious weekend of mellow lines in the sun up at Backcountry Snowcats. The operation is located up the Hurley, just past Pemberton, BC (which is just past…

photo credit: Tobin Seagal

Mountain Culture Variety Show stars at TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Ok, maybe the event isn’t starring, but it’s definitely full of mountain stars. The Mountain Culture Variety Show, hosted by Coast Mountain Culture Magazine and the Spearhead Huts Committee on Sunday, April 15th,…

The beautiful bird. Photo: tobias c. van Veen

Out to the Last Frontier

If we haven’t been writing here lately, it’s because we’ve been tits deep in snow here in Whistler, buried in a massive mid-March storm cycle that has us nearly drowning. (And yes, we…

From the film Sfinga

Banff Film Festival hits Whistler and Squamish

It’s finally here. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will roll into Squamish on February 16th, 2012, and then head north to Whistler on February 17th, 2012. This year features a tantalizing…

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Ski In Peace, Sarah Burke, 1982–2012

Like everyone else, I am terribly saddened by the death of Sarah Burke. Though I had seen her over the years at various competitions, I had the chance to meet and ski with…

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