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One Baron, one pair of RPCs, one pair of Spoons, and Mr. Blue

sneak preview of the Spoon

It’s not everyday you catch the DPS Baron parked in Whistler’s Marketplace. A few lads from the DPS crew were in town to catch the early season and ski around with a few…

Wayne Flann Avi Blog

Flann’s Avi Blog

Just a head’s up for the Sea-to-Sky community: there’s a fantastic new avi blog by Wayne Flann. Given that the CAC email reports are mentioning it, I figure it’s some solid beta. He’s got…

FCMBC backcountry sign in the Callaghan. photo: Scott Nelson

The Callaghan Cuts Costs

Readers from last year will remember our coverage of The Costly Callaghan, in which we detailed the ridiculously-high rates charged by Whistler Sports Legacies (WSL) to backcountry skiers using their trails to access Callaghan…

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…

Snow-Be

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,…

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