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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…


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…

Kye Petersen, FWT 2012 Revelstoke

Quivering over the 2012 Revelstoke Freeride World Tour

If you don’t watch the Freeride World Tour much, you’ll probably wonder why this (a) is the winning line or (b) is all that difficult. But believe me; it is. The MacKenzie face…


Robin O’Neill Wins 2012 Deep Winter Photo Challenge

I believe congratulations are in order to Robin O’Neill, who won this year’s Deep Winter Photo Challenge (sponsored by good ol’ Arc’Teryx). Robin, who came in second in the 2011 Challenge to Blake…

What your $500 jacket begins as

Behind the scenes of Arc’Teryx

Let’s face it. No one likes to drop $500 on a jacket. Time and time again, while working at Whistler’s Escape Route, I’ve been asked by customers how Arc’Teryx can “get away” with…


Purrr + Growl – Backcountry Snowcats

Rainy day editing continues. Here’s footage from last April with Backcountry Snowcats. Check out the accompanying article in Ski Canada entitled BEYOND WHISTLER. A few words on the rain as I upload this —…

Luxury Caboose

Luxury Caboose – Whistler Heli

…and a Happy New Year to you all!, whenever the date may fall for you and your kind. Here’s some memorable times from last season, a day out with Whistler Heli on April…

Powder to the people. Oh, and overthrow capitalism.

Arc’Teryx Stingray

With a slew of waterproof-breathable jackets on the market designed for dragging up chairs and slamming down slopes, narrowing down to a few, durable, and well-performing candidates can be a challenge. If style…

Dave Pires - YAU

You Are Unlimited

For those kicking around in the early ’00s in Whistler, and for those immersed in the freeksier scene everywhere, the name of Dave Pires might be of some regard—Dave was (and still is)…

Max Arsenault / photo: Nicolas Teichrob

Occupy Maximus Arsenault

An unsung hero of the Whistler scene (and Blackcomb Air Force) is the Québecois native Max Arsenault, who threw down a series of massive lines in Dendrite Studio’s 2010 film, Out of the…

From the film Cold

Banff Film Fest Trailer

Sure, the Banff Film Festival doesn’t hit our end of the woods until the new year (although Vancouver is jumping the gun with a showing at the Ridge Theatre on December 1st and…

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