August 8, 2011
August is when the itch gets the worst. Hot, lazy days lose their shine. The buzz of the air conditioner starts to burn your eardrums. And winter feels SO far away. And it is, but a plane ticket or a long hike could change that. Here’s where you can get your midsummer fix.
June 9, 2011
Seattle can be sloppy, wet, and cold. But drive 78 miles northeast and sloppy transforms into steep, deep, and dry at Stevens Pass, a ripper’s reprieve from fast-paced Emerald City life. There you’ll find a stable maritime snowpack, limitless backcountry access, and a massive park.
February 28, 2011
Questioning how tough you are? Got something to prove? These races will put you to the test. Here are some of the most intense skiing events out there. Be prepared, your competition might be wearing a diaper.
August 4, 2010
Watching a movie under the stars can be a magical experience—especially if you're surrounded by incredible scenery. We've rounded up four places to catch a flick in the mountains this summer. By Colette Maddock
March 15, 2010
It was as good as it gets skiing with North Cascade Heli—plenty of deep, cold snow, boatloads of sun and not a lick of wind. Check out some shots here from the day.
March 14, 2010
Mission Ridge is a sweet local hill that knocks the socks off of most major mountains out there. It's got a family feel, but has all the rowdy, technical lines that any serious skier could want. When the rest of Washington is sopping wet, Mission Ridge skis clear and cold. We had the pleasure of catching it on a beautiful spring day today. Here are a few photos from the day.
March 13, 2010
We got a chance to tag along with Seattle-based photographer Ian Coble and K2 athlete Tyler Ceccanti shooting at Stevens Pass, Washington yesterday. The snow was deep and they killed it. Here’s what Ian had to say about shooting in the Northwest this season.
January 27, 2010
Storms in the Pacific Northwest hamper visibility. So get some depth perception in the rocky chutes and protected tree runs accessed by Crystal Mountain’s Northway lift. Before the resort installed the 1,870-vertical-foot fixed-grip lift in 2007, this zone was a backcountry stash for locals. Now the chair helps disperse skier traffic and has increased Crystal’s lift-served terrain by 62 percent.