December 2017

Photo: Bea Lackaff

Month of Service

The Forest Service lady’s eyes shone like moss agates. “You’d be PERFECT,” she announced, “to be our permit host at Cache Creek—on the Snake River—for the month of December. How about it?” Thus began my adventure: finding paradise in Hells Canyon in the winter! Six weeks later, safely deposited just within the northern boundary of […]

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Cranbrook is close to two ski famed ski resorts, the Canadian Rockies Airport and as pictured here, Fort Steele Heritage Town. (Photo: Janice Strong)

Cranbrook: Best Kept Secret

Put this ski base camp on your radar this winter By Aaron Theisen for On the Powder Highway of southeast British Columbia’s Kootenay Rockies, the ski towns—Fernie, Revelstoke, Nelson, Rossland—have as big a reputation as the peaks above them. But there’s only one community within an hour of two world-class Powder Highway resorts, serviced

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