Mike Meru’s flight into Spokane was late as the snow fell hard. Concern about the flight quickly faded during the drive to Revelstoke, B.C., which is a seven-hour drive in the best conditions. Meru, a splitboarder from Salt Lake City, was joining me to attend the Canuck Splitfest. Splitboarders from all over the world attend […]
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Load up the boards and fat bike for a mountain-town tour on British Columbia’s West Koot Route This post is sponsored by these West Koot Route Partners The West Koot Route connects over a dozen communities in the West Kootenay Region of southeast British Columbia just a few hours north of Spokane. The towns and
There are plenty of reasons to head north for winter adventures: deep powder, amazing ski and backcountry terrain, hot springs, friendly people, captivating communities, and killer food and craft beverages. The 30 percent currency exchange discount on everything we get with the U.S. dollar is also a huge bonus, and border crossing with a passport
Personal essay by Kirby Walke about cross-over seasons and not closing one season of outdoor recreation too soon in order to enjoy the next.
Head north to snowy British Columbia for the three-day Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival at Whitewater Ski Area and in Nelson, BC, February 21-23, 2020! This annual event is a weekend celebration of everything backcountry for everyone from beginner to expert skiers or splitboarders. Take clinics in the epic Whitewater backcountry and experience in-bounds clinics all
Off-Piste is no longer available in the classic and often collected black and white newsprint version, but during its run was issued four times a year. Yet the essential elements of the magazine remain on the website at Offpistemag.com, which hosts gear reviews, beta on where to ski, soulful narratives about winter backcountry travel, trailers for independent ski films, and avalanche safety resources.
Southeast British Columbia Winter Destinations Winter adventure doesn’t stop at the U.S./Canada border; in fact, opportunities to ski and ride, wander, and explore hip mountain towns only get bigger, better, and less crowded once you cross the 49th parallel. Out There’s 2nd annual B.C. Ski & Winter Travel Guide comes at a time when the
Apps, Podcasts, and Backcountry Resources to get you stoked for ski and snowboard season Preseason is the time to follow Alice down the digital rabbit holes, where skiers and boarders can get stats on resorts, discover motivation to train, scope out new gear, find some new riding friends, and generally up our stoke. Whether planning