Three backcountry skiers, backs to the camera, looking over the edge, preparing to ski down, with a snowy ridge line farther beyond.

My Favorite Season Is Now: Spring Ski or Climb?

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.

Two snowboarders, one wearing an orange jacket and the other in yellow, making big turns down a groomed run at 49 Degrees North.

Spring Ski Events & Deals at Inland NW Mountains

Ski the NW Rockies mountain recreation areas have spring deals and some of the most fun events of the season.

Lodge at 49 Degrees North - brown siding with deck and trees behind it.

Try Telemark Skiing at 49 Degrees North

49 Degrees North Mountain Resort in Chewelah, Washington, is offering telemark skiing clinics this spring through March 20, 2022.


Fernie, BC – A Special Place in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

Tucked in the Rockies of southeast British Columbia and just over a 4.5-hour drive from Spokane, lies Fernie, a charming little mountain town that happens …

BC Air Backcountry Ski-Snowboard Helmet, solid black color.

Gear: BC Air Backcountry Ski/Snowboard Helmet

BC Air Touring Helmet for backcountry skiing/snowboarding has a hyper-ventilated design to add comfort while climbing and descending.

Backcountry Access Tracker4 Avalanche Receiver - yellow outer shell casing with black front and digital display.

Gear: Backcountry Access Avalanche Transceiver 

Backcountry Access Tracker4 avalanche transceiver has improved rubber molding, screen brightness, and microphone from previous models.

Backcountry Hydration Pack that looks like a small backpack with rounded bottom.

Gear Review: USWE Backcountry Hydration Pack

USWE brand 25-liter Backcountry Hydration Pack provides a snug, no-bounce fit and has lots of compartments and big and small pockets.

Architect rendering of exterior of Humbird -- 3 story hotel, wood exterior, and lit windows.

New Humbird Hotel Opens at Schweitzer

The new Humbird 31-room hotel recently opened, providing additional ski-in/ski-out access to Schweitzer’s 2,900 acres of skiable terrain.

Garrett Shadwick falling down while trying to snowboard.

Switching Between Skis & Snowboard

How easy is it to switch from skis to snowboard? Or how about a snowboarder on skis for the first time? May be harder than you think.

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