The Wenatchee Valley, in central Washington, is the perfect shoulder season destination, with opportunities for spring skiing, hiking and trail running, rock climbing, kayaking and river sports, and mountain biking.
While there have always been news stories about avalanches, some incidents more sad and deadly than others, this Silver Mountain avalanche is a home heart-break story. Mountains will still be our happy place, and powder days will still bring us joy. But now we do so with the knowledge of this cautionary chapter in our regional history. We would be remiss to not learn lessons from our sorrow.
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.
Twenty minutes south of Nelson, B.C., just outside the zero-stoplight community of Ymir, Paul Hulshoff and partner Annelies Ellerman have built Logden Lodge, one of the few vehicle-accessible luxury lodges in the Kootenays. The handful of private cabins bring hand-crafted European style to the Kootenays, but even more importantly, they bring winter adventurers within easy reach of classic Powder Highway locales.
By Chris Gabrielli 100 percent coverage, knee-deep powder, and face shots for days—wake up, you’re dreaming. Although almost every ski hill in the Pacific Northwest, …
Traveling north of the border for skiing, snowboarding, hot springs soaking, snowshoeing, or other winter adventures is incredibly easy and worth every kilometer of extra driving. One of the best yet often under-appreciated things about living in Spokane and North Idaho, in fact, is the proximity to interior British Columbia. This lightly-populated, vast expanse of wild mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers; enchanting yet authentic mountain towns; and destination-worthy resorts, parks, and trails is a wonderland right next door.