Whether you are a city slicker or country bumpkin, odds are you don’t spend the majority of your day paddling down a river. Even if you are an avid paddler, odds are that most of your river trips leave you shuttling back to your car at the end of the [...]
Articles written by: Steve Andrews
The life of a mountain biker can sometimes be frustrating. Being a smaller niche group of the population, many times our needs are overlooked to a broader scope of the population. Many local clubs have been successful in lobbying land owners and managers to allow trails to be built, but [...]
Mountain biking continues to see a constant evolution in it’s definition. Only a few short years ago, the concept of “slopestyle” on a mountain bike was only known to a few crazy riders and trail builders. Today, events such as Crankworx continue to push the sport forward in it’s evolution [...]
Large, remote, protected, and stunningly beautiful. That’s about all these parks share in common. All of the other characteristics can be considered unique and special to each individual park. Despite being home to major urban centers such as LA, San Francisco, Seattle, and even Tijuana, the Pacific Coast is also [...]
Summer Mountaineering in Whistler and the Coast Mountains will almost always include travel on snow and ice. This can make the terrain very difficult to navigate if you do not have the proper equipment. While other equipment is also necessary, one of the most important tools that you can have [...]
As you begin what hopefully is a long, exciting life pursuing different mountain peaks, it is important that you start off on the right foot. Being conscious of several key elements will greatly improve your chances of a smooth running trip. We compiled a list of questions that you should [...]
With the rising popularity of backcountry recreation, more people are skinning up, sledding, and simply boot-packing beyond ski area boundaries. With increasing numbers in unstable terrain, we have also seen a rise in avalanche-related injuries and fatalities.
As in all aspects of life, knowledge is power. But in the world of backcountry recreation, knowledge might very well mean the difference between life and death.
As you dive further into the backcountry lifestyle, you will hopefully have a natural desire to learn more about the snowpack underneath your feet. The more you know, the better your decisions will be on whether or not to tackle a certain slope.
In 2009 Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort opened the Peak 2 Peak Gondola – a $60 million marvel of engineering that connected the two world-famous mountains in only 11 minutes. The gondola sets several world records including longest and highest unsupported span.