The Cleanest Line

Ski/Snowboarding

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When the Mountains Were Wild

By Mitch Tölderer   |   Mar 21, 2017 March 21, 2017

I was looking for real mountain wilderness in Europe. All of the roads, ski lifts, huts, dams and avalanche safety reports make it really easy and comfortable to access great ski touring, climbing and freeriding in the central European Alps. Some of the huts feel more like hotels than shelters… Read More

Illustration: Walker Cahall

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Leaving the Races Behind

By Fitz Cahall   |   Feb 24, 2017 February 24, 2017

If you travel down to Ushuaia, Argentina, you might just find a bus plastered with a massive photograph of Sam Evans-Brown. In that photo, he’s sprinting, shoulder to shoulder, with Olympic cross-country ski-racer Martin Bianchi in the final stretch of the 2008 national ski championship of Argentina. Today, Sam brings… Read More

Photo: Garrett Grove

Geography Lessons

By Lisa Richardson   |   Feb 1, 2017 February 1, 2017

One Christmas, my brother gifted me a copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. I hate those kind of books. He and his girlfriend could both name-drop dozens of the tick-listed destinations, but I was mostly perplexed. What did you do there? Came, saw, conquered—never to look back. Read More

Photo: Garrett Grove

Jumbo Wild: Sacred Spaces and Wild Places

By Robyn Duncan   |   Jan 12, 2017 January 12, 2017

Hidden deep beneath the Purcell powder in the Jumbo Valley sit meagre concrete slabs, the abandoned foundations of the Jumbo Glacier Resort. They are the remnants of a last-ditch effort by Glacier Resorts to officially start construction on their ski resort before their environmental certificate expired. Take Action!… Read More

Photo: Tyler Roemer

The Cascadian Rhythm

By Colin Wiseman   |   Jan 26, 2017 January 26, 2017

“I just want to stay home and ride wind lips,” Josh Dirksen says. A simple statement. A simple goal. It was April 2014. We’d been camped out on Central Oregon’s South Sister for a couple of days. Getting to our midmountain camping spot had taken some time, but… Read More

Photo: Graeme Owsianski

Home with Marie-France Roy

By Molly Baker   |   Nov 18, 2016 November 18, 2016

“This planet is so powerful and diverse, but also fragile. I felt that building a smaller home, out of as many local, natural and recycled resources as possible, would be a wonderful way for me to remain more connected and grounded.”—Marie-France Roy You can tell a lot… Read More

Photo: Garrett Grove

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

By Eliel Hindert   |   Feb 25, 2016 February 25, 2016

The road has been my home for the better part of my adult life. That elusive space not quite here or there, but simply a collection of moments in between. Let’s rephrase that. The road has been where I’ve felt most at home for the better part of my entire… Read More

Jumbo Unchanged

Jumbo Unchanged

By Alex Yoder   |   Jan 6, 2016 January 6, 2016

Feeling lost. Feeling far from help. Far from a store, motors and people. I am existing in a world much bigger than I can comprehend. What I can see is all that is. I’m alive to find what I can’t yet see. There are two times of day: light… Read More

Photo: Garrett Grove

Keep Jumbo Wild: The Fight to Protect Jumbo Glacier

By Mike Berard   |   Oct 28, 2015 October 28, 2015

For 24 years, residents of the Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada, have been largely opposed to a proposed year-round ski resort in the heart of the Central Purcell Mountains—a region that encompasses both cherished alpine backcountry and critical core grizzly bear habitat. At the time this story was going to… Read More

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