Lessons from an Ermine

by Stephanie Laporte Potts, Youth Programs Coordinator I’m usually a go-slow-and-look-around kind of explorer. I’d rather spend a whole day going less than two miles, but getting to know a hundred different wildflowers, than race up a trail to bag another peak. And,...

Avalanche Safety

Avalanche Safety by Robina Moyer Broadcast 2.14.2016 Listen:   Over the past several years I’ve been introduced to the freedom offered by ducking resort boundary lines and skiing in the backcountry. But the more I’ve grown to love skiing the backcountry, the more...

Skiing in Our Winter Wonderland

There are many great ways to get outside in winter, from building snowpeople in your backyard to skinning up a mountain for some backcountry skiing. For a family-friendly and relatively inexpensive way to explore wintry landscapes, cross-country skiing is a great...

Traveling in the Backcountry: the essentials

by Tom McKean A cold sweat chills me from under my backpack straps. The rhythm of my ascent up the clean white mountain side hypnotizes me. Slide-clack slide-clack. My skis cut a new climbing track up the wind-drifted slope. I climb up along a sub-ridge with a friend,...