Art + Soul

Back of the Pack Tactics

A user’s guide: lying, cheating, and manipulating your way to a great day in the backcountry.

GEAR REVIEW: Osprey Xena 70L

Gone are the days of walking uphill both ways to school while wearing an uncomfortable potato sack as a backpack. This pack by Osprey will have your shoulders whistling a new tune!

Quinoa Scramble

Getting creative with quinoa! Check out this quick and easy recipe for a quinoa scramble. Yum yums included.

Breakfast Quesadillas

Putting the ‘fast’ in breakfast, these quesadillas are ready quicker than you can say ‘fiesta!’ And they’ll leave you warm and fuzzy before hitting the trails.

Ovenless Pizza

Dine like a dirtbag with dishes fit for royalty! This over-a-campfire pizza is legit fit for a backcountry king or queen.

Snowpack Revelations

The first day of 2014 found Chloe Vance in the backcountry. Standing on the precipice of another new year, she began to dig through the diverse accumulation of her personal past year’s “snowpack.”

Wisdom from Wounds

On December 1, 2011 a group of experienced skiers and snowboarders set out into the backcountry of Rogers Pass, BC.

Fun, Fine Food at 3,000 Feet

Understanding there are limits to backcountry eating, here is a list of the perfect meals that will turn a backcountry hut into a five-star restaurant!

EARNING TURNS WITH THE LADIES

Playing smart and safe in the mountains with fellow female skiers! Chloe took an avi skills training course to feel more confident.

Are You Avi Aware?

Whether you are ducking under the fence for a few lines or touring in the backcountry, travel in mountainous terrain comes with risk.

Research in the Rockies: The Big, Bad Wolverine

Canmorite Sarah Elmeligi does some research on the big, bad wolverine while working on her PhD.

“Considerable” Consequences

When avalanche conditions “improve,” is it really safe to get out there?

Wooden Planks and Broomsticks: How Skiing Came to Banff

With three downhill ski areas and thousands of kilometres of backcountry ski terrain, it’s difficult to imagine life without skiing in Banff National Park. Gather round and hear the story of the first young skiers and the first pair of skis to ever shred these hills. – Highline The First Pair At the turn of the twentieth century, the first…

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Assiniboine Lodge: A Treasure Chest of Mountain Memories

While the aroma of fresh baking is an inescapable enticement to anyone within half a kilometre of the remote setting—at its shortest, 28 kilometres from Kananaskis Country’s Mount Shark trailhead—it’s not until you swing open the sturdy wooden door that you feel truly embraced by the lodge’s timeless hospitality.