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Editor’s Note: Getting avy savvy with a backcountry dummy

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The sun was sinking into the valley when my two friends and I pulled up to the Mt. Baker Lodge for the final fieldtrip of our AIARE Level I avalanche course.

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Writer Spotlight: Amy Whitley

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Meet Amy Whitley, the writer extraordinaire behind our NW Kids column.

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Tales from the Lift Line VIII: Nickels and Dimes

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Unfortunately, with any kid’s plans to “do this for the rest of my life” comes a problem that all skiing families face: Sticker Shock.

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Gov. Inslee Creates Outdoor Task Force

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Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order on Feb. 19 to create a blue ribbon task force to help solve some of the major challenges

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Safety in Deep Snow

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It was a slow start to winter for many Washington snow resorts, but you would never know it if you’ve been up to play in the last week.

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Win Prizes for Sidecountry Safety Videos

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Avalanche safety organizations in the U.S. and Canadian have partnered to invite skiers and snowboarders to create a four-minute video

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Dog Sled Tours at Big White

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The first thing I did after I arrived at Big White Dog Sled Tours in the heart of the Okanagan range above Kelowna BC was greet 30 plus wagging, yelping, enthusiastic dogs.

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NWAC: Be avalanche savvy!

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Check out the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) Web site for information on avalanche safety

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Our 2014 NW Cyclist Digital Edition is now online!

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Our newest digital edition is now just a click away! Get ready for cycling with: Exclusive! 30 Years Later! Women’s Cross-Country Tandem Record Still Stands!Cheryl Marek and Estelle Gray Share their Story. Mountain Mojo! Riding Sun-Kissed Trails at 4-Season Resorts Also: New Cool Gear; Best Cycling Posture; Organic Farms Tour in Mount Vernon; 50 Mountain [...]

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Tales from the Lift Line VII: Emergence

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The storm blanketing Mt. Bachelor had cut visibility down to my own skis and the fuzzy blobs that were the skiers within a few yards of me.

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