Guidebook

Biking Lewis Butte

by Matthew Tangeman A picture-perfect view: the Pete Creek valley and the snowcapped peaks of the Pasayten Wilderness from Lewis Butte. These are not only some of the closest trails to the Western-them... Read More...

Eastern Vs. Western Ski Resorts

Story by Allison Dappen East vs. West. Do you want to attend college where ‘skiing’ is a euphemism for accessing fields of ice with single chairs? Two years ago, at the beginning of my senior year of h... Read More...

Kicking Horse by the Numbers

  Kicking Horse by the Numbers by Andy Dappen The low-snow winter of 2015 had me frustrated. Thanks to snowmaking, the home skiing at Mission Ridge was tolerable but, frankly, most of the skiing around... Read More...

Revelstoke or Wenatchee North?

Skiing Wenatchee North by Andy Dappen If you leave Wenatchee and head into Canada, roughly following the course of the big river, after 7 hours of driving you enter a town that might be called ‘Wenatchee Nor... Read More...

Mission Ridge Vs. Whistler/Blackcomb

We’ve been receiving reports and news releases about the grand opening of  Whistler/Blackcomb’s new Peak 2 Peak Gondola on December 12. This new lift, costing $51 million, will connect the near-timberline slope... Read More...

Mission Ridge-Microbrew Skiing

Written By Andy Dappen From the top of Mission Ridge, Matt Dahlgreen looks westward at a reservoir of brooding clouds stacked against the peaks of Washington’s Cascade Crest. Right now, he predicts, the West-... Read More...