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The artist John Gorman of Bend competes with every thing he's got.

Of Artists and Athletes

by Aaron Bible February 21, 2014 Features

How do these two seemingly divergent personalities exist in the same people so beautifully. I’ve always been fascinated by the duality of the artist-athlete personality. What is it that drives someone to push their physical limits, as well as their creative ones, to the extreme? And how can these two parts of life exist so […]

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The God of Skiing: South America

The God of Skiing: South America

by Peter Kray August 30, 2013 Blogs

Ed’s Note: Few ski bums have perfected the art of living the ski life better than Mountain Gazette’s editor-at-large, Peter Kray. The man has spent years seeing the sport from every angle—from the finish line of the Vancouver Olympics, to safety breaks in the Jackson Hole backcountry, to the halls of the SIA trade show in Vegas, […]

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DEEP READ: The Storms of Denali

DEEP READ: The Storms of Denali

by Doug April 10, 2013 Blogs

Seattle based author and writing teacher Nicholas O’Connell has been exploring the high country and writing about mountaineering for national magazines for decades. But his latest book The Storms of Denali is no wonky service column on how to bag the highest peaks in Washington. It’s a page-turner of a novel that draws on O’Connel’s […]

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Photo: Devon O'Neil

Postcards: Chugach kicker session

by Devon O'Neil April 4, 2013 Blogs

<Ed’s Note: Welcome to a new department here at Mountain Gazette—Postcards. Each week, MG contributing editor and Breckenridge local Devon O’Neil will tease us with an image and a few choice words from his travels across the West, the globe and his backyard. Wish we were here.> Last month, two days into a 96-hour deluge […]

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The Hermit Trail

The Hermit Trail

by Anonymous November 8, 2012 Features

Ed Abbey and I traveled all over the Southwest. I was a college sophomore and “Desert Solitare” had been in print for only four years.

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

by Malcolm McMichael November 8, 2012 Features

It was long past dark on Christmas Eve 2008 and I was still at my desk.

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Marshall Pass

Marshall Pass

by Michele Murray November 8, 2012 Features

All roads lead somewhere if you can make it that far…

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Après ski, the party at the end of the slopes

Après ski, the party at the end of the slopes

by Dawne Belloise October 3, 2012 Features

You just shredded every possible stash of new powder, so the need for après-ski brews, grub and the exchange of grandiose snow tales is well justified.

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Ski Good Or Eat Wood: White Grizzly Adventures

Ski Good Or Eat Wood: White Grizzly Adventures

by Dick Dorworth October 3, 2012 Features

White Grizzly Lodge is a labor of love and the love of labor of its owners, Carole and Brad Karafil, who, though they have university degrees in things like biology, special education, business and accounting, have devoted their lives to skiing.

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Concrete Memories

Concrete Memories

by Mike Sudmeier October 3, 2012 Features

One of the paradoxes of driving on concrete in search of powder is that what you search for is not a thing you wish to encounter any sooner than necessary.

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