Video and Photo Feature

Building Community at Sun Peaks Resort

“Hi, Mom!” Elli Terwiel calls out. Her mom, Anne, doesn’t see her. Anne’s too busy skiing. Fast. It’s readily apparent where Elli, a 2014 Sochi Olympian in Slalom, got her pedigree. Both Anne and Elli’s dad, George, are avid Masters racers and ski instructors at Sun Peaks Resort, BC. We’re on the side of a […]


Before having kids, it’s easy to take for granted the amount of time available for skiing. In the fourth and final installment of the Arc’teryx web series, This is the Motherload, we see just how difficult it is making time for adults-only ski sessions while raising young children. Even so, we see how rewarding that […]

This Is The Motherload Episode 3

Watching the first two episodes of the four-part Arc’teryx web series, This is the Motherload, it’s clear how adept pro skiers Tessa Treadway and Izzy Lynch are at motherhood. In episode three the pair, along with filmmaker Zoya Lynch, turn the spotlight on the community these women rely upon while they raise their families and […]

This is the Motherload Episode 2

Motherhood may be the main theme of This is the Motherload, the four-part Arc’teryx web series following the lives of pro skiers Izzy Lynch and Tessa Treadway. But behind the scenes, sisterhood runs deep. For filmmaker Zoya Lynch, documenting her sister’s life is both challenging and rewarding. As with any sibling relationship, the two can […]

This is the Motherload Episode 1

All the gear, snacks and diapers needed to give young kids a full day on the slopes weigh a ton, but the often-overlooked emotional load is even higher. That’s a different weight entirely, and a journey explored by pro skiers Izzy Lynch and Tessa Treadway in the aptly titled 2020 Arc’teryx film, Motherload. And a […]

Mt. Baker Opening Day 2019

View Full Feature In stark contrast to office days, 5 a.m. just hits different when powder is on the itinerary. The battle to get out of bed doesn’t seem so uphill in knowing that you’ll soon be sliding down a mountain. I, along with hundreds of other impassioned skiers and snowboarders in Washington state, can […]

2018-19 Mt. Baker Highlights

View Interactive Feature One-and-a-half hours: How long it takes to drive from Bellingham, WA to the Mt. Baker Ski Area via Highway 542. Ten minutes: The amount of time to load a chairlift and ride to the top of a deep, powdery run upon arrival at the resort. One second: That tiny, terrific twinkling spent […]

Schmidt’s Shadow – Enter Contest Below

ENTER TO WIN THIS OUTDOOR RESEARCH SKYWARD II JACKET. *Extra Entry – Share and like the Facebook post* *2x Extra Entry – Share, Tag 2 friends and like the Facebook post* The Schmidt Tree at Island Lake Lodge, BC earned its place in ski lore in 1994 when it appeared on the cover of the […]

Mt. Baker Opening Day

View full feature   “Happy Opening Day!” This sentiment rang out dozens of times at Mt. Baker Ski Area last Wednesday. Whether you heard it from friends before dropping in or by strangers in the lift line, the joyous phrase was oft-repeated, and usually accompanied by a high five. It’s easy to affix holiday status […]

We Heard You Need Gloves

WE ALL KNOW THE INTRICACIES of friendships formed in the mountains—the early morning drives, the shouts of encouragement from the chairlift, the backcountry laps and deep turns made together. Created as an ode to the local mountain and the bonds made there, a new short film, We Heard You Need Gloves, by Anne Cleary of Mad […]


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