Because It's There

How to Climb Mount Rainier

What does it take to reach the highest peak in Washington? Planning, skills, and the right mindset. Our guide to Rainier mountaineering breaks it all down.

08/12/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

summer slopes

Ski Areas Shift to Mountain Bike Parks in Summer

Stevens Pass reopens as a two-wheel destination this week, with Summit at Snoqualmie soon to follow.

07/27/2022 By Allison Williams

First Tracks

Jason Hummel Wants to Ski Every Glacier in Washington

The Gig Harbor denizen has the whole mountain to himself—sometimes whole mountain ranges—in his skiing quest.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Let It Snow

The Seattle Met Guide to Skiing and Winter Fun

Winter isn’t a season in the Pacific Northwest, it’s a way of life.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Tiger Mountain High

So You Want to Try Paragliding

Take air with a sport that’s more about hang time than radical dives.

04/24/2018 By Allison Williams

White Out

So You Want to Snowshoe

But you'd rather follow an expert. Take a winter walk with 12 ranger- and guide-led snowshoe trips.

01/05/2018 By Manola Secaira