The story behind the photo: Sam Hamilton

By Katreen Wikstrom Jones | October 11, 2021 |

This terrific powder shot by Sam Hamilton placed top #3 in our 2021 Instagram spring photo contest. We tracked down the winners to get their stories behind the photos. Here are the words by Sam Hamilton: “Even low-snow years have their perfect days!  After weeks of storms passing to our north only providing us only…

Full Circle 2022

By David Hill | October 4, 2021 |

The Community Snow Observations (CSO) project relies on a community…it’s in the name. Our community is made up of outdoor enthusiasts and snow professionals. Those involved are motivated by a love for snow, science, or both. When you’re out in the backcountry and look around, really look around, what and who do you see? Is…

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July Newsletter

By Katreen Wikstrom Jones | July 23, 2021 |

Many people are into those “Ski every month” typeof challenges. Are you one of them? For some of us,summer rather means enjoying the change of activities [and gear] and viewing nature from different lenses.

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April Fool’s Fling Contest!

By Katreen Wikstrom Jones | March 30, 2021 |

CSO is throwing another data collection contest on April 1-15 with prizes from TruWild and Mizu.

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Connecting families to winter in the wild

By Katie Strahl | February 24, 2021 |

A key element in Basecamp Cascadia programs is not only adventure and self-discovery, but to give back to the land in a meaningful way.