From Sea to Sky with the Olympus Stylus TG-4

Testing the rugged outdoors point-and-shoot camera's many modes and user interface in British Columbia

by Sasha Barkans The rugged and intuitive Olympus Stylus TG-4 is the newest addition to Olympus’ Stylus Tough amphibious (and ambitious) line of compact cameras. While smartphones are increasingly utilized for photography on the trail and in the mountains, everywhere your smartphone is sure to crumble, the TG-4 excels. It’s waterproof up to 50 feet, freeze-proof down to 14°F, shock-proof from seven feet, totally dust-proof …

Pemberton Distillery

Organic potato vodka, locally malted whiskey and G&T syrups brewed in British Columbia

On a recent trip to Whistler, we had the opportunity to sample the vodka from Pemberton Distillery, a fledgling outfit nestled in the Pemberton Valley of British Columbia. Within their unassuming walls, the distillery employs copper stills to create a line of locally sourced, organic liquors. Designed as a sipping spirit, Schramm Vodka has a deliciously clean flavor followed by a distinctive finish. Pemberton’s potatoes …

A Week at Whistler: Apparel

Boots, packs, flannels and more apparel for both on and off the mountain

When tackling Whistler slopes while braving British Columbia winters, wearing the right gear can make all the difference. Find my favorite picks for keeping warm in the final segment of my week-long snowboarding adventure below. On the mountain Holden Northfield 3L Jacket and Pants My go-to performance apparel for a couple years running, Holden’s line gets better every year. Since the beginning they have worked …