Behind the Scenes in BC’s Kootenays with @Arcteryx and @MarkClinton

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Earlier this ski season, Destination BC teamed up with Arc’teryx to travel to Nelson and Rossland. Arc’teryx athlete Izzy Lynch, two photographers, and a writer hit the road to capture the story of these small mountain towns and their beloved ski resorts. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at a few moments captured along the way by @markclinton and @arcteryx.

Nelson and Whitewater Ski Resort 

Streets of Nelson coated in snow after a snow storm hit the Kootenays.

Streets of Nelson coated in snow after a storm hit the Kootenays. Photo: Mark Clinton

An unusual cloud system over Whitewater Ski Resort.

An unusual cloud system revealed itself over Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Mark Clinton

Local Nelson skier, Trace Cooke, shows the crew around the resort.

Local skier Trace Cooke showed the crew around the resort. Photo: Julian Kenchenten/Arc’teryx

Arc'teryx athlete, Izzy Lynch, finding fresh powder.

Izzy Lynch found fresh powder. Photo: Julian Kenchenten/Arc’teryx

Classic two-man lifts at Whitewater Ski Resort.

The classic two-man lift at Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Julian Kenchenten/Arc’teryx

Driving back down to Nelson from Whitewater Ski Resort.

The drive back down to Nelson from Whitewater Ski Resort. Photo: Mark Clinton

The town of Nelson at dusk.

The town of Nelson at dusk. Photo: Julian Kenchenten/Arc’teryx

Rossland and RED Mountain Resort 

Local skier, Kelley Humpherys, shows us his secret stashes.

Local skier Kelley Humpherys showed us his secret stashes. Photo: Julian Kenchenten/Arc’teryx

On a scavenger hunt to find the hidden cabins at the resort.

One of many hidden cabins at the resort. Photo: Mark Clinton

Arc'teryx athlete, Izzy Lynch, taking in the view.

Izzy Lynch takes in the view. Photo: Mark Clinton

The Kootenay sky from RED Mountain Resort.

The Kootenay sky from RED Mountain Resort. Photo: Mark Clinton

The remains of the resort's second lift system. The original lift shack is now the patrol hut for the resort.

The remains of the resort’s second lift system. The original lift shack is now the patrol hut for the resort. Photo: Julian Kenchenten/Arc’teryx

The patrol shack at RED Mountain Resort.

The patrol shack at RED Mountain Resort. Photo: Julian Kenchenten/Arc’teryx

Izzy Lynch finding her line.

Izzy Lynch finds her line. Photo: Mark Clinton

The RED Mountain locker room.

The RED Mountain locker room. Photo: Julian Kenchenten/Arc’teryx

Learn more about these mountain towns and discover what it means to develop A Kootenay Crush on the Arc’teryx blog.

Featured image: Skiers and Snowboarders on the chairlift at Red Mountain Resort. Photo: Kari Medig