Terrace, B.C., boasts stashes of awesomeness from bottom to top. On the ground it straddles the banks of the Skeena, with stone’s-throw access to some of the planet’s best wild steelhead tribs. And at altitude, you’ll find a backcountry experience marked by massive annual snowfall and untouched lines. Skins & Fins drops in with just the right mix of both.
Via: Drew Stoecklein Photography
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.