Ski Canada Magazine

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Test 2019 women – Volkl Secret

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DON’T TELL THE GUYS The women’s version of the popular Völkl Mantra M5 (now in its fifth reincarnation) is the Secret. It shares many of the same attributes that make the M5 one of the most anticipated skis coming out this year, including a Titanal frame, carbon tips and … More »

Ciao Tonale!

One of Italy’s best-kept secrets is not just for freeriders. by IAIN MACMILLAN in Buyer’s Guide 2019 issue It was a blistering hot—but fateful—July day at the cottage back in 2017 when the call display on my ringing phone showed country code “+39.” Italy. A cheery voice from Milan prattled on about the possibility of … More »

Five Minutes With Vail Resorts CEO Katz

When Vail Resorts’ Chairman of the Board and CEO Rob Katz addressed members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on September 11, 2018, it had been 17 years since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. More important, it had been a decade since the meltdown of the global economy … More »

Ski More, Live Longer

The longest average life expectancy in the U.S., at 87 years of age, can be found in Colorado ski country. Counties in other parts of the country have averages as low as 66 years. Could skiing be the magic elixir? While we can’t draw a direct line between skiing and a longer life, there is … More »

Bright Idea

No more melba toast in the lift line or at après! This season is all about bright and beautiful skiwear, but this time the trend is starting in the west. Spearheaded by artist Lynne Harrison, Alberta slopes are going technicolour with her sizzling skiwear brand, Alchemy of Ride. As fearless as her downhill daredevil hubby, … More »

Fit to Ski – part 3

Let’s take it up a notch as we head into ski season. Adding power and explosive moves to your routine will prepare you for runs that need quicker reaction time. Combined with balance drills, these exercises will help you dance on the snow. This circuit workout can be repeated 1-3 times with a rest period of … More »

Banff Sunshine Ski Week

On offer at Sunshine Village this winter is a classic holiday: the Banff Sunshine Ski Week package. The 14 Sunday-to-Friday programs over the season each include accommodation at Banff National Park’s only ski-in/out posh digs, five days of lift passes, four days of either two-hour lessons or guiding (depending on your skill level), receptions, drinks, … More »

Border Crossers – Red, Whitewater, Fernie

Two American brothers learn to appreciate each other—and Canadian skiing—on a Kootenays road trip. A metre down in a tree well, I was relieved to hear muffled sounds of my brother above me through gaps in fragile snow. I was safe—but stuck. Ben was laughing. I knew from my inverted and helpless position that my … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Test 2019 women – Volkl Secret

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DON’T TELL THE GUYS The women’s version of the popular Völkl Mantra M5 (now in its fifth reincarnation) is the Secret. It shares many of the same attributes that make the M5 one of the most anticipated skis coming out this year, including a Titanal frame, carbon tips and … More »

Ciao Tonale!

One of Italy’s best-kept secrets is not just for freeriders. by IAIN MACMILLAN in Buyer’s Guide 2019 issue It was a blistering hot—but fateful—July day at the cottage back in 2017 when the call display on my ringing phone showed country code “+39.” Italy. A cheery voice from Milan prattled on about the possibility of … More »

Five Minutes With Vail Resorts CEO Katz

When Vail Resorts’ Chairman of the Board and CEO Rob Katz addressed members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on September 11, 2018, it had been 17 years since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. More important, it had been a decade since the meltdown of the global economy … More »

Ski More, Live Longer

The longest average life expectancy in the U.S., at 87 years of age, can be found in Colorado ski country. Counties in other parts of the country have averages as low as 66 years. Could skiing be the magic elixir? While we can’t draw a direct line between skiing and a longer life, there is … More »

Bright Idea

No more melba toast in the lift line or at après! This season is all about bright and beautiful skiwear, but this time the trend is starting in the west. Spearheaded by artist Lynne Harrison, Alberta slopes are going technicolour with her sizzling skiwear brand, Alchemy of Ride. As fearless as her downhill daredevil hubby, … More »

Fit to Ski – part 3

Let’s take it up a notch as we head into ski season. Adding power and explosive moves to your routine will prepare you for runs that need quicker reaction time. Combined with balance drills, these exercises will help you dance on the snow. This circuit workout can be repeated 1-3 times with a rest period of … More »

Banff Sunshine Ski Week

On offer at Sunshine Village this winter is a classic holiday: the Banff Sunshine Ski Week package. The 14 Sunday-to-Friday programs over the season each include accommodation at Banff National Park’s only ski-in/out posh digs, five days of lift passes, four days of either two-hour lessons or guiding (depending on your skill level), receptions, drinks, … More »