Ski Canada Magazine

Sun Peaks Braces For Stormzy

From Mayerhofen to Sun Peaks, Europe’s top on-snow music festival is heading to Canada April 6–10 With an endless list of music artists and DJs crowding the village. Ludacris, Kaskade, Thomas Jack, Bob Moses Live, Pete Tong and more join the bill for the debut of Coors Light Snowbombing Canada—with Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens, Brit … More »

Club Med Survival Guide

“You drive manual transmeession?” Arnauld stated more than asked. “Yes, of course,” I answered, wondering where our instructor-guide’s next idea would take us. “Okay, then! You weel drive zee ski-school bus to zee trail’ead—but first, I must stop at my house and collect my veezor.” by IAIN MACMILLAN and SARAH STALLAN  *  photos: RAY O’REILLY … More »

Perfect in Powder 4 – Don’t Sit Back

In this photo Todd demonstrates well a key trick of the best powder pros—don’t sit back! Notice how his hips are well up over his feet. He could be skiing slalom. You can coach yourself by paying attention to where you feel pressure in the boot. Move your bum and hips forward and avoid heel … More »

Gear & Gadgets Winter 2017

1. Who needs another logoed team jacket or club T-shirt? How about a custom-knit, non-itch, 100-per-cent merino wool JYTTE toque? Made in Sun Valley, Idaho, by Canadian expat Jytte (pronounced “You-Tay”—that’s Danish for sweet-looking beanie), it’s definitely keeper-schwag. Add your own logo, colours and design for US$20 per lid (that’s half the retail price) plus … More »

Heard About Japan?

by RYAN STUART – on assignment I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity, especially when it comes to skiing. It’s always fun, but most laps and days blur. Only the exceptional ones stand out. Skiing in Japan flipped this reliable truth. Two months after returning home I can still picture almost every run, starting … More »

Perfect in Powder 3 – Speed Will Set You Free

Have you noticed how fast many of the powder pros ski? It’s not just because they are pros, it’s also because turns are more effortless with speed. Increasing speed is the easiest non-technical way to get the turns flowing. Choose a slope free of obstacles and crank it up. by MARTIN OLSEN in the Winter … More »

Perfect in Powder 2 – Suck, Don’t Blow

Real powder doesn’t have a solid base underfoot, which means that trying to push off or hop is an ineffective waste of energy. Novices try to bounce, while experts bend (or suck up) their legs and relax between turns. Wide skis try to float to the surface, so relaxing the legs will allow them to … More »

Perfect in Powder 1 – Use Wide Skis

It may seem too obvious, but powder snow is where wide skis actually make sense. The float provided by skis that are more than 100mm wide underfoot really do make skiing powder easier and less fatiguing. But don’t let beautiful ski photography fool you—off-piste snow is not always friendly. Wind- or sun-damaged snow and the … More »

Sharing The Great Outdoors – Valkyr Lodge

With kids in tow it’s still possible to experience the bliss of the backcountry. by ANDREW FINDLAY and photos by STEVE OGLE in the December 2016 issue I’d reached that time in my life when I needed to explore a burning question in my mind: Can backcountry skiing and young children be melded into one … More »

No Speed Limit

Local boy Joss Advocaat takes on the world at Sun Peaks in the fastest non-motorized sport on earth. by STEVEN THRENDYLE in the Winter 2017 issue Road rash and skin burns aren’t injuries that you normally associate with skiing. Then again, you probably haven’t crashed at 208 km/h, like Sun Peaks’s Joss Advocaat has. Last February, the … More »

Sun Peaks Braces For Stormzy

From Mayerhofen to Sun Peaks, Europe’s top on-snow music festival is heading to Canada April 6–10 With an endless list of music artists and DJs crowding the village. Ludacris, Kaskade, Thomas Jack, Bob Moses Live, Pete Tong and more join the bill for the debut of Coors Light Snowbombing Canada—with Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens, Brit … More »

Club Med Survival Guide

“You drive manual transmeession?” Arnauld stated more than asked. “Yes, of course,” I answered, wondering where our instructor-guide’s next idea would take us. “Okay, then! You weel drive zee ski-school bus to zee trail’ead—but first, I must stop at my house and collect my veezor.” by IAIN MACMILLAN and SARAH STALLAN  *  photos: RAY O’REILLY … More »

Perfect in Powder 4 – Don’t Sit Back

In this photo Todd demonstrates well a key trick of the best powder pros—don’t sit back! Notice how his hips are well up over his feet. He could be skiing slalom. You can coach yourself by paying attention to where you feel pressure in the boot. Move your bum and hips forward and avoid heel … More »

Gear & Gadgets Winter 2017

1. Who needs another logoed team jacket or club T-shirt? How about a custom-knit, non-itch, 100-per-cent merino wool JYTTE toque? Made in Sun Valley, Idaho, by Canadian expat Jytte (pronounced “You-Tay”—that’s Danish for sweet-looking beanie), it’s definitely keeper-schwag. Add your own logo, colours and design for US$20 per lid (that’s half the retail price) plus … More »

Heard About Japan?

by RYAN STUART – on assignment I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity, especially when it comes to skiing. It’s always fun, but most laps and days blur. Only the exceptional ones stand out. Skiing in Japan flipped this reliable truth. Two months after returning home I can still picture almost every run, starting … More »

Perfect in Powder 3 – Speed Will Set You Free

Have you noticed how fast many of the powder pros ski? It’s not just because they are pros, it’s also because turns are more effortless with speed. Increasing speed is the easiest non-technical way to get the turns flowing. Choose a slope free of obstacles and crank it up. by MARTIN OLSEN in the Winter … More »

Perfect in Powder 2 – Suck, Don’t Blow

Real powder doesn’t have a solid base underfoot, which means that trying to push off or hop is an ineffective waste of energy. Novices try to bounce, while experts bend (or suck up) their legs and relax between turns. Wide skis try to float to the surface, so relaxing the legs will allow them to … More »

Perfect in Powder 1 – Use Wide Skis

It may seem too obvious, but powder snow is where wide skis actually make sense. The float provided by skis that are more than 100mm wide underfoot really do make skiing powder easier and less fatiguing. But don’t let beautiful ski photography fool you—off-piste snow is not always friendly. Wind- or sun-damaged snow and the … More »