Ski Canada Magazine

Backcountry by the Day

Only have time for a day in the backcountry on your next Kimberley ski holiday? Then make it a spectacular one with Boulder Hut Adventures and Kimberley Alpine Resort’s new heli-assisted ski touring program. Head into the alpine quickly every Sunday and Wednesday with a heli-lift right from the resort. After that first powdery run, … More »

To Preserve and Protect

From an acronym point of view, POW is off to a great start. The climate change advocacy group, Protect Our Winters, has a mission of safeguarding future dumps of deep, dry powder and the season that brings them. It’s been spreading awareness and lobbying politicians in the U.S. for a decade. This fall, a group … More »

Crosshairs Vol 47 #3

Crosshairs Photo Gallery Vol 47.3 photo: ADAM CLARK * skier: SAM SMOOTHY * snow: La Rosière, France  …….  photo: REUBEN KRABBE * skier: CODY TOWNSEND * snow: Tordrillo Mountains, Alaska  …….  photo: GRANT GUNSERSON * skier: KARL FOSTVEDT * snow: Mt. Baker, WA  ………  photo: HAMISH BIRT * skier: ALEX ASPINALL * snow: Chatter Creek, … More »

Matterhorn Glacier Ride

WITH SWISS PRECISION After two and a half years of construction, the world’s highest 3S cable car has started schlepping skiers to dizzying heights in Zermatt, Switzerland. The Matterhorn Glacier Ride is a nine-minute, nearly four-km ride to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 metres aboard 25 luxe cabins, each with 28 seats. Four of the … More »

Erik Guay Retiree

His accomplishments say it all: 25 World Cup podiums with five golds, two World Championship wins, a Crystal Globe—husband and father of four. “I just know it’s time for me to retire,” a calm 37-year-old Guay announced to a group of international journalists gathered in the main lodge on the eve of the Lake Louise Alpine … More »

One Solitude – Two Takes

BY GREG HILL I love winter, but more than my love for winter is my insatiable desire for powder. It is surely one of the purest pursuits available to man. The moments we experience while skiing untracked slopes is akin to quiet meditation, far away from a world that is so frantic and nonstop. I … More »

This is Not a How To Guide

After many years of bestowing kudos on major ski resorts, Leslie Woit’s annual feature “The Best of Skiing in Canada” has left Managing Editor Anne and me with unprintable rumours and snippets of stories about crazy stuff done by Canadian skiers. Unprintable until now. I instructed another long-time contributor, gossip girl Steven Threndyle, to stop talking … More »

Steeped in La Grave

Experience “a day of aerobic hell and utter exhaustion followed by a day of sheer terror.” Now you tell me… “That’s the traverse where my husband fell,” Jenny, my friend from La Grave, says matter-of-factly when we tell her where we’d been earlier that day. “He started to wake up from his coma on day … More »

Québec’s Corduroy Highway

Canada’s densest concentration of ski hills—and skier-friendly pit stops—lines the Laurentian Autoroute between Montreal and Mont Tremblant. SOMMET SAINT-SAUVEUR The record-setting extent of Sauveur’s nightskiing hits home as I stand at the top of the L’Atomic Express high-speed quad. Radiating outward like the spokes of a massive whitewashed wagon wheel, the six wonderfully groomed runs … More »

Backcountry by the Day

Only have time for a day in the backcountry on your next Kimberley ski holiday? Then make it a spectacular one with Boulder Hut Adventures and Kimberley Alpine Resort’s new heli-assisted ski touring program. Head into the alpine quickly every Sunday and Wednesday with a heli-lift right from the resort. After that first powdery run, … More »

To Preserve and Protect

From an acronym point of view, POW is off to a great start. The climate change advocacy group, Protect Our Winters, has a mission of safeguarding future dumps of deep, dry powder and the season that brings them. It’s been spreading awareness and lobbying politicians in the U.S. for a decade. This fall, a group … More »

Crosshairs Vol 47 #3

Crosshairs Photo Gallery Vol 47.3 photo: ADAM CLARK * skier: SAM SMOOTHY * snow: La Rosière, France  …….  photo: REUBEN KRABBE * skier: CODY TOWNSEND * snow: Tordrillo Mountains, Alaska  …….  photo: GRANT GUNSERSON * skier: KARL FOSTVEDT * snow: Mt. Baker, WA  ………  photo: HAMISH BIRT * skier: ALEX ASPINALL * snow: Chatter Creek, … More »

Matterhorn Glacier Ride

WITH SWISS PRECISION After two and a half years of construction, the world’s highest 3S cable car has started schlepping skiers to dizzying heights in Zermatt, Switzerland. The Matterhorn Glacier Ride is a nine-minute, nearly four-km ride to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 metres aboard 25 luxe cabins, each with 28 seats. Four of the … More »

Erik Guay Retiree

His accomplishments say it all: 25 World Cup podiums with five golds, two World Championship wins, a Crystal Globe—husband and father of four. “I just know it’s time for me to retire,” a calm 37-year-old Guay announced to a group of international journalists gathered in the main lodge on the eve of the Lake Louise Alpine … More »

One Solitude – Two Takes

BY GREG HILL I love winter, but more than my love for winter is my insatiable desire for powder. It is surely one of the purest pursuits available to man. The moments we experience while skiing untracked slopes is akin to quiet meditation, far away from a world that is so frantic and nonstop. I … More »

This is Not a How To Guide

After many years of bestowing kudos on major ski resorts, Leslie Woit’s annual feature “The Best of Skiing in Canada” has left Managing Editor Anne and me with unprintable rumours and snippets of stories about crazy stuff done by Canadian skiers. Unprintable until now. I instructed another long-time contributor, gossip girl Steven Threndyle, to stop talking … More »

Steeped in La Grave

Experience “a day of aerobic hell and utter exhaustion followed by a day of sheer terror.” Now you tell me… “That’s the traverse where my husband fell,” Jenny, my friend from La Grave, says matter-of-factly when we tell her where we’d been earlier that day. “He started to wake up from his coma on day … More »