Ski Canada Magazine

RYAN REPORT – Resorts of Canadian Rockies chooses Epic Pass

In the battle for the ultimate season pass the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies have chosen a team. The Calgary based resort conglomerate adds its roster of Canadian hills – Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine, Nakiska, Stoneham and Mont Sainte Anne – to Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass. They join Colorado’s Telluride … More »

Ski Like a Viking – Iceland

Iceland’s unique people, geography and history make for a ski adventure like no other on Earth. by IAIN MACMILLAN in the Winter 2018 issue Snorri, clearly an Icelandic giant, stood at the door of Viking Heliskiing looking down at us in surprise. “Where did you two come from?” The lodge manager’s deep baritone voice boomed … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #4

1.  Precise, warm, compact, streamlined, easy on-and-off…all appropriate adjectives for the Women’s Beast by Dynafit ($899). Built for freeride feet, it’s also happy skinning back up. Accurate power transmission via Dynafit’s Precision Lock System is immediate when the shell, cuff and stiff magnesium spoiler are in Ski Mode. At only 1,300g, it’s almost danceable—just don’t drive … More »

How Dangerous?

How dangerous is skiing? It’s a difficult subject to discuss when statistics and anecdotes clash. by RYAN STUART in the December 2017 issue The Globe and Mail reported in October that Alberta and Ontario skiers and snowboarders have less than a 1/20th chance of ending up in the E.R. with a brain injury than hockey … More »

Slip and Sip at Sun Peaks

Skiing Sun Peaks during its wine festival is  a perfect pairing.   by OAKLAND ROSS; photos: SAM EGAN in Winter 2018 issue There I was, stumbling through the grey drear that is Toronto in January, when my phone rang. Ski Canada editor Iain asked if I could put my book writing aside for a few … More »

Going Off Grid in Style – Purcell Lodge

Purcell Lodge has maintained its rep as a luxe destination for first-timers and seasoned backcountry skiers alike. by STEVEN THRENDYLE in the Winter 2018 issue All backcountry skiers started somewhere. For me, it was in 1982 at a funky outfit in B.C.’s southern Purcells called Ptarmigan Tours near Kimberley. I showed up in some brand-new … More »

Combo: Icefall Lodge & Fischer Hannibal

Icefall Lodge Where: A trio of backcountry huts high in the Canadian Rockies, northwest of Golden. Why: Long tours, tree laps, peak bagging and huge terrain. Suggested ski: Fischer Hannibal When storms climb over the Canadian Rockies, they hang up on the 3,350-metre pinnacles right above Icefall Lodge, shedding a little more of the white … More »

No Jet Skis, Please

Do your skis take off like a rocket, faster with each turn? Although controlling speed is the first thing a new skier learns, even the experts sometimes experience “jet skis.” Most skiers understand how turn shape can manage speed and that refined steering skills are key to keeping things under control. While turning your legs … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2018

Light powder, saucy speeds and hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows and Baileys? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, inspecting everything from chairlift rides to stretch-pant perkiness, from hotel stairs to backstreet bars and snow-covered parking lots, in search of the best in ski country. … More »

Nouvelles du Québec

 * Years after pulling out of Colorado, Club Med announced it’s returning to North America, but this time the all-inclusive concept to skiing is coming to Canada. With the help of Cirque du Soleil’s co-founder, Daniel Gauthier, Le Massif in Quebec’s Charlevoix will see bottomless drinks and never-ending buffets after hundreds of GMs return from … More »

RYAN REPORT – Resorts of Canadian Rockies chooses Epic Pass

In the battle for the ultimate season pass the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies have chosen a team. The Calgary based resort conglomerate adds its roster of Canadian hills – Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine, Nakiska, Stoneham and Mont Sainte Anne – to Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass. They join Colorado’s Telluride … More »

Ski Like a Viking – Iceland

Iceland’s unique people, geography and history make for a ski adventure like no other on Earth. by IAIN MACMILLAN in the Winter 2018 issue Snorri, clearly an Icelandic giant, stood at the door of Viking Heliskiing looking down at us in surprise. “Where did you two come from?” The lodge manager’s deep baritone voice boomed … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #4

1.  Precise, warm, compact, streamlined, easy on-and-off…all appropriate adjectives for the Women’s Beast by Dynafit ($899). Built for freeride feet, it’s also happy skinning back up. Accurate power transmission via Dynafit’s Precision Lock System is immediate when the shell, cuff and stiff magnesium spoiler are in Ski Mode. At only 1,300g, it’s almost danceable—just don’t drive … More »

How Dangerous?

How dangerous is skiing? It’s a difficult subject to discuss when statistics and anecdotes clash. by RYAN STUART in the December 2017 issue The Globe and Mail reported in October that Alberta and Ontario skiers and snowboarders have less than a 1/20th chance of ending up in the E.R. with a brain injury than hockey … More »

Slip and Sip at Sun Peaks

Skiing Sun Peaks during its wine festival is  a perfect pairing.   by OAKLAND ROSS; photos: SAM EGAN in Winter 2018 issue There I was, stumbling through the grey drear that is Toronto in January, when my phone rang. Ski Canada editor Iain asked if I could put my book writing aside for a few … More »

Going Off Grid in Style – Purcell Lodge

Purcell Lodge has maintained its rep as a luxe destination for first-timers and seasoned backcountry skiers alike. by STEVEN THRENDYLE in the Winter 2018 issue All backcountry skiers started somewhere. For me, it was in 1982 at a funky outfit in B.C.’s southern Purcells called Ptarmigan Tours near Kimberley. I showed up in some brand-new … More »

Combo: Icefall Lodge & Fischer Hannibal

Icefall Lodge Where: A trio of backcountry huts high in the Canadian Rockies, northwest of Golden. Why: Long tours, tree laps, peak bagging and huge terrain. Suggested ski: Fischer Hannibal When storms climb over the Canadian Rockies, they hang up on the 3,350-metre pinnacles right above Icefall Lodge, shedding a little more of the white … More »

No Jet Skis, Please

Do your skis take off like a rocket, faster with each turn? Although controlling speed is the first thing a new skier learns, even the experts sometimes experience “jet skis.” Most skiers understand how turn shape can manage speed and that refined steering skills are key to keeping things under control. While turning your legs … More »