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Big Walls of Baffin

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I long dreamt of the Arctic, an area so mysterious and remote I knew even before I arrived that a trek to ski here would test my resolve and be the ultimate adventure. The vast expanses of ice, right angles where ocean meets rock, some of the biggest vertical rock faces in the world and … More »

The Traslin Brothers

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Mike and Andy made a pact to ski at least one day every month. Nine years later there’s no end in sight. By Ryan Stuart    Photos Mike and Andy Traslin from Winter 2016 issue In the early hours of another 30-degree August day, brothers Andy and Mike Traslin load their skis in the back of the … More »

An Unusual Year

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There’s something wrong. We’re a day into a Powder Highway road trip and so far there’s been no powder—or even a whiff of marijuana. I’m travelling with a handful of skiers, among them an American from Telluride, Colorado, the U.S. state that recently legalized pot. He’s upset by the lack of Kootenay-ness in our Kootenay … More »

Hucking for Gold

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How does one get to ski places like Vallnord-Arcalis (Andorra), Chamonix, Fieberbrunn (Austria), Haines and Verbier all in one season? Start by hucking yourself off a cliff a few thousand times, and then do it while smiling for the judges. Logan Pehota of Whistler (Pemberton actually and son of one of Canada’s first freeskiing stars, … More »

Terrain and Turn Shape

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Tip and Photos by John Schwirtlich Often when skiers drop into the deep, they make the same old turn regardless of the terrain steepness or snow conditions. But the pitch of a particular run as well as the conditions (whether it’s deep powder, hardpack or ice) should dictate your turn shape. Here, Mike Wiegele heli-ski guide … More »