Ski Canada Magazine

Tear and Repair

In everyday life, the ACL normally performs well but starts punching above its weight when the knee is exposed to a twist or torque—from, say, landing a jump, skiing moguls or suffering a forward twisting fall. In scenarios from complete beginners to World Cup racers, the ACL is vulnerable to injury—but more so in certain … More »

How to Shoot Better

Ski Canada proverb: If you catch your best ski day ever on film, will anyone want to watch? Before you meditate on this, know that the answer depends on you. “If all you get is POV action footage, there’s not much of a story to tell, and without some kind of story, the footage will … More »

Where Are We, Dad?

I pride myself on my navigation skills; I’m always the guy leading the way, whether it’s at a ski area I’ve visited dozens of times or my first day. However today, we may not be lost, but… “Where are we, dad?”_ “Ahhh, I think we just keep going down here,” I stammer and then slide … More »

The Past is Now – pt. 2 Red Mountain

To most people the Kootenays equate with powder, a lifestyle so consumed by the pursuit of fresh tracks that powder ranks up there with the other basic essentials of life: oxygen, water, food. To me, however, the Kootenays spell nostalgia. Though I have spent a large portion of my life chasing snow around the world, … More »

What’s Next, Whistler?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind since last summer’s Vail takeover. by STEVEN THRENDYLE  in the Winter 2017 issue Western society bestows significance to certain birthdays, like turning the “Big Five-Oh” for instance. In 2015–16, Whistler held a season-long 50th-anniversay bash that viewed the past through rose-tinted goggles. To kick things off, Whistler’s marketing department, … More »

Curse of the Canuck

Could this be the year a Canadian finally wins the biggest comp in freeskiing? [ed. note: On February 9, 2017 Kylie Sivell placed third in the season opener in Andorra] The fact that a Canadian has never claimed the Freeride World Tour (FWT) overall title in the 10-year history of the extreme-skiing competition is astounding. … More »

Spinning the Wheels

CBC’s Scott Russell takes Ski Canada’s Ian Merringer down the Road to the Olympic Games. Scott Russell is the on-air face of alpine racing in Canada. Now preparing to cover his 14th Olympic Games in February 2018, the CBC broadcaster has had an intimate view of Canada’s alpine ski teams for longer than anyone. Ski Canada … More »

The Past is Now – pt. 1 Revelstoke

To most people the Kootenays equate with powder, a lifestyle so consumed by the pursuit of fresh tracks that powder ranks up there with the other basic essentials of life: oxygen, water, food. To me, however, the Kootenays spell nostalgia. Though I have spent a large portion of my life chasing snow around the world, … More »

Badass, French-Style

‘‘If you’re a strong skier, particularly one who loves the steeps, La Grave—along with La Meije, the imposing monster of a mountain that rises vertically from the valley opposite—is your mecca. ’’ No, Sophie, I’m pretty sure you won’t be going to La Grave.” I chuckled on a Skype call last winter with my 15-year-old. … More »

Gear & Gadgets December 2016

As a key layer under your shell or on its own breaking trail, Smartwool hit it out of the park with its Propulsion 60 Jacket ($209), also in women’s. Added to a layer of soft, non-itch merino wool is a front panel of nylon and extra insulation, providing a perfect combo of multi-sport warmth, wicking … More »

Tear and Repair

In everyday life, the ACL normally performs well but starts punching above its weight when the knee is exposed to a twist or torque—from, say, landing a jump, skiing moguls or suffering a forward twisting fall. In scenarios from complete beginners to World Cup racers, the ACL is vulnerable to injury—but more so in certain … More »

How to Shoot Better

Ski Canada proverb: If you catch your best ski day ever on film, will anyone want to watch? Before you meditate on this, know that the answer depends on you. “If all you get is POV action footage, there’s not much of a story to tell, and without some kind of story, the footage will … More »

Where Are We, Dad?

I pride myself on my navigation skills; I’m always the guy leading the way, whether it’s at a ski area I’ve visited dozens of times or my first day. However today, we may not be lost, but… “Where are we, dad?”_ “Ahhh, I think we just keep going down here,” I stammer and then slide … More »

The Past is Now – pt. 2 Red Mountain

To most people the Kootenays equate with powder, a lifestyle so consumed by the pursuit of fresh tracks that powder ranks up there with the other basic essentials of life: oxygen, water, food. To me, however, the Kootenays spell nostalgia. Though I have spent a large portion of my life chasing snow around the world, … More »

What’s Next, Whistler?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind since last summer’s Vail takeover. by STEVEN THRENDYLE  in the Winter 2017 issue Western society bestows significance to certain birthdays, like turning the “Big Five-Oh” for instance. In 2015–16, Whistler held a season-long 50th-anniversay bash that viewed the past through rose-tinted goggles. To kick things off, Whistler’s marketing department, … More »

Curse of the Canuck

Could this be the year a Canadian finally wins the biggest comp in freeskiing? [ed. note: On February 9, 2017 Kylie Sivell placed third in the season opener in Andorra] The fact that a Canadian has never claimed the Freeride World Tour (FWT) overall title in the 10-year history of the extreme-skiing competition is astounding. … More »

Spinning the Wheels

CBC’s Scott Russell takes Ski Canada’s Ian Merringer down the Road to the Olympic Games. Scott Russell is the on-air face of alpine racing in Canada. Now preparing to cover his 14th Olympic Games in February 2018, the CBC broadcaster has had an intimate view of Canada’s alpine ski teams for longer than anyone. Ski Canada … More »

The Past is Now – pt. 1 Revelstoke

To most people the Kootenays equate with powder, a lifestyle so consumed by the pursuit of fresh tracks that powder ranks up there with the other basic essentials of life: oxygen, water, food. To me, however, the Kootenays spell nostalgia. Though I have spent a large portion of my life chasing snow around the world, … More »