Ski Canada Magazine

Island Tours – The 5,040 Peak Hut

One of the first public backcountry huts on Vancouver Island opened for skiing in January. The 5,040 Peak Hut sits at 1,350m on a subalpine ridge above the highway between Port Alberni and Tofino. Most winters the area receives huge amounts of snow—the average snowpack at the hut is more than four metres. And it’s … More »

North of 70

Skiing and sailing Norway means practicing avalanche rescues as well as man-overboard drills Cameron’s and my plan to keep our cabin tidy went awry much faster than anticipated. As the only two sailors on board (apart from our 23-year-old skipper Mats), we agreed when we were assigned our diminutive cabin how important it was to … More »

Crosshairs Vol 47 #4

Crosshairs Photo Gallery Vol 47 #4  Photos by Chris Christie, Geoff Holman and Ryan Creary

In Awe of the Eiger – Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

Watching the striking scenery roll past a train window pretty much anywhere in Switzerland, it’s easy to understand why the country has inspired artists, poets and travellers. I mean, c’mon, it’s ridiculously beautiful and worthy of all the storybook stereotypes. What I was noticing on my wife Lora’s and my journey, though, aside from the … More »

What Were We Thinking?

Before cellphone bewitchment, liability fears and political correctness, skiers used to be a wild and crazy bunch. The cardinal rule of ski vacations dawned on me one night as I was dancing (on a table) at Mont Tremblant’s infamous nightspot Le P’tit Caribou. Nearby, a woman representing a certain ski resort, couldn’t keep her hands … More »

Best of Skiing 2019

Our annual look at what’s new, improved, funny and downright worthy of praise about skiing at home. Here are our ‘Best’ awards for 2019: by LESLIE WOIT in Winter 2019 issue NOT QUITE THE GREYHOUND We’ll miss the Hound, if only in spirit. There are still cool ways to travel the mountains. All aboard the snow train to … More »

Rotational Angulation

In skiing, often our main goal is to link a series of turns to create a sequence. While generally round, these turns can take many shapes, depending on our speed (fast, medium, slow or anywhere in-between) and the slope (steep, moderate or flat). For instance, on a steep slope going at a fast speed you … More »

Get Into the Spirit

Nothing screams “cozy winter vacation” quite like a crackling fire in a log cabin. Perfectly situated on the Highway 33 ski run in the middle of Big White Ski Resort, White Spirit Lodge takes Canadian log home expertise to the next level. This 10,000+-sq-foot luxury palace is hand-built by world-famous Pioneer log homes from aromatic … More »

Havin’ a Time – Marble Mt. Newfoundland

Nobody said skiing The Rock was easy, but it’s definitely worth the adventure. The last time I skied Newfoundland was 1989. Back then, Marble Mountain had a slightly mythical reputation in Eastern Canada. Essentially, it was a local ski hill servicing the small town of Corner Brook and surrounding communities. What made it sparkle was … More »

Island Tours – The 5,040 Peak Hut

One of the first public backcountry huts on Vancouver Island opened for skiing in January. The 5,040 Peak Hut sits at 1,350m on a subalpine ridge above the highway between Port Alberni and Tofino. Most winters the area receives huge amounts of snow—the average snowpack at the hut is more than four metres. And it’s … More »

North of 70

Skiing and sailing Norway means practicing avalanche rescues as well as man-overboard drills Cameron’s and my plan to keep our cabin tidy went awry much faster than anticipated. As the only two sailors on board (apart from our 23-year-old skipper Mats), we agreed when we were assigned our diminutive cabin how important it was to … More »

Crosshairs Vol 47 #4

Crosshairs Photo Gallery Vol 47 #4  Photos by Chris Christie, Geoff Holman and Ryan Creary

In Awe of the Eiger – Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

Watching the striking scenery roll past a train window pretty much anywhere in Switzerland, it’s easy to understand why the country has inspired artists, poets and travellers. I mean, c’mon, it’s ridiculously beautiful and worthy of all the storybook stereotypes. What I was noticing on my wife Lora’s and my journey, though, aside from the … More »

What Were We Thinking?

Before cellphone bewitchment, liability fears and political correctness, skiers used to be a wild and crazy bunch. The cardinal rule of ski vacations dawned on me one night as I was dancing (on a table) at Mont Tremblant’s infamous nightspot Le P’tit Caribou. Nearby, a woman representing a certain ski resort, couldn’t keep her hands … More »

Best of Skiing 2019

Our annual look at what’s new, improved, funny and downright worthy of praise about skiing at home. Here are our ‘Best’ awards for 2019: by LESLIE WOIT in Winter 2019 issue NOT QUITE THE GREYHOUND We’ll miss the Hound, if only in spirit. There are still cool ways to travel the mountains. All aboard the snow train to … More »

Rotational Angulation

In skiing, often our main goal is to link a series of turns to create a sequence. While generally round, these turns can take many shapes, depending on our speed (fast, medium, slow or anywhere in-between) and the slope (steep, moderate or flat). For instance, on a steep slope going at a fast speed you … More »

Get Into the Spirit

Nothing screams “cozy winter vacation” quite like a crackling fire in a log cabin. Perfectly situated on the Highway 33 ski run in the middle of Big White Ski Resort, White Spirit Lodge takes Canadian log home expertise to the next level. This 10,000+-sq-foot luxury palace is hand-built by world-famous Pioneer log homes from aromatic … More »