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Ski Canada’s 2015/16 publishing season saw the biggest issues in more than 10 years with the country’s keenest skiers loyal to their favourite ski magazine — and we’re happy to oblige, entertain and inform them with provocative stories and the best ski photography. This year, long-time ski equipment and outdoor gear expert Ryan Stuart joins the editorial team as Ski Canada’s technical editor helping Ski Canada maintain its “best read” status on news-stands and via mailboxes across the country.

Iain MacMillan, editor

Meet some of our writers and photographers

Departments Most Issues

  • First Tracks: The editor skis madly off in all directions
  • Short Turns: news, gossip and racy photos
  • Dr. John’s ER: medical advice for skiers
  • Road Trips: checking in on local ski areas
  • Gear & Gadgets: fashion, the best in gear, from helmets to gloves, eyewear to boot- warmers…and beyond
  • Western View: George Koch stirs the pot
  • Comp From WC alpine to freestyle to freeski, Jim Morris is there
  • Style File : this ain’t no old school ski school – tips on technique that will up your skiing ability
  • NEW for 2016/17 Canada’s top ski hotels

Crosshairs: Extend your dream time admiring the best of Ski Canada’s award-winning photographers

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Vol 45 #1: 2017 FALL ANNUAL BUYER’S GUIDE

publishes week of August 22, 2016  *  on newsstands week of September 5, 2016

The country’s most-used equipment bible, Ski Canada’s 2017 Buyer’s Guide is all new this year with Technical Editor Ryan Stuart at the helm. What’s hot in shops this season? The keenest skiers learn here.

Also in this issue:

From Marmot Basin, in Jasper, Alberta, Part I of the 35th annual Ski Canada Test – powered by Audi

From Frontside to Freeride, Tester’s favourites of 45 All Mountain skis

Plus:

Lakes, Andes and volcanoes: Portillo and Corralco, Chile

On patrol at Fernie

Living winter to winter: confessions of a hemisphere-hopping ski instructor

Ski Canada readers go all inclusive at Club Med La Plagne, France

How ski resorts have adapted to handle challenging snow years

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Vol 45 #2 – Fall 2016 (Oct./Nov.)

publishes week of October 10, 2016  *  on newsstands week of October 24, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

The Test’s best On-Piste Cruisers and Adventure All Mountain skis

From Marmot Basin, Part II of the Ski Canada Test, powered by Audi

Assiniboine Lodge: Alberta’s snowy secret

Living the dream: Ski Canada chats with Selkirk Snowcat Skiing’s new owners

Roadtrip: Red, Revie and Whitewater

Who’s up first? Valemount or Jumbo?

Alpine Touring Tremblant

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Addelboden, Switzerland

St Anton, Austria

World Survey: How much do ski instructors make?

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Vol 45 #3 – December 2016 (Dec./Jan.)

publishes week of November 14, 2016  *  on newsstands week of November 28, 2016

The Marmot Basin Ski Canada Test powered by Audi: 22 Easy Cruisers and from Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, the best skis for powder

Kicking Horse’s John Parry knows how to pray for snow

After 56 years of ownership Mont Sutton’s Boulanger brothers pass the papers

Turning the kids on to the backcountry at Valkyr Adventures

What can you do with €350 million? Build a swank ski resort on a volcano in Turkey

Big Sky, Montana

Cat ski Chatter Creek and K3

What’s new in knees

Ski Better with Tips from Ski Canada’s Ski School

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Vol 45 #4 – Winter 2017 (Feb./March)

publishes week of January 30, 2017  *  on newsstands week of February 13, 2017

The Best of Skiing in Canada — Our annual look at what we love about skiing at home: Awards, accolades…and a few bricks

Sol Mountain Lodge

Big things to come at Mother Whistler

A quick Swiss Roadtrip: Arosa, Lenzerheide, Laax, Flims

La Grave: 100% expert offpiste, one gondola, no avalanche control, 2,300 vertical metre runs…the stuff of legends

Testing the best powder skis at Wiegele World

More Ski Better Tips from Ski Canada’s Ski School

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Your news and comments are always welcome.

Ski Canada makes editorial access for snowsports content a priority. Here are a few opportunities to bring your message to our 200,000+ readers within the editorial pages of the magazine.

Your Ski Canada editorial contacts:

Iain MacMillan, editor … 1-888-301-3348 .. mac@skicanadamag.com

Ryan Stuart, technical editor … ryan@skicanadamag.com

 

Meet Some of Our Writers and Photographers

Ski Canada is noted for editorial excellence. Our writers and photographers are among the best in alpine snowsports media. Here’s a sample of just a few:

Ryan Stuart is Ski Canada’s technical editor and Ski Canada Test analyst. Based at the foot of Mount Washington Alpine Resort, he’s been testing skis, boots, accessories and apparel for more than 10 years. His bylines appear regularly in various other ski and outdoor Canadian and American magazines. Ryan’s east-west background – his family moved from Toronto to Calgary when he was 15 – gives him a unique perspective on testing skis and other gear.

George Koch has travelled to war zones as well as ski hills in preparing the thousands of articles he’s written over his 20-year career. He holds an MA in journalism, was a recipient of a National Magazine Award and continues to write for numerous publications besides Ski Canada.

Former editor in chief of Fall Line Skiing in the U.K., Leslie Woit has had no home base for years but chooses to travel the world in search of the perfect ski destination for a host of magazines and newspapers including Ski Canada.

After pummeling her knees into a pulpy mess falling down the steepest lines in Europe (whilst operating a black market English ski school in Courchevel), Monica Andreeff’s 25-year journalism career included hard news, adventure travel and ski writing for assorted Canadian and U.S. newspapers and magazines. Still skiing on a sporty new artificial knee, Monica lives in Banff and is the Executive Director of the Association For Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment.

Marty MacLennan is a former advisor to the Nagano Olympic Ski Patrol and author of Lobster’s Family Guide to North American Ski Resorts, Marty calls anywhere with good skiing home. A freelancer by trade and vagabond at heart, he presently resides in Vancouver where he teaches photojournalism at Simon Fraser University.

tobias c. van Veen  is currently hiding out in Whistler & observing the ravages of the world while immersing himself in the snow and rock of BC’s Coast mountains. When not writing for Ski Canada he can be found editing Dancecult: Journal for Electronic Dance Music Culture  and Notes from the Neve, a local Sea-to-Sky blog. In the last throes of a doctorate in Philosophy and Communication Studies at McGill University, tobias still manages to get in around 70 days a year. If you see him on the skintrack, ask him for a swig of absynthe martini from the sacred flask.

Steven Threndyle published his first story in Ski Canada in 1987 about flunking the Level II exam. He can write better than he skis. He loves backcountry powder, hates gates, and believes that every skier should turn a non-skier onto the sport. He lives in Kelowna, B.C., with his snowboarding wife, son, and daughter. He is eternally grateful for the fact that his son does not play hockey, so he can go skiing on Saturdays.

Ryan Creary is an editorial & commercial mountain sports photographer based out of Canmore, AB. Originally from the maritimes, he has spent the last 11 years working as a professional photographer and living in the Canadian Rockies. Ryan’s work has appeared on numerous covers and been used by many of the top clients in the industry. Ryan is recognized for his soulful action sport photos and his unique ski culture imagery. His website and blog can be viewed at ryancreary.com.

Ian Merringer is a freelance writer based in Toronto. His favourite part of Toronto is Pearson Airport, where planes often leave for runways near mountains. The former magazine editor (Rapid, Canoeroots, Adventure Kayak) has won National Magazine Awards, has a rolled-up BA in journalism and writes often for The Globe and Mail.

Glenn Cullen has been writing about skiing around the globe for 17 years – not always easy based in Sydney where the average winter temperature is 16 degrees. Still, he’s mananged to cover three Winter Olympics, eat baby sparrows in Japan, earn $7 an hour working at Red Mountain and almost lost a hand using a nutcracker lift in New Zealand. On his days off he’s a fulltime sports journalist with Australian Associated Press where he’s well respected but struggles to win awards because he antagonises too many people.

Originally from Montreal, Eric Berger moved to Whistler in the fall of 1986 after studying photography at the CEGEP Du Vieux Montréal. It was in Whistler that he combined his love of photography with his passion for skiing and snowboarding to create a successful career as an action sports photographer. He was a Senior Contributing Photographer with Transworld Snowboarding Magazine for twelve years and continues to work with numerous action-sports publications and high profile clients worldwide. From the beginning, Eric’s eye has been drawn to raw wilderness as the backdrop of his success. Delivering action poised on the edge of consequence, his images are at once daunting and inspiring. At home in the backcountry and remote locations, his visual merging of high-risk sport, alpine topography and evocative composition have given him a signature look and international respect.

From Gothenburg, Sweden, Martin Söderqvist has been working as a professional photographer since 2003. Fuelled by his love for Big Mountain skiing, Söderqvist’s photos have been published on the covers of numerous international magazines and in advertising across the globe. Martin lives to challenge himself creatively, something that along with hard work has taken him to the top of ski photography.

Henry Georgi is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Fernie, B.C. An icon in Canadian ski photography, Georgi has been a regular contributor to Ski Canada since 1986. In addition to ski photography Henry also regularly shoots industrial and corporate work. Food photography is also a new love, one he would definitely like to explore more.

Chris Christie is a Freelance Photographer based in Squamish, B.C, a gateway to mountain adventure. The positive energy that the mountains evoke in a person was an inspiration for Chris to share his explorations through photography. It also opens all his senses to the environment and enriches the experience looking for that creative angle. His work has been published in many industry leading publications and commercial clients worldwide.
www.christie-images.com

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