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Best of Skiing in Canada 2017

Ski Canada looks back at a year’s worth of entertaining anecdotes and what’s so great about skiing at home. by COMPILATION EDITOR LESLIE WOIT in the Winter 2017 issue BEST IDEA Selkirk Snowcat Skiing (f.k.a. Selkirk Wilderness) was the ultimate trendsetter when it introduced the concept of snowcat-skiing to the world in 1975—and there’s been no … More »

Far and Away

Arriving at Assiniboine Lodge, the birthplace of ski touring in Canada, is easy. Leaving the ultimate Rocky Mountain log cabin is a lot harder. by Leslie Woit *  photos Noel Rogers  *  in the Fall 2016 issue They say life is no picnic. They should come to Assiniboine Lodge. The sun sparkles like diamonds on the snowy … More »

Jacked on Jackson

One of the best fall-line-skiing mountains in the world has 1,200 metres of vertical and a whole lot more to love. by LESLIE WOIT in Fall 2016 issue Of course we can drink beer in the street,” says the nice man. “It’s Wyoming.” It doesn’t stop there. Stepping outside onto the streets of downtown Jackson, he hands me another … More »

Ah, Utah!

Park City, now the biggest ski area in the U.S., and five other snowy resorts are all within a short drive of Salt Lake City. BY LESLIE WOIT in December 2015 issue When the Mormons hitched up the wagon trains for the journey west to Utah in the 1840s, Salt Lake City winters were harsh, the natives understandably … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada – 2016 edition

It’s not about the competition, it’s about all the fun in researching and collecting anecdotes from Ski Canada contributors, readers, staff—and the people at resorts who are not afraid to poke fun at themselves. There’s no awards gala, not even a cheesy certificate, just the honour of being mentioned on the hallowed pages of our … More »

Whistler vs. Vail

Who’s the best? How to choose between North America’s two mega ski resorts. BY LESLIE WOIT When Blackcomb was born in 1980, its biggest competitor was a nearby hill called Whistler. So, too, in former times, did Vail scratch for more customers from the gravelly parking lot of a little bitty Beaver Creek. That was then, … More »

Big Sparkling Stars

Two great ski resorts and one rub-down: Big White, Silver Star and Sparkling Hill offer more than family playtime in the heart of the Okanagan. “Whatever you do, don’t lick anything.” Words to live by, particularly in view of what comes next. Sparkling Hill Resort is a glitter box of a spa hotel, set high … More »

50 Shades of White

Naughty or nice, Leslie Woit will whip your winter of 2015 into shape with some snowbound thrills. 1. Do it with a group Join a group lesson to improve your style and raise your social capital. Adults-only, intermediate plateau-er or powder perfectionist, sharing is the new independence. 2. Order a bedtime story Tantalizingly torpid after looking lovely … More »

Dressing for Success

WINTER 2015 issue – She was narrowly pipped off the podium at Lake Louise’s opening World Cup downhill in December, but Owen Sound, Ontario’s Larisa Yurkiw was leading the fashion pack when she earned a thrilling 4th. High on the trend-o-metre this season are these practical and chic down-padded skirts that are warming some of … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2015

Deep powder or smooth corduroy, hot chocolate or cold sake, cute liftees or a magnificent instructor who goes the extra mile… What bit of Canadian mountain culture gets your tips up? We’ve made tracks up, down and across our home and native winter wonderland to bring you the notable, the quirky and the down-right best. … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2017

Ski Canada looks back at a year’s worth of entertaining anecdotes and what’s so great about skiing at home. by COMPILATION EDITOR LESLIE WOIT in the Winter 2017 issue BEST IDEA Selkirk Snowcat Skiing (f.k.a. Selkirk Wilderness) was the ultimate trendsetter when it introduced the concept of snowcat-skiing to the world in 1975—and there’s been no … More »

Far and Away

Arriving at Assiniboine Lodge, the birthplace of ski touring in Canada, is easy. Leaving the ultimate Rocky Mountain log cabin is a lot harder. by Leslie Woit *  photos Noel Rogers  *  in the Fall 2016 issue They say life is no picnic. They should come to Assiniboine Lodge. The sun sparkles like diamonds on the snowy … More »

Jacked on Jackson

One of the best fall-line-skiing mountains in the world has 1,200 metres of vertical and a whole lot more to love. by LESLIE WOIT in Fall 2016 issue Of course we can drink beer in the street,” says the nice man. “It’s Wyoming.” It doesn’t stop there. Stepping outside onto the streets of downtown Jackson, he hands me another … More »

Ah, Utah!

Park City, now the biggest ski area in the U.S., and five other snowy resorts are all within a short drive of Salt Lake City. BY LESLIE WOIT in December 2015 issue When the Mormons hitched up the wagon trains for the journey west to Utah in the 1840s, Salt Lake City winters were harsh, the natives understandably … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada – 2016 edition

It’s not about the competition, it’s about all the fun in researching and collecting anecdotes from Ski Canada contributors, readers, staff—and the people at resorts who are not afraid to poke fun at themselves. There’s no awards gala, not even a cheesy certificate, just the honour of being mentioned on the hallowed pages of our … More »

Whistler vs. Vail

Who’s the best? How to choose between North America’s two mega ski resorts. BY LESLIE WOIT When Blackcomb was born in 1980, its biggest competitor was a nearby hill called Whistler. So, too, in former times, did Vail scratch for more customers from the gravelly parking lot of a little bitty Beaver Creek. That was then, … More »

Big Sparkling Stars

Two great ski resorts and one rub-down: Big White, Silver Star and Sparkling Hill offer more than family playtime in the heart of the Okanagan. “Whatever you do, don’t lick anything.” Words to live by, particularly in view of what comes next. Sparkling Hill Resort is a glitter box of a spa hotel, set high … More »

50 Shades of White

Naughty or nice, Leslie Woit will whip your winter of 2015 into shape with some snowbound thrills. 1. Do it with a group Join a group lesson to improve your style and raise your social capital. Adults-only, intermediate plateau-er or powder perfectionist, sharing is the new independence. 2. Order a bedtime story Tantalizingly torpid after looking lovely … More »

Dressing for Success

WINTER 2015 issue – She was narrowly pipped off the podium at Lake Louise’s opening World Cup downhill in December, but Owen Sound, Ontario’s Larisa Yurkiw was leading the fashion pack when she earned a thrilling 4th. High on the trend-o-metre this season are these practical and chic down-padded skirts that are warming some of … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2015

Deep powder or smooth corduroy, hot chocolate or cold sake, cute liftees or a magnificent instructor who goes the extra mile… What bit of Canadian mountain culture gets your tips up? We’ve made tracks up, down and across our home and native winter wonderland to bring you the notable, the quirky and the down-right best. … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $3.75 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

Outside Canada?