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Best of Skiing in Canada 2018

Light powder, saucy speeds and hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows and Baileys? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, inspecting everything from chairlift rides to stretch-pant perkiness, from hotel stairs to backstreet bars and snow-covered parking lots, in search of the best in ski country. … More »

Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Seeing Red, Speaking Shred

Red Mountain remains a Canadian classic, going back in time far enough to be new again. by LESLIE WOIT      photos: RYAN FLETT     in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue As a ski writer, I’m used to skiing all over the world, armed with a mini-lexicon of indigenous words and phrases curated to help navigate trail maps, hunt … More »

Take Me to Funkytown – Whitewater Ski Resort

WHITEWATER is fingered as one of Canada’s quirkiest powdery treasures—and its sister city of NELSON doesn’t disappoint, either. by LESLIE WOIT  *  photos by STEVE OGLE  *  Fall 2017 issue Beneath the low-hanging clouds of a wet March morning, snowbanks along the two-lane highway outside Nelson are hemorrhaging muck. Damp is in the air. But … More »

Freeski Rehab

Tatum Monod, launched herself off a near-vertical Alaskan peak, hit an unanticipated hard landing and cartwheeled down the long mountain face by Leslie Woit in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue When one of Canada’s Red Bull- (and The North Face-) sponsored skiers, 26-year-old Tatum Monod, launched herself off a near-vertical Alaskan peak, hit an unanticipated hard … 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 »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2018

Light powder, saucy speeds and hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows and Baileys? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, inspecting everything from chairlift rides to stretch-pant perkiness, from hotel stairs to backstreet bars and snow-covered parking lots, in search of the best in ski country. … More »

Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Seeing Red, Speaking Shred

Red Mountain remains a Canadian classic, going back in time far enough to be new again. by LESLIE WOIT      photos: RYAN FLETT     in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue As a ski writer, I’m used to skiing all over the world, armed with a mini-lexicon of indigenous words and phrases curated to help navigate trail maps, hunt … More »

Take Me to Funkytown – Whitewater Ski Resort

WHITEWATER is fingered as one of Canada’s quirkiest powdery treasures—and its sister city of NELSON doesn’t disappoint, either. by LESLIE WOIT  *  photos by STEVE OGLE  *  Fall 2017 issue Beneath the low-hanging clouds of a wet March morning, snowbanks along the two-lane highway outside Nelson are hemorrhaging muck. Damp is in the air. But … More »

Freeski Rehab

Tatum Monod, launched herself off a near-vertical Alaskan peak, hit an unanticipated hard landing and cartwheeled down the long mountain face by Leslie Woit in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue When one of Canada’s Red Bull- (and The North Face-) sponsored skiers, 26-year-old Tatum Monod, launched herself off a near-vertical Alaskan peak, hit an unanticipated hard … 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 »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $3.75 an issue!

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

Outside Canada?