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Flying High With Mike Wiegele

WE’RE KNEE-DEEP IN HOW SKI LIFE HAS EVOLVED AFTER 50 YEARS OF HELI-SKIING. BY LESLIE WOIT No radio, no avalanche transceiver, no veggie options… Take my hand as we travel back in time to 1970. You’re humming that new tune “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as you squeeze your tight little package into those navy Pedigree … More »

The Beauty of Banff

It’s the people of a place that make it home. A little town in a big place, Banff is chock full of dreamers and schemers and lovers of all things alpine. Protected from developers, yet defenseless to the admiring coos of everyone who sees her, Banff’s Rocky Mountains are soul food for the heart. Its … More »

Take The Plunge – Val d’Isère, France

The classic French Alps resort of Val d’Isère is truly a destination of distractions.  Drysuit, dry mouth. Full rubber face mask, moon-landing screw-on gloves. With a final thumbs-up, I clamp my legs around the instructor like a cheap hooker and sink to my fate, slipping lifelessly beneath a frozen lake. A spot of ice diving was … 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 »

Ski to New Heights – Chamonix

Chamonix’s hardcore reputation as “the Alps on steroids” hangs on the spectacular peaks that surround. But it’s also France, so just because you’re tackling the Vallée Blanche—the classic guided day-long tour that involves some first hairy steps on a fixed rope followed by 22 km of off-piste intermediate/advanced cruising through speech-defying, serac-dappled snowscapes—doesn’t mean you … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … 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 »

Flying High With Mike Wiegele

WE’RE KNEE-DEEP IN HOW SKI LIFE HAS EVOLVED AFTER 50 YEARS OF HELI-SKIING. BY LESLIE WOIT No radio, no avalanche transceiver, no veggie options… Take my hand as we travel back in time to 1970. You’re humming that new tune “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as you squeeze your tight little package into those navy Pedigree … More »

The Beauty of Banff

It’s the people of a place that make it home. A little town in a big place, Banff is chock full of dreamers and schemers and lovers of all things alpine. Protected from developers, yet defenseless to the admiring coos of everyone who sees her, Banff’s Rocky Mountains are soul food for the heart. Its … More »

Take The Plunge – Val d’Isère, France

The classic French Alps resort of Val d’Isère is truly a destination of distractions.  Drysuit, dry mouth. Full rubber face mask, moon-landing screw-on gloves. With a final thumbs-up, I clamp my legs around the instructor like a cheap hooker and sink to my fate, slipping lifelessly beneath a frozen lake. A spot of ice diving was … 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 »

Ski to New Heights – Chamonix

Chamonix’s hardcore reputation as “the Alps on steroids” hangs on the spectacular peaks that surround. But it’s also France, so just because you’re tackling the Vallée Blanche—the classic guided day-long tour that involves some first hairy steps on a fixed rope followed by 22 km of off-piste intermediate/advanced cruising through speech-defying, serac-dappled snowscapes—doesn’t mean you … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … 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 »

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