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Shared Accommodation

Brits think chalet holidays are normal—we might not agree. The visiting Frenchman perched nervously on the edge of the couch in the chalet living room. “You would neverrr see a French person on a chalet holiday. Zay would have to be crazee! Ziss,” he whispers with contempt, “ezz only for zee English.” His Gallic nose crinkles … More »

The Alps for Everyone

Thinking about Europe but not sure where to start? Some of these destinations may not readily come to mind. Lots of resorts bill themselves as all things to all skiers, but Leslie Woit has no problem pigeon-holing the Alps for those who already know their priorities. in December 2013 issue Haute Maurienne Best for families … More »

You skied where!?

10 places guaranteed to cultivate your quirky side and spice up your après-ski chat. Ski Canada rates which slopes really are worth the detour. by Leslie Woit in Fall 2013 issue 1. Saskatchewan RATING: 10 out of 10 on the  Keen as BEANS scale.  Just because there are no mountains doesn’t mean that all Saskatchewanian skiers head to … More »

The seven-month itch

As the days get shorter in Canada, the urge to scratch starts to burn. Why not open your ski season by closing down Chile’s?   by Leslie Woit from Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue Summertime and the skiing is easy—when you’re down south and up high amid the sky-piercing peaks of the South American Andes. It’s the … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada awards 2013

by Leslie Woit in Winter 2013 issue Light powder, hot chocolate, cute liftees? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, the hotel stairs, the backstreet bars and the snow-covered parking lots in search of Canada’s best ski moments—and here they are! With special thanks to our … More »

The road trip

by Leslie Woit from Fall 2012 issue Getting there is half the fun. Is it? Is it really? Pinched in the gnarled vise grip of a Canadian winter, dodgy whiteouts and black ice, trapped in a confined metal compartment packed to the gills with sharp skis wedged between seats, cold plastic ski boots in ribs, … More »

Down with faffing

Why is skiing so irritating? It’s not wobbly legs, bad weather and glutinous plates of burgers and poutine. It’s the frustration caused by farting around. by Leslie Woit from Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue Yes, you with your tangled iPod cords, snotty noses, infernally fogged goggles and hapless search for the missing cleaning wipe…. I’m fed up with fellow skiers who faff around. This … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada Awards

by Leslie Woit from Winter 2012 issue We like to think of our Best of Skiing in Canada Awards as less about the competition and more about how much fun it is to research. Kudos and recognition of worthy people, places and things come in from readers, writers and other contributors all across ski country every year and … More »

Table Manners

Far from the present and correct world of the Canadian RMT, there lurks another form of corporal entertainment: the dodgy massage. BY LESLIE WOIT Cranky, sore, mad muscles. What’s a saggy-legged skier to do? Both good science and new-age claptrap tell us the same: a mid-ski-week massage brings tendons, muscles and soft tissue back from … More »

Remember when?

  From infrastructure and ownership to the way ski areas look, feel and smell, a lot has changed in the four decades since Ski Canada first landed on coffee tables over the deep-pile shag carpeting. Henceforth, some stuff we miss—and some we don’t. GROOMING—ANY SNOW IS GOOD SNOW VS. COMPRESSED AIR ‘N’  CORDUROY Ah, snow. … More »

Shared Accommodation

Brits think chalet holidays are normal—we might not agree. The visiting Frenchman perched nervously on the edge of the couch in the chalet living room. “You would neverrr see a French person on a chalet holiday. Zay would have to be crazee! Ziss,” he whispers with contempt, “ezz only for zee English.” His Gallic nose crinkles … More »

The Alps for Everyone

Thinking about Europe but not sure where to start? Some of these destinations may not readily come to mind. Lots of resorts bill themselves as all things to all skiers, but Leslie Woit has no problem pigeon-holing the Alps for those who already know their priorities. in December 2013 issue Haute Maurienne Best for families … More »

You skied where!?

10 places guaranteed to cultivate your quirky side and spice up your après-ski chat. Ski Canada rates which slopes really are worth the detour. by Leslie Woit in Fall 2013 issue 1. Saskatchewan RATING: 10 out of 10 on the  Keen as BEANS scale.  Just because there are no mountains doesn’t mean that all Saskatchewanian skiers head to … More »

The seven-month itch

As the days get shorter in Canada, the urge to scratch starts to burn. Why not open your ski season by closing down Chile’s?   by Leslie Woit from Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue Summertime and the skiing is easy—when you’re down south and up high amid the sky-piercing peaks of the South American Andes. It’s the … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada awards 2013

by Leslie Woit in Winter 2013 issue Light powder, hot chocolate, cute liftees? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, the hotel stairs, the backstreet bars and the snow-covered parking lots in search of Canada’s best ski moments—and here they are! With special thanks to our … More »

The road trip

by Leslie Woit from Fall 2012 issue Getting there is half the fun. Is it? Is it really? Pinched in the gnarled vise grip of a Canadian winter, dodgy whiteouts and black ice, trapped in a confined metal compartment packed to the gills with sharp skis wedged between seats, cold plastic ski boots in ribs, … More »

Down with faffing

Why is skiing so irritating? It’s not wobbly legs, bad weather and glutinous plates of burgers and poutine. It’s the frustration caused by farting around. by Leslie Woit from Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue Yes, you with your tangled iPod cords, snotty noses, infernally fogged goggles and hapless search for the missing cleaning wipe…. I’m fed up with fellow skiers who faff around. This … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada Awards

by Leslie Woit from Winter 2012 issue We like to think of our Best of Skiing in Canada Awards as less about the competition and more about how much fun it is to research. Kudos and recognition of worthy people, places and things come in from readers, writers and other contributors all across ski country every year and … More »

Table Manners

Far from the present and correct world of the Canadian RMT, there lurks another form of corporal entertainment: the dodgy massage. BY LESLIE WOIT Cranky, sore, mad muscles. What’s a saggy-legged skier to do? Both good science and new-age claptrap tell us the same: a mid-ski-week massage brings tendons, muscles and soft tissue back from … More »

Remember when?

  From infrastructure and ownership to the way ski areas look, feel and smell, a lot has changed in the four decades since Ski Canada first landed on coffee tables over the deep-pile shag carpeting. Henceforth, some stuff we miss—and some we don’t. GROOMING—ANY SNOW IS GOOD SNOW VS. COMPRESSED AIR ‘N’  CORDUROY Ah, snow. … More »

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