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In Awe of the Eiger – Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

Watching the striking scenery roll past a train window pretty much anywhere in Switzerland, it’s easy to understand why the country has inspired artists, poets and travellers. I mean, c’mon, it’s ridiculously beautiful and worthy of all the storybook stereotypes. What I was noticing on my wife Lora’s and my journey, though, aside from the … More »

Havin’ a Time – Marble Mt. Newfoundland

Nobody said skiing The Rock was easy, but it’s definitely worth the adventure. The last time I skied Newfoundland was 1989. Back then, Marble Mountain had a slightly mythical reputation in Eastern Canada. Essentially, it was a local ski hill servicing the small town of Corner Brook and surrounding communities. What made it sparkle was … More »

Groups Dept. – Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Despite a wet welcome, Crans-Montana maintained its reputation of providing a signature sunny week for another Ski Canada Readers’ Trip. by RON BETTS in the Fall 2018 issue When you’re climbing onto a bus in Switzerland with a group of 30 people you just met boarding a transatlantic flight barely a day before, a number of things go … More »

The Road to Cherryville

THE MONASHEES’ KINGFISHER HELISKIING AND KEEFER LAKE CATSKIING WILL PAMPER YOU IN POWDER. by RON BETTS    photos ROBERT SIM in the Winter 2018 issue One of the most remarkable things about living in Canada is space, lots and lots of space. Just point the old family roadster in almost any direction and soon the hustle … More »

And Then They Were One – Park City & The Canyons

Big things really started to happen when Vail Resorts teamed up Park City with The Canyons. by RON BETTS in the December 2017 issue   Until recently, my favourite landing was Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. The airport closed in 1998 but anyone who landed there will remember it well. I even had the unforgettable … More »

Prep for Level 1

At some point nearly all of us have fantasized about storming out of the office and leaving behind traffic jams and the grind of a 9-5 life. Well, the Canadian Ski Guide Association (CSGA) may have just the ticket for your one-way trip to job satisfaction with a new course to introduce students to the … More »

Baldy’s Back, Baby

Baldy Mountain Resort, or simply “Baldy” to the residents of Oliver and Osoyoos in B.C.’s South Okanagan, is experiencing a rebirth this season. Founded in 1968, the ski area has been a hidden gem for those in the know, famous for Powder Fridays (when the lifts only opened on weekends) and the awesome snow ghosts … More »

Fat & Fabulous – Powder Skis Test 2017

The guides at Mike Wiegele’s were happy to ride these plus-sized beauties. I spent 14 glorious years as a heli-guide in the most majestic ski terrain on the planet at Mike Wiegele’s in Blue River, B.C., home once again to the Ski Canada Powder Test. And over the course of those years I’ve seen plenty … More »

Avalanches and The Law

The Colorado Supreme Court in May ruled 5-2 that avalanches are an inherent risk of skiing. This ruling upheld the state’s Ski Safety Act that puts a $250,000 cap on liability to ski areas in the event of accident or incident within ski area boundaries. The case was brought by the wife of a skier … More »

Glacier Know-How

Back in September when most Canadians were trying to cram in one last trip to the lake, there was one group who’d already started thinking about mountains. Many of the guides who work at heli-ski and snowcat operations dusted off gear and made the migration to Blue River, B.C., where the Canadian Ski Guide Association … More »

In Awe of the Eiger – Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region

Watching the striking scenery roll past a train window pretty much anywhere in Switzerland, it’s easy to understand why the country has inspired artists, poets and travellers. I mean, c’mon, it’s ridiculously beautiful and worthy of all the storybook stereotypes. What I was noticing on my wife Lora’s and my journey, though, aside from the … More »

Havin’ a Time – Marble Mt. Newfoundland

Nobody said skiing The Rock was easy, but it’s definitely worth the adventure. The last time I skied Newfoundland was 1989. Back then, Marble Mountain had a slightly mythical reputation in Eastern Canada. Essentially, it was a local ski hill servicing the small town of Corner Brook and surrounding communities. What made it sparkle was … More »

Groups Dept. – Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Despite a wet welcome, Crans-Montana maintained its reputation of providing a signature sunny week for another Ski Canada Readers’ Trip. by RON BETTS in the Fall 2018 issue When you’re climbing onto a bus in Switzerland with a group of 30 people you just met boarding a transatlantic flight barely a day before, a number of things go … More »

The Road to Cherryville

THE MONASHEES’ KINGFISHER HELISKIING AND KEEFER LAKE CATSKIING WILL PAMPER YOU IN POWDER. by RON BETTS    photos ROBERT SIM in the Winter 2018 issue One of the most remarkable things about living in Canada is space, lots and lots of space. Just point the old family roadster in almost any direction and soon the hustle … More »

And Then They Were One – Park City & The Canyons

Big things really started to happen when Vail Resorts teamed up Park City with The Canyons. by RON BETTS in the December 2017 issue   Until recently, my favourite landing was Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. The airport closed in 1998 but anyone who landed there will remember it well. I even had the unforgettable … More »

Prep for Level 1

At some point nearly all of us have fantasized about storming out of the office and leaving behind traffic jams and the grind of a 9-5 life. Well, the Canadian Ski Guide Association (CSGA) may have just the ticket for your one-way trip to job satisfaction with a new course to introduce students to the … More »

Baldy’s Back, Baby

Baldy Mountain Resort, or simply “Baldy” to the residents of Oliver and Osoyoos in B.C.’s South Okanagan, is experiencing a rebirth this season. Founded in 1968, the ski area has been a hidden gem for those in the know, famous for Powder Fridays (when the lifts only opened on weekends) and the awesome snow ghosts … More »

Fat & Fabulous – Powder Skis Test 2017

The guides at Mike Wiegele’s were happy to ride these plus-sized beauties. I spent 14 glorious years as a heli-guide in the most majestic ski terrain on the planet at Mike Wiegele’s in Blue River, B.C., home once again to the Ski Canada Powder Test. And over the course of those years I’ve seen plenty … More »

Avalanches and The Law

The Colorado Supreme Court in May ruled 5-2 that avalanches are an inherent risk of skiing. This ruling upheld the state’s Ski Safety Act that puts a $250,000 cap on liability to ski areas in the event of accident or incident within ski area boundaries. The case was brought by the wife of a skier … More »

Glacier Know-How

Back in September when most Canadians were trying to cram in one last trip to the lake, there was one group who’d already started thinking about mountains. Many of the guides who work at heli-ski and snowcat operations dusted off gear and made the migration to Blue River, B.C., where the Canadian Ski Guide Association … More »

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