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Dropping in at Kicking Horse

After four days of unrelenting snowfall, three days of visibility-related delays and near-constant safety concerns, the sun returned to the skies above Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, revealing a deep, dazzling blanket of pristine powder on the slopes below. by ALEX HESSEL in the December 2018 issue From high atop Redemption Ridge, with steep, narrow chutes … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

Dress for Success – Backcountry

DRESS FOR SUCCESS Innovations in fabric and insulation are making winter more comfortable than ever. Upcycled wool Making clothing results in plenty of scraps. Usually they end up in the garbage, but SmartWool is collecting off-cuts from its merino baselayers, turning them into sheets of wool insulation and then stuffing them into puffy jackets, like … More »

Fit to Ski – part 3

Let’s take it up a notch as we head into ski season. Adding power and explosive moves to your routine will prepare you for runs that need quicker reaction time. Combined with balance drills, these exercises will help you dance on the snow. This circuit workout can be repeated 1-3 times with a rest period of … More »

Banff Sunshine Ski Week

On offer at Sunshine Village this winter is a classic holiday: the Banff Sunshine Ski Week package. The 14 Sunday-to-Friday programs over the season each include accommodation at Banff National Park’s only ski-in/out posh digs, five days of lift passes, four days of either two-hour lessons or guiding (depending on your skill level), receptions, drinks, … More »

Chatter on Alpine Touring

As the interest in randonnée continues to escalate, so do the offerings of where and with whom. After a super-successful pilot project last season, the almost fully booked Chatter Creek Cat-Skiing has launched a new Guided Ski Touring program to run January through March. Guests get a bump up into the alpine in the morning … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

Dropping in at Kicking Horse

After four days of unrelenting snowfall, three days of visibility-related delays and near-constant safety concerns, the sun returned to the skies above Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, revealing a deep, dazzling blanket of pristine powder on the slopes below. by ALEX HESSEL in the December 2018 issue From high atop Redemption Ridge, with steep, narrow chutes … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

Dress for Success – Backcountry

DRESS FOR SUCCESS Innovations in fabric and insulation are making winter more comfortable than ever. Upcycled wool Making clothing results in plenty of scraps. Usually they end up in the garbage, but SmartWool is collecting off-cuts from its merino baselayers, turning them into sheets of wool insulation and then stuffing them into puffy jackets, like … More »

Fit to Ski – part 3

Let’s take it up a notch as we head into ski season. Adding power and explosive moves to your routine will prepare you for runs that need quicker reaction time. Combined with balance drills, these exercises will help you dance on the snow. This circuit workout can be repeated 1-3 times with a rest period of … More »

Banff Sunshine Ski Week

On offer at Sunshine Village this winter is a classic holiday: the Banff Sunshine Ski Week package. The 14 Sunday-to-Friday programs over the season each include accommodation at Banff National Park’s only ski-in/out posh digs, five days of lift passes, four days of either two-hour lessons or guiding (depending on your skill level), receptions, drinks, … More »

Chatter on Alpine Touring

As the interest in randonnée continues to escalate, so do the offerings of where and with whom. After a super-successful pilot project last season, the almost fully booked Chatter Creek Cat-Skiing has launched a new Guided Ski Touring program to run January through March. Guests get a bump up into the alpine in the morning … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

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