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The Start of Something Big

Hut-to-hut touring in Whistler’s Spearhead Range just got a lot closer to reality. Six years after a group of backcountry skiers and mountain climbers from Whistler and Vancouver first approached B.C. Parks with its vision of a high-alpine hut system, Parks has finally given its blessing to the Spearhead Huts Committee that will allow the … More »

Un Triste Adieu

JP Auclair’s death in South America sent shockwaves throughout the world of skiing. _By STEVEN THRENDYLE in December 2014 issue   It was a cold Friday in January 1998 when a foursome of wiry, scruffy guys strolled through a parking lot at Vail in T-shirts and baggy pants, babbling in French. If it had been … More »

Whistler Gondolas For Sale

Delivery not included Whistler Mountain’s two-stage gondola was pretty state-of-the-art when the first passengers hopped onboard during the inaugural 1988 ski season. Indeed, its construction dates back to when the Young family owned Whistler Mountain, while competitor Intrawest—the new kid on the block—owned Blackcomb. “Those cabins were real workhorses,” said Whistler Blackcomb’s Doug Forseth. The … More »

The Aspen Shake

“It could get a little crazy up there at lunchtime. But it’s only Wednesday so perhaps not. But you’ll love the food and, my God, the view…” from December 2015 issue   I don’t pay too much attention to what Becca is saying about Cloud Nine. After all, I spent the previous 48 hours sampling … More »

Ski by Numbers

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics…” Nothing starts a good argument like pulling a statistic out of thin air—or failing to provide context. So, what have we done here at Ski Canada? In the interests of world peace, we’ve mashed up a bunch of statitstics, with a few cautionary notes … More »

A Skier’s Guide to 10 of B.C.’s Best

From the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains to the oceanside majesty of the Coast Range, British Columbia truly lives up to its Latin motto: Splendour Sine Occasu—Splendour Without Diminishment. And if you’re a skier or snowboarder, “Super, Natural British Columbia” delivers unlimited experiences in so many ways: light, bountiful snowfall; endless runs suitable for all … More »

How Safe?

Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic. Winter 2013 issue  Taking a tragic fall on a dangerous racecourse is not how you want to make a name for yourself on the World Cup circuit. When veteran Canadian Ski Cross competitor Nik … More »

All in the Family

Across Canadian ski country there are plenty of examples of offspring following in their parents’ tracks – must be in the blood. BY STEVEN THRENDYLE from 40th Anniversary issue Rowdy country rocker Hank Williams Jr. once wrote a song called “Family Tradition” that described the wild-child lifestyle he led as the living heir to one of the … More »

Freeriders on freestylers

Charting big-mountain attitudes The divisions in ski culture couldn’t be much greater today. Just one subculture includes New School (slopestyle, big air, park & pipe…) and Old School (the 2010 Winter Games: moguls, aerials and something called ski cross). So Ski Canada canvassed four of Canada’s top freeskiers about their freestylin’ brethen and somewhat surprisingly … More »

2010 Olympics Q & A

Heading to Whistler? What to know before you go WHY DOESN’T THE RACE END IN THE VILLAGE? “Olympic”—one of the first runs ever cut on Whistler Mountain—ended up over at the garbage dump, which is the site of the current Whistler Village. And ideally perhaps, the Olympic downhill would end there. However, a World Cup … More »

The Start of Something Big

Hut-to-hut touring in Whistler’s Spearhead Range just got a lot closer to reality. Six years after a group of backcountry skiers and mountain climbers from Whistler and Vancouver first approached B.C. Parks with its vision of a high-alpine hut system, Parks has finally given its blessing to the Spearhead Huts Committee that will allow the … More »

Un Triste Adieu

JP Auclair’s death in South America sent shockwaves throughout the world of skiing. _By STEVEN THRENDYLE in December 2014 issue   It was a cold Friday in January 1998 when a foursome of wiry, scruffy guys strolled through a parking lot at Vail in T-shirts and baggy pants, babbling in French. If it had been … More »

Whistler Gondolas For Sale

Delivery not included Whistler Mountain’s two-stage gondola was pretty state-of-the-art when the first passengers hopped onboard during the inaugural 1988 ski season. Indeed, its construction dates back to when the Young family owned Whistler Mountain, while competitor Intrawest—the new kid on the block—owned Blackcomb. “Those cabins were real workhorses,” said Whistler Blackcomb’s Doug Forseth. The … More »

The Aspen Shake

“It could get a little crazy up there at lunchtime. But it’s only Wednesday so perhaps not. But you’ll love the food and, my God, the view…” from December 2015 issue   I don’t pay too much attention to what Becca is saying about Cloud Nine. After all, I spent the previous 48 hours sampling … More »

Ski by Numbers

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics…” Nothing starts a good argument like pulling a statistic out of thin air—or failing to provide context. So, what have we done here at Ski Canada? In the interests of world peace, we’ve mashed up a bunch of statitstics, with a few cautionary notes … More »

A Skier’s Guide to 10 of B.C.’s Best

From the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains to the oceanside majesty of the Coast Range, British Columbia truly lives up to its Latin motto: Splendour Sine Occasu—Splendour Without Diminishment. And if you’re a skier or snowboarder, “Super, Natural British Columbia” delivers unlimited experiences in so many ways: light, bountiful snowfall; endless runs suitable for all … More »

How Safe?

Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic. Winter 2013 issue  Taking a tragic fall on a dangerous racecourse is not how you want to make a name for yourself on the World Cup circuit. When veteran Canadian Ski Cross competitor Nik … More »

All in the Family

Across Canadian ski country there are plenty of examples of offspring following in their parents’ tracks – must be in the blood. BY STEVEN THRENDYLE from 40th Anniversary issue Rowdy country rocker Hank Williams Jr. once wrote a song called “Family Tradition” that described the wild-child lifestyle he led as the living heir to one of the … More »

Freeriders on freestylers

Charting big-mountain attitudes The divisions in ski culture couldn’t be much greater today. Just one subculture includes New School (slopestyle, big air, park & pipe…) and Old School (the 2010 Winter Games: moguls, aerials and something called ski cross). So Ski Canada canvassed four of Canada’s top freeskiers about their freestylin’ brethen and somewhat surprisingly … More »

2010 Olympics Q & A

Heading to Whistler? What to know before you go WHY DOESN’T THE RACE END IN THE VILLAGE? “Olympic”—one of the first runs ever cut on Whistler Mountain—ended up over at the garbage dump, which is the site of the current Whistler Village. And ideally perhaps, the Olympic downhill would end there. However, a World Cup … More »

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