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Two Worlds Collide

Living a life of decadent skiing isn’t all dream vacations to B.C. powder lodges and sunny slopes in the Alps. For the majority of us working stiffs, skiing means two words: Spring Break. Caught up in the mad rush to the mountains, bundled with rug rats and burdened with luggage, there’s an art to surviving … More »

Booming Mountain Camps

A spiritual ride for women that tones all levels of the body and mind.  By tobias c. van Veen in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue Training involves not just buffing up the body to withstand the blows of hardpack or powder pillows, but satisfying the soul-skier that lives deep down inside with clarity, meditation and joyful … More »

Bring on the Fans

by Tobias c. Van Veen from December 2012 issue Canada’s Own The Podium program focuses hard on Olympic medals, with Olympic wins eclipsing all other World Championship finishes—and Erik Guay has had many of the latter, 17 in fact. Alpine racing is a solitary sport—for despite the training, coaching and technology behind every World Cup … More »

The new world of freeriding

by Tobias c. van Veen  from Fall 2012 issue This season (and may it be blessed) will see the long-awaited merger of the Freeride World Tour (herein called the FWT) with the Freeskiing World Tour (herein now part of the Freeride World Tour) what does this mean, you ask? For starters, it means bigger audiences … More »

Skiing’s gladiators

  Skier cross has a strange and storied history in not only the sport of skiing, but in the evolution of skiing itself. The dark roots of skier cross involve nothing more or less than corralling your so-called friends (of all ages), heading to the pinnacle of your local hill and pointing it down in a no-holds-barred race to the bottom. by … More »

Life Beyond the Gates

by Tobias c van Veen from Spring 2012 issue What happens to racers after they’ve hung up their skis? It’s a question that a lot of athletes either avoid or don’t even consider. As recently retired Canadian cyclone-on-skis Britt Janyk points out, planning an exit strategy from the World Cup never really occurred to her. “I found it really difficult to think … More »

A Bite with Dave Brownlie

Whistler Blackcomb ’s CEO goes beyond the ropes with Ski Canada. by Tobias C. Van Veen Dave Brownlie is not your average CEO. As I chased him down The Bite on Blackcomb,  a steep line through trees and drops into Jersey Bowl, I realized that he was letting me know something through the old skier ’s adage: … More »

Beyond Whistler

If Whistler Blackcomb’s trail map isn’t big enough for you, there’s plenty more playground accessible by heli, cat and your own two feet. by tobias c. van Veen from 40th Anniversary issue   We see it all the time here in Whistler—a hesitant but slack-jawed tourist gaping at the virgin snow in the great beyond, leaning hard against … More »

Taking FIS to Task

by tobias c. van Veen from the Fall 2011 issue. The first and only time I saw Jean-Luc Brassard in competition was at the closing finale of the 2002 World Cup Freestyle on Blackcomb. As I feasted on the media tent’s prawns and wine, the Lillehammer legend laid down a cartilage-destroying performance. Sure, he was no longer on top, but he … More »

The Whistler Cup’s Killer Kinder

no driver’s licence required by tobias c. van Veen from the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue. With Lady Gaga cranked from a stereo pitched precariously in the snowbank, a swarm of the spandex crowd performs the pre-race rituals: stretching, swinging legs around, some pantomime focus visualization, nervous chatter and, of course, a good deal of high-pitched … More »

Two Worlds Collide

Living a life of decadent skiing isn’t all dream vacations to B.C. powder lodges and sunny slopes in the Alps. For the majority of us working stiffs, skiing means two words: Spring Break. Caught up in the mad rush to the mountains, bundled with rug rats and burdened with luggage, there’s an art to surviving … More »

Booming Mountain Camps

A spiritual ride for women that tones all levels of the body and mind.  By tobias c. van Veen in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue Training involves not just buffing up the body to withstand the blows of hardpack or powder pillows, but satisfying the soul-skier that lives deep down inside with clarity, meditation and joyful … More »

Bring on the Fans

by Tobias c. Van Veen from December 2012 issue Canada’s Own The Podium program focuses hard on Olympic medals, with Olympic wins eclipsing all other World Championship finishes—and Erik Guay has had many of the latter, 17 in fact. Alpine racing is a solitary sport—for despite the training, coaching and technology behind every World Cup … More »

The new world of freeriding

by Tobias c. van Veen  from Fall 2012 issue This season (and may it be blessed) will see the long-awaited merger of the Freeride World Tour (herein called the FWT) with the Freeskiing World Tour (herein now part of the Freeride World Tour) what does this mean, you ask? For starters, it means bigger audiences … More »

Skiing’s gladiators

  Skier cross has a strange and storied history in not only the sport of skiing, but in the evolution of skiing itself. The dark roots of skier cross involve nothing more or less than corralling your so-called friends (of all ages), heading to the pinnacle of your local hill and pointing it down in a no-holds-barred race to the bottom. by … More »

Life Beyond the Gates

by Tobias c van Veen from Spring 2012 issue What happens to racers after they’ve hung up their skis? It’s a question that a lot of athletes either avoid or don’t even consider. As recently retired Canadian cyclone-on-skis Britt Janyk points out, planning an exit strategy from the World Cup never really occurred to her. “I found it really difficult to think … More »

A Bite with Dave Brownlie

Whistler Blackcomb ’s CEO goes beyond the ropes with Ski Canada. by Tobias C. Van Veen Dave Brownlie is not your average CEO. As I chased him down The Bite on Blackcomb,  a steep line through trees and drops into Jersey Bowl, I realized that he was letting me know something through the old skier ’s adage: … More »

Beyond Whistler

If Whistler Blackcomb’s trail map isn’t big enough for you, there’s plenty more playground accessible by heli, cat and your own two feet. by tobias c. van Veen from 40th Anniversary issue   We see it all the time here in Whistler—a hesitant but slack-jawed tourist gaping at the virgin snow in the great beyond, leaning hard against … More »

Taking FIS to Task

by tobias c. van Veen from the Fall 2011 issue. The first and only time I saw Jean-Luc Brassard in competition was at the closing finale of the 2002 World Cup Freestyle on Blackcomb. As I feasted on the media tent’s prawns and wine, the Lillehammer legend laid down a cartilage-destroying performance. Sure, he was no longer on top, but he … More »

The Whistler Cup’s Killer Kinder

no driver’s licence required by tobias c. van Veen from the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue. With Lady Gaga cranked from a stereo pitched precariously in the snowbank, a swarm of the spandex crowd performs the pre-race rituals: stretching, swinging legs around, some pantomime focus visualization, nervous chatter and, of course, a good deal of high-pitched … More »

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Just $3.75 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

Outside Canada?