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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 »

How to Shoot Better

Ski Canada proverb: If you catch your best ski day ever on film, will anyone want to watch? Before you meditate on this, know that the answer depends on you. “If all you get is POV action footage, there’s not much of a story to tell, and without some kind of story, the footage will … More »

Curse of the Canuck

Could this be the year a Canadian finally wins the biggest comp in freeskiing? [ed. note: On February 9, 2017 Kylie Sivell placed third in the season opener in Andorra] The fact that a Canadian has never claimed the Freeride World Tour (FWT) overall title in the 10-year history of the extreme-skiing competition is astounding. … More »

Spinning the Wheels

CBC’s Scott Russell takes Ski Canada’s Ian Merringer down the Road to the Olympic Games. Scott Russell is the on-air face of alpine racing in Canada. Now preparing to cover his 14th Olympic Games in February 2018, the CBC broadcaster has had an intimate view of Canada’s alpine ski teams for longer than anyone. Ski Canada … More »

Badass, French-Style

‘‘If you’re a strong skier, particularly one who loves the steeps, La Grave—along with La Meije, the imposing monster of a mountain that rises vertically from the valley opposite—is your mecca. ’’ No, Sophie, I’m pretty sure you won’t be going to La Grave.” I chuckled on a Skype call last winter with my 15-year-old. … More »

Miracle at Cherry Bowl

There was no way anyone could have survived, thought the four Terrace locals. They’d just watched a massive avalanche rip across Cherry Bowl, an alpine bowl outside the Shames Mountain ski area in northern B.C., and gobble four ski tourers before racing to the valley hundreds of metres below. Regardless of the chances of survival, … More »

It’s All About the Feet .. or is it? pt.1

The analogy of “holding a tray of drinks downhill” is an easy one to visualize because let’s face it, most of us can relate to drinking. But once you’re able to ensure the turning effort is coming from the legs and not from swinging your arms and upper body around, can you forget about your … More »

More Fortress

You might remember seeing Alberta’s presently closed Fortress Mountain as an alpine backdrop in the 2010 Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster Inception. Or maybe you just dreamt that you did. If you didn’t see the film, you won’t remember the scene (or get the joke), but buck up, because there might be a sequel in the works. … More »

Save Your Knees

 If you haven’t had a serious knee injury while skiing, you likely know someone who has. We often think it’s just random bad luck but keep reading. by DR. JOHN FOOTE in December 2016 issue American engineers Jasper Shealy and Carl Ettlinger and orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Robert Johnson have studied skiers and knees more than … More »

Fair Instructor Fare

How much do ski instructors earn around the world? It’s a question you need to ask yourself if you’re thinking of investing the time and money needed to work on the slopes. Unfortunately, information is thin and the answer is not as forthcoming, either, because there are so many variables that can influence earnings: country, … 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 »

How to Shoot Better

Ski Canada proverb: If you catch your best ski day ever on film, will anyone want to watch? Before you meditate on this, know that the answer depends on you. “If all you get is POV action footage, there’s not much of a story to tell, and without some kind of story, the footage will … More »

Curse of the Canuck

Could this be the year a Canadian finally wins the biggest comp in freeskiing? [ed. note: On February 9, 2017 Kylie Sivell placed third in the season opener in Andorra] The fact that a Canadian has never claimed the Freeride World Tour (FWT) overall title in the 10-year history of the extreme-skiing competition is astounding. … More »

Spinning the Wheels

CBC’s Scott Russell takes Ski Canada’s Ian Merringer down the Road to the Olympic Games. Scott Russell is the on-air face of alpine racing in Canada. Now preparing to cover his 14th Olympic Games in February 2018, the CBC broadcaster has had an intimate view of Canada’s alpine ski teams for longer than anyone. Ski Canada … More »

Badass, French-Style

‘‘If you’re a strong skier, particularly one who loves the steeps, La Grave—along with La Meije, the imposing monster of a mountain that rises vertically from the valley opposite—is your mecca. ’’ No, Sophie, I’m pretty sure you won’t be going to La Grave.” I chuckled on a Skype call last winter with my 15-year-old. … More »

Miracle at Cherry Bowl

There was no way anyone could have survived, thought the four Terrace locals. They’d just watched a massive avalanche rip across Cherry Bowl, an alpine bowl outside the Shames Mountain ski area in northern B.C., and gobble four ski tourers before racing to the valley hundreds of metres below. Regardless of the chances of survival, … More »

It’s All About the Feet .. or is it? pt.1

The analogy of “holding a tray of drinks downhill” is an easy one to visualize because let’s face it, most of us can relate to drinking. But once you’re able to ensure the turning effort is coming from the legs and not from swinging your arms and upper body around, can you forget about your … More »

More Fortress

You might remember seeing Alberta’s presently closed Fortress Mountain as an alpine backdrop in the 2010 Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster Inception. Or maybe you just dreamt that you did. If you didn’t see the film, you won’t remember the scene (or get the joke), but buck up, because there might be a sequel in the works. … More »

Save Your Knees

 If you haven’t had a serious knee injury while skiing, you likely know someone who has. We often think it’s just random bad luck but keep reading. by DR. JOHN FOOTE in December 2016 issue American engineers Jasper Shealy and Carl Ettlinger and orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Robert Johnson have studied skiers and knees more than … More »

Fair Instructor Fare

How much do ski instructors earn around the world? It’s a question you need to ask yourself if you’re thinking of investing the time and money needed to work on the slopes. Unfortunately, information is thin and the answer is not as forthcoming, either, because there are so many variables that can influence earnings: country, … More »

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