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Island Tours – The 5,040 Peak Hut

One of the first public backcountry huts on Vancouver Island opened for skiing in January. The 5,040 Peak Hut sits at 1,350m on a subalpine ridge above the highway between Port Alberni and Tofino. Most winters the area receives huge amounts of snow—the average snowpack at the hut is more than four metres. And it’s … More »

Flying Over Washington

Don’t get any ideas: this concrete pillar is not Mount Washington’s newest terrain park feature and it’s not an artistic ode to communism, either. It’s one of the towers that, by this summer, will support a series of ziplines zigzagging across Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The $3.5-million project aims to step up the year-round, non-sliding … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 47 #4

1. Mountain Hardwear’s Exposure/2 Gore-Tex Pro jacket ($750) and pant ($600) are top-of-the-line gear for the most serious weather and conditions: skiing, climbing or a combo of the two. The company’s most durable, multi-featured outdoor outfit can handle Mother Nature at her worst, leaving its owner inside Gore-Tex dry. In men’s and women’s and four … More »

Get Into the Spirit

Nothing screams “cozy winter vacation” quite like a crackling fire in a log cabin. Perfectly situated on the Highway 33 ski run in the middle of Big White Ski Resort, White Spirit Lodge takes Canadian log home expertise to the next level. This 10,000+-sq-foot luxury palace is hand-built by world-famous Pioneer log homes from aromatic … More »

Let’s Talk About Feelings

Becoming a great skier is about learning from experience, considering past performance, thinking about what went right but, equally important, what went wrong. Most skiers base their attempts at analysis in outcomes. It’s easy to point to results such as “Holy smokes, I slayed those bumps,” or perhaps more often, “Oh man, I just couldn’t … More »

Why Buy Custom?

Buying a ski made just for you is easier and more affordable than ever. And while it may seem like a realm for those who know exactly what they want, it’s even more valuable for those who don’t. “The skier who will benefit most from a custom ski is the one who has one aspect … More »

To Preserve and Protect

From an acronym point of view, POW is off to a great start. The climate change advocacy group, Protect Our Winters, has a mission of safeguarding future dumps of deep, dry powder and the season that brings them. It’s been spreading awareness and lobbying politicians in the U.S. for a decade. This fall, a group … More »

Matterhorn Glacier Ride

WITH SWISS PRECISION After two and a half years of construction, the world’s highest 3S cable car has started schlepping skiers to dizzying heights in Zermatt, Switzerland. The Matterhorn Glacier Ride is a nine-minute, nearly four-km ride to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 metres aboard 25 luxe cabins, each with 28 seats. Four of the … More »

Backcountry by the Day

Only have time for a day in the backcountry on your next Kimberley ski holiday? Then make it a spectacular one with Boulder Hut Adventures and Kimberley Alpine Resort’s new heli-assisted ski touring program. Head into the alpine quickly every Sunday and Wednesday with a heli-lift right from the resort. After that first powdery run, … More »

Erik Guay Retiree

His accomplishments say it all: 25 World Cup podiums with five golds, two World Championship wins, a Crystal Globe—husband and father of four. “I just know it’s time for me to retire,” a calm 37-year-old Guay announced to a group of international journalists gathered in the main lodge on the eve of the Lake Louise Alpine … More »

Island Tours – The 5,040 Peak Hut

One of the first public backcountry huts on Vancouver Island opened for skiing in January. The 5,040 Peak Hut sits at 1,350m on a subalpine ridge above the highway between Port Alberni and Tofino. Most winters the area receives huge amounts of snow—the average snowpack at the hut is more than four metres. And it’s … More »

Flying Over Washington

Don’t get any ideas: this concrete pillar is not Mount Washington’s newest terrain park feature and it’s not an artistic ode to communism, either. It’s one of the towers that, by this summer, will support a series of ziplines zigzagging across Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The $3.5-million project aims to step up the year-round, non-sliding … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 47 #4

1. Mountain Hardwear’s Exposure/2 Gore-Tex Pro jacket ($750) and pant ($600) are top-of-the-line gear for the most serious weather and conditions: skiing, climbing or a combo of the two. The company’s most durable, multi-featured outdoor outfit can handle Mother Nature at her worst, leaving its owner inside Gore-Tex dry. In men’s and women’s and four … More »

Get Into the Spirit

Nothing screams “cozy winter vacation” quite like a crackling fire in a log cabin. Perfectly situated on the Highway 33 ski run in the middle of Big White Ski Resort, White Spirit Lodge takes Canadian log home expertise to the next level. This 10,000+-sq-foot luxury palace is hand-built by world-famous Pioneer log homes from aromatic … More »

Let’s Talk About Feelings

Becoming a great skier is about learning from experience, considering past performance, thinking about what went right but, equally important, what went wrong. Most skiers base their attempts at analysis in outcomes. It’s easy to point to results such as “Holy smokes, I slayed those bumps,” or perhaps more often, “Oh man, I just couldn’t … More »

Why Buy Custom?

Buying a ski made just for you is easier and more affordable than ever. And while it may seem like a realm for those who know exactly what they want, it’s even more valuable for those who don’t. “The skier who will benefit most from a custom ski is the one who has one aspect … More »

To Preserve and Protect

From an acronym point of view, POW is off to a great start. The climate change advocacy group, Protect Our Winters, has a mission of safeguarding future dumps of deep, dry powder and the season that brings them. It’s been spreading awareness and lobbying politicians in the U.S. for a decade. This fall, a group … More »

Matterhorn Glacier Ride

WITH SWISS PRECISION After two and a half years of construction, the world’s highest 3S cable car has started schlepping skiers to dizzying heights in Zermatt, Switzerland. The Matterhorn Glacier Ride is a nine-minute, nearly four-km ride to the Klein Matterhorn at 3,883 metres aboard 25 luxe cabins, each with 28 seats. Four of the … More »

Backcountry by the Day

Only have time for a day in the backcountry on your next Kimberley ski holiday? Then make it a spectacular one with Boulder Hut Adventures and Kimberley Alpine Resort’s new heli-assisted ski touring program. Head into the alpine quickly every Sunday and Wednesday with a heli-lift right from the resort. After that first powdery run, … More »

Erik Guay Retiree

His accomplishments say it all: 25 World Cup podiums with five golds, two World Championship wins, a Crystal Globe—husband and father of four. “I just know it’s time for me to retire,” a calm 37-year-old Guay announced to a group of international journalists gathered in the main lodge on the eve of the Lake Louise Alpine … More »

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