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Caught & Shot

Nailed it! photo: MICHAEL OVERBECK in Winter 2019 issue

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 »

Putting on a New Face – Panorama BC

The opening of Panorama’s monstrous freeride terrain adds to its well-known cruising reputation. Three turns in The Monster rears its head. The boot-top fluff is so good, so predictable, I start opening up the speed. By turn three, I’m mach-cruising, floating on top in wide-open terrain, feeling so confident I take my eyes off the … 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 »

Caught & Shot

Nailed it! photo: MICHAEL OVERBECK in Winter 2019 issue

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 »

Putting on a New Face – Panorama BC

The opening of Panorama’s monstrous freeride terrain adds to its well-known cruising reputation. Three turns in The Monster rears its head. The boot-top fluff is so good, so predictable, I start opening up the speed. By turn three, I’m mach-cruising, floating on top in wide-open terrain, feeling so confident I take my eyes off the … 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 »

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