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Biting the Hand?

by GEORGE KOCH in Winter 2018 issue “Things are back to perfect now that most of the bloody tourists have effed off.” The place was St. Anton, Austria. The time was near season’s end. The speaker? In this historically dirt-poor farming village that winter tourism had transformed into a magnet for famous and wealthy international … More »

Combo: Mont-Sainte-Anne & Salomon S/Lab X-Alp

Mont-Sainte-Anne Where: The resort perched above the St. Lawrence, northeast of Quebec City. Why: Not worrying about groomers or skiers plowing you over. Suggested ski:  Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Earn your on-piste turns and an extra helping of poutine on one of four dedicated uphill routes. Climbing both sides of the mountain, the marked skin tracks … More »

Posh Powder – The Josie

Hip resort, even hipper hotel. Soon to be looking more like accomms in St. Moritz than Rossland, B.C., Red Mountain welcomed in March North America’s latest slopeside boutique hotel, The Josie by Nobel House. With 106 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer locally-inspired craft cooking (done fancy or casual, inside or out), a spa, ski … More »

Second Honeymoon – Panorama

  Almost a decade after Intrawest sold Panorama Mountain Resort, the resort owner is back. Well, at least its planners are. Panorama and Replay Resorts have teamed up to create a new master development plan for the ski hill 20 minutes from Invermere, B.C., in the Purcells. Replay is a Vancouver-based resort planning company partially … More »

RYAN REPORT – Resorts of Canadian Rockies chooses Epic Pass

In the battle for the ultimate season pass the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies have chosen a team. The Calgary based resort conglomerate adds its roster of Canadian hills – Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine, Nakiska, Stoneham and Mont Sainte Anne – to Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass. They join Colorado’s Telluride … More »

RYAN REPORT – Sun Peaks to spend $60-million

The highlights of Sun Peaks Resort’s $60-million investment plan, announced on Tuesday, is a new lift, more uphill capacity and two groomers. “These efforts are all part of our overall Master Development Plan and 2018 will definitely be a big year at Sun Peaks,” said Darcy Alexander, Vice President and General Manager. The new lift … More »

RYAN REPORT – Powder porn to help ease the angst of spring

Not ready for winter to end? I feel your pain. I spent far too much of my ski season in the office and not enough – never enough – on snow, shredding powder. With some of my best turns in the last few weeks I feel like I’m getting into the groove just as powder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Day cat skiing rules

I’m on my way to the interior of British Columbia, on assignment for Ski Canada Magazine, as I write this. My job this week is to check out three of the province’s cat skiing operations that run day trips. While most cat companies specialize in multi-day packages, there are about six in B.C. and one … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Intuition turns 25

Ask just about anyone that works on skis and they’ll tell you their most important piece of equipment is their boots. Their the connection between body and ski and unhappy feet equal miserable people. The key to warm, comfortable and high performance boots is fit. Wrapped in a hard shell of plastic a good fitting … More »

RYAN REPORT – Women’s Day: The X factor in skiing

Skiing is a male dominated industry. We make up more than half of skiers on the slopes and that ratio skews even farther when it comes to the employees, both at the resort and at the companies that make the gear we rely on. Happily there are exceptions to the rule. To celebrate Women’s Day … More »

Biting the Hand?

by GEORGE KOCH in Winter 2018 issue “Things are back to perfect now that most of the bloody tourists have effed off.” The place was St. Anton, Austria. The time was near season’s end. The speaker? In this historically dirt-poor farming village that winter tourism had transformed into a magnet for famous and wealthy international … More »

Combo: Mont-Sainte-Anne & Salomon S/Lab X-Alp

Mont-Sainte-Anne Where: The resort perched above the St. Lawrence, northeast of Quebec City. Why: Not worrying about groomers or skiers plowing you over. Suggested ski:  Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Earn your on-piste turns and an extra helping of poutine on one of four dedicated uphill routes. Climbing both sides of the mountain, the marked skin tracks … More »

Posh Powder – The Josie

Hip resort, even hipper hotel. Soon to be looking more like accomms in St. Moritz than Rossland, B.C., Red Mountain welcomed in March North America’s latest slopeside boutique hotel, The Josie by Nobel House. With 106 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer locally-inspired craft cooking (done fancy or casual, inside or out), a spa, ski … More »

Second Honeymoon – Panorama

  Almost a decade after Intrawest sold Panorama Mountain Resort, the resort owner is back. Well, at least its planners are. Panorama and Replay Resorts have teamed up to create a new master development plan for the ski hill 20 minutes from Invermere, B.C., in the Purcells. Replay is a Vancouver-based resort planning company partially … More »

RYAN REPORT – Resorts of Canadian Rockies chooses Epic Pass

In the battle for the ultimate season pass the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies have chosen a team. The Calgary based resort conglomerate adds its roster of Canadian hills – Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine, Nakiska, Stoneham and Mont Sainte Anne – to Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass. They join Colorado’s Telluride … More »

RYAN REPORT – Sun Peaks to spend $60-million

The highlights of Sun Peaks Resort’s $60-million investment plan, announced on Tuesday, is a new lift, more uphill capacity and two groomers. “These efforts are all part of our overall Master Development Plan and 2018 will definitely be a big year at Sun Peaks,” said Darcy Alexander, Vice President and General Manager. The new lift … More »

RYAN REPORT – Powder porn to help ease the angst of spring

Not ready for winter to end? I feel your pain. I spent far too much of my ski season in the office and not enough – never enough – on snow, shredding powder. With some of my best turns in the last few weeks I feel like I’m getting into the groove just as powder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Day cat skiing rules

I’m on my way to the interior of British Columbia, on assignment for Ski Canada Magazine, as I write this. My job this week is to check out three of the province’s cat skiing operations that run day trips. While most cat companies specialize in multi-day packages, there are about six in B.C. and one … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Intuition turns 25

Ask just about anyone that works on skis and they’ll tell you their most important piece of equipment is their boots. Their the connection between body and ski and unhappy feet equal miserable people. The key to warm, comfortable and high performance boots is fit. Wrapped in a hard shell of plastic a good fitting … More »

RYAN REPORT – Women’s Day: The X factor in skiing

Skiing is a male dominated industry. We make up more than half of skiers on the slopes and that ratio skews even farther when it comes to the employees, both at the resort and at the companies that make the gear we rely on. Happily there are exceptions to the rule. To celebrate Women’s Day … More »

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