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Pack Mentality

“There’s no other sport that competes with skiing when it comes to doing it in a group.’’  After taking several harried-sounding phone calls on the chairlift, Axel, our French ski instructor-guide at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, announces that he has to cut short our time together. “I must service another client.” He tells us … More »

Separation Anxiety

Given Ryan and I hadn’t actually skied together for a while, we decided to look for some powder somewhere between Denver and Geneva. We ended up in Japan. by IAIN MACMILLAN in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue Late last January Technical Editor Ryan was hard at work playing kid in a candy shop at the Ski … 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 »

Steeped in Culture

It was about this time last year when our middle-child, Meg, then in her final year of high school, decided our upcoming, and “last-ever,” March Break trip to France wasn’t ambitious enough and suggested we head across the pond early for a few extra days—in Turkey. Surprised that she knew Turkey was more than a … More »

George’s Gap Year

It’s fun to live vicariously through ski writers and photographers. This season you might just want to take it a step further and join one of them. I don’t personally know anyone, apart from Leslie Woit, who’s skied more places in the Alps than long-time Ski Canada contributor George Koch. As a teenager in the … More »

Whistler: A New Era

“We’re not as well known as we think we are.” When the Epic Pass was first introduced in 2008 offering unlimited skiing at five Vail resorts, I was on a powdery press trip there with a bunch of other ski hacks and briefly met Vail Resorts Inc. CEO Rob Katz at après-ski. Rather than bring … More »

A Celebration of Groomers

Everyone knows it but few like to admit it: the largest group of skiers is also the least sexy—the on-piste gang. I had a pretty typical teenage skier bedroom growing up, with walls adorned in heroic posters of The Kaiser and Stenmark in between the Crazy Canucks. The inspiration racing had on all skiers back then … More »

Helicopter Parenting

I found a whole new way to rationalize a heli-ski holiday: use one of your kids! “It’s tough to tell your wife you’re off to Wiegele World for another week with the guys,” admitted my new American friend Ted to me sheepishly while slurping down a steaming bowl of hearty beef-barley soup. “She was never … More »

Own Your Own

“The whole ski area could be yours for less than a cabin at Whistler!” It happens often when I tell someone where I work. The brain-wheels start clicking, the eyes brighten and suddenly a flood of excited anecdotes starts pouring out about my new friend’s ski trip last winter. Buddy’s best crash-and-burn story or big-air … More »

MacMillan’s Top 20

Editor Iain

“we all know that when things don’t go well, it’s our equipment’s fault.” The other day my friend Jennifer was asking me how often I sharpen my poles. Okay, so her concerned voice might have had something to do with my earlier mock admonishment over her never sharpening her poles—which, of course, would affect her … More »

Pack Mentality

“There’s no other sport that competes with skiing when it comes to doing it in a group.’’  After taking several harried-sounding phone calls on the chairlift, Axel, our French ski instructor-guide at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, announces that he has to cut short our time together. “I must service another client.” He tells us … More »

Separation Anxiety

Given Ryan and I hadn’t actually skied together for a while, we decided to look for some powder somewhere between Denver and Geneva. We ended up in Japan. by IAIN MACMILLAN in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue Late last January Technical Editor Ryan was hard at work playing kid in a candy shop at the Ski … 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 »

Steeped in Culture

It was about this time last year when our middle-child, Meg, then in her final year of high school, decided our upcoming, and “last-ever,” March Break trip to France wasn’t ambitious enough and suggested we head across the pond early for a few extra days—in Turkey. Surprised that she knew Turkey was more than a … More »

George’s Gap Year

It’s fun to live vicariously through ski writers and photographers. This season you might just want to take it a step further and join one of them. I don’t personally know anyone, apart from Leslie Woit, who’s skied more places in the Alps than long-time Ski Canada contributor George Koch. As a teenager in the … More »

Whistler: A New Era

“We’re not as well known as we think we are.” When the Epic Pass was first introduced in 2008 offering unlimited skiing at five Vail resorts, I was on a powdery press trip there with a bunch of other ski hacks and briefly met Vail Resorts Inc. CEO Rob Katz at après-ski. Rather than bring … More »

A Celebration of Groomers

Everyone knows it but few like to admit it: the largest group of skiers is also the least sexy—the on-piste gang. I had a pretty typical teenage skier bedroom growing up, with walls adorned in heroic posters of The Kaiser and Stenmark in between the Crazy Canucks. The inspiration racing had on all skiers back then … More »

Helicopter Parenting

I found a whole new way to rationalize a heli-ski holiday: use one of your kids! “It’s tough to tell your wife you’re off to Wiegele World for another week with the guys,” admitted my new American friend Ted to me sheepishly while slurping down a steaming bowl of hearty beef-barley soup. “She was never … More »

Own Your Own

“The whole ski area could be yours for less than a cabin at Whistler!” It happens often when I tell someone where I work. The brain-wheels start clicking, the eyes brighten and suddenly a flood of excited anecdotes starts pouring out about my new friend’s ski trip last winter. Buddy’s best crash-and-burn story or big-air … More »

MacMillan’s Top 20

Editor Iain

“we all know that when things don’t go well, it’s our equipment’s fault.” The other day my friend Jennifer was asking me how often I sharpen my poles. Okay, so her concerned voice might have had something to do with my earlier mock admonishment over her never sharpening her poles—which, of course, would affect her … More »

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