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The rewards of winter driving

Back in the days when my siblings’ and my skis were short enough that they could be placed sideways in the back of our wood-panelled Country Estate station wagon, there was a universally accepted child’s dream of the ultimate end to an outstanding ski weekend: being “snowed in.” In this regard, times haven’t changed much. … More »

Where to now?

From politics to powder, George Koch and I often end a discussion by agreeing to disagree. But his diatribe that starts on page 22 this issue on the frustrations of both skiers and resorts over the opening of off-piste terrain, certainly hit a chord around here. I agree with George when he said simply, “…terrain … More »

Who’s in the driver’s seat?

The way some in marketing think these days, anyone over 25 isn’t worth spending ad dollars on unless the account is Gold Bond powder, walk-in bathtubs or an Anne Murray remix CD. Personally, my pants aren’t baggy enough to use as an emergency shelter but on the other hand, I also don’t set the waistband … More »

Knee Canada

When my wife collected me at the hospital, the look on her face went from incredulous to amusement. I was still groggy from a general anaesthetic after having my right knee scoped when she asked what had been learned about my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). “Dr. Deakon said it grew back,” I replied. (Which brought … More »

Split Decision

Despite Utah’s trademarked, and distracting, “Greatest Snow on Earth” swirling outside the windows of Snow Basin’s magnificent base lodge in January, I was still able to listen intently to a PK, or product knowledge, talk about Atomic’s latest creation, D2 Doubledeck technology. But partway into the dog and pony show, the scene was interrupted by … More »

Our readers write

When Managing Editor Anne and I read manuscripts destined for these pages, we often write margin notes to each other questioning style, clarification or fact checking. Sometimes a facetious comment is simply “How many edletters?” George Koch’s columns, for instance, often have this notation. When editing a particularly bold statement by a writer, we often … More »

Adaptation comes naturally to skiiers

Art Director Norm and Managing Editor Anne were giggling on a conference call the other day when I had to leave the conversation briefly to chase a black squirrel out of my office. During tomato-growing season, which for us this year extended into October, I’m at war around my attic office balcony with these proverbial … More »

The hills are alive

While Ski Canada staff slaved away another hot summer in the city preparing the annual Buyer’s Guide, our writers, photographers, ski testers and other latch-ons continued to lead some pretty enviable lives. Having ?led most of his copy in early summer, my buddy Dilbert, for instance, taunted me with various photos of him hanging off … More »

But the brochure said…

My parents bought a funky little condo, or townhouse I guess they’re called now, at our ski hill in 1969. The green shag carpet, orange couch and assorted kitsch above the Franklin fi replace, including the photo I took years ago at an interview with Bob Denver, are timeless reminders of all the good times … More »

Time to take the plunge

The greatest schism between eastern and western Canadians isn’t about politics or power – it’s about powder. Shocking to most skiers in the west is the fact many easterners are so intimidated by the rare and elusive “deep” they actually find it objectionable. They’ll even avoid it. To be fair, easterners are often excellent at … More »

The rewards of winter driving

Back in the days when my siblings’ and my skis were short enough that they could be placed sideways in the back of our wood-panelled Country Estate station wagon, there was a universally accepted child’s dream of the ultimate end to an outstanding ski weekend: being “snowed in.” In this regard, times haven’t changed much. … More »

Where to now?

From politics to powder, George Koch and I often end a discussion by agreeing to disagree. But his diatribe that starts on page 22 this issue on the frustrations of both skiers and resorts over the opening of off-piste terrain, certainly hit a chord around here. I agree with George when he said simply, “…terrain … More »

Who’s in the driver’s seat?

The way some in marketing think these days, anyone over 25 isn’t worth spending ad dollars on unless the account is Gold Bond powder, walk-in bathtubs or an Anne Murray remix CD. Personally, my pants aren’t baggy enough to use as an emergency shelter but on the other hand, I also don’t set the waistband … More »

Knee Canada

When my wife collected me at the hospital, the look on her face went from incredulous to amusement. I was still groggy from a general anaesthetic after having my right knee scoped when she asked what had been learned about my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). “Dr. Deakon said it grew back,” I replied. (Which brought … More »

Split Decision

Despite Utah’s trademarked, and distracting, “Greatest Snow on Earth” swirling outside the windows of Snow Basin’s magnificent base lodge in January, I was still able to listen intently to a PK, or product knowledge, talk about Atomic’s latest creation, D2 Doubledeck technology. But partway into the dog and pony show, the scene was interrupted by … More »

Our readers write

When Managing Editor Anne and I read manuscripts destined for these pages, we often write margin notes to each other questioning style, clarification or fact checking. Sometimes a facetious comment is simply “How many edletters?” George Koch’s columns, for instance, often have this notation. When editing a particularly bold statement by a writer, we often … More »

Adaptation comes naturally to skiiers

Art Director Norm and Managing Editor Anne were giggling on a conference call the other day when I had to leave the conversation briefly to chase a black squirrel out of my office. During tomato-growing season, which for us this year extended into October, I’m at war around my attic office balcony with these proverbial … More »

The hills are alive

While Ski Canada staff slaved away another hot summer in the city preparing the annual Buyer’s Guide, our writers, photographers, ski testers and other latch-ons continued to lead some pretty enviable lives. Having ?led most of his copy in early summer, my buddy Dilbert, for instance, taunted me with various photos of him hanging off … More »

But the brochure said…

My parents bought a funky little condo, or townhouse I guess they’re called now, at our ski hill in 1969. The green shag carpet, orange couch and assorted kitsch above the Franklin fi replace, including the photo I took years ago at an interview with Bob Denver, are timeless reminders of all the good times … More »

Time to take the plunge

The greatest schism between eastern and western Canadians isn’t about politics or power – it’s about powder. Shocking to most skiers in the west is the fact many easterners are so intimidated by the rare and elusive “deep” they actually find it objectionable. They’ll even avoid it. To be fair, easterners are often excellent at … More »

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Outside Canada?