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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 politics of skiing

Why is it that all of our recent prime ministers of the Liberal faith have been skiers, indeed good skiers, while none of the Tory PMs or leaders of the Conservative/Reform/CA history will wear a ski jacket for what it’s intended? Do they not realize that a major powder day on January 23 will seriously … More »

Top 10 reasons why it’s going to be a great winter

Every autumn I partake in the spreading of all sorts of ridiculously entertaining prophecies about why it’s going to be a great winter for skiers. I’m not talking about the Farmer’s Almanac long-range weather “predictions” that apply to such long-range weather “predictions” that apply to such broad areas they’re as accurate as astrological charts and … More »

Garage sale: one slightly used snowboard

I was cleaning out the garage on Saturday and among the bikes, sails, bottles of pesticide from the ’50s, and raccoon and opossum dens I found my old snowboard. Yes, I admit it, for a brief, bored time in the early ’90s, I joined the dark side, hung out with a bad crowd and learned … 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 politics of skiing

Why is it that all of our recent prime ministers of the Liberal faith have been skiers, indeed good skiers, while none of the Tory PMs or leaders of the Conservative/Reform/CA history will wear a ski jacket for what it’s intended? Do they not realize that a major powder day on January 23 will seriously … More »

Top 10 reasons why it’s going to be a great winter

Every autumn I partake in the spreading of all sorts of ridiculously entertaining prophecies about why it’s going to be a great winter for skiers. I’m not talking about the Farmer’s Almanac long-range weather “predictions” that apply to such long-range weather “predictions” that apply to such broad areas they’re as accurate as astrological charts and … More »

Garage sale: one slightly used snowboard

I was cleaning out the garage on Saturday and among the bikes, sails, bottles of pesticide from the ’50s, and raccoon and opossum dens I found my old snowboard. Yes, I admit it, for a brief, bored time in the early ’90s, I joined the dark side, hung out with a bad crowd and learned … More »

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