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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 »

One man’s trash…

Surprisingly, technical editor Martin Olson, who writes half of this Buyer’s Guide issue and most of the instructional stories every season, is as good with his hands in the summer as he is on his feet all winter. With a bit of prodding, he e-mailed me this photo, above, showing the recent fruits of his … More »

Uplifting Conversation

Growing up, I remember my parents always telling me not to talk to strangers–except, of course, when riding a chairlift. Funny, but these chairlift conversations are some of my earliest memories of skiing. In the days of old double chairs and spring-loaded T-bars, the group always seemed to be an odd number and one inevitably … More »

That ’70s magazine

Where were you in ’72? I admit I don’t remember spending much time poring over the mostly black and white racing news offered by Ski Canada Journal, as the country’s voice of skiing was called in its early years. I do remember life in the ruts (seemed like trenches) as a tyke in the Nancy … 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 »

One man’s trash…

Surprisingly, technical editor Martin Olson, who writes half of this Buyer’s Guide issue and most of the instructional stories every season, is as good with his hands in the summer as he is on his feet all winter. With a bit of prodding, he e-mailed me this photo, above, showing the recent fruits of his … More »

Uplifting Conversation

Growing up, I remember my parents always telling me not to talk to strangers–except, of course, when riding a chairlift. Funny, but these chairlift conversations are some of my earliest memories of skiing. In the days of old double chairs and spring-loaded T-bars, the group always seemed to be an odd number and one inevitably … More »

That ’70s magazine

Where were you in ’72? I admit I don’t remember spending much time poring over the mostly black and white racing news offered by Ski Canada Journal, as the country’s voice of skiing was called in its early years. I do remember life in the ruts (seemed like trenches) as a tyke in the Nancy … More »

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1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

Outside Canada?