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This is Not a How To Guide

After many years of bestowing kudos on major ski resorts, Leslie Woit’s annual feature “The Best of Skiing in Canada” has left Managing Editor Anne and me with unprintable rumours and snippets of stories about crazy stuff done by Canadian skiers. Unprintable until now. I instructed another long-time contributor, gossip girl Steven Threndyle, to stop talking … More »

Best of Ski Show – VIMFF

Best of Ski Show – Co-presented by Ski Canada Magazine, at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival February 23, 2019 at the Centennial Theatre, and March 2, 2019 at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver BC  Between the Lines (North American Premiere – France) Explores the vision of Vivian Bruchez as he finds new ski descents to … More »

See & Ski – Dr. John’s E.R.

Most skiers are familiar with the damage that ultraviolet-ray exposure can do to skin, such as painful sunburn, wrinkles and cancer, but many of us are unaware of the significant risks that skiing can pose to unprotected eyes. UV radiation is not part of the visible spectrum, and for our purposes can be divided into … More »

Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Helly Hansen extends Alpine Canada partnership

Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Helly Hansen have officially extended their partnership for another four years. Helly Hansen, the leading apparel provider for ski professionals around the world, will be outfitting ACA athletes, coaches and staff through the end of the winter 2022/2023 season, covering the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing and ACA’s 100th anniversary … More »

Growing Skis – Instinct Killer Ski Corp

Heading south from Rossland, B.C., the road descends steadily toward the U.S. border until a single track angles off like a runaway truck lane. Al Eagleton’s driveway leads to his two-storey workshop and world headquarters of Instinct Killer Ski Corp., one of a growing number of independent ski brands in Western Canada. Eagleton’s 12-hectare patch … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Hallowed Halls – Ski Hall of Fame

After an eight-year absence, the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame induction ceremony has returned, with the latest class of honorees celebrated in Banff in November 2018. “It’s not about playing catch-up now and trying to induct everyone deserving of this mention at once,” said Stephen Finestone, chairman of the board for the Canadian Ski Hall … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

Foote on Feet

Ask any skier who spends more than 40 days a year on snow if he or she has any funny-looking foot bumps. Chances are good they’ll have grape-sized bumps on the back of their heels, a tender swelling on the top of the foot or a protrusion on the side of their foot. These areas … More »

This is Not a How To Guide

After many years of bestowing kudos on major ski resorts, Leslie Woit’s annual feature “The Best of Skiing in Canada” has left Managing Editor Anne and me with unprintable rumours and snippets of stories about crazy stuff done by Canadian skiers. Unprintable until now. I instructed another long-time contributor, gossip girl Steven Threndyle, to stop talking … More »

Best of Ski Show – VIMFF

Best of Ski Show – Co-presented by Ski Canada Magazine, at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival February 23, 2019 at the Centennial Theatre, and March 2, 2019 at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver BC  Between the Lines (North American Premiere – France) Explores the vision of Vivian Bruchez as he finds new ski descents to … More »

See & Ski – Dr. John’s E.R.

Most skiers are familiar with the damage that ultraviolet-ray exposure can do to skin, such as painful sunburn, wrinkles and cancer, but many of us are unaware of the significant risks that skiing can pose to unprotected eyes. UV radiation is not part of the visible spectrum, and for our purposes can be divided into … More »

Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Helly Hansen extends Alpine Canada partnership

Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Helly Hansen have officially extended their partnership for another four years. Helly Hansen, the leading apparel provider for ski professionals around the world, will be outfitting ACA athletes, coaches and staff through the end of the winter 2022/2023 season, covering the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing and ACA’s 100th anniversary … More »

Growing Skis – Instinct Killer Ski Corp

Heading south from Rossland, B.C., the road descends steadily toward the U.S. border until a single track angles off like a runaway truck lane. Al Eagleton’s driveway leads to his two-storey workshop and world headquarters of Instinct Killer Ski Corp., one of a growing number of independent ski brands in Western Canada. Eagleton’s 12-hectare patch … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Hallowed Halls – Ski Hall of Fame

After an eight-year absence, the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame induction ceremony has returned, with the latest class of honorees celebrated in Banff in November 2018. “It’s not about playing catch-up now and trying to induct everyone deserving of this mention at once,” said Stephen Finestone, chairman of the board for the Canadian Ski Hall … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

Foote on Feet

Ask any skier who spends more than 40 days a year on snow if he or she has any funny-looking foot bumps. Chances are good they’ll have grape-sized bumps on the back of their heels, a tender swelling on the top of the foot or a protrusion on the side of their foot. These areas … More »

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