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Short Turns: Travel Guide 2011

Join the club The Louise Plus Card comes with a nice plus this season, two actually: Kicking Horse and Castle Mountain have been added to the loyalty skipass program. $99 buys you two days on the hill of your choice and $50 lift tickets for the rest of the season. And the fine print? Only … More »

Of dirndl and lederhosen

From the Travel Guide 2011 issue Odd, but some of my strongest memories of the Olympics last season are of women in push-up bras and men in leather trousers pushing up a big Maypole. Oh, and the hats. Great hats. I know Maypoles don’t go up in February and no, this isn’t another story about … More »

Ski Better: Fall 2010

Ski with feet, photo by Gillian Morgan

SKIER:Chris Lennon SNOW:Blackcomb PHOTOS:Gillian Morgan Strong Arm of the Pow Far too often I’ve heard the suggestion that we should “ski with our hands.” I’m pretty certain we ski predominantly with our feet, but nevertheless, our arms help us balance and the use of our poles aid with rhythm and timing. I generally don ‘t … More »

In science we trust

Several readers responded to my article of two years earlier (Is it all doom and gloom? – Fall 2007) that had circumspectly raised questions about (okay, joyously heaped scorn upon) the dire predictions of global warming believers. The letters were breathtaking in their scientific rigour and commitment to intellectual diversity. The one termed me “misguided … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2010

A Hard Day’s Night If skiing non-stop for 24 hours straight sounds exhausting, you can always team up with friends and alternate relay-style like thousands of others do at Tremblant every year. December 10 is a fitting date to commemorate the 10th anniversary of eastern North America’s biggest fundraising ski event. Three days of festivities … More »

Dream big – and deep

Iain MacMillan

I read somewhere long ago that everyone should go to Greece at least once in his or her lifetime. I think that same goal should apply to a Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing pilgrimage. In fact, I think it’s necessary. Yes, I know it’s big, big coin for most skiers. But so is university tuition, root … More »

Crossing the Line

TheLine2, photo by Dave Silver

from Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue There’s $50 in my ski pants that says we can beat the $1-billion Vancouver-Whistler Olympic security dragnet. It’s a late February winter day. F-16s circle high overhead in the blue sky as we graze the aisles of a grocery store in Squamish, ambiguous European-sounding accents from Games visitors drifting out … More »

Style File: Buyers Guide 2010

Air 4, landing, photo by Gillian Morgan

SKIER: Chris Lennon SNOW: Blackcomb PHOTOS: Gillian Morgan Magazine layout as PDF file Air turns When skiing fun little lines in the trees, it ‘s often necessary to catch a little air without interrupting the flow of your turns. In tight trees, you can’t always land in the same direction that you took off from, … More »

Ski cores: heart of the matter

SKI CORES: heart of the matter by Ian March from Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue With skis, just as in love, we are often initially drawn to our mate by what’s on the surface. But, as your parents should have told you, for true happiness, it’s what’s inside that counts. To avoid a broken heart, let’s … More »

Life on K2

I never met “Frippe” in person. Fredrik Ericsson, a 35-year-old Chamonix-based Swede, and I only exchanged e-mails in the spring while he was planning another enormous ski mountaineering feat – this time on K2. The closest I come to mountaineering is at my indoor rock-climbing gym, so an adventure like Ericsson’s was enthralling to follow … More »

Short Turns: Travel Guide 2011

Join the club The Louise Plus Card comes with a nice plus this season, two actually: Kicking Horse and Castle Mountain have been added to the loyalty skipass program. $99 buys you two days on the hill of your choice and $50 lift tickets for the rest of the season. And the fine print? Only … More »

Of dirndl and lederhosen

From the Travel Guide 2011 issue Odd, but some of my strongest memories of the Olympics last season are of women in push-up bras and men in leather trousers pushing up a big Maypole. Oh, and the hats. Great hats. I know Maypoles don’t go up in February and no, this isn’t another story about … More »

Ski Better: Fall 2010

Ski with feet, photo by Gillian Morgan

SKIER:Chris Lennon SNOW:Blackcomb PHOTOS:Gillian Morgan Strong Arm of the Pow Far too often I’ve heard the suggestion that we should “ski with our hands.” I’m pretty certain we ski predominantly with our feet, but nevertheless, our arms help us balance and the use of our poles aid with rhythm and timing. I generally don ‘t … More »

In science we trust

Several readers responded to my article of two years earlier (Is it all doom and gloom? – Fall 2007) that had circumspectly raised questions about (okay, joyously heaped scorn upon) the dire predictions of global warming believers. The letters were breathtaking in their scientific rigour and commitment to intellectual diversity. The one termed me “misguided … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2010

A Hard Day’s Night If skiing non-stop for 24 hours straight sounds exhausting, you can always team up with friends and alternate relay-style like thousands of others do at Tremblant every year. December 10 is a fitting date to commemorate the 10th anniversary of eastern North America’s biggest fundraising ski event. Three days of festivities … More »

Dream big – and deep

Iain MacMillan

I read somewhere long ago that everyone should go to Greece at least once in his or her lifetime. I think that same goal should apply to a Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing pilgrimage. In fact, I think it’s necessary. Yes, I know it’s big, big coin for most skiers. But so is university tuition, root … More »

Crossing the Line

TheLine2, photo by Dave Silver

from Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue There’s $50 in my ski pants that says we can beat the $1-billion Vancouver-Whistler Olympic security dragnet. It’s a late February winter day. F-16s circle high overhead in the blue sky as we graze the aisles of a grocery store in Squamish, ambiguous European-sounding accents from Games visitors drifting out … More »

Style File: Buyers Guide 2010

Air 4, landing, photo by Gillian Morgan

SKIER: Chris Lennon SNOW: Blackcomb PHOTOS: Gillian Morgan Magazine layout as PDF file Air turns When skiing fun little lines in the trees, it ‘s often necessary to catch a little air without interrupting the flow of your turns. In tight trees, you can’t always land in the same direction that you took off from, … More »

Ski cores: heart of the matter

SKI CORES: heart of the matter by Ian March from Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue With skis, just as in love, we are often initially drawn to our mate by what’s on the surface. But, as your parents should have told you, for true happiness, it’s what’s inside that counts. To avoid a broken heart, let’s … More »

Life on K2

I never met “Frippe” in person. Fredrik Ericsson, a 35-year-old Chamonix-based Swede, and I only exchanged e-mails in the spring while he was planning another enormous ski mountaineering feat – this time on K2. The closest I come to mountaineering is at my indoor rock-climbing gym, so an adventure like Ericsson’s was enthralling to follow … More »

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Just $3.75 an issue!

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

Outside Canada?