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Short Turns: Winter 2010

Slide of the century March 4 will be a somber date for anyone around Rogers Pass between Golden and Revelstoke, B.C. It was 100 years ago that Canada’s worst avalanche disaster occurred, when only two of the 60 men working to clear an avalanche from the main CPR line survived a massive second slide from … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2011

Buried Under

A century of capital skiing It’s been a while, about 100 years, since Ottawa’s posh Rockliffe Park suburb has seen a ski jump tower, but the Ottawa Ski Club (OSC) that built it is still growing strong. Back in 1910, a group of ski enthusiasts started proselytizing the benefits and wonders of skiing and soon … More »

The other way around

From the Fall 2010 issue I’ve read it’s often healthier to focus on the journey rather than the destination. The Sea to Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler is a prime example of a journey worth the experience itself, yet most travellers complete this picturesque leg of a Whistler ski holiday with little more than … More »

My 28-Minute Downhill

Rob Boyd

Women’s head coach Rob Boyd helped Leslie Woit cut her time in half on Whistler’s Dave Murray Downhill It’s three kilometres of ultra-steep, stomach-churning drops and ligament-snapping compressions—a racecourse that helps provide the most exciting two minutes of the Winter Olympics. With all the crash-addled eyes of the world about to fix on every nasty … More »

Big-mountain life

It’s just after 10:00 a.m. at the Sunburst Lodge at Sun Peaks and the teenage racing throng is lining up for another warm-and-sticky cinnamon bun break. With fingers too gooey to text anyone on their phones, the catsuits discuss everything from the morning’s coaching to last night’s shenanigans, unaware how much earlier bakers down at … More »

Switzerland on a budget

From the Fall 2009 issue Hard times need not rule out high times. Even if you’re on a gap year, don’t write off that dream trip to the Alps just yet. True, even a less than luxurious hotel room can easily cost $500 to $1,000 in a top resort. But there are plenty of high-altitude, … More »

Betcha didn’t know that!

FreestyleSkier

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue So I am touring the fantastic Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva and surrounded by swank villas with swimming pools—perks for the lifers at the International Olympic Committee—when I meet this cute blonde. Although she was born in B.C., albeit educated in Alberta, this doll who has … More »

Short Turns: Travel Guide 2010

No longer Miller time Warren Miller coined the phrase: “If you wait until next year to do it, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Yet, according to court documents, it seems that Warren Miller Entertainment Inc. (WME), the company that currently produces Warren Miller movies and owns the rights to the Warren Miller … More »

Two mountains, your choice

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue Where will you be skiing in February 2010? Before you answer simply Whistler, I suggest you think that through a little. Remember, the resort is called Whistler-Blackcomb (WB) for a reason. Whistler Mountain is one option for skiers, but Blackcomb Mountain is another all on its own. And while … More »

Whistler on sale

From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue Earlier this season Whistler-Blackcomb unveiled its lowest price ever for early-bird season passes at $1,099, which is $500 less than usual. It’s less simply because 2010 will be a very unusual year. With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games looming on the horizon, Whistler-Blackcomb is dangling carrots to entice … More »

Short Turns: Winter 2010

Slide of the century March 4 will be a somber date for anyone around Rogers Pass between Golden and Revelstoke, B.C. It was 100 years ago that Canada’s worst avalanche disaster occurred, when only two of the 60 men working to clear an avalanche from the main CPR line survived a massive second slide from … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2011

Buried Under

A century of capital skiing It’s been a while, about 100 years, since Ottawa’s posh Rockliffe Park suburb has seen a ski jump tower, but the Ottawa Ski Club (OSC) that built it is still growing strong. Back in 1910, a group of ski enthusiasts started proselytizing the benefits and wonders of skiing and soon … More »

The other way around

From the Fall 2010 issue I’ve read it’s often healthier to focus on the journey rather than the destination. The Sea to Sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler is a prime example of a journey worth the experience itself, yet most travellers complete this picturesque leg of a Whistler ski holiday with little more than … More »

My 28-Minute Downhill

Rob Boyd

Women’s head coach Rob Boyd helped Leslie Woit cut her time in half on Whistler’s Dave Murray Downhill It’s three kilometres of ultra-steep, stomach-churning drops and ligament-snapping compressions—a racecourse that helps provide the most exciting two minutes of the Winter Olympics. With all the crash-addled eyes of the world about to fix on every nasty … More »

Big-mountain life

It’s just after 10:00 a.m. at the Sunburst Lodge at Sun Peaks and the teenage racing throng is lining up for another warm-and-sticky cinnamon bun break. With fingers too gooey to text anyone on their phones, the catsuits discuss everything from the morning’s coaching to last night’s shenanigans, unaware how much earlier bakers down at … More »

Switzerland on a budget

From the Fall 2009 issue Hard times need not rule out high times. Even if you’re on a gap year, don’t write off that dream trip to the Alps just yet. True, even a less than luxurious hotel room can easily cost $500 to $1,000 in a top resort. But there are plenty of high-altitude, … More »

Betcha didn’t know that!

FreestyleSkier

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue So I am touring the fantastic Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva and surrounded by swank villas with swimming pools—perks for the lifers at the International Olympic Committee—when I meet this cute blonde. Although she was born in B.C., albeit educated in Alberta, this doll who has … More »

Short Turns: Travel Guide 2010

No longer Miller time Warren Miller coined the phrase: “If you wait until next year to do it, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Yet, according to court documents, it seems that Warren Miller Entertainment Inc. (WME), the company that currently produces Warren Miller movies and owns the rights to the Warren Miller … More »

Two mountains, your choice

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue Where will you be skiing in February 2010? Before you answer simply Whistler, I suggest you think that through a little. Remember, the resort is called Whistler-Blackcomb (WB) for a reason. Whistler Mountain is one option for skiers, but Blackcomb Mountain is another all on its own. And while … More »

Whistler on sale

From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue Earlier this season Whistler-Blackcomb unveiled its lowest price ever for early-bird season passes at $1,099, which is $500 less than usual. It’s less simply because 2010 will be a very unusual year. With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games looming on the horizon, Whistler-Blackcomb is dangling carrots to entice … More »

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