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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 »

One fast mother

From the Fall 2009 issue Aleisha Cline isn’t your average mother of two. She can kick butt on skis and is poised to take home hardware at the 2010 Winter Games in skiercross. Cline, 39, came out of retirement last year to try for the 2010 Olympics, and admits that competing around the world is … More »

Nice n’ icy please

from Fall 2009 Canada is best known as the land of hockey, but at the Winter Olympics there’s another indisputable marquee event—the downhill alpine race. And Canadians like their speed courses to live up to the description of being lightning fast. In October, four full months before the 2010 Vancouver Games open, the snow cannons … More »

Brydon’s goal is golden

from Travel Guide 2010 issue This time, Emily Brydon says, it will be different. With the 2010 Olympic Games in her home province, in what will likely be her last year of high-performance skiing, there’s no reason to hold back. She’ll be skiing toward daylight, toward a future that probably won’t include ski racing, hopefully … More »

Is that your final answer?

There’s nothing like a quiz to get me stoked on winter. Devised through years of consultation with Austrian ski-psychologists, Swiss statisticians and snow scientists from Nelson and Smithers, the following test is an accurate assessment of your future on-hill level of enjoyment. Serious stuff, but you’ll find that time spent on this page will result … More »

Big-mountain life

For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt about flying or falling anyway (in a sky-diving sort of way). I also regularly dream about skiing, but the scenario quickly morphs into a lot of flying above treetops, lift towers, mountain peaks and so on. Frustratingly, only occasionally are my skis touching powder, never under … More »

The rewards of winter driving

Back in the days when my siblings’ and my skis were short enough that they could be placed sideways in the back of our wood-panelled Country Estate station wagon, there was a universally accepted child’s dream of the ultimate end to an outstanding ski weekend: being “snowed in.” In this regard, times haven’t changed much. … More »

Olympic misconceptions

From the Fall 2009 issue I love rumours. Teen TV drama Gossip Girl makes me want to hurl, but I find it truly intriguing to sit back and observe how quickly and easily misinformation spreads—particularly if Whistler is involved. For example, there seems to be a widely held belief that Whistler had a lousy winter … More »

Hoping for the big backyard win

From Buyer’s Guide 2010 Twice Britt Janyk has wanted to storm the Olympic battlements and twice she has not been part of the team. But in February the Olympics are coming to Britt’s home hill, to Whistler, and with national team slalom-skiing brother Michael, she hopes to show the world that this is her mountain … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2010

Soup’s on! When it comes to accommodation, Big White is one of Canada’s most complete ski-in, skiout resorts. “Home for lunch” can be as easy as choosing from one of the village’s 15 eateries. One cabin and condo rental agency, Rent Chalets, goes a step further and stocks your cupboards before you arrive—and, for Ski … 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 »

One fast mother

From the Fall 2009 issue Aleisha Cline isn’t your average mother of two. She can kick butt on skis and is poised to take home hardware at the 2010 Winter Games in skiercross. Cline, 39, came out of retirement last year to try for the 2010 Olympics, and admits that competing around the world is … More »

Nice n’ icy please

from Fall 2009 Canada is best known as the land of hockey, but at the Winter Olympics there’s another indisputable marquee event—the downhill alpine race. And Canadians like their speed courses to live up to the description of being lightning fast. In October, four full months before the 2010 Vancouver Games open, the snow cannons … More »

Brydon’s goal is golden

from Travel Guide 2010 issue This time, Emily Brydon says, it will be different. With the 2010 Olympic Games in her home province, in what will likely be her last year of high-performance skiing, there’s no reason to hold back. She’ll be skiing toward daylight, toward a future that probably won’t include ski racing, hopefully … More »

Is that your final answer?

There’s nothing like a quiz to get me stoked on winter. Devised through years of consultation with Austrian ski-psychologists, Swiss statisticians and snow scientists from Nelson and Smithers, the following test is an accurate assessment of your future on-hill level of enjoyment. Serious stuff, but you’ll find that time spent on this page will result … More »

Big-mountain life

For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt about flying or falling anyway (in a sky-diving sort of way). I also regularly dream about skiing, but the scenario quickly morphs into a lot of flying above treetops, lift towers, mountain peaks and so on. Frustratingly, only occasionally are my skis touching powder, never under … More »

The rewards of winter driving

Back in the days when my siblings’ and my skis were short enough that they could be placed sideways in the back of our wood-panelled Country Estate station wagon, there was a universally accepted child’s dream of the ultimate end to an outstanding ski weekend: being “snowed in.” In this regard, times haven’t changed much. … More »

Olympic misconceptions

From the Fall 2009 issue I love rumours. Teen TV drama Gossip Girl makes me want to hurl, but I find it truly intriguing to sit back and observe how quickly and easily misinformation spreads—particularly if Whistler is involved. For example, there seems to be a widely held belief that Whistler had a lousy winter … More »

Hoping for the big backyard win

From Buyer’s Guide 2010 Twice Britt Janyk has wanted to storm the Olympic battlements and twice she has not been part of the team. But in February the Olympics are coming to Britt’s home hill, to Whistler, and with national team slalom-skiing brother Michael, she hopes to show the world that this is her mountain … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2010

Soup’s on! When it comes to accommodation, Big White is one of Canada’s most complete ski-in, skiout resorts. “Home for lunch” can be as easy as choosing from one of the village’s 15 eateries. One cabin and condo rental agency, Rent Chalets, goes a step further and stocks your cupboards before you arrive—and, for Ski … More »

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