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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 »

No fly zone for heli-skiers?

Heliski ban, by Conny Schwindel

Recent headline news in my local newspaper read: Swiss government is considering banning helicopter skiing across the nation. It wasn’t the first time such a measure was officially considered. Back in 2000 a group of “ecolos,” as environmentalists are dubbed in French, led by an organization called Pro Natura and backed by the WWF, proposed … More »

The writings on the wall

From the Winter 2007 issue On the way to last fall’s MSP movie premiere in Whistler, I stopped by the somewhat infamous 3040 house to see if anyone there had the new phone number of a friend of mine. “He’s on the wall” came the response. One of the occupants of the house has been … 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 »

Quality, not quantity

Who doesn’t like watching skiers descend while they ascend comfortably perched up in a chairlift seat. Because of my interest in ski technique, I can’t help but notice a few of the most common faults made by the general skiing public. One of the most obvious has to do with edging. Carving is the big … More »

North of 60

Although Whitehorse’s Mt. Sima has technically been in operation since 1993, it flew below the radar for its first decade and won’t debut on the national stage until February-March 2007 when it hosts the 40th issue of the Canada Winter Games (CWG). This will be the first time the Games have been held north of … More »

Mount Baldy: The shape of things to come

When Mount Baldy’s Brett Sweezy sat down to take his place at a seminar on the future of ski resorts at last March’s North American Snowsports Journalists Association meeting in Kimberley, B.C., more than a couple of the scribes in attendance wondered what a guy who looked as if he should be messin’ under the … More »

Brave new world

In mid-August, the 20-year-long era of the company that operates Whistler-Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant, Panorama, Blue Mountain and numerous other resorts came to an end, or turned a page in its history. After appearing to have flatlined in the face of a rising Canadian dollar, stagnating skier-visits and a scarcity of lucrative new development projects, publicly … 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 »

Austria: Super Model

While it certainly helps to be blessed with exceptional athletes and a deep pool of rising talent, ensuring the team is poised and ready to dominate at a major event goes far beyond the athletes. The Austrians have a well-deserved reputation for meticulous preparation and well-funded programs. They understand that ski racing is a tactical … 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 »

No fly zone for heli-skiers?

Heliski ban, by Conny Schwindel

Recent headline news in my local newspaper read: Swiss government is considering banning helicopter skiing across the nation. It wasn’t the first time such a measure was officially considered. Back in 2000 a group of “ecolos,” as environmentalists are dubbed in French, led by an organization called Pro Natura and backed by the WWF, proposed … More »

The writings on the wall

From the Winter 2007 issue On the way to last fall’s MSP movie premiere in Whistler, I stopped by the somewhat infamous 3040 house to see if anyone there had the new phone number of a friend of mine. “He’s on the wall” came the response. One of the occupants of the house has been … 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 »

Quality, not quantity

Who doesn’t like watching skiers descend while they ascend comfortably perched up in a chairlift seat. Because of my interest in ski technique, I can’t help but notice a few of the most common faults made by the general skiing public. One of the most obvious has to do with edging. Carving is the big … More »

North of 60

Although Whitehorse’s Mt. Sima has technically been in operation since 1993, it flew below the radar for its first decade and won’t debut on the national stage until February-March 2007 when it hosts the 40th issue of the Canada Winter Games (CWG). This will be the first time the Games have been held north of … More »

Mount Baldy: The shape of things to come

When Mount Baldy’s Brett Sweezy sat down to take his place at a seminar on the future of ski resorts at last March’s North American Snowsports Journalists Association meeting in Kimberley, B.C., more than a couple of the scribes in attendance wondered what a guy who looked as if he should be messin’ under the … More »

Brave new world

In mid-August, the 20-year-long era of the company that operates Whistler-Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant, Panorama, Blue Mountain and numerous other resorts came to an end, or turned a page in its history. After appearing to have flatlined in the face of a rising Canadian dollar, stagnating skier-visits and a scarcity of lucrative new development projects, publicly … 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 »

Austria: Super Model

While it certainly helps to be blessed with exceptional athletes and a deep pool of rising talent, ensuring the team is poised and ready to dominate at a major event goes far beyond the athletes. The Austrians have a well-deserved reputation for meticulous preparation and well-funded programs. They understand that ski racing is a tactical … More »

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