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Doctor On Board

Ski Canada’s John Foote MD spent a day in the rescue helicopter with the Air Zermatt crew I’ve seen you on TV!” an American accent blurted out as I, now red-faced, passed a group of curious onlookers. I’d just exited the Air Zermatt rescue helicopter that had landed dramatically near a gondola’s exit station. Although … More »

A Century of Ski Racing

A Century of Ski Racing What’s your most memorable moment in Canadian ski racing history? Would it be one of Canada’s Olympic podiums? Cheering on the Crazy Canucks as they beat the Europeans on their home turf for the first time? Perhaps the highs of seeing the younger generation win World Cup Globes? There are … More »

Lost & Found Dept.

LOST & FOUND DEPT.   Traditionally, Recco technology has been used by ski patrollers searching for buried avalanche victims. Following the death of his skiing partner in Åre, Sweden, in 1972, Recco founder Markus Granhed developed what he felt was a faster way to search for buried skiers than using rescue dogs. Truth be told, … More »

Bienvenue Au Canada

Bienvenue Au Canada Club Med Québec Charlevoix   Cirque du Soleil co-founder and Le Massif owner Daniel Gauthier may not have been successful at convincing the IOC that his home hill’s 770 vertical metres was enough for a men’s downhill run, but he has many supporters who prefer his successful wooing of an 850-bed, all-inclusive … More »

Your Burning Questions – Dr. John’s E.R.

On the chairlift, at après-ski or sometimes through the magazine, I’m often asked medical questions beyond what I typically attend to in a big-city E.R. Here are a few that have surfaced more than once. Why does my friend Errol fart so much when he skis? Increased flatus at higher elevations is a phenomenon called … More »

Find a Friend

The lightbulb moment for Jim McGovern came after setting up two Ontario teenagers with a local to show them around Whistler. “They had the best day of skiing ever,” McGovern remembers. “The ‘local’ elevated the experience. Inside knowledge is something most of us want when we find ourselves somewhere new, but there was no platform … More »

Kicking Horse & Purcell Heli

Only got a day to play? And $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then do it right with Purcell Heli-Skiing and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, now just a stroll from hotel room to heli-pad. The cushiest part? There’s a cap of six people (plus two guides) in what’s usually a 10-seater Bell 205 heli, … More »

Flying Over Washington

Don’t get any ideas: this concrete pillar is not Mount Washington’s newest terrain park feature and it’s not an artistic ode to communism, either. It’s one of the towers that, by this summer, will support a series of ziplines zigzagging across Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The $3.5-million project aims to step up the year-round, non-sliding … More »

Get Into the Spirit

Nothing screams “cozy winter vacation” quite like a crackling fire in a log cabin. Perfectly situated on the Highway 33 ski run in the middle of Big White Ski Resort, White Spirit Lodge takes Canadian log home expertise to the next level. This 10,000+-sq-foot luxury palace is hand-built by world-famous Pioneer log homes from aromatic … More »

To Preserve and Protect

From an acronym point of view, POW is off to a great start. The climate change advocacy group, Protect Our Winters, has a mission of safeguarding future dumps of deep, dry powder and the season that brings them. It’s been spreading awareness and lobbying politicians in the U.S. for a decade. This fall, a group … More »

Doctor On Board

Ski Canada’s John Foote MD spent a day in the rescue helicopter with the Air Zermatt crew I’ve seen you on TV!” an American accent blurted out as I, now red-faced, passed a group of curious onlookers. I’d just exited the Air Zermatt rescue helicopter that had landed dramatically near a gondola’s exit station. Although … More »

A Century of Ski Racing

A Century of Ski Racing What’s your most memorable moment in Canadian ski racing history? Would it be one of Canada’s Olympic podiums? Cheering on the Crazy Canucks as they beat the Europeans on their home turf for the first time? Perhaps the highs of seeing the younger generation win World Cup Globes? There are … More »

Lost & Found Dept.

LOST & FOUND DEPT.   Traditionally, Recco technology has been used by ski patrollers searching for buried avalanche victims. Following the death of his skiing partner in Åre, Sweden, in 1972, Recco founder Markus Granhed developed what he felt was a faster way to search for buried skiers than using rescue dogs. Truth be told, … More »

Bienvenue Au Canada

Bienvenue Au Canada Club Med Québec Charlevoix   Cirque du Soleil co-founder and Le Massif owner Daniel Gauthier may not have been successful at convincing the IOC that his home hill’s 770 vertical metres was enough for a men’s downhill run, but he has many supporters who prefer his successful wooing of an 850-bed, all-inclusive … More »

Your Burning Questions – Dr. John’s E.R.

On the chairlift, at après-ski or sometimes through the magazine, I’m often asked medical questions beyond what I typically attend to in a big-city E.R. Here are a few that have surfaced more than once. Why does my friend Errol fart so much when he skis? Increased flatus at higher elevations is a phenomenon called … More »

Find a Friend

The lightbulb moment for Jim McGovern came after setting up two Ontario teenagers with a local to show them around Whistler. “They had the best day of skiing ever,” McGovern remembers. “The ‘local’ elevated the experience. Inside knowledge is something most of us want when we find ourselves somewhere new, but there was no platform … More »

Kicking Horse & Purcell Heli

Only got a day to play? And $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then do it right with Purcell Heli-Skiing and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, now just a stroll from hotel room to heli-pad. The cushiest part? There’s a cap of six people (plus two guides) in what’s usually a 10-seater Bell 205 heli, … More »

Flying Over Washington

Don’t get any ideas: this concrete pillar is not Mount Washington’s newest terrain park feature and it’s not an artistic ode to communism, either. It’s one of the towers that, by this summer, will support a series of ziplines zigzagging across Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The $3.5-million project aims to step up the year-round, non-sliding … More »

Get Into the Spirit

Nothing screams “cozy winter vacation” quite like a crackling fire in a log cabin. Perfectly situated on the Highway 33 ski run in the middle of Big White Ski Resort, White Spirit Lodge takes Canadian log home expertise to the next level. This 10,000+-sq-foot luxury palace is hand-built by world-famous Pioneer log homes from aromatic … More »

To Preserve and Protect

From an acronym point of view, POW is off to a great start. The climate change advocacy group, Protect Our Winters, has a mission of safeguarding future dumps of deep, dry powder and the season that brings them. It’s been spreading awareness and lobbying politicians in the U.S. for a decade. This fall, a group … More »

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