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Ski to New Heights – Chamonix

Chamonix’s hardcore reputation as “the Alps on steroids” hangs on the spectacular peaks that surround. But it’s also France, so just because you’re tackling the Vallée Blanche—the classic guided day-long tour that involves some first hairy steps on a fixed rope followed by 22 km of off-piste intermediate/advanced cruising through speech-defying, serac-dappled snowscapes—doesn’t mean you … More »

Five Minutes With Vail Resorts CEO Katz

When Vail Resorts’ Chairman of the Board and CEO Rob Katz addressed members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on September 11, 2018, it had been 17 years since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. More important, it had been a decade since the meltdown of the global economy … More »

Ski More, Live Longer

The longest average life expectancy in the U.S., at 87 years of age, can be found in Colorado ski country. Counties in other parts of the country have averages as low as 66 years. Could skiing be the magic elixir? While we can’t draw a direct line between skiing and a longer life, there is … More »

Bright Idea

No more melba toast in the lift line or at après! This season is all about bright and beautiful skiwear, but this time the trend is starting in the west. Spearheaded by artist Lynne Harrison, Alberta slopes are going technicolour with her sizzling skiwear brand, Alchemy of Ride. As fearless as her downhill daredevil hubby, … More »

Banff Sunshine Ski Week

On offer at Sunshine Village this winter is a classic holiday: the Banff Sunshine Ski Week package. The 14 Sunday-to-Friday programs over the season each include accommodation at Banff National Park’s only ski-in/out posh digs, five days of lift passes, four days of either two-hour lessons or guiding (depending on your skill level), receptions, drinks, … More »

Following Marie-Michèle Gagnon

The summer sizzled for national alping ski racer and Instagrammer Marie-Michèle Gagnon, 29, who’s fresh from the gym and rarin’ to go. Crashes in 2017 at Lake Louise left the Canadian with a torn ACL and a dislocated shoulder, forcing her off the Olympic track. But this summer she spun straw into her own gold … More »

Chatter on Alpine Touring

As the interest in randonnée continues to escalate, so do the offerings of where and with whom. After a super-successful pilot project last season, the almost fully booked Chatter Creek Cat-Skiing has launched a new Guided Ski Touring program to run January through March. Guests get a bump up into the alpine in the morning … More »

What’s Up At Tremblant

Last April, skiers at Mont Tremblant rode the infamous Lowell Thomas chair for the last time. Few will miss the rush of having the spring-loaded boomerang hit them smack in the back or knees. The North Side lift was named after Lowell Thomas, a well-loved American radio broadcaster and avid skier who often hosted his … More »

One Tough McDuff – Short Turns

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old,” said George Burns. There’s no more apt description of one legendary skier, Bob McLennan, better known as simply McDuff. McLennan started skiing in the Laurentians more than 63 years ago and is still a common sight around Tremblant today. Having worked countless jobs … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

Ski to New Heights – Chamonix

Chamonix’s hardcore reputation as “the Alps on steroids” hangs on the spectacular peaks that surround. But it’s also France, so just because you’re tackling the Vallée Blanche—the classic guided day-long tour that involves some first hairy steps on a fixed rope followed by 22 km of off-piste intermediate/advanced cruising through speech-defying, serac-dappled snowscapes—doesn’t mean you … More »

Five Minutes With Vail Resorts CEO Katz

When Vail Resorts’ Chairman of the Board and CEO Rob Katz addressed members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on September 11, 2018, it had been 17 years since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. More important, it had been a decade since the meltdown of the global economy … More »

Ski More, Live Longer

The longest average life expectancy in the U.S., at 87 years of age, can be found in Colorado ski country. Counties in other parts of the country have averages as low as 66 years. Could skiing be the magic elixir? While we can’t draw a direct line between skiing and a longer life, there is … More »

Bright Idea

No more melba toast in the lift line or at après! This season is all about bright and beautiful skiwear, but this time the trend is starting in the west. Spearheaded by artist Lynne Harrison, Alberta slopes are going technicolour with her sizzling skiwear brand, Alchemy of Ride. As fearless as her downhill daredevil hubby, … More »

Banff Sunshine Ski Week

On offer at Sunshine Village this winter is a classic holiday: the Banff Sunshine Ski Week package. The 14 Sunday-to-Friday programs over the season each include accommodation at Banff National Park’s only ski-in/out posh digs, five days of lift passes, four days of either two-hour lessons or guiding (depending on your skill level), receptions, drinks, … More »

Following Marie-Michèle Gagnon

The summer sizzled for national alping ski racer and Instagrammer Marie-Michèle Gagnon, 29, who’s fresh from the gym and rarin’ to go. Crashes in 2017 at Lake Louise left the Canadian with a torn ACL and a dislocated shoulder, forcing her off the Olympic track. But this summer she spun straw into her own gold … More »

Chatter on Alpine Touring

As the interest in randonnée continues to escalate, so do the offerings of where and with whom. After a super-successful pilot project last season, the almost fully booked Chatter Creek Cat-Skiing has launched a new Guided Ski Touring program to run January through March. Guests get a bump up into the alpine in the morning … More »

What’s Up At Tremblant

Last April, skiers at Mont Tremblant rode the infamous Lowell Thomas chair for the last time. Few will miss the rush of having the spring-loaded boomerang hit them smack in the back or knees. The North Side lift was named after Lowell Thomas, a well-loved American radio broadcaster and avid skier who often hosted his … More »

One Tough McDuff – Short Turns

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old,” said George Burns. There’s no more apt description of one legendary skier, Bob McLennan, better known as simply McDuff. McLennan started skiing in the Laurentians more than 63 years ago and is still a common sight around Tremblant today. Having worked countless jobs … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

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