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The Long Wait is Over – Tres Hombres

Wow! Big news from Marmot Basin for experts across the country. The Jasper ski area just announced that after 44 years, the always closed and off-limits, crazy-steep, deliciously north-facing Tres Hombres will be open for skiing this winter. “It’s a no bullshit slope,” says Marmot’s Brian Rode. “There won’t be any winch-cat grooming on this … More »

More powder playground at Panorama

PANORAMA recently announced it’s “bigger, better and badder” this season. With a “monstrous” new terrain expansion, Pano’s 52-hectare “monster” expansion adds four new “brutish” double-diamond lines and a coveted 75 vertical metres, pushing the total skiable number to 1,300. Panorama says “the snow-collecting aspect of the terrain is legendary.” The first phase of an eventual … More »

Thumbs Up

An acquaintance of mine was unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with skier’s thumb on both hands from a single fall. His treatment involved a cast on both wrists for six weeks. During his recovery period, I still have memories of his roommates arguing over who would help him in the bathroom. Skier’s thumb, also known … More »

Join the Circus

Compared to the Alps, where numbers rival rock concerts (Austria’s legendary Streif attracts up to 100,000 spectators), Lake Louise’s Winterstart downhill and super-G World Cup races could be considered an intimate acoustic recital. But it’s also one where you can get up close and personal. So mark your calendar: November 25-26 for the men’s events, … More »

Freeski Rehab

Tatum Monod, launched herself off a near-vertical Alaskan peak, hit an unanticipated hard landing and cartwheeled down the long mountain face by Leslie Woit in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue When one of Canada’s Red Bull- (and The North Face-) sponsored skiers, 26-year-old Tatum Monod, launched herself off a near-vertical Alaskan peak, hit an unanticipated hard … More »

Prep for Level 1

At some point nearly all of us have fantasized about storming out of the office and leaving behind traffic jams and the grind of a 9-5 life. Well, the Canadian Ski Guide Association (CSGA) may have just the ticket for your one-way trip to job satisfaction with a new course to introduce students to the … More »

Concussion Confusion

First off, skiing is safe. The average rate of sustaining a head injury while skiing that results in an E.R. visit is approximately one head injury per 10,000 days of skiing. This is far less than cycling, skating and tobogganing. by DR. JOHN FOOTE in the Winter 2017 issue The treatment and recognition of concussion … More »

Custom Bootfitting – There’s an App for That

The perfect-fitting ski boot can be elusive, even when you own a boutique ski boot company with a money-back satisfaction guarantee. Since he co-founded Dodge Ski Boots in 2009, the heel of one of Dave Dodge’s ski boots never fit as well as the other. It wasn’t until this year, when he and his business … More »

Map Your Bucket List

You don’t have to be a cartographer to glean information from a new poster map of Canadian ski areas. The skiable area and vertical drop were plugged into an algorithm to generate icons of appropriate size. Result: Southern B.C. is chock-a-block with huge peaks, southern Ontario hills are difficult to distinguish from one another, Quebec … More »

Sun Peaks Braces For Stormzy

From Mayerhofen to Sun Peaks, Europe’s top on-snow music festival is heading to Canada April 6–10 With an endless list of music artists and DJs crowding the village. Ludacris, Kaskade, Thomas Jack, Bob Moses Live, Pete Tong and more join the bill for the debut of Coors Light Snowbombing Canada—with Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens, Brit … More »

The Long Wait is Over – Tres Hombres

Wow! Big news from Marmot Basin for experts across the country. The Jasper ski area just announced that after 44 years, the always closed and off-limits, crazy-steep, deliciously north-facing Tres Hombres will be open for skiing this winter. “It’s a no bullshit slope,” says Marmot’s Brian Rode. “There won’t be any winch-cat grooming on this … More »

More powder playground at Panorama

PANORAMA recently announced it’s “bigger, better and badder” this season. With a “monstrous” new terrain expansion, Pano’s 52-hectare “monster” expansion adds four new “brutish” double-diamond lines and a coveted 75 vertical metres, pushing the total skiable number to 1,300. Panorama says “the snow-collecting aspect of the terrain is legendary.” The first phase of an eventual … More »

Thumbs Up

An acquaintance of mine was unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with skier’s thumb on both hands from a single fall. His treatment involved a cast on both wrists for six weeks. During his recovery period, I still have memories of his roommates arguing over who would help him in the bathroom. Skier’s thumb, also known … More »

Join the Circus

Compared to the Alps, where numbers rival rock concerts (Austria’s legendary Streif attracts up to 100,000 spectators), Lake Louise’s Winterstart downhill and super-G World Cup races could be considered an intimate acoustic recital. But it’s also one where you can get up close and personal. So mark your calendar: November 25-26 for the men’s events, … More »

Freeski Rehab

Tatum Monod, launched herself off a near-vertical Alaskan peak, hit an unanticipated hard landing and cartwheeled down the long mountain face by Leslie Woit in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue When one of Canada’s Red Bull- (and The North Face-) sponsored skiers, 26-year-old Tatum Monod, launched herself off a near-vertical Alaskan peak, hit an unanticipated hard … More »

Prep for Level 1

At some point nearly all of us have fantasized about storming out of the office and leaving behind traffic jams and the grind of a 9-5 life. Well, the Canadian Ski Guide Association (CSGA) may have just the ticket for your one-way trip to job satisfaction with a new course to introduce students to the … More »

Concussion Confusion

First off, skiing is safe. The average rate of sustaining a head injury while skiing that results in an E.R. visit is approximately one head injury per 10,000 days of skiing. This is far less than cycling, skating and tobogganing. by DR. JOHN FOOTE in the Winter 2017 issue The treatment and recognition of concussion … More »

Custom Bootfitting – There’s an App for That

The perfect-fitting ski boot can be elusive, even when you own a boutique ski boot company with a money-back satisfaction guarantee. Since he co-founded Dodge Ski Boots in 2009, the heel of one of Dave Dodge’s ski boots never fit as well as the other. It wasn’t until this year, when he and his business … More »

Map Your Bucket List

You don’t have to be a cartographer to glean information from a new poster map of Canadian ski areas. The skiable area and vertical drop were plugged into an algorithm to generate icons of appropriate size. Result: Southern B.C. is chock-a-block with huge peaks, southern Ontario hills are difficult to distinguish from one another, Quebec … More »

Sun Peaks Braces For Stormzy

From Mayerhofen to Sun Peaks, Europe’s top on-snow music festival is heading to Canada April 6–10 With an endless list of music artists and DJs crowding the village. Ludacris, Kaskade, Thomas Jack, Bob Moses Live, Pete Tong and more join the bill for the debut of Coors Light Snowbombing Canada—with Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens, Brit … More »

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Just $3.75 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

Outside Canada?