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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 »

Shape Up for the Season – Fit to ski part 1

We place big demands on our bodies whether we’re ripping it on hardpack and crud or skinning up looking for untouched powder in unfamiliar terrain. Even on leisurely days we still need to be in top condition to prevent injury and ski until last chair. Doing some dryland training ahead of the season can help … More »

One Helluva First Descent

With a one-in-four death rate, successfully climbing K2 on the Pakistan-China border, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a truly awe-inspiring feat. To ski down it, well, that’s never been done—until July 22 when Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied into the record books. Bargiel’s 3,000-vertical-metre solo run from the Savage Mountain’s 8,611m peak to Base … More »

Dropping into Revy

Some skiers think Revelstoke can be hard to reach with roads to and through town often covered in all that pesky snow. Most people fly into Kelowna and Kamloops two-and-a-half to three hours away, and the town’s tiny airport has no regular service. But that’s changing thanks to Everything Revelstoke. The local shuttle and tour … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … More »

Posh Powder – The Josie

Hip resort, even hipper hotel. Soon to be looking more like accomms in St. Moritz than Rossland, B.C., Red Mountain welcomed in March North America’s latest slopeside boutique hotel, The Josie by Nobel House. With 106 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer locally-inspired craft cooking (done fancy or casual, inside or out), a spa, ski … More »

Nouvelles du Québec

 * Years after pulling out of Colorado, Club Med announced it’s returning to North America, but this time the all-inclusive concept to skiing is coming to Canada. With the help of Cirque du Soleil’s co-founder, Daniel Gauthier, Le Massif in Quebec’s Charlevoix will see bottomless drinks and never-ending buffets after hundreds of GMs return from … More »

Losing It On-Hill

Can you actually lose weight on a ski holiday given downhill skiing isn’t considered an aerobic sport? It turns out that skiing a full day can burn many more calories than I thought. The Compendium of Physical Activities is a database created by Dr. Bill Haskell, a Stanford University professor in 1993 (and updated in … More »

Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Still Flying High

Between bespectacled British ski jumper Eddie the Eagle and the Jamaican bobsleigh team, the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary created some truly unlikely heroes. Michael Edwards (aka Eddie the Eagle) returned to Canada last March to promote Kicking Horse Powder Tours ski vacations and as a guest of the Altius Nordic Ski Club, who ski … 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 »

Shape Up for the Season – Fit to ski part 1

We place big demands on our bodies whether we’re ripping it on hardpack and crud or skinning up looking for untouched powder in unfamiliar terrain. Even on leisurely days we still need to be in top condition to prevent injury and ski until last chair. Doing some dryland training ahead of the season can help … More »

One Helluva First Descent

With a one-in-four death rate, successfully climbing K2 on the Pakistan-China border, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a truly awe-inspiring feat. To ski down it, well, that’s never been done—until July 22 when Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied into the record books. Bargiel’s 3,000-vertical-metre solo run from the Savage Mountain’s 8,611m peak to Base … More »

Dropping into Revy

Some skiers think Revelstoke can be hard to reach with roads to and through town often covered in all that pesky snow. Most people fly into Kelowna and Kamloops two-and-a-half to three hours away, and the town’s tiny airport has no regular service. But that’s changing thanks to Everything Revelstoke. The local shuttle and tour … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … More »

Posh Powder – The Josie

Hip resort, even hipper hotel. Soon to be looking more like accomms in St. Moritz than Rossland, B.C., Red Mountain welcomed in March North America’s latest slopeside boutique hotel, The Josie by Nobel House. With 106 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer locally-inspired craft cooking (done fancy or casual, inside or out), a spa, ski … More »

Nouvelles du Québec

 * Years after pulling out of Colorado, Club Med announced it’s returning to North America, but this time the all-inclusive concept to skiing is coming to Canada. With the help of Cirque du Soleil’s co-founder, Daniel Gauthier, Le Massif in Quebec’s Charlevoix will see bottomless drinks and never-ending buffets after hundreds of GMs return from … More »

Losing It On-Hill

Can you actually lose weight on a ski holiday given downhill skiing isn’t considered an aerobic sport? It turns out that skiing a full day can burn many more calories than I thought. The Compendium of Physical Activities is a database created by Dr. Bill Haskell, a Stanford University professor in 1993 (and updated in … More »

Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Still Flying High

Between bespectacled British ski jumper Eddie the Eagle and the Jamaican bobsleigh team, the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary created some truly unlikely heroes. Michael Edwards (aka Eddie the Eagle) returned to Canada last March to promote Kicking Horse Powder Tours ski vacations and as a guest of the Altius Nordic Ski Club, who ski … More »

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