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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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