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Erik Guay Retiree

His accomplishments say it all: 25 World Cup podiums with five golds, two World Championship wins, a Crystal Globe—husband and father of four. “I just know it’s time for me to retire,” a calm 37-year-old Guay announced to a group of international journalists gathered in the main lodge on the eve of the Lake Louise Alpine … More »

One Solitude – Two Takes

BY GREG HILL I love winter, but more than my love for winter is my insatiable desire for powder. It is surely one of the purest pursuits available to man. The moments we experience while skiing untracked slopes is akin to quiet meditation, far away from a world that is so frantic and nonstop. I … More »

Steeped in La Grave

Experience “a day of aerobic hell and utter exhaustion followed by a day of sheer terror.” Now you tell me… “That’s the traverse where my husband fell,” Jenny, my friend from La Grave, says matter-of-factly when we tell her where we’d been earlier that day. “He started to wake up from his coma on day … More »

Québec’s Corduroy Highway

Canada’s densest concentration of ski hills—and skier-friendly pit stops—lines the Laurentian Autoroute between Montreal and Mont Tremblant. SOMMET SAINT-SAUVEUR The record-setting extent of Sauveur’s nightskiing hits home as I stand at the top of the L’Atomic Express high-speed quad. Radiating outward like the spokes of a massive whitewashed wagon wheel, the six wonderfully groomed runs … More »

Dropping in at Kicking Horse

After four days of unrelenting snowfall, three days of visibility-related delays and near-constant safety concerns, the sun returned to the skies above Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, revealing a deep, dazzling blanket of pristine powder on the slopes below. by ALEX HESSEL in the December 2018 issue From high atop Redemption Ridge, with steep, narrow chutes … More »

Groups Dept. – Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Despite a wet welcome, Crans-Montana maintained its reputation of providing a signature sunny week for another Ski Canada Readers’ Trip. by RON BETTS in the Fall 2018 issue When you’re climbing onto a bus in Switzerland with a group of 30 people you just met boarding a transatlantic flight barely a day before, a number of things go … More »

Randonnée Days – Québec’s Chic-Chocs

Alpine touring in the Gaspé’s Chic-Choc Mountains left three boys from Ontario in awe of Eastern powder. STORY AND PHOTOS BY ADAM BUITENHUIS Chest-deep in powder and struggling to pull myself to the surface, frustration hadn’t quite morphed into panic. Acquiescent and exhausted, I admitted defeat and yelled to my ski-buddy Craig who was still … More »

10 Years of Stoke – Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Ryan Stuart takes a look back to appreciate the evolution of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Some people run their winters by the 20-cm rule. Slackers might use 15 cm as their threshold for coming in late to work. Me? After one run at Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR), I’m thinking eight is the magic number. With patrol only … More »

Ciao Tonale!

One of Italy’s best-kept secrets is not just for freeriders. by IAIN MACMILLAN in Buyer’s Guide 2019 issue It was a blistering hot—but fateful—July day at the cottage back in 2017 when the call display on my ringing phone showed country code “+39.” Italy. A cheery voice from Milan prattled on about the possibility of … More »

Border Crossers – Red, Whitewater, Fernie

Two American brothers learn to appreciate each other—and Canadian skiing—on a Kootenays road trip. A metre down in a tree well, I was relieved to hear muffled sounds of my brother above me through gaps in fragile snow. I was safe—but stuck. Ben was laughing. I knew from my inverted and helpless position that my … More »

Erik Guay Retiree

His accomplishments say it all: 25 World Cup podiums with five golds, two World Championship wins, a Crystal Globe—husband and father of four. “I just know it’s time for me to retire,” a calm 37-year-old Guay announced to a group of international journalists gathered in the main lodge on the eve of the Lake Louise Alpine … More »

One Solitude – Two Takes

BY GREG HILL I love winter, but more than my love for winter is my insatiable desire for powder. It is surely one of the purest pursuits available to man. The moments we experience while skiing untracked slopes is akin to quiet meditation, far away from a world that is so frantic and nonstop. I … More »

Steeped in La Grave

Experience “a day of aerobic hell and utter exhaustion followed by a day of sheer terror.” Now you tell me… “That’s the traverse where my husband fell,” Jenny, my friend from La Grave, says matter-of-factly when we tell her where we’d been earlier that day. “He started to wake up from his coma on day … More »

Québec’s Corduroy Highway

Canada’s densest concentration of ski hills—and skier-friendly pit stops—lines the Laurentian Autoroute between Montreal and Mont Tremblant. SOMMET SAINT-SAUVEUR The record-setting extent of Sauveur’s nightskiing hits home as I stand at the top of the L’Atomic Express high-speed quad. Radiating outward like the spokes of a massive whitewashed wagon wheel, the six wonderfully groomed runs … More »

Dropping in at Kicking Horse

After four days of unrelenting snowfall, three days of visibility-related delays and near-constant safety concerns, the sun returned to the skies above Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, revealing a deep, dazzling blanket of pristine powder on the slopes below. by ALEX HESSEL in the December 2018 issue From high atop Redemption Ridge, with steep, narrow chutes … More »

Groups Dept. – Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Despite a wet welcome, Crans-Montana maintained its reputation of providing a signature sunny week for another Ski Canada Readers’ Trip. by RON BETTS in the Fall 2018 issue When you’re climbing onto a bus in Switzerland with a group of 30 people you just met boarding a transatlantic flight barely a day before, a number of things go … More »

Randonnée Days – Québec’s Chic-Chocs

Alpine touring in the Gaspé’s Chic-Choc Mountains left three boys from Ontario in awe of Eastern powder. STORY AND PHOTOS BY ADAM BUITENHUIS Chest-deep in powder and struggling to pull myself to the surface, frustration hadn’t quite morphed into panic. Acquiescent and exhausted, I admitted defeat and yelled to my ski-buddy Craig who was still … More »

10 Years of Stoke – Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Ryan Stuart takes a look back to appreciate the evolution of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Some people run their winters by the 20-cm rule. Slackers might use 15 cm as their threshold for coming in late to work. Me? After one run at Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR), I’m thinking eight is the magic number. With patrol only … More »

Ciao Tonale!

One of Italy’s best-kept secrets is not just for freeriders. by IAIN MACMILLAN in Buyer’s Guide 2019 issue It was a blistering hot—but fateful—July day at the cottage back in 2017 when the call display on my ringing phone showed country code “+39.” Italy. A cheery voice from Milan prattled on about the possibility of … More »

Border Crossers – Red, Whitewater, Fernie

Two American brothers learn to appreciate each other—and Canadian skiing—on a Kootenays road trip. A metre down in a tree well, I was relieved to hear muffled sounds of my brother above me through gaps in fragile snow. I was safe—but stuck. Ben was laughing. I knew from my inverted and helpless position that my … More »

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