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Bagging Victoria – Lake Louise

Louise’s most iconic and daunting peak has been skied by few. by Kevin Hjertaas from Winter 2012 issue   Being diehard Louise skiers in our early years, both Eric Hjorleifson and I had spent many moons dreaming of making tracks on one face in particular. It shines above a cliff wall and a hanging glacier with iconic Lake Louise lying … More »

Postcards from Garmisch-Partenkirchen

While the Olympic podium has space for second and third, for host cities, there’s only first. Marty McLennan  shares some moments from his visit to the 2011 FIS World Championships at Garmisch-Partekirchen. Falling second to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in  its bid for the 2018 Winter Games, Germany’s premier ski town  just might be the best … More »

4 Day Road Trip

An excellent adventure is easy when you include Monashee Powder, Red Mountain and Whitewater by IAIN MACMILLAN from Winter 2012 issue * photos: COLLEEN GENTEMANN     I was more curious than suspicious—in the beginning  anyway. It was the slight vagueness in Peter’s answer as to why he was delayed entering  Canada on a powder ski … More »

A Bite with Dave Brownlie

Whistler Blackcomb ’s CEO goes beyond the ropes with Ski Canada. by Tobias C. Van Veen Dave Brownlie is not your average CEO. As I chased him down The Bite on Blackcomb,  a steep line through trees and drops into Jersey Bowl, I realized that he was letting me know something through the old skier ’s adage: … More »

Me, Jack & Mr. Squinch in Québec

A B.C. native, a Kiwi and a Brit fondly recall their days (and nights) spent skiing Québec by Tobias C. Van Veen in Winter 2012 issue   Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver. —Gilles Vigneault When the blizzard hit, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach—along with the poutine and that Fin du Monde … More »

Welcome Home at Panorama

Panorama was a nice change of pace for Diana Coulter and her boys after nine years in India by Diana Coulter; photos Evan Mitsui from 40th Anniversary issue      Should I admit that I lost my family in a blizzard? Would it sound worse if I said this happened at night in the mountains, … More »

Racing Through Time

As the Nancy Greene Ski League approaches its 45th birthday, past racers, coaches and organizers remember what it was that made skiing’s little league so unforgettable. BY LORI KNOWLES  from 40th Anniversary issue     Somewhere in Ontario in the ’70s… It would approach without fail at 6:30 a.m. on squeaky-cold Saturday mornings, a hulking ’74 Jeep Cherokee Chief, red with black … More »

All in the Family

Across Canadian ski country there are plenty of examples of offspring following in their parents’ tracks – must be in the blood. BY STEVEN THRENDYLE from 40th Anniversary issue Rowdy country rocker Hank Williams Jr. once wrote a song called “Family Tradition” that described the wild-child lifestyle he led as the living heir to one of the … More »

Merry Christmas

December 1984   This month’s cover photo of Dave Irwin playing Santa Claus was taken by Alec Pytlowany at Sunshine Village, Alberta Vol 13 # 4 Also in this issue: A Racer’s Eye-view of the First Two Downhills by Ken Read Ken Read  previews the 10-race chase to the Men’s World Cup Downhill title, with … More »

Beyond Whistler

If Whistler Blackcomb’s trail map isn’t big enough for you, there’s plenty more playground accessible by heli, cat and your own two feet. by tobias c. van Veen from 40th Anniversary issue   We see it all the time here in Whistler—a hesitant but slack-jawed tourist gaping at the virgin snow in the great beyond, leaning hard against … More »

Bagging Victoria – Lake Louise

Louise’s most iconic and daunting peak has been skied by few. by Kevin Hjertaas from Winter 2012 issue   Being diehard Louise skiers in our early years, both Eric Hjorleifson and I had spent many moons dreaming of making tracks on one face in particular. It shines above a cliff wall and a hanging glacier with iconic Lake Louise lying … More »

Postcards from Garmisch-Partenkirchen

While the Olympic podium has space for second and third, for host cities, there’s only first. Marty McLennan  shares some moments from his visit to the 2011 FIS World Championships at Garmisch-Partekirchen. Falling second to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in  its bid for the 2018 Winter Games, Germany’s premier ski town  just might be the best … More »

4 Day Road Trip

An excellent adventure is easy when you include Monashee Powder, Red Mountain and Whitewater by IAIN MACMILLAN from Winter 2012 issue * photos: COLLEEN GENTEMANN     I was more curious than suspicious—in the beginning  anyway. It was the slight vagueness in Peter’s answer as to why he was delayed entering  Canada on a powder ski … More »

A Bite with Dave Brownlie

Whistler Blackcomb ’s CEO goes beyond the ropes with Ski Canada. by Tobias C. Van Veen Dave Brownlie is not your average CEO. As I chased him down The Bite on Blackcomb,  a steep line through trees and drops into Jersey Bowl, I realized that he was letting me know something through the old skier ’s adage: … More »

Me, Jack & Mr. Squinch in Québec

A B.C. native, a Kiwi and a Brit fondly recall their days (and nights) spent skiing Québec by Tobias C. Van Veen in Winter 2012 issue   Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver. —Gilles Vigneault When the blizzard hit, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach—along with the poutine and that Fin du Monde … More »

Welcome Home at Panorama

Panorama was a nice change of pace for Diana Coulter and her boys after nine years in India by Diana Coulter; photos Evan Mitsui from 40th Anniversary issue      Should I admit that I lost my family in a blizzard? Would it sound worse if I said this happened at night in the mountains, … More »

Racing Through Time

As the Nancy Greene Ski League approaches its 45th birthday, past racers, coaches and organizers remember what it was that made skiing’s little league so unforgettable. BY LORI KNOWLES  from 40th Anniversary issue     Somewhere in Ontario in the ’70s… It would approach without fail at 6:30 a.m. on squeaky-cold Saturday mornings, a hulking ’74 Jeep Cherokee Chief, red with black … More »

All in the Family

Across Canadian ski country there are plenty of examples of offspring following in their parents’ tracks – must be in the blood. BY STEVEN THRENDYLE from 40th Anniversary issue Rowdy country rocker Hank Williams Jr. once wrote a song called “Family Tradition” that described the wild-child lifestyle he led as the living heir to one of the … More »

Merry Christmas

December 1984   This month’s cover photo of Dave Irwin playing Santa Claus was taken by Alec Pytlowany at Sunshine Village, Alberta Vol 13 # 4 Also in this issue: A Racer’s Eye-view of the First Two Downhills by Ken Read Ken Read  previews the 10-race chase to the Men’s World Cup Downhill title, with … More »

Beyond Whistler

If Whistler Blackcomb’s trail map isn’t big enough for you, there’s plenty more playground accessible by heli, cat and your own two feet. by tobias c. van Veen from 40th Anniversary issue   We see it all the time here in Whistler—a hesitant but slack-jawed tourist gaping at the virgin snow in the great beyond, leaning hard against … More »

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