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How Safe?

Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic. Winter 2013 issue  Taking a tragic fall on a dangerous racecourse is not how you want to make a name for yourself on the World Cup circuit. When veteran Canadian Ski Cross competitor Nik … More »

Cat’s Cradle

by Marty McLennan in December 2012 issue There’s a spirit at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, and it feels like home. There’s something overwhelming about driving through the Selkirks. It’s late March and I’m steering a tin-cup rental car under the glare of towering peaks, across rushing rivers and past impenetrable logging roads. Navigating the vertical valley bottom, … More »

Aspen Through the Ages

by Kara Williams in December 2012 issue From silver-mining boomtown to chic celeb hangout, Aspen’s illustrious history and infamous past have shaped the town into the legendary resort it is today.   In 1879, silver-mining prospectors made the arduous journey over 12,095-foot Independence Pass down into the Roaring Fork Valley and named the area “Ute … More »

No Pussyfooting Around

by Pat Lynch in the December 2012 issue With Castle and Fortress, Alberta has what it takes when it comes to redefining resort-based cat skiing Come back when it’s good.” Darrel Lewko is grinning from ear-to-ear at the pronouncement, which he’s adopted this afternoon as something of a twisted mantra. My legs feel like I’ve … More »

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by Lori Knowles in December 2012 issue Ski Canada reporter Lori Knowles goes undercover to get the scoop on Ontario’s private ski clubs. It’s the kind of winter idyll caught best in a painting, or in one of those vintage ski photographs: black and white, or perhaps strong-coloured Kodachrome, a snow-laden chalet, a whirlwind of … More »

First Lift

Start your touring with a boost into the backcountry at Island Lake Lodge. by Ryan Stuart in December 2012 issue On the day I realized a childhood dream, Johnny Cash sang in my head. “Get rhythm when you get the blues/Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues…” Of course, that’s all I could … More »

The Great Canadian Fall Guy

It wasn’t James Bond who made it look easy, it was stuntman JOHN EAVES by Marty McLennan in December 2012 issue He was brought up by skiing legends (his mother, Rhoda Wurtele, and aunt, Rhona Wurtele, were Canada’s first Olympic female skiers), he won a combined six World Championships in two different freestyle skiing disciplines, … More »

Sarah’s Legacy

by Lori Knowles in Fall 2012 issue One of the world’s best freeskiers continues to inspire young female athletes on snow.   Sixteen-year-old Emma Stevens from Brookfield, Nova Scotia, has been awarded the first annual Spirit of Sarah Scholarship and has accepted a spot to train at Momentum Ski Camps this summer. The scholarship was … More »

Tour of Duty

Business as usual in Afghanistan took a rewarding twist when Henry Collis included ski touring in his training manual The boy in a checkered headscarf surprised me. As I kicked my way through the crust on the gentle summit, he stood against the rocks that constituted the peak and peered back at me through squinting … More »

Get Smart

Knowledge is power when it comes to safety in the backcountry, so continue your higher education at a different kind of ski school. by Kevin Hjertaas in Fall 2012 issue “Let’s just go one at a time here and stay off that slope, eh?” I can’t really see what Marty is talking about from my … More »

How Safe?

Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic. Winter 2013 issue  Taking a tragic fall on a dangerous racecourse is not how you want to make a name for yourself on the World Cup circuit. When veteran Canadian Ski Cross competitor Nik … More »

Cat’s Cradle

by Marty McLennan in December 2012 issue There’s a spirit at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, and it feels like home. There’s something overwhelming about driving through the Selkirks. It’s late March and I’m steering a tin-cup rental car under the glare of towering peaks, across rushing rivers and past impenetrable logging roads. Navigating the vertical valley bottom, … More »

Aspen Through the Ages

by Kara Williams in December 2012 issue From silver-mining boomtown to chic celeb hangout, Aspen’s illustrious history and infamous past have shaped the town into the legendary resort it is today.   In 1879, silver-mining prospectors made the arduous journey over 12,095-foot Independence Pass down into the Roaring Fork Valley and named the area “Ute … More »

No Pussyfooting Around

by Pat Lynch in the December 2012 issue With Castle and Fortress, Alberta has what it takes when it comes to redefining resort-based cat skiing Come back when it’s good.” Darrel Lewko is grinning from ear-to-ear at the pronouncement, which he’s adopted this afternoon as something of a twisted mantra. My legs feel like I’ve … More »

Members Only

by Lori Knowles in December 2012 issue Ski Canada reporter Lori Knowles goes undercover to get the scoop on Ontario’s private ski clubs. It’s the kind of winter idyll caught best in a painting, or in one of those vintage ski photographs: black and white, or perhaps strong-coloured Kodachrome, a snow-laden chalet, a whirlwind of … More »

First Lift

Start your touring with a boost into the backcountry at Island Lake Lodge. by Ryan Stuart in December 2012 issue On the day I realized a childhood dream, Johnny Cash sang in my head. “Get rhythm when you get the blues/Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues…” Of course, that’s all I could … More »

The Great Canadian Fall Guy

It wasn’t James Bond who made it look easy, it was stuntman JOHN EAVES by Marty McLennan in December 2012 issue He was brought up by skiing legends (his mother, Rhoda Wurtele, and aunt, Rhona Wurtele, were Canada’s first Olympic female skiers), he won a combined six World Championships in two different freestyle skiing disciplines, … More »

Sarah’s Legacy

by Lori Knowles in Fall 2012 issue One of the world’s best freeskiers continues to inspire young female athletes on snow.   Sixteen-year-old Emma Stevens from Brookfield, Nova Scotia, has been awarded the first annual Spirit of Sarah Scholarship and has accepted a spot to train at Momentum Ski Camps this summer. The scholarship was … More »

Tour of Duty

Business as usual in Afghanistan took a rewarding twist when Henry Collis included ski touring in his training manual The boy in a checkered headscarf surprised me. As I kicked my way through the crust on the gentle summit, he stood against the rocks that constituted the peak and peered back at me through squinting … More »

Get Smart

Knowledge is power when it comes to safety in the backcountry, so continue your higher education at a different kind of ski school. by Kevin Hjertaas in Fall 2012 issue “Let’s just go one at a time here and stay off that slope, eh?” I can’t really see what Marty is talking about from my … More »

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