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The Original Cat: Sekirk Wilderness Cat Skiing

Skiier in the air

It was seeing a modified snowcat shuttle in Aspen Snowmass in 1965 that planted the seed for Canada’s first-ever cat operation— and all the dozens that would follow. “My dad thought, why can’t we do this with a snowcat?” explains Rachel, the 20- year-old daughter of cat-ski pioneers Allan and Brenda Drury. “And then he … More »

Falling for the Star

It could’ve been the fourth or maybe it was the fifth yard sale that really caught my attention. Not to downplay the comical spasticity of the first few bails, but until you’ve sunk your chin into a foot of Okanagan fresh five times before noon, you can’t be entirely sure you’re into something good. Steve … More »

Going, going

Where's the snow?

Will climate change decide whether our grandchildren will belong to a skiing nation? When I was a teenager in the 1980s, my ski buddies and I used to do whatever it took to stay warm during Quebec’s brutal Laurentian winters. We regularly tucked napkins under our goggles to keep the wind and frostbite from burning … More »

Mud, sweat, & tears

Al Harvey

Prepare like a pro before tackling B.C.’s most famous West Coast Trail With mud threatening every orifice and a 25-kg pack swinging over my back like a wild chimp intent on mischief, I realized this was not the time to check whether I had tied my boots properly. It’s our fourth day hiking Vancouver Island’s … More »

The Original Cat: Sekirk Wilderness Cat Skiing

Skiier in the air

It was seeing a modified snowcat shuttle in Aspen Snowmass in 1965 that planted the seed for Canada’s first-ever cat operation— and all the dozens that would follow. “My dad thought, why can’t we do this with a snowcat?” explains Rachel, the 20- year-old daughter of cat-ski pioneers Allan and Brenda Drury. “And then he … More »

Falling for the Star

It could’ve been the fourth or maybe it was the fifth yard sale that really caught my attention. Not to downplay the comical spasticity of the first few bails, but until you’ve sunk your chin into a foot of Okanagan fresh five times before noon, you can’t be entirely sure you’re into something good. Steve … More »

Going, going

Where's the snow?

Will climate change decide whether our grandchildren will belong to a skiing nation? When I was a teenager in the 1980s, my ski buddies and I used to do whatever it took to stay warm during Quebec’s brutal Laurentian winters. We regularly tucked napkins under our goggles to keep the wind and frostbite from burning … More »

Mud, sweat, & tears

Al Harvey

Prepare like a pro before tackling B.C.’s most famous West Coast Trail With mud threatening every orifice and a 25-kg pack swinging over my back like a wild chimp intent on mischief, I realized this was not the time to check whether I had tied my boots properly. It’s our fourth day hiking Vancouver Island’s … More »

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