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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 »

Our First 40

A nostalgic flip through the back issues of Ski Canada turned up the silly as well as the serious side of skiing. We’ve come a long way, baby! BY LORI KNOWLES from December 2011 issue   The very first edition of Ski Canada Journal hits the stands with 21-year-old ski racer Judy Crawford on the cover. Inside the author asks the “very attractive” National Ski Team member telling questions … More »

Badgastein – Steeped in History

Austria’s massive Gastein Valley has four distinct ski areas, thermal baths for whatever ails you – and a 2000-year-old tourist office by George Koch   Holy smokes, there’s two of you, I better get this unit fired up.” The cavernous cable car—made for 80—held one other guy. I’d just finished railing a groomed run that ringed a distant peak … More »

Table Manners

Far from the present and correct world of the Canadian RMT, there lurks another form of corporal entertainment: the dodgy massage. BY LESLIE WOIT Cranky, sore, mad muscles. What’s a saggy-legged skier to do? Both good science and new-age claptrap tell us the same: a mid-ski-week massage brings tendons, muscles and soft tissue back from … More »

Talkin’ it up in Jasper

  BY BOB COVEY When Brian Sutherland glued a yellowed leaf that had fallen from its branch into the Jasper National Park Campgrounds’ daily logbook, his fellow attendants were appalled. Following a wet and rainy summer in the Rockies, it seemed unforgivable to seasonal sun seekers that he was already celebrating signs of Old Man … More »

Le Massif – No More Clowning Around

Ex-Cirque du Soleil co-owner DANIEL GAUTHIER has taken his high-wire act up a notch to include chairlifts and gondolas at a new business venture, Le Massif. There must be moments in the life of Daniel Gauthier during which he stands in the midst of the sleepy Charlevoix forest—snow falling softly—and wonders what on earth he was thinking when he launched his latest venture: … More »

Remember when?

  From infrastructure and ownership to the way ski areas look, feel and smell, a lot has changed in the four decades since Ski Canada first landed on coffee tables over the deep-pile shag carpeting. Henceforth, some stuff we miss—and some we don’t. GROOMING—ANY SNOW IS GOOD SNOW VS. COMPRESSED AIR ‘N’  CORDUROY Ah, snow. … 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 »

Our First 40

A nostalgic flip through the back issues of Ski Canada turned up the silly as well as the serious side of skiing. We’ve come a long way, baby! BY LORI KNOWLES from December 2011 issue   The very first edition of Ski Canada Journal hits the stands with 21-year-old ski racer Judy Crawford on the cover. Inside the author asks the “very attractive” National Ski Team member telling questions … More »

Badgastein – Steeped in History

Austria’s massive Gastein Valley has four distinct ski areas, thermal baths for whatever ails you – and a 2000-year-old tourist office by George Koch   Holy smokes, there’s two of you, I better get this unit fired up.” The cavernous cable car—made for 80—held one other guy. I’d just finished railing a groomed run that ringed a distant peak … More »

Table Manners

Far from the present and correct world of the Canadian RMT, there lurks another form of corporal entertainment: the dodgy massage. BY LESLIE WOIT Cranky, sore, mad muscles. What’s a saggy-legged skier to do? Both good science and new-age claptrap tell us the same: a mid-ski-week massage brings tendons, muscles and soft tissue back from … More »

Talkin’ it up in Jasper

  BY BOB COVEY When Brian Sutherland glued a yellowed leaf that had fallen from its branch into the Jasper National Park Campgrounds’ daily logbook, his fellow attendants were appalled. Following a wet and rainy summer in the Rockies, it seemed unforgivable to seasonal sun seekers that he was already celebrating signs of Old Man … More »

Le Massif – No More Clowning Around

Ex-Cirque du Soleil co-owner DANIEL GAUTHIER has taken his high-wire act up a notch to include chairlifts and gondolas at a new business venture, Le Massif. There must be moments in the life of Daniel Gauthier during which he stands in the midst of the sleepy Charlevoix forest—snow falling softly—and wonders what on earth he was thinking when he launched his latest venture: … More »

Remember when?

  From infrastructure and ownership to the way ski areas look, feel and smell, a lot has changed in the four decades since Ski Canada first landed on coffee tables over the deep-pile shag carpeting. Henceforth, some stuff we miss—and some we don’t. GROOMING—ANY SNOW IS GOOD SNOW VS. COMPRESSED AIR ‘N’  CORDUROY Ah, snow. … More »

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