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Take Me to Funkytown – Whitewater Ski Resort

WHITEWATER is fingered as one of Canada’s quirkiest powdery treasures—and its sister city of NELSON doesn’t disappoint, either. by LESLIE WOIT  *  photos by STEVE OGLE  *  Fall 2017 issue Beneath the low-hanging clouds of a wet March morning, snowbanks along the two-lane highway outside Nelson are hemorrhaging muck. Damp is in the air. But … More »

Best of Both Worlds – Big White & SilverStar

Sampling the Okanagan duo of Big White and SilverStar kept Ian Merringer and family well entertained. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue BIG WHITE Dragon’s inscrutable eyes stared out at us from his darkened lair. Pale and unblinking, they betrayed no hint of his next move. Little else of his coiled body was … More »

Tales from Akita

Skiing Japan proved to be Iain and Ryan’s most excellent, super-terrific, Hello Kitty of an adventure last season.   Story and photos by IAIN MACMILLAN and RYAN STUART      IAIN The conversation stopped momentarily when we suddenly realized what we were looking at through the fog: a massive carved phallus. Although the temperature was well below … More »

Destination Disentis

A small Swiss Alps resort with enormous off-piste terrain was first choice for a boisterous group of Ski Canada readers. Adam, stop talking, you’re exhausting yourself!” by GEORGE KOCH in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue Sweat runs in rivulets down the florid face of the chatty Ski Canada Readers’ Trip photographer, smearing his sunscreen, stinging his … More »

Ride the Stagecoach – Castle Mt.

GEORGE KOCH’s tail-guiding experience at Castle Mountain’s cat-ski operation gave him a unique perspective on powder. in Winter 2017 issue I discovered some things about myself as a middle-aged skier: I don’t actually mind untangling train wrecks, and there’s intense joy in seeing a complete stranger make his or her first powder turns. For the past … More »

Sol Mountain Lodge

Where does a Utah-based backcountry skier head to for his early-season powder fix? BY ERME CATINO    Photos OSKAR ENANDER in the Winter 2017 issue For years I’d dreamt of heading north to chase an early-season snow cycle in the steep trees, pillows and deep snow of B.C., a fabled province that has lured me on … More »

A Chile Reception

The jagged Andean peaks of Portillo and the mysterious volcano of Corralco are a unique combination of what South American skiing has to offer. by George Koch Photos Liam Doran in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue A culpeo lolled on a sun-heated boulder in the afternoon glow, stretching and displaying its glossy grey fur as it turned indulgently … More »

Out on Patrol at Fernie

The crew at Fernie Alpine Resort is super pro, but they still have a blast bombing around the mountain. BY PAT LYNCH    Photos HENRY GEORGI in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue The sun has yet to rise over the Elk Valley in southeastern B.C. and Kevin Giffin is holding court in the Lost Boys Café, a low-lit post-and-beam restaurant … More »

Club Med Survival Guide

“You drive manual transmeession?” Arnauld stated more than asked. “Yes, of course,” I answered, wondering where our instructor-guide’s next idea would take us. “Okay, then! You weel drive zee ski-school bus to zee trail’ead—but first, I must stop at my house and collect my veezor.” by IAIN MACMILLAN and SARAH STALLAN  *  photos: RAY O’REILLY … More »

Heard About Japan?

by RYAN STUART – on assignment I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity, especially when it comes to skiing. It’s always fun, but most laps and days blur. Only the exceptional ones stand out. Skiing in Japan flipped this reliable truth. Two months after returning home I can still picture almost every run, starting … More »

Take Me to Funkytown – Whitewater Ski Resort

WHITEWATER is fingered as one of Canada’s quirkiest powdery treasures—and its sister city of NELSON doesn’t disappoint, either. by LESLIE WOIT  *  photos by STEVE OGLE  *  Fall 2017 issue Beneath the low-hanging clouds of a wet March morning, snowbanks along the two-lane highway outside Nelson are hemorrhaging muck. Damp is in the air. But … More »

Best of Both Worlds – Big White & SilverStar

Sampling the Okanagan duo of Big White and SilverStar kept Ian Merringer and family well entertained. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue BIG WHITE Dragon’s inscrutable eyes stared out at us from his darkened lair. Pale and unblinking, they betrayed no hint of his next move. Little else of his coiled body was … More »

Tales from Akita

Skiing Japan proved to be Iain and Ryan’s most excellent, super-terrific, Hello Kitty of an adventure last season.   Story and photos by IAIN MACMILLAN and RYAN STUART      IAIN The conversation stopped momentarily when we suddenly realized what we were looking at through the fog: a massive carved phallus. Although the temperature was well below … More »

Destination Disentis

A small Swiss Alps resort with enormous off-piste terrain was first choice for a boisterous group of Ski Canada readers. Adam, stop talking, you’re exhausting yourself!” by GEORGE KOCH in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue Sweat runs in rivulets down the florid face of the chatty Ski Canada Readers’ Trip photographer, smearing his sunscreen, stinging his … More »

Ride the Stagecoach – Castle Mt.

GEORGE KOCH’s tail-guiding experience at Castle Mountain’s cat-ski operation gave him a unique perspective on powder. in Winter 2017 issue I discovered some things about myself as a middle-aged skier: I don’t actually mind untangling train wrecks, and there’s intense joy in seeing a complete stranger make his or her first powder turns. For the past … More »

Sol Mountain Lodge

Where does a Utah-based backcountry skier head to for his early-season powder fix? BY ERME CATINO    Photos OSKAR ENANDER in the Winter 2017 issue For years I’d dreamt of heading north to chase an early-season snow cycle in the steep trees, pillows and deep snow of B.C., a fabled province that has lured me on … More »

A Chile Reception

The jagged Andean peaks of Portillo and the mysterious volcano of Corralco are a unique combination of what South American skiing has to offer. by George Koch Photos Liam Doran in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue A culpeo lolled on a sun-heated boulder in the afternoon glow, stretching and displaying its glossy grey fur as it turned indulgently … More »

Out on Patrol at Fernie

The crew at Fernie Alpine Resort is super pro, but they still have a blast bombing around the mountain. BY PAT LYNCH    Photos HENRY GEORGI in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue The sun has yet to rise over the Elk Valley in southeastern B.C. and Kevin Giffin is holding court in the Lost Boys Café, a low-lit post-and-beam restaurant … More »

Club Med Survival Guide

“You drive manual transmeession?” Arnauld stated more than asked. “Yes, of course,” I answered, wondering where our instructor-guide’s next idea would take us. “Okay, then! You weel drive zee ski-school bus to zee trail’ead—but first, I must stop at my house and collect my veezor.” by IAIN MACMILLAN and SARAH STALLAN  *  photos: RAY O’REILLY … More »

Heard About Japan?

by RYAN STUART – on assignment I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity, especially when it comes to skiing. It’s always fun, but most laps and days blur. Only the exceptional ones stand out. Skiing in Japan flipped this reliable truth. Two months after returning home I can still picture almost every run, starting … More »

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