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Big Walls of Baffin

I long dreamt of the Arctic, an area so mysterious and remote I knew even before I arrived that a trek to ski here would test my resolve and be the ultimate adventure. The vast expanses of ice, right angles where ocean meets rock, some of the biggest vertical rock faces in the world and … More »

The Traslin Brothers

Mike and Andy made a pact to ski at least one day every month. Nine years later there’s no end in sight. By Ryan Stuart    Photos Mike and Andy Traslin from Winter 2016 issue In the early hours of another 30-degree August day, brothers Andy and Mike Traslin load their skis in the back of the … More »

An Unusual Year

There’s something wrong. We’re a day into a Powder Highway road trip and so far there’s been no powder—or even a whiff of marijuana. I’m travelling with a handful of skiers, among them an American from Telluride, Colorado, the U.S. state that recently legalized pot. He’s upset by the lack of Kootenay-ness in our Kootenay … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada – 2016 edition

It’s not about the competition, it’s about all the fun in researching and collecting anecdotes from Ski Canada contributors, readers, staff—and the people at resorts who are not afraid to poke fun at themselves. There’s no awards gala, not even a cheesy certificate, just the honour of being mentioned on the hallowed pages of our … More »

In Awe of Chamonix

The vastness of France’s iconic mountain destination was the perfect fit for another Ski Canada Readers’ Trip. STORY AND PHOTOS BY IAIN MacMILLAN in December 2015 issue Our group of nine stands like soldiers listening to our mountain guide, instructor and drill sergeant Eric bark out orders. With arms flailing, he gesticulates toward the massive … More »

Up There

ANDREW FINDLAY headed to Northern Escape Heli-Skiing in his search for pristine powder in a pineapple express season. The word pineapple, with its breezy Caribbean connotations, is welcome in any discussion—except skiing in B.C. I’m sitting in on the early evening guides’ meeting at Northern Escape Heli-Skiing (NEH,) sipping craft-brewed IPA and staring at a … More »

Nelson’s Baby

The annual Coldsmoke Powder Fest at Whitewater is an enviable community celebration that goes well beyond the Kootenays. In 1867, gold and silver were discovered near the shores of Kootenay Lake in the southern Selkirk Mountains of B.C. At the time, the waterways that followed the valleys below were considered virtually inaccessible, but the resolve … More »

After the Avalanche

My emotional rebuild was more difficult than the physical part, but a return to the alpine was necessary therapy. By Greg Hill   Photos Bruno Long   in Fall 2015 issue A year and a half ago I made a serious judgment error and my confidence, something I used to have a lot of, is now … More »

Time Warp

A day on the slopes of Quebec’s Mont Chilly will take you back in time. BY Alexander Hessel  *  PHOTOS John Rathwell  While driving along a windblown and ungroomed Hwy 148, about an hour northwest of Ottawa in the Pontiac region of western Quebec, it soon becomes apparent that deep snow and steep terrain might … More »

Doing it Right

WHY STAYING IN THE ALPINE AT SUNSHINE IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS. by Ryan Stuart in Fall 2015 issue Lunch finds me in my hotel room, ski boots off, sun warming my face through the six-metre window. A snow-cold beer sits in front of me, while a hand-rolled wrap falls apart in my lap. … More »

Big Walls of Baffin

I long dreamt of the Arctic, an area so mysterious and remote I knew even before I arrived that a trek to ski here would test my resolve and be the ultimate adventure. The vast expanses of ice, right angles where ocean meets rock, some of the biggest vertical rock faces in the world and … More »

The Traslin Brothers

Mike and Andy made a pact to ski at least one day every month. Nine years later there’s no end in sight. By Ryan Stuart    Photos Mike and Andy Traslin from Winter 2016 issue In the early hours of another 30-degree August day, brothers Andy and Mike Traslin load their skis in the back of the … More »

An Unusual Year

There’s something wrong. We’re a day into a Powder Highway road trip and so far there’s been no powder—or even a whiff of marijuana. I’m travelling with a handful of skiers, among them an American from Telluride, Colorado, the U.S. state that recently legalized pot. He’s upset by the lack of Kootenay-ness in our Kootenay … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada – 2016 edition

It’s not about the competition, it’s about all the fun in researching and collecting anecdotes from Ski Canada contributors, readers, staff—and the people at resorts who are not afraid to poke fun at themselves. There’s no awards gala, not even a cheesy certificate, just the honour of being mentioned on the hallowed pages of our … More »

In Awe of Chamonix

The vastness of France’s iconic mountain destination was the perfect fit for another Ski Canada Readers’ Trip. STORY AND PHOTOS BY IAIN MacMILLAN in December 2015 issue Our group of nine stands like soldiers listening to our mountain guide, instructor and drill sergeant Eric bark out orders. With arms flailing, he gesticulates toward the massive … More »

Up There

ANDREW FINDLAY headed to Northern Escape Heli-Skiing in his search for pristine powder in a pineapple express season. The word pineapple, with its breezy Caribbean connotations, is welcome in any discussion—except skiing in B.C. I’m sitting in on the early evening guides’ meeting at Northern Escape Heli-Skiing (NEH,) sipping craft-brewed IPA and staring at a … More »

Nelson’s Baby

The annual Coldsmoke Powder Fest at Whitewater is an enviable community celebration that goes well beyond the Kootenays. In 1867, gold and silver were discovered near the shores of Kootenay Lake in the southern Selkirk Mountains of B.C. At the time, the waterways that followed the valleys below were considered virtually inaccessible, but the resolve … More »

After the Avalanche

My emotional rebuild was more difficult than the physical part, but a return to the alpine was necessary therapy. By Greg Hill   Photos Bruno Long   in Fall 2015 issue A year and a half ago I made a serious judgment error and my confidence, something I used to have a lot of, is now … More »

Time Warp

A day on the slopes of Quebec’s Mont Chilly will take you back in time. BY Alexander Hessel  *  PHOTOS John Rathwell  While driving along a windblown and ungroomed Hwy 148, about an hour northwest of Ottawa in the Pontiac region of western Quebec, it soon becomes apparent that deep snow and steep terrain might … More »

Doing it Right

WHY STAYING IN THE ALPINE AT SUNSHINE IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS. by Ryan Stuart in Fall 2015 issue Lunch finds me in my hotel room, ski boots off, sun warming my face through the six-metre window. A snow-cold beer sits in front of me, while a hand-rolled wrap falls apart in my lap. … More »

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