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Tapping into Sugarbush

The flavour of Vermont is a big draw for eastern skiers looking for something sweet. BY  IAN MERRINGER in Fall 2015 issue Walking into Lincoln Peak Village from the parking lot, you get a clear view of the western wall of Lincoln’s bowl, home to Castlerock Peak and the rocky Headwall. The Headwall is the … More »

Out of This World

When Chris Hadfield finished his tour of duty as commander of the International Space Station, he couldn’t wait to swap his space suit for a ski suit. BY FRANK BALDWIN Colonel Chris Hadfield started skiing at the age of four when his father taught him on the gentle, snow-covered hills of a nearby golf course … More »

Hit the Road

Wolf Creek, Durango, Silverton & Telluride Connect the Dots on a southern Colorado Road Trip BY GEORGE KOCH    PHOTOS SCOTT D.W. SMITH “Step on it, we’re running late! Slow down, you’re tailgating! Watch out, it’s slippery. Oh, see that art gallery, can we stop?” Pre-skiing excitement manifests itself in varying ways, especially when one … More »

Whistler vs. Vail

Who’s the best? How to choose between North America’s two mega ski resorts. BY LESLIE WOIT When Blackcomb was born in 1980, its biggest competitor was a nearby hill called Whistler. So, too, in former times, did Vail scratch for more customers from the gravelly parking lot of a little bitty Beaver Creek. That was then, … More »

Taking it Sitting Down

TWO DISABLED SKIERS TACKLE THE B.C. BACKCOUNTRY AT SELKIRK SNOWCAT SKIING BY Mikey Nixon PHOTOS Steve Shannon What do you get when you send a paraplegic and a lady with MS on a two-day cat-skiing trip together? You get a lot of jokes—terrible ones—told between some of the best ski runs that either of them … More »

Connect the huts

Selkirk Mountain Experience’s playground now includes three chalets and unlimited turns to be earned. _By Matt Coté   Photos Bruno Long Our helicopter pilot navigates the low cloud relaxed and confident. We hug interweaving ridgelines while skeptically absorbing the view of the damp valley below. It’s been an unseasonably warm February in B.C., but as we … More »

5 Reasons to Love Verbier

Ski Canada readers discovered first-hand why Verbier is one of the iconic resorts of the Alps. _By IAIN MacMILLAN    Photos YVES GARNEAU If he went down there—and headed west…” said Yves, his voice trailing off as we both scanned the vast alpine scene of imposing jagged peaks, blue glaciers and enormous valleys below us, “well, he’s gone.” … More »

Big Sparkling Stars

Two great ski resorts and one rub-down: Big White, Silver Star and Sparkling Hill offer more than family playtime in the heart of the Okanagan. “Whatever you do, don’t lick anything.” Words to live by, particularly in view of what comes next. Sparkling Hill Resort is a glitter box of a spa hotel, set high … More »

The Trek to Tremblant

For 75 years, the Queen of the Laurentians has drawn skiers from near and far. _By OAKLAND ROSS You don’t have a ski mask?” local ski guide Jacques Gaudreau—a.k.a. Coco—said when he met me at the top of the Express Gondola at Tremblant’s wind-blown summit. “No.” “Nothing to cover your face?” “No.” Well, goggles, of … More »

Lotschental – Hidden Valley

Switzerland’s Lötschental is the quintessential off-the-beaten-track destination for curious skiers.  Tschäggättä — you know the party is going to be good if the name starts with four consonants and includes three umlauts. Well, technically it’s not a party, the Tschäggättä are ghoulish furry beings with over-the-top demonic wooden masks preying on unsuspecting women and children … More »

Tapping into Sugarbush

The flavour of Vermont is a big draw for eastern skiers looking for something sweet. BY  IAN MERRINGER in Fall 2015 issue Walking into Lincoln Peak Village from the parking lot, you get a clear view of the western wall of Lincoln’s bowl, home to Castlerock Peak and the rocky Headwall. The Headwall is the … More »

Out of This World

When Chris Hadfield finished his tour of duty as commander of the International Space Station, he couldn’t wait to swap his space suit for a ski suit. BY FRANK BALDWIN Colonel Chris Hadfield started skiing at the age of four when his father taught him on the gentle, snow-covered hills of a nearby golf course … More »

Hit the Road

Wolf Creek, Durango, Silverton & Telluride Connect the Dots on a southern Colorado Road Trip BY GEORGE KOCH    PHOTOS SCOTT D.W. SMITH “Step on it, we’re running late! Slow down, you’re tailgating! Watch out, it’s slippery. Oh, see that art gallery, can we stop?” Pre-skiing excitement manifests itself in varying ways, especially when one … More »

Whistler vs. Vail

Who’s the best? How to choose between North America’s two mega ski resorts. BY LESLIE WOIT When Blackcomb was born in 1980, its biggest competitor was a nearby hill called Whistler. So, too, in former times, did Vail scratch for more customers from the gravelly parking lot of a little bitty Beaver Creek. That was then, … More »

Taking it Sitting Down

TWO DISABLED SKIERS TACKLE THE B.C. BACKCOUNTRY AT SELKIRK SNOWCAT SKIING BY Mikey Nixon PHOTOS Steve Shannon What do you get when you send a paraplegic and a lady with MS on a two-day cat-skiing trip together? You get a lot of jokes—terrible ones—told between some of the best ski runs that either of them … More »

Connect the huts

Selkirk Mountain Experience’s playground now includes three chalets and unlimited turns to be earned. _By Matt Coté   Photos Bruno Long Our helicopter pilot navigates the low cloud relaxed and confident. We hug interweaving ridgelines while skeptically absorbing the view of the damp valley below. It’s been an unseasonably warm February in B.C., but as we … More »

5 Reasons to Love Verbier

Ski Canada readers discovered first-hand why Verbier is one of the iconic resorts of the Alps. _By IAIN MacMILLAN    Photos YVES GARNEAU If he went down there—and headed west…” said Yves, his voice trailing off as we both scanned the vast alpine scene of imposing jagged peaks, blue glaciers and enormous valleys below us, “well, he’s gone.” … More »

Big Sparkling Stars

Two great ski resorts and one rub-down: Big White, Silver Star and Sparkling Hill offer more than family playtime in the heart of the Okanagan. “Whatever you do, don’t lick anything.” Words to live by, particularly in view of what comes next. Sparkling Hill Resort is a glitter box of a spa hotel, set high … More »

The Trek to Tremblant

For 75 years, the Queen of the Laurentians has drawn skiers from near and far. _By OAKLAND ROSS You don’t have a ski mask?” local ski guide Jacques Gaudreau—a.k.a. Coco—said when he met me at the top of the Express Gondola at Tremblant’s wind-blown summit. “No.” “Nothing to cover your face?” “No.” Well, goggles, of … More »

Lotschental – Hidden Valley

Switzerland’s Lötschental is the quintessential off-the-beaten-track destination for curious skiers.  Tschäggättä — you know the party is going to be good if the name starts with four consonants and includes three umlauts. Well, technically it’s not a party, the Tschäggättä are ghoulish furry beings with over-the-top demonic wooden masks preying on unsuspecting women and children … More »

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