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Your Run – Fall 2013

Prairie favourites » I want to remind readers of a couple other ski areas that have ceased operations: Big Thunder in the Cypress Hills, Sask. Closed in the mid-’90s, it had roughly a 300-foot vertical with an 1,800-foot T-bar and five trails. The trails can be seen with snow on Google Maps. Also, Pine Cree … More »

Your Run – Buyer’s Guide 2014

Ovaltine shaken, not stirred » Marty McLennan’s interview with John Eaves (“The Great Canadian Fall Guy,” December 2012) brought back some memories. My old neighbour and friend Mike Godfrey was on the World Cup “Hot Dog” tour around the same time as John Eaves. While John was doubling for James Bond, Mike was skiing in … More »

Readers go head-to-head

  » I’m profoundly disappointed in the editorial about helmets in skiing and their newly mandated use on Nova Scotia’s slopes. (“Hard-headed in Nova Scotia,” First Tracks, Spring 2012) Mr. MacMillan and the publisher should issue an immediate retraction and apology for such reckless disregard for the importance of helmets. If Mr. MacMillan is not … More »

Your Run – Spring 2012

LEFT AND RIGHT. RIGHT? » I read your review of the Elan Amphibio with great interest (“Elan: Slovenian for common sense,” First Tracks, Winter 2011). But I have a question. When you accidentally skied with the skis switched left for right, what was the effect? You indicated that something was obviously wrong. Was there noticeable change in stability or control characteristics? Overall, … More »

Your Run – Winter 2012

  READY FOR WINTER » We were just in Mexico soaking up the sun and soaking up Ski Canada. We’re getting stoked for the season! We got home at 2:00 a.m. to a driveway full of snow. There’s nothing quite like shovelling powder in your flip-flops! Thanks for a great beach read and silky, creamy, carvy pictures of places we want … More »

Your Run – 40th Anniversary issue

SUNNY AND MILD » I read with interest George Koch’s column, “Mountain forecast: firings with periods of litigation,” Fall 2011. While we appreciate the author’s attempt to be even-handed in reporting on several dismissals at Sunshine Village last season, some falsehoods persist. There is a fallacy, widely disseminated via an anonymous organized social media campaign that the dismissals were the result of … More »

Your Run – Fall 2011

HIGH AND HAUGHTY? » I’m assembling my decade-old boots and pants along with my five-year-old Völkls, while checking the rates at Le Motel Six as well as Le Super Huit Motels near the half-dozen Canadian resorts I hope to visit this winter. You know—The Dirtbag Tour. Fresh home from touring on-the-cuff in France, “Ménage à … More »

Your Run – Buyer’s Guide 2012

LIVIN’ THE DREAM » Being a proud Mom gives me bragging rights about my littlest guy. My husband and I met in Banff many years ago, both wanting to ski before joining the world of only skiing on weekends. He taught at Sunshine and I worked at a ski shop on Banff Avenue, logging more … More »

Your Run, Spring 2011

The Weather According to George Ski Canada had a flood of letters following George Koch’s column attempting to debunk the science behind the global warming discussion. His column appeared in the Fall 2010 issue ‘In science we trust‘. I’m always amazed at the resiliency of commentators who deny the reality of human-induced climate warming (“In science we … More »

Your Run – Winter 2011

YOUR RUN from Winter 2011 issue BOOMERS ROCK! » I liked Iain MacMillan’s online editorial “Slicing and dicing skiers” (E-Blast #4, November 2010). I think you are quite on the mark with your observations as I am also baffled at the myopia of beer and sports equipment advertisers when it comes to [dismissing] anyone over … More »

Your Run – Fall 2013

Prairie favourites » I want to remind readers of a couple other ski areas that have ceased operations: Big Thunder in the Cypress Hills, Sask. Closed in the mid-’90s, it had roughly a 300-foot vertical with an 1,800-foot T-bar and five trails. The trails can be seen with snow on Google Maps. Also, Pine Cree … More »

Your Run – Buyer’s Guide 2014

Ovaltine shaken, not stirred » Marty McLennan’s interview with John Eaves (“The Great Canadian Fall Guy,” December 2012) brought back some memories. My old neighbour and friend Mike Godfrey was on the World Cup “Hot Dog” tour around the same time as John Eaves. While John was doubling for James Bond, Mike was skiing in … More »

Readers go head-to-head

  » I’m profoundly disappointed in the editorial about helmets in skiing and their newly mandated use on Nova Scotia’s slopes. (“Hard-headed in Nova Scotia,” First Tracks, Spring 2012) Mr. MacMillan and the publisher should issue an immediate retraction and apology for such reckless disregard for the importance of helmets. If Mr. MacMillan is not … More »

Your Run – Spring 2012

LEFT AND RIGHT. RIGHT? » I read your review of the Elan Amphibio with great interest (“Elan: Slovenian for common sense,” First Tracks, Winter 2011). But I have a question. When you accidentally skied with the skis switched left for right, what was the effect? You indicated that something was obviously wrong. Was there noticeable change in stability or control characteristics? Overall, … More »

Your Run – Winter 2012

  READY FOR WINTER » We were just in Mexico soaking up the sun and soaking up Ski Canada. We’re getting stoked for the season! We got home at 2:00 a.m. to a driveway full of snow. There’s nothing quite like shovelling powder in your flip-flops! Thanks for a great beach read and silky, creamy, carvy pictures of places we want … More »

Your Run – 40th Anniversary issue

SUNNY AND MILD » I read with interest George Koch’s column, “Mountain forecast: firings with periods of litigation,” Fall 2011. While we appreciate the author’s attempt to be even-handed in reporting on several dismissals at Sunshine Village last season, some falsehoods persist. There is a fallacy, widely disseminated via an anonymous organized social media campaign that the dismissals were the result of … More »

Your Run – Fall 2011

HIGH AND HAUGHTY? » I’m assembling my decade-old boots and pants along with my five-year-old Völkls, while checking the rates at Le Motel Six as well as Le Super Huit Motels near the half-dozen Canadian resorts I hope to visit this winter. You know—The Dirtbag Tour. Fresh home from touring on-the-cuff in France, “Ménage à … More »

Your Run – Buyer’s Guide 2012

LIVIN’ THE DREAM » Being a proud Mom gives me bragging rights about my littlest guy. My husband and I met in Banff many years ago, both wanting to ski before joining the world of only skiing on weekends. He taught at Sunshine and I worked at a ski shop on Banff Avenue, logging more … More »

Your Run, Spring 2011

The Weather According to George Ski Canada had a flood of letters following George Koch’s column attempting to debunk the science behind the global warming discussion. His column appeared in the Fall 2010 issue ‘In science we trust‘. I’m always amazed at the resiliency of commentators who deny the reality of human-induced climate warming (“In science we … More »

Your Run – Winter 2011

YOUR RUN from Winter 2011 issue BOOMERS ROCK! » I liked Iain MacMillan’s online editorial “Slicing and dicing skiers” (E-Blast #4, November 2010). I think you are quite on the mark with your observations as I am also baffled at the myopia of beer and sports equipment advertisers when it comes to [dismissing] anyone over … More »

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Outside Canada?