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December 2014

VOL. 43 #3

published week of November 18, 2014

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photo: NIC ALEGRE  *  skier: Ryan Sullivan *  snow: Whistler, BC

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photo: JOHN SCHWIRTLICH  *  snow:  Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing

SKI CANADA TEST 2015

PART 3: EASY CRUISERS

Sun Peaks was the perfect mountain and host resort to test the best of this season’s skis.

WRITTEN BY D’ARCY SEGO, TEST EDITOR

PLAYING IN POWDER

The guides at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing know a thing or two about choosing a great ski for the deep.

WRITTEN BY RON BETTS, TEST EDITOR

 FEATURES

SCIENCE VS. AVALANCHES  The International Snow Science Workshop brought the world to Banff to help make us safer in the backcountry. BY KEVIN HJERTAAS

 50 SHADES OF WHITE  Naughty or nice, LESLIE WOIT will whip your winter of 2015 into shape with some snowbound thrills.

THE ASPEN SHAKE    STEVEN THRENDYLE finds his groove on Cloud Nine.

THE TREK TO TREMBLANT  For 75 years the queen of the Laurentians has drawn skiers from near and far. BY OAKLAND ROSS

GOING GREY  The expansion onto Grey Mountain has added some much-welcomed blues to Red. BY IAN MERRINGER

GRAND CANYONS  One great resort showcased Utah’s well-deserved reputation.  BY GEORGE KOCH

FAT CATS  Island Lake Lodge’s culinary rep and posh digs are matched only by its skiing.  BY IAN MERRINGER

BASHFUL CASTLE  Some of the best skiing in the country goes unnoticed by the masses—and that’s just fine with RYAN STUART.

UN TRISTE ADIEU  JP Auclair’s death in South America sent shockwaves throughout the world of skiing. BY STEVEN THRENDYLE

 REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS  The editor has his run.  BY IAIN MacMILLAN

SHORT TURNS  

Science vs. Avalanches  *  Aprés in the Alps   * Racy Bits   * Facts on Frostbite   * Custom Made Stained Glass

CROSSHAIRS  A skiers’ gallery.

GEAR & GADGETS  Give the gift of gearBY RAY O’REILLY

STYLE FILE  Four common myths of skiing. BY MARTIN OLSON

CAUGHT & SHOT  BY STEVE OGLE