VOL. 43 #3
published week of November 18, 2014
photo: NIC ALEGRE * skier: Ryan Sullivan * snow: Whistler, BC
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
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
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
FIRST TRACKS The editor has his run. BY IAIN MacMILLAN
CROSSHAIRS A skiers’ gallery.
GEAR & GADGETS Give the gift of gear. BY RAY O’REILLY
STYLE FILE Four common myths of skiing. BY MARTIN OLSON
CAUGHT & SHOT BY STEVE OGLE