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Fall 2014

Volume 43 #2

published week of October 13, 2014

 

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photo: HENRY GEORGI * skier: Sven Brunso

 

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photo: DOUG LEPAGE * snow: Whitewater BC

 

SKI CANADA TEST 2015

PART 2: ON-PISTE CRUISERS AND ADVENTURE ALL-MOUNTAIN

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

 FEATURES

PLEASURE PALACE

Mica Heli’s tenure in the Rockies and its posh new digs are cause for celebration. BY GEORGE KOCH

TWO WORLDS COLLIDING

Childless writer TOBIAS C. VAN VEEN met Spring Break head-on at Bromont—and later needed recovery time at Mont Sutton.

MAKING TRACKS

No need to rush on a powder day at Marmot Basin, there’s plenty to go around. BY RYAN STUART

MOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE

Forget the school bus, kids at Sun Peaks get to class on a Magic Carpet. BY JANET LOVE MORRISON

FAMILY MATTERS

All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. BY IAN MERRINGER

HOOKING UP

European ski resorts started joining hands by interconnecting their lifts back in the 1950s. That trend continues today, making bigger even better. BY LESLIE WOIT

POWDER VIRGINS

RUDI and JEFF GERTSCH make it easy for first-time heli-skiers to join a group of purebred powderhounds.

FIRST TRACKS ON PEAK 6

MARTY McLENNAN was happy to test out Breckenridge’s newest high-alpine terrain.

SKI CROSS CONTROVERSY

How the crease in the French racers’ pants contributed to a unique Olympic protest. BY JANET LOVE MORRISON

TIME FLIES

For boomers, the recreational downhill race lives on.  BY CLAIRE CHALLEN

ARE YOU A GOOD DRIVER?

Winter’s coming! Reviewing the basics of driving in snow and ice will help get you to the slopes safely. BY DUNCAN HESSEL

 REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS  Are you ready for winter?.  BY IAIN MacMILLAN

SHORT TURNS

* The Big 5-0 at CMH Heliski; Kelly Quotes – ex-racer’s advice for young racers

* Dr. John’s ER – Beer League Ski Racing Injuries

* Apping the backcountry

* Shell Collection – sample of this season’s shell jackets

* Ski songs for the road trip

* How to Survive a Tree Well

CROSSHAIRS  A skiers’ gallery.

STYLE FILE  Tips on technique.  What’s wrong with rotation? BY MARTIN OLSON

CAUGHT & SHOT * BY KACPER KOWALSKI

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