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Fall 2015

Vol. 44 #2

published week of October 12, 2015

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photo: ERIC BERGER * skier: Matty Richard * snow: Whistler

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photo: REUBEN CRABBE * skier: Dave Treadway * snow: Monashee Powder Cats, BC

SKI CANADA TEST 2016

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

Sun Peaks was once again home to our annual ski test, where we put next year’s skis through their paces.

Written by CHRIS CANDOW AND D’ARCY SEGO, Test Editors

FEATURES

WHISTLER VS. VAIL

Who’s the best? How to choose between North America’s two mega ski resorts. By LESLIE WOIT

HIT THE ROAD

Wolf Creek, Durango, Silverton and Telluride connect the dots on a Southern Colorado road trip. by GEORGE KOCH

TAKING IT SITTING DOWN

Two disabled skiers tackle the B.C. backcountry at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. By MIKEY NIXON

TAPPING INTO SUGARBUSH

The flavour of Vermont is a big draw for eastern skiers looking for something sweet. By IAN MERRINGER

AFTER THE AVALANCHE

My emotional rebuild was more difficult than the physical part, but a return to the alpine was necessary therapy. By GREG HILL

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

DOING IT RIGHT

Why staying in the alpine at Sunshine is as good as it gets. By RYAN STUART

TIME WARP

A day on the slopes of Quebec’s Mont Chilly will take you back in time. By ALEX HESSEL

A NIGHT IN NORWAY

Doing it under the northern lights. By ANDREW FINDLAY

REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS  Own Your Own – The editor has his run. By Iain MacMillan

YOUR RUN  Opening our mail bag.

SHORT TURNS  News, gossip and racy photos.

GEAR & GADGETS  By Ray O’Reilly

CROSSHAIRS  A skiers’ gallery.

STYLE FILE  Finding the perfect powderTurning in the deep. By FELIX TANGUAY

IN THE BACKCOUNTRY  The new technology of layering. By RYAN STUART

112   CAUGHT & SHOT   By BRUNO LONG