December 2009: 2010 Travel Guide

TRAVEL GUIDE 2010 VOL. 38 NO. 3

Published week of November 23, 2009

On the cover – skier: Andreas Fransson Photo: PATRIK LINDQVIST.

SKI CANADA TEST 2010

FIT & FAT:
The guides at Mike Wiegele Heliskiing tested the best of this year’s powder ski lineup.
By Ron Betts

FEATURES

32 OF CANADA’S BEST
Looking for something new and different or just heading to familiar grounds? With all the skiing to be done this winter, your research starts here with Ski Canada’s annual guide to our favourite
destinations—right here at home.
By Leslie Woit

SUPER 7
All epic descents take hold of our collective psyches—some become “classics.”
By Kevin Hjertaas

THE EVERYTHING MOUNTAIN
Over?owing with dry powder and draped in groomed runs, Montana’s Big Sky offers an
embarrassment of riches.
By George Koch

REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS
Big-mountain life by Iain MacMillan

YOUR RUN
Opening our mail bag.

SHORT TURNS
No longer Miller time; Hermann Maier; Porter Airlines to Quebec; Ski Butlers; kids ski free at Aspen March break; Extremely Canadian steeps at Whistler; winter weather forecast; Brit writer Arnie Wilson skied every day of the year; Red Mt.’s Freeskiing Championship; first descent of Alaska’s Archangel

2010 COUNTDOWN
Home advantage unfair? Whistler’s on sale; and now the Canadian Cowboys. by Kim Thompson

LETTER FROM THE ALPS
Betcha didn’t know that. Your Olympic quiz. by Doug Sager

RACELINE
Brydon’s goal is golden. “This time it will be different.” by James Christie

CROSSHAIRS
A skiers’ gallery.

SEEN @ WHISTLER
Whistler and Blackcomb are very different mountains with distinct histories that share custody of their skiers. by Chris Lennon

GEAR & GADGETS
Dakine’s Pro II backpack; Smartwool’s PhD Snow Sock; Westcomb’s Revenant Hoody; Kootenay Knitting; Tubb’s Flex Trk; Moonboot; Bolle Nova; Salomon Ranger Custom Air helmet; Columbia’s Red Hot Jumpsuit; Nikon Coolpix; Icebreaker Sport LTD by Ray O’Reilly

CAUGHT & SHOT by Steve Ogle