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Spring 2009

SPRING 2009 VOL. 37 NO. 5

Published February 23, 2009

On the cover: Chris Eby on Blackcomb Mt. Photo: ERIC BERGER page image: Photo: PATRIK LINDQVIST

FEATURES

FOUR FACES OF SKIING
It takes a cast of characters to make an industry interesting. Meet Eddie the Eagle, Rudi Gertsch, Michael “Pops” Stockton and Mélanie Turgeon.

NIGHT MOVES
Listening to the mountain after dark. By Ian Merringer

WHIRLWIND TOUR
For those who don’t want to work too hard, Eagle Pass Heliskiing is happy to give you a boost into the backcountry. By Andrew Findlay

SNEAK PEEK 2010
If you just can’t wait for the Fall Annual Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide, Technical Editor Marty McLennan offers a look at what’s coming down the pike.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG
With the change of seasons, the best is yet to come in ski country with plenty of events, discounts and deals.

REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS
The editor has his run. By Iain MacMillan

SHORT TURNS
News, gossip and racy photos.

2010 COUNTDOWN
By Kim Thompson

CROSSHAIRS
The best of ski photography: Pascal Lebeau at Tignes, Jordan Manley at Nelson BC, Ryan Creary at Rogers Pass, BC, Martin Soderquist at Davos, Ken Gallard at Taos NM

SEEN @ WHISTLER
Something for everyone.’Skiing is life,’ a poetic Dean Cummings once told me when I first met him almost a decade ago. By Chris Lennon

WESTERN VIEW
Getting the message across. “If people understand what boundaries are, versus closed areas, versus avalanche warnings, they should be able to make an informed decision.” By George Koch

RACELINE
Lead by example. By James Christie

STYLE FILE
Tips on technique. By Chris Lennon and Martin Olson

CAUGHT & SHOT