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Winter 2009: Best of Skiing in Canada

WINTER 2009 VOL. 37 NO. 4

Published January 7, 2009

On the cover: James Heim Photo: GRANT GUNDERSON page image: Skier: Tobin Seagel; Photo: JORDAN MANLEY

FIRST TRACKS
by Iain MacMillan
My pants aren’t baggy enough to use as an emergency shelter but on the other hand , I also don’t set the waistband up to my armpits ..

TEST 2009 – POWDER
tested at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing
Skis tested (listed alphabetically): BSI Valhallas, Fischer Watea 94, K2 Apache Coomba, Liberty Double Helix, Movement Goliath, Movement Goliath Sluff, Nordica Supercharger Enforcer, Ogaska CC 11.1, Prior Overlord, Salomon Czar, Stockli Stormrider DP Pro

TEST 2009 – IMPRESSIONS
Skis tested (listed alphabetically): BSI Kootenay Peaksticks, BSI Valhallas, Fischer Cold Heat, Fischer Progressor 8+, Head MoJo 94, Head Monster Chip, K2 ObSETH’d, K2 Tough Luv, Liberty Hazmat, Nordica Hot Rod Helldiver XBI CT, Ogasaka CC 9.7, Rossignol S7, Salomon Mai Tai

FEATURES

BEST OF SKIING IN CANADA
No snowflake was left unshredded in our annual pursuit of the funkiest and finest snow-based experiences in the country. compiled by Leslie Woit

THE BUMF ON BANFF
The first thing savvy skiers do when they hit town is find a local—fast. Sure the Internet is great for research, as are blogs and live snow cams, but there’s nothing like a local recommendation to set you on the right path. by Monica Andreef

RECORD HOLDER
Revelstoke now holds the bragging rights to the longest lift-serviced vertical on the continent – and so much more. by Ian Merringer

DOUBLE-DIPPING IN SWITZERLAND
Andermatt and Engleberg are a perfect powderladen combo for a Swiss Alps adventure. by Leslie Woit

DOWN HOME SKIING
Eight ski areas on a 10-day road trip served up the best of Atlantic Canada. by Keith Nicol

GEAR & GADGETS
Pack it up and head on out ABS Vario System, Tour Shovel EXT, G3 Bonesaw, Ortovox S1, SPOT Satellite Messenger