// January 30, 2013 // By


Winter 2013

Vol. 41  #4

photo: GRANT GUNDERSON * skier: Cody Townsend * snow: Steven’s Pass WA

Published week of January 21, 2013.

 

photo: ROBBIE HILLIARD  *  skier: Jack Weekes  *  snow: Sun Valley  ID
photo: ROBBIE HILLIARD * skier: Jack Weekes * snow: Sun Valley ID

 

FEATURES

HOW SAFE?
Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic.

MADE FOR POWDER
This year’s crop of fat boys was put through their paces by the guides at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing.
By Ron Betts

TURNING TRICKS
Ski Canada procured the services of Fernie’s best park rats to test some of this season’s hottest twintips.
By Ron Betts

BEST OF SKIING IN CANADA
We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, the hotel stairs, the backstreet bars and the snow-covered parking lots in search of Canada’s best ski moments.
By Leslie Woit

LIMITED TIME OFFER
George Koch found his Euphoria in only two days at K3 Cat Ski near Revelstoke.

ENGLISH AND FREERIDE SPOKEN HERE
It’s hard to tell who’s had a bigger influence over the Swiss town of Verbier, the adoring Brits or the international Big Mountain set.
By Marty McLennan

A FOODIE IN FERNIE
Ethnic and upscale offerings are feeding powderful appetites in what was once a culinary wasteland.
By Lisa Kadane

HEARTS IN THE HIGHLANDS
Ron Betts, a heli-guide at Mike Wiegele’s, never misses a chance to talk proud about his early ski days on Cape Breton Island.

 

REGULARS

YOUR RUN
Opening our mail bag.

FIRST TRACKS
The editor has his run.
By Iain MacMillan

SHORT TURNS
News, gossip and racy photos.

GEAR & GADGETS
All teched out.
By Ryan Stuart