// February 3, 2016 // By


Winter 2016

Vol 44 #4

published week of February 1, 2016

WIN16 cov
photo: RYAN CREARY * skier: Carter McMillan * snow: Rogers Pass, BC
WIN16 Contents
photo: ANDY TRASLIN * skier: Mike Traslin * snow: Farellones, Chile

FEATURES

 AN UNUSUAL YEAR
The 2015 season made the search for powder at Fernie, Panorama and Kicking Horse a challenge of surprises.
BY ANDREW FINDLAY

POWDER PEOPLE
Mike Wiegele’s heli-guides know a thing or two about testing fat skis.
BY RON BETTS, TEST EDITOR 

BEST OF SKIING IN CANADA                    
Ski Canada contributors, readers, staff—and the people at resorts who are not afraid to poke fun at themselves—are proud to show off some of what makes skiing in our country so special.
BY LESLIE WOIT 

BONDING ON SNOW
Over the years 007 has proved he can ski—and he’s never had to buy a lift ticket, either.
BY LESLIE WOIT 

THE TRASLIN BROS                    
Mike and Andy made a pact to ski at least one day every month. Nine years later there’s no end in sight.
BY RYAN STUART

BIG WALLS OF BAFFIN
Photographer DAN EVANS survived and thrived in the rugged Arctic environment of polar bears, frostbite and a legendary couloir.

TWO IN THE TOWNSHIPS
Owl’s Head and Bromont are the perfect settings for sampling Quebec’s unique flavour.
BY IAN MERRINGER 

WINTER WHEELS
It’s not the size of the vehicle, it’s the drive system that will help get you to and from ski country safely.
BY ADAM BUITENHUIS

REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS
A celebration of groomers   BY IAIN MacMILLAN

YOUR RUN   Opening our mail bag.

SHORT TURNS
* Marie-Michèle Gagnon by Marie-Piere Belisle-Kennedy

* Hucking for Gold .. Logan Pehota & Swatch Freeride World Tour

CROSSHAIRS     A skiers’ gallery. 

WESTERN VIEW
A facelift for Louise.
 BY GEORGE KOCH

STYLE FILE
Terrain and turn shape.  BY JOHN SCHWIRTLICH

Make trees a breeze.   BY MATT BARNES

 CAUGHT & SHOT    BY Bruno Long