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Banff A to Z

Our skiers’ alphabet takes you on a tour of one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness settings. by Leslie Woit in the Buyer’s Guide 2015 issue Alberta beef. For the best steak in Banff, head up the golden stairs to Bison. Watch the line of talented chefs toss and broil behind the open copper kitchen-come-bar, … More »

Back of Beyond

You don’t have to look far past the ski area boundaries of Banff National Park to experience some spectacular backcountry turns. By Ryan Stuart // Photos by Ryan Creary // from Winter 2014 issue One last step and I’m on the ridgetop, my chest heaving from the effort of hiking. I suck in a deep … More »

Where are the best skiers?

by Iain MacMillan in the Winter 2014 issue Ski Test Editor Ron Betts and I were disagreeing the other day about where to find the best skiers in the country. I don’t mean names from the World Cup or Olympic podiums or the biggest freeride fish in ski resort ponds across Canada. I’m talking about … More »

The British Invasion

Despite the distance, the cold and the credit crunch, Banff attracts—and sometimes keeps—the keenest skiers from across the pond. by Louise Hudson in December 2013 issue With at least 28 days of paid annual leave from work, and an intrepid travel culture, the British are accustomed to regular winter as well as summer holidays. After … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada awards 2013

by Leslie Woit in Winter 2013 issue Light powder, hot chocolate, cute liftees? What makes you happy on the hills? 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—and here they are! With special thanks to our … More »

No Pussyfooting Around

by Pat Lynch in the December 2012 issue With Castle and Fortress, Alberta has what it takes when it comes to redefining resort-based cat skiing Come back when it’s good.” Darrel Lewko is grinning from ear-to-ear at the pronouncement, which he’s adopted this afternoon as something of a twisted mantra. My legs feel like I’ve … More »

Loving Louise

by George Koch from Fall 2012 issue George Koch rediscovers his childhood sweetheart. “Boys, I like to finish every great day at The Lake with some powder turns down West Bowl, so let’s hit it.” It was the waning skiing hour of a late-season day that had been a revolving tableau of seemingly inexhaustible soft-snow … More »

Short Turns: Buyer’s Guide 2013

ONTARIO’S YEAR OF THE LIFT ❖ This is the year of the new lift—at least in Ontario. Despite a low- (or no-) snow season in 2012, at least five Ontario ski areas are pushing ahead with plans to install new chairs—most of them for Greater Toronto Area skiers. “It’s more than we’ve seen in years,” says Bruce Haynes, head of the Ontario … More »

Hotel Alberta

Sure, the song’s title is Hotel California. But the Eagles were writing about Jasper, weren’t they? On a dark Alberta highway… It’s as if time has slowed…or nearly stopped. When I step off the VIA Canadian at the Jasper train station that bright February day, my nine-year-old son in tow, the first thing that strikes me is the silence. The … More »

Short Turns: Spring 2012 issue

    X GAMES ❖ With athletes well beyond Canadian colours dedicating performances to Sarah Burke, Aspen ’s X Games in late January were a show of brute strength, enormous alpine circus acts interspersed with solemn moments. Perhaps the sweetest/ saddest result was when Burke’s teammate Roz Groenewoud won the Women ’s superpipe event, a crown Burke wore for three … More »

Banff A to Z

Our skiers’ alphabet takes you on a tour of one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness settings. by Leslie Woit in the Buyer’s Guide 2015 issue Alberta beef. For the best steak in Banff, head up the golden stairs to Bison. Watch the line of talented chefs toss and broil behind the open copper kitchen-come-bar, … More »

Back of Beyond

You don’t have to look far past the ski area boundaries of Banff National Park to experience some spectacular backcountry turns. By Ryan Stuart // Photos by Ryan Creary // from Winter 2014 issue One last step and I’m on the ridgetop, my chest heaving from the effort of hiking. I suck in a deep … More »

Where are the best skiers?

by Iain MacMillan in the Winter 2014 issue Ski Test Editor Ron Betts and I were disagreeing the other day about where to find the best skiers in the country. I don’t mean names from the World Cup or Olympic podiums or the biggest freeride fish in ski resort ponds across Canada. I’m talking about … More »

The British Invasion

Despite the distance, the cold and the credit crunch, Banff attracts—and sometimes keeps—the keenest skiers from across the pond. by Louise Hudson in December 2013 issue With at least 28 days of paid annual leave from work, and an intrepid travel culture, the British are accustomed to regular winter as well as summer holidays. After … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada awards 2013

by Leslie Woit in Winter 2013 issue Light powder, hot chocolate, cute liftees? What makes you happy on the hills? 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—and here they are! With special thanks to our … More »

No Pussyfooting Around

by Pat Lynch in the December 2012 issue With Castle and Fortress, Alberta has what it takes when it comes to redefining resort-based cat skiing Come back when it’s good.” Darrel Lewko is grinning from ear-to-ear at the pronouncement, which he’s adopted this afternoon as something of a twisted mantra. My legs feel like I’ve … More »

Loving Louise

by George Koch from Fall 2012 issue George Koch rediscovers his childhood sweetheart. “Boys, I like to finish every great day at The Lake with some powder turns down West Bowl, so let’s hit it.” It was the waning skiing hour of a late-season day that had been a revolving tableau of seemingly inexhaustible soft-snow … More »

Short Turns: Buyer’s Guide 2013

ONTARIO’S YEAR OF THE LIFT ❖ This is the year of the new lift—at least in Ontario. Despite a low- (or no-) snow season in 2012, at least five Ontario ski areas are pushing ahead with plans to install new chairs—most of them for Greater Toronto Area skiers. “It’s more than we’ve seen in years,” says Bruce Haynes, head of the Ontario … More »

Hotel Alberta

Sure, the song’s title is Hotel California. But the Eagles were writing about Jasper, weren’t they? On a dark Alberta highway… It’s as if time has slowed…or nearly stopped. When I step off the VIA Canadian at the Jasper train station that bright February day, my nine-year-old son in tow, the first thing that strikes me is the silence. The … More »

Short Turns: Spring 2012 issue

    X GAMES ❖ With athletes well beyond Canadian colours dedicating performances to Sarah Burke, Aspen ’s X Games in late January were a show of brute strength, enormous alpine circus acts interspersed with solemn moments. Perhaps the sweetest/ saddest result was when Burke’s teammate Roz Groenewoud won the Women ’s superpipe event, a crown Burke wore for three … More »

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Outside Canada?