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Take Me to Funkytown

WHITEWATER is fingered as one of Canada’s quirkiest powdery treasures—and its sister city of NELSON doesn’t disappoint, either. by LESLIE WOIT  *  photos by STEVE OGLE  *  Fall 2017 issue Beneath the low-hanging clouds of a wet March morning, snowbanks along the two-lane highway outside Nelson are hemorrhaging muck. Damp is in the air. But … More »

RYAN REPORT – Free skiing and lessons at Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island is offering free rentals, lessons and lift ticket for first time skiers. The Discovery Days program runs December 8 to 20 and is part of the mountain’s continuing efforts to recruit new skiers. “Discovery Days are all about removing barriers and providing a fun snow experience,” says Mike … More »

Best of Both Worlds – Big White & SilverStar

Sampling the Okanagan duo of Big White and SilverStar kept Ian Merringer and family well entertained. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue BIG WHITE Dragon’s inscrutable eyes stared out at us from his darkened lair. Pale and unblinking, they betrayed no hint of his next move. Little else of his coiled body was … More »

Out on Patrol at Fernie

The crew at Fernie Alpine Resort is super pro, but they still have a blast bombing around the mountain. BY PAT LYNCH    Photos HENRY GEORGI in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue The sun has yet to rise over the Elk Valley in southeastern B.C. and Kevin Giffin is holding court in the Lost Boys Café, a low-lit post-and-beam restaurant … More »

Sun Peaks Braces For Stormzy

From Mayerhofen to Sun Peaks, Europe’s top on-snow music festival is heading to Canada April 6–10 With an endless list of music artists and DJs crowding the village. Ludacris, Kaskade, Thomas Jack, Bob Moses Live, Pete Tong and more join the bill for the debut of Coors Light Snowbombing Canada—with Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens, Brit … More »

Sharing The Great Outdoors – Valkyr Lodge

With kids in tow it’s still possible to experience the bliss of the backcountry. by ANDREW FINDLAY and photos by STEVE OGLE in the December 2016 issue I’d reached that time in my life when I needed to explore a burning question in my mind: Can backcountry skiing and young children be melded into one … More »

No Speed Limit

Local boy Joss Advocaat takes on the world at Sun Peaks in the fastest non-motorized sport on earth. by STEVEN THRENDYLE in the Winter 2017 issue Road rash and skin burns aren’t injuries that you normally associate with skiing. Then again, you probably haven’t crashed at 208 km/h, like Sun Peaks’s Joss Advocaat has. Last February, the … More »

Baldy’s Back, Baby

Baldy Mountain Resort, or simply “Baldy” to the residents of Oliver and Osoyoos in B.C.’s South Okanagan, is experiencing a rebirth this season. Founded in 1968, the ski area has been a hidden gem for those in the know, famous for Powder Fridays (when the lifts only opened on weekends) and the awesome snow ghosts … More »

The Past is Now – pt. 2 Red Mountain

To most people the Kootenays equate with powder, a lifestyle so consumed by the pursuit of fresh tracks that powder ranks up there with the other basic essentials of life: oxygen, water, food. To me, however, the Kootenays spell nostalgia. Though I have spent a large portion of my life chasing snow around the world, … More »

What’s Next, Whistler?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind since last summer’s Vail takeover. by STEVEN THRENDYLE  in the Winter 2017 issue Western society bestows significance to certain birthdays, like turning the “Big Five-Oh” for instance. In 2015–16, Whistler held a season-long 50th-anniversay bash that viewed the past through rose-tinted goggles. To kick things off, Whistler’s marketing department, … More »

Take Me to Funkytown

WHITEWATER is fingered as one of Canada’s quirkiest powdery treasures—and its sister city of NELSON doesn’t disappoint, either. by LESLIE WOIT  *  photos by STEVE OGLE  *  Fall 2017 issue Beneath the low-hanging clouds of a wet March morning, snowbanks along the two-lane highway outside Nelson are hemorrhaging muck. Damp is in the air. But … More »

RYAN REPORT – Free skiing and lessons at Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island is offering free rentals, lessons and lift ticket for first time skiers. The Discovery Days program runs December 8 to 20 and is part of the mountain’s continuing efforts to recruit new skiers. “Discovery Days are all about removing barriers and providing a fun snow experience,” says Mike … More »

Best of Both Worlds – Big White & SilverStar

Sampling the Okanagan duo of Big White and SilverStar kept Ian Merringer and family well entertained. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue BIG WHITE Dragon’s inscrutable eyes stared out at us from his darkened lair. Pale and unblinking, they betrayed no hint of his next move. Little else of his coiled body was … More »

Out on Patrol at Fernie

The crew at Fernie Alpine Resort is super pro, but they still have a blast bombing around the mountain. BY PAT LYNCH    Photos HENRY GEORGI in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue The sun has yet to rise over the Elk Valley in southeastern B.C. and Kevin Giffin is holding court in the Lost Boys Café, a low-lit post-and-beam restaurant … More »

Sun Peaks Braces For Stormzy

From Mayerhofen to Sun Peaks, Europe’s top on-snow music festival is heading to Canada April 6–10 With an endless list of music artists and DJs crowding the village. Ludacris, Kaskade, Thomas Jack, Bob Moses Live, Pete Tong and more join the bill for the debut of Coors Light Snowbombing Canada—with Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens, Brit … More »

Sharing The Great Outdoors – Valkyr Lodge

With kids in tow it’s still possible to experience the bliss of the backcountry. by ANDREW FINDLAY and photos by STEVE OGLE in the December 2016 issue I’d reached that time in my life when I needed to explore a burning question in my mind: Can backcountry skiing and young children be melded into one … More »

No Speed Limit

Local boy Joss Advocaat takes on the world at Sun Peaks in the fastest non-motorized sport on earth. by STEVEN THRENDYLE in the Winter 2017 issue Road rash and skin burns aren’t injuries that you normally associate with skiing. Then again, you probably haven’t crashed at 208 km/h, like Sun Peaks’s Joss Advocaat has. Last February, the … More »

Baldy’s Back, Baby

Baldy Mountain Resort, or simply “Baldy” to the residents of Oliver and Osoyoos in B.C.’s South Okanagan, is experiencing a rebirth this season. Founded in 1968, the ski area has been a hidden gem for those in the know, famous for Powder Fridays (when the lifts only opened on weekends) and the awesome snow ghosts … More »

The Past is Now – pt. 2 Red Mountain

To most people the Kootenays equate with powder, a lifestyle so consumed by the pursuit of fresh tracks that powder ranks up there with the other basic essentials of life: oxygen, water, food. To me, however, the Kootenays spell nostalgia. Though I have spent a large portion of my life chasing snow around the world, … More »

What’s Next, Whistler?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind since last summer’s Vail takeover. by STEVEN THRENDYLE  in the Winter 2017 issue Western society bestows significance to certain birthdays, like turning the “Big Five-Oh” for instance. In 2015–16, Whistler held a season-long 50th-anniversay bash that viewed the past through rose-tinted goggles. To kick things off, Whistler’s marketing department, … More »

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