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Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Backcountry

Interest in skiing beyond the ski area continues to grow and everyone is chasing to keep up. The gear keeps getting better, making getting out there less effort, safer and more fun. photo: ERIC BERGER * snow: Whistlerby Ryan Stuart, technical editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue THE “UN” BACKCOUNTRY BOOT     Everything about the … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week

Eddie Bauer’s better than down The easiest way to tell if someone’s puffy jacket is filled with down or synthetic? Ripples. The ones that make every down jacket wearer look a bit like the Ghostbuster Marshmallow Man. In industry lingo it’s baffles, sown dividers throughout the jacket that keep the feathers and fibres in place. … More »

What’s Trending

What’s the latest in ski gear? Where’s the sport heading? When we take a step back and look around there are trends in motion, changing the landscape in ski width, media, sunglasses and head protection. Here’s where you’ll get educated, so on that first chairlift ride this winter you’ll be the one geeking out on … More »

Prep for Level 1

At some point nearly all of us have fantasized about storming out of the office and leaving behind traffic jams and the grind of a 9-5 life. Well, the Canadian Ski Guide Association (CSGA) may have just the ticket for your one-way trip to job satisfaction with a new course to introduce students to the … More »

Sol Mountain Lodge

Where does a Utah-based backcountry skier head to for his early-season powder fix? BY ERME CATINO    Photos OSKAR ENANDER in the Winter 2017 issue For years I’d dreamt of heading north to chase an early-season snow cycle in the steep trees, pillows and deep snow of B.C., a fabled province that has lured me on … More »

Perfect in Powder 2 – Suck, Don’t Blow

Real powder doesn’t have a solid base underfoot, which means that trying to push off or hop is an ineffective waste of energy. Novices try to bounce, while experts bend (or suck up) their legs and relax between turns. Wide skis try to float to the surface, so relaxing the legs will allow them to … 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 »

The Past is Now – pt 3 Whitewater

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 »

Where Are We, Dad?

I pride myself on my navigation skills; I’m always the guy leading the way, whether it’s at a ski area I’ve visited dozens of times or my first day. However today, we may not be lost, but… “Where are we, dad?”_ “Ahhh, I think we just keep going down here,” I stammer and then slide … 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 »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Backcountry

Interest in skiing beyond the ski area continues to grow and everyone is chasing to keep up. The gear keeps getting better, making getting out there less effort, safer and more fun. photo: ERIC BERGER * snow: Whistlerby Ryan Stuart, technical editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue THE “UN” BACKCOUNTRY BOOT     Everything about the … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week

Eddie Bauer’s better than down The easiest way to tell if someone’s puffy jacket is filled with down or synthetic? Ripples. The ones that make every down jacket wearer look a bit like the Ghostbuster Marshmallow Man. In industry lingo it’s baffles, sown dividers throughout the jacket that keep the feathers and fibres in place. … More »

What’s Trending

What’s the latest in ski gear? Where’s the sport heading? When we take a step back and look around there are trends in motion, changing the landscape in ski width, media, sunglasses and head protection. Here’s where you’ll get educated, so on that first chairlift ride this winter you’ll be the one geeking out on … More »

Prep for Level 1

At some point nearly all of us have fantasized about storming out of the office and leaving behind traffic jams and the grind of a 9-5 life. Well, the Canadian Ski Guide Association (CSGA) may have just the ticket for your one-way trip to job satisfaction with a new course to introduce students to the … More »

Sol Mountain Lodge

Where does a Utah-based backcountry skier head to for his early-season powder fix? BY ERME CATINO    Photos OSKAR ENANDER in the Winter 2017 issue For years I’d dreamt of heading north to chase an early-season snow cycle in the steep trees, pillows and deep snow of B.C., a fabled province that has lured me on … More »

Perfect in Powder 2 – Suck, Don’t Blow

Real powder doesn’t have a solid base underfoot, which means that trying to push off or hop is an ineffective waste of energy. Novices try to bounce, while experts bend (or suck up) their legs and relax between turns. Wide skis try to float to the surface, so relaxing the legs will allow them to … 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 »

The Past is Now – pt 3 Whitewater

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 »

Where Are We, Dad?

I pride myself on my navigation skills; I’m always the guy leading the way, whether it’s at a ski area I’ve visited dozens of times or my first day. However today, we may not be lost, but… “Where are we, dad?”_ “Ahhh, I think we just keep going down here,” I stammer and then slide … 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 »

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