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RYAN REPORT – Sun Peaks to spend $60-million

The highlights of Sun Peaks Resort’s $60-million investment plan, announced on Tuesday, is a new lift, more uphill capacity and two groomers. “These efforts are all part of our overall Master Development Plan and 2018 will definitely be a big year at Sun Peaks,” said Darcy Alexander, Vice President and General Manager. The new lift … More »

Slip and Sip at Sun Peaks

Skiing Sun Peaks during its wine festival is  a perfect pairing.   by OAKLAND ROSS; photos: SAM EGAN in Winter 2018 issue There I was, stumbling through the grey drear that is Toronto in January, when my phone rang. Ski Canada editor Iain asked if I could put my book writing aside for a few … More »

Going Off Grid in Style – Purcell Lodge

Purcell Lodge has maintained its rep as a luxe destination for first-timers and seasoned backcountry skiers alike. by STEVEN THRENDYLE in the Winter 2018 issue All backcountry skiers started somewhere. For me, it was in 1982 at a funky outfit in B.C.’s southern Purcells called Ptarmigan Tours near Kimberley. I showed up in some brand-new … More »

Seeing Red, Speaking Shred

Red Mountain remains a Canadian classic, going back in time far enough to be new again. by LESLIE WOIT      photos: RYAN FLETT     in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue As a ski writer, I’m used to skiing all over the world, armed with a mini-lexicon of indigenous words and phrases curated to help navigate trail maps, hunt … More »

Kimberley Kids

Whether it’s part of a powdery road trip or the chosen destination, this beloved Kootenay resort knows how to keep families happy. by ANDREW FINDLAY  *  photos: STEVE OGLE  *  from Fall 2017 issue Ten thousand hours. That’s what they say it takes to achieve mastery at something. I suppose this aphorism applies to any … More »

Away From It All – Boulder Hut

Boulder Hut has everything you want in a backcountry destination—and everything you don’t. by ANDREW FINDLAY  *  photos: STEVE OGLE  *  in December 2017 issue It was as though my worst nightmare and best dream were set for a parlay in the mountains. I was going to be trapped with a pack of millennial Instagrammer … More »

Take Me to Funkytown – Whitewater Ski Resort

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 »

Retallack snowcat skiing – The Great Equalizer

In another generation, Heather Smith might be helping her charges as a nurse, or a stewardess. But it’s 2017 and the mountain guide who looks more like a model has just analyzed the most recent weather data and snow conditions, finished answering our avalanche training questions and, while waiting for morning stragglers to board our … More »

RYAN REPORT – Sun Peaks to spend $60-million

The highlights of Sun Peaks Resort’s $60-million investment plan, announced on Tuesday, is a new lift, more uphill capacity and two groomers. “These efforts are all part of our overall Master Development Plan and 2018 will definitely be a big year at Sun Peaks,” said Darcy Alexander, Vice President and General Manager. The new lift … More »

Slip and Sip at Sun Peaks

Skiing Sun Peaks during its wine festival is  a perfect pairing.   by OAKLAND ROSS; photos: SAM EGAN in Winter 2018 issue There I was, stumbling through the grey drear that is Toronto in January, when my phone rang. Ski Canada editor Iain asked if I could put my book writing aside for a few … More »

Going Off Grid in Style – Purcell Lodge

Purcell Lodge has maintained its rep as a luxe destination for first-timers and seasoned backcountry skiers alike. by STEVEN THRENDYLE in the Winter 2018 issue All backcountry skiers started somewhere. For me, it was in 1982 at a funky outfit in B.C.’s southern Purcells called Ptarmigan Tours near Kimberley. I showed up in some brand-new … More »

Seeing Red, Speaking Shred

Red Mountain remains a Canadian classic, going back in time far enough to be new again. by LESLIE WOIT      photos: RYAN FLETT     in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue As a ski writer, I’m used to skiing all over the world, armed with a mini-lexicon of indigenous words and phrases curated to help navigate trail maps, hunt … More »

Kimberley Kids

Whether it’s part of a powdery road trip or the chosen destination, this beloved Kootenay resort knows how to keep families happy. by ANDREW FINDLAY  *  photos: STEVE OGLE  *  from Fall 2017 issue Ten thousand hours. That’s what they say it takes to achieve mastery at something. I suppose this aphorism applies to any … More »

Away From It All – Boulder Hut

Boulder Hut has everything you want in a backcountry destination—and everything you don’t. by ANDREW FINDLAY  *  photos: STEVE OGLE  *  in December 2017 issue It was as though my worst nightmare and best dream were set for a parlay in the mountains. I was going to be trapped with a pack of millennial Instagrammer … More »

Take Me to Funkytown – Whitewater Ski Resort

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 »

Retallack snowcat skiing – The Great Equalizer

In another generation, Heather Smith might be helping her charges as a nurse, or a stewardess. But it’s 2017 and the mountain guide who looks more like a model has just analyzed the most recent weather data and snow conditions, finished answering our avalanche training questions and, while waiting for morning stragglers to board our … More »

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