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Making Tracks – Marmot Basin

No need to rush on a powder day at Marmot Basin, there’s plenty to go around. Thighs burning. Butt aching. Hamstrings groaning. Even my cheeks cramp, a toothy smile plastered across my face as I arc another turn through shin-deep dust, a contrail of crystals leaping into my wake and hanging in the cold, still … 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: Travel Guide 2011

Join the club The Louise Plus Card comes with a nice plus this season, two actually: Kicking Horse and Castle Mountain have been added to the loyalty skipass program. $99 buys you two days on the hill of your choice and $50 lift tickets for the rest of the season. And the fine print? Only … More »

2010 Best of Skiing Awards

Best of 2010

Each year Ski Canada collects kudos and accolades from across the country about what makes us the best   FIRST OFF THE MARK November 2, 2009. Recently beleaguered and now as strong as Hercules, Mount Norquay was the first ski area to open in Canada in the fall. Three days later, big sister Louise opened, … More »

Power Lifting

Marmot skiier, photo by Frederic Legault

In an industry that’s always working on its quads, Marmot Basin’s newest chair will noticeably change the face of the Jasper ski area Jasper old-timers may still be recalling fondly that November 2009 as he snowiest in at least 30,maybe 40 years. But everyone agrees it was simply the icing on powdery cake with the … More »

Making Tracks – Marmot Basin

No need to rush on a powder day at Marmot Basin, there’s plenty to go around. Thighs burning. Butt aching. Hamstrings groaning. Even my cheeks cramp, a toothy smile plastered across my face as I arc another turn through shin-deep dust, a contrail of crystals leaping into my wake and hanging in the cold, still … 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: Travel Guide 2011

Join the club The Louise Plus Card comes with a nice plus this season, two actually: Kicking Horse and Castle Mountain have been added to the loyalty skipass program. $99 buys you two days on the hill of your choice and $50 lift tickets for the rest of the season. And the fine print? Only … More »

2010 Best of Skiing Awards

Best of 2010

Each year Ski Canada collects kudos and accolades from across the country about what makes us the best   FIRST OFF THE MARK November 2, 2009. Recently beleaguered and now as strong as Hercules, Mount Norquay was the first ski area to open in Canada in the fall. Three days later, big sister Louise opened, … More »

Power Lifting

Marmot skiier, photo by Frederic Legault

In an industry that’s always working on its quads, Marmot Basin’s newest chair will noticeably change the face of the Jasper ski area Jasper old-timers may still be recalling fondly that November 2009 as he snowiest in at least 30,maybe 40 years. But everyone agrees it was simply the icing on powdery cake with the … More »

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