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Your Run – Fall 2013

Prairie favourites » I want to remind readers of a couple other ski areas that have ceased operations: Big Thunder in the Cypress Hills, Sask. Closed in the mid-’90s, it had roughly a 300-foot vertical with an 1,800-foot T-bar and five trails. The trails can be seen with snow on Google Maps. Also, Pine Cree … More »

Mountain Forecast: firings with periods of litigation

Sunshine Village’s firing last winter of seven ski patrollers, including two of its senior-most personnel, hit the skiing world like a string of explosives shattering a cornice. The appearance of heavy-handed ski resort owners protecting a wayward family member by punishing hard-working and public-spirited employees seemed like a ready-made morality tale. It stirred popular passions, becoming the topic of innumerable chairlift-ride, lunchtime … More »

Whistler on sale

From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue Earlier this season Whistler-Blackcomb unveiled its lowest price ever for early-bird season passes at $1,099, which is $500 less than usual. It’s less simply because 2010 will be a very unusual year. With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games looming on the horizon, Whistler-Blackcomb is dangling carrots to entice … More »

Where to now?

From politics to powder, George Koch and I often end a discussion by agreeing to disagree. But his diatribe that starts on page 22 this issue on the frustrations of both skiers and resorts over the opening of off-piste terrain, certainly hit a chord around here. I agree with George when he said simply, “…terrain … More »

Closed Runs

It’s a tale of two worlds. The age-old story of progress versus tradition, with the inevitable end— convenience wins out. The old couldn’t keep up, not because it couldn’t compete, but rather because of forces outside its control— technology, economics, geography, climate, political clout or perhaps a little of all of these. by MARTY MCLELLAN … More »

Your Run – Fall 2013

Prairie favourites » I want to remind readers of a couple other ski areas that have ceased operations: Big Thunder in the Cypress Hills, Sask. Closed in the mid-’90s, it had roughly a 300-foot vertical with an 1,800-foot T-bar and five trails. The trails can be seen with snow on Google Maps. Also, Pine Cree … More »

Mountain Forecast: firings with periods of litigation

Sunshine Village’s firing last winter of seven ski patrollers, including two of its senior-most personnel, hit the skiing world like a string of explosives shattering a cornice. The appearance of heavy-handed ski resort owners protecting a wayward family member by punishing hard-working and public-spirited employees seemed like a ready-made morality tale. It stirred popular passions, becoming the topic of innumerable chairlift-ride, lunchtime … More »

Whistler on sale

From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue Earlier this season Whistler-Blackcomb unveiled its lowest price ever for early-bird season passes at $1,099, which is $500 less than usual. It’s less simply because 2010 will be a very unusual year. With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games looming on the horizon, Whistler-Blackcomb is dangling carrots to entice … More »

Where to now?

From politics to powder, George Koch and I often end a discussion by agreeing to disagree. But his diatribe that starts on page 22 this issue on the frustrations of both skiers and resorts over the opening of off-piste terrain, certainly hit a chord around here. I agree with George when he said simply, “…terrain … More »

Closed Runs

It’s a tale of two worlds. The age-old story of progress versus tradition, with the inevitable end— convenience wins out. The old couldn’t keep up, not because it couldn’t compete, but rather because of forces outside its control— technology, economics, geography, climate, political clout or perhaps a little of all of these. by MARTY MCLELLAN … More »

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