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Avalanches and The Law

The Colorado Supreme Court in May ruled 5-2 that avalanches are an inherent risk of skiing. This ruling upheld the state’s Ski Safety Act that puts a $250,000 cap on liability to ski areas in the event of accident or incident within ski area boundaries. The case was brought by the wife of a skier … More »

Hit the Road

Wolf Creek, Durango, Silverton & Telluride Connect the Dots on a southern Colorado Road Trip BY GEORGE KOCH    PHOTOS SCOTT D.W. SMITH “Step on it, we’re running late! Slow down, you’re tailgating! Watch out, it’s slippery. Oh, see that art gallery, can we stop?” Pre-skiing excitement manifests itself in varying ways, especially when one … More »

Whistler vs. Vail

Who’s the best? How to choose between North America’s two mega ski resorts. BY LESLIE WOIT When Blackcomb was born in 1980, its biggest competitor was a nearby hill called Whistler. So, too, in former times, did Vail scratch for more customers from the gravelly parking lot of a little bitty Beaver Creek. That was then, … More »

On Assignment: George Koch in southern Colorado

Resorts visited: Wolf Creek, Durango Mountain Resort, San Juan Untracked snowcat skiing, Silverton Mountain Telluride Photos: Scott D.W. Smith Sliding through the icy main intersection in tiny Ridgway, Colorado, the county sheriff shook his head, our epic five-resort Ski Canada road trip nearly came to an end. Luckily the dark crossroads was empty, we slid on through unharmed, and … More »

The Aspen Shake

“It could get a little crazy up there at lunchtime. But it’s only Wednesday so perhaps not. But you’ll love the food and, my God, the view…” from December 2015 issue   I don’t pay too much attention to what Becca is saying about Cloud Nine. After all, I spent the previous 48 hours sampling … More »

First Tracks at Breckenridge

On Christmas Day, 2013, Breckenridge unleashed Peak 6 to North America’s insatiable alpine crowd. With an unveiling of a total of 220 brand-new hectares, larger than many Eastern resorts, this was one of the greatest new ski area terrain offerings in the past decade. When I thought about doing a bowl in the high alpine … More »

Aspen Through the Ages

by Kara Williams in December 2012 issue From silver-mining boomtown to chic celeb hangout, Aspen’s illustrious history and infamous past have shaped the town into the legendary resort it is today.   In 1879, silver-mining prospectors made the arduous journey over 12,095-foot Independence Pass down into the Roaring Fork Valley and named the area “Ute … More »

Short Turns: December 2012

from December 2012 issue KITESURFING ON SKIS Soaring on skis through the air—10 metres off the snow—is a seductive high. “It’s a very addictive sport, a tremendous amount of fun and everyone who does it, loves it,” says fan Tom Couture of Rocky Mountain Snow Kiting in Canmore, Alberta. All you need are your skis, … More »

One and only Aspen

by Iain MacMillan from December 2012 issue I believe the reaction of some guests is real – very real Dieter, the pro-cricketer-turned-bellhop from South Africa, looked back at us in his rearview mirror quizzically when one of my kids asked if he believed “ghosts were real.” He knew immediately what the question was in reference to and thought for a … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2012

    Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s…75?  It’s been quite a journey for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA), one of the longest-surviving ski organizations in Canada. The “Alliance” turns 75 years old this season. The CSIA’s membership—20,000-plus certified ski pros employed by nearly every ski area in Canada—has published a special anniversary edition of Ski … More »

Avalanches and The Law

The Colorado Supreme Court in May ruled 5-2 that avalanches are an inherent risk of skiing. This ruling upheld the state’s Ski Safety Act that puts a $250,000 cap on liability to ski areas in the event of accident or incident within ski area boundaries. The case was brought by the wife of a skier … More »

Hit the Road

Wolf Creek, Durango, Silverton & Telluride Connect the Dots on a southern Colorado Road Trip BY GEORGE KOCH    PHOTOS SCOTT D.W. SMITH “Step on it, we’re running late! Slow down, you’re tailgating! Watch out, it’s slippery. Oh, see that art gallery, can we stop?” Pre-skiing excitement manifests itself in varying ways, especially when one … More »

Whistler vs. Vail

Who’s the best? How to choose between North America’s two mega ski resorts. BY LESLIE WOIT When Blackcomb was born in 1980, its biggest competitor was a nearby hill called Whistler. So, too, in former times, did Vail scratch for more customers from the gravelly parking lot of a little bitty Beaver Creek. That was then, … More »

On Assignment: George Koch in southern Colorado

Resorts visited: Wolf Creek, Durango Mountain Resort, San Juan Untracked snowcat skiing, Silverton Mountain Telluride Photos: Scott D.W. Smith Sliding through the icy main intersection in tiny Ridgway, Colorado, the county sheriff shook his head, our epic five-resort Ski Canada road trip nearly came to an end. Luckily the dark crossroads was empty, we slid on through unharmed, and … More »

The Aspen Shake

“It could get a little crazy up there at lunchtime. But it’s only Wednesday so perhaps not. But you’ll love the food and, my God, the view…” from December 2015 issue   I don’t pay too much attention to what Becca is saying about Cloud Nine. After all, I spent the previous 48 hours sampling … More »

First Tracks at Breckenridge

On Christmas Day, 2013, Breckenridge unleashed Peak 6 to North America’s insatiable alpine crowd. With an unveiling of a total of 220 brand-new hectares, larger than many Eastern resorts, this was one of the greatest new ski area terrain offerings in the past decade. When I thought about doing a bowl in the high alpine … More »

Aspen Through the Ages

by Kara Williams in December 2012 issue From silver-mining boomtown to chic celeb hangout, Aspen’s illustrious history and infamous past have shaped the town into the legendary resort it is today.   In 1879, silver-mining prospectors made the arduous journey over 12,095-foot Independence Pass down into the Roaring Fork Valley and named the area “Ute … More »

Short Turns: December 2012

from December 2012 issue KITESURFING ON SKIS Soaring on skis through the air—10 metres off the snow—is a seductive high. “It’s a very addictive sport, a tremendous amount of fun and everyone who does it, loves it,” says fan Tom Couture of Rocky Mountain Snow Kiting in Canmore, Alberta. All you need are your skis, … More »

One and only Aspen

by Iain MacMillan from December 2012 issue I believe the reaction of some guests is real – very real Dieter, the pro-cricketer-turned-bellhop from South Africa, looked back at us in his rearview mirror quizzically when one of my kids asked if he believed “ghosts were real.” He knew immediately what the question was in reference to and thought for a … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2012

    Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s…75?  It’s been quite a journey for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA), one of the longest-surviving ski organizations in Canada. The “Alliance” turns 75 years old this season. The CSIA’s membership—20,000-plus certified ski pros employed by nearly every ski area in Canada—has published a special anniversary edition of Ski … More »

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