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Welcome to the Club

As North American skiers patiently await news on when Club Med will return to the continent, the iconic French holiday company was busy last December opening its latest four-trident village in Val Thorens, France. Les Trois Vallées, the largest resort in the Alps with 600 km of pistes, begins just outside the ski-room door. With guests … More »

Lotschental – Hidden Valley

Switzerland’s Lötschental is the quintessential off-the-beaten-track destination for curious skiers.  Tschäggättä — you know the party is going to be good if the name starts with four consonants and includes three umlauts. Well, technically it’s not a party, the Tschäggättä are ghoulish furry beings with over-the-top demonic wooden masks preying on unsuspecting women and children … More »

Après in the Alps

Euros put North Americans to shame when it comes to après ski. If you’re heading across the pond this winter, Leslie Woit presents the Coles Notes on where to party. from December 2014 issue 1. PARTY CENTRAL For the biggest boot-stompin’, oompah-disco après ski, get the party started before you leave the slopes in St. Anton … More »

Europe – Hooking Up

European ski resorts started joining hands by interconnecting their lifts back in the 1950s. that trend continues today, making bigger even better. by Leslie Woit in the Fall 2014 issue It’s 9:00 a.m. and you’re elbowing past the champagne-sozzled Russians on their wave home from the clubs. If you’re sliding out the door of your … More »

In Deep at St. Moritz

So, a priest, a mountain guide and an editor walk into a bar. Then a conga line goes by. No, seriously. I had just returned “home” to Club Med St. Moritz with Ronnie Betts, Ski Canada Test Editor (ret.), who’s also been a long-time mountain guide at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, and the first person … More »

Shared Accommodation

Brits think chalet holidays are normal—we might not agree. The visiting Frenchman perched nervously on the edge of the couch in the chalet living room. “You would neverrr see a French person on a chalet holiday. Zay would have to be crazee! Ziss,” he whispers with contempt, “ezz only for zee English.” His Gallic nose crinkles … More »

The Alps for Everyone

Thinking about Europe but not sure where to start? Some of these destinations may not readily come to mind. Lots of resorts bill themselves as all things to all skiers, but Leslie Woit has no problem pigeon-holing the Alps for those who already know their priorities. in December 2013 issue Haute Maurienne Best for families … More »

Short Turns – December 2013

Revving up the Freeride World It’s one thing to experience the crowds, watch some of the world’s best freeriders (through binoculars anyway) and chill your cheeks because you’re not moving, unlike the meat-hucking athletes on tour, but you can always be part of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face by playing armchair … More »

How I Got on Italian TV

“Pronto?” the voice at the starting gate asked me, one of about six words I knew in Italian. by Ryan Stuart in Fall 2013 issue “Am I ready? Hell, no!” I remember thinking. My helmet sat in my hands as I fiddled with the GoPro. My mouth dry and pasty, I wished I had taken … More »

Welcome to the Club

As North American skiers patiently await news on when Club Med will return to the continent, the iconic French holiday company was busy last December opening its latest four-trident village in Val Thorens, France. Les Trois Vallées, the largest resort in the Alps with 600 km of pistes, begins just outside the ski-room door. With guests … More »

Lotschental – Hidden Valley

Switzerland’s Lötschental is the quintessential off-the-beaten-track destination for curious skiers.  Tschäggättä — you know the party is going to be good if the name starts with four consonants and includes three umlauts. Well, technically it’s not a party, the Tschäggättä are ghoulish furry beings with over-the-top demonic wooden masks preying on unsuspecting women and children … More »

Après in the Alps

Euros put North Americans to shame when it comes to après ski. If you’re heading across the pond this winter, Leslie Woit presents the Coles Notes on where to party. from December 2014 issue 1. PARTY CENTRAL For the biggest boot-stompin’, oompah-disco après ski, get the party started before you leave the slopes in St. Anton … More »

Europe – Hooking Up

European ski resorts started joining hands by interconnecting their lifts back in the 1950s. that trend continues today, making bigger even better. by Leslie Woit in the Fall 2014 issue It’s 9:00 a.m. and you’re elbowing past the champagne-sozzled Russians on their wave home from the clubs. If you’re sliding out the door of your … More »

In Deep at St. Moritz

So, a priest, a mountain guide and an editor walk into a bar. Then a conga line goes by. No, seriously. I had just returned “home” to Club Med St. Moritz with Ronnie Betts, Ski Canada Test Editor (ret.), who’s also been a long-time mountain guide at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, and the first person … More »

Shared Accommodation

Brits think chalet holidays are normal—we might not agree. The visiting Frenchman perched nervously on the edge of the couch in the chalet living room. “You would neverrr see a French person on a chalet holiday. Zay would have to be crazee! Ziss,” he whispers with contempt, “ezz only for zee English.” His Gallic nose crinkles … More »

The Alps for Everyone

Thinking about Europe but not sure where to start? Some of these destinations may not readily come to mind. Lots of resorts bill themselves as all things to all skiers, but Leslie Woit has no problem pigeon-holing the Alps for those who already know their priorities. in December 2013 issue Haute Maurienne Best for families … More »

Short Turns – December 2013

Revving up the Freeride World It’s one thing to experience the crowds, watch some of the world’s best freeriders (through binoculars anyway) and chill your cheeks because you’re not moving, unlike the meat-hucking athletes on tour, but you can always be part of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face by playing armchair … More »

How I Got on Italian TV

“Pronto?” the voice at the starting gate asked me, one of about six words I knew in Italian. by Ryan Stuart in Fall 2013 issue “Am I ready? Hell, no!” I remember thinking. My helmet sat in my hands as I fiddled with the GoPro. My mouth dry and pasty, I wished I had taken … More »

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