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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 »

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 »

Assessing the Risk

The chance of dying in an avalanche is probably a lot less than you think. by GEORGE KOCH  *  photos by GRANT GUNDERSON  *  in December 2017 issue Can you put a number to your chances of surviving your next backcountry skiing adventure? Should mountain guides deliver mathematical certainty in their risk assessments and terrain selection? … 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 »

Québec Hat Trick – Charlevoix and Saguenay

OAKLAND ROSS discovers three powdery hidden gems in the Charlevoix and Saguenay. ‘‘When we talk about snow, we don’t talk in centimetres here; we talk in metres. ’’ Photos MARK MACKAY in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue Along with a handful of English-speaking skier-journalists and a Scottish-speaking photographer, I had come to Quebec to explore a … More »

Stowe After Vail

  The mothership has landed at the quintessential New England resort. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue  *  photos: Stowe Mountain Resort At first I thought someone was taking my picture. This doesn’t happen very often, so I turned to smile. Then I heard the thunder rumble around from behind Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s … 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 »

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 »

Tales from Akita

Skiing Japan proved to be Iain and Ryan’s most excellent, super-terrific, Hello Kitty of an adventure last season.   Story and photos by IAIN MACMILLAN and RYAN STUART      IAIN The conversation stopped momentarily when we suddenly realized what we were looking at through the fog: a massive carved phallus. Although the temperature was well below … 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 »

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 »

Assessing the Risk

The chance of dying in an avalanche is probably a lot less than you think. by GEORGE KOCH  *  photos by GRANT GUNDERSON  *  in December 2017 issue Can you put a number to your chances of surviving your next backcountry skiing adventure? Should mountain guides deliver mathematical certainty in their risk assessments and terrain selection? … 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 »

Québec Hat Trick – Charlevoix and Saguenay

OAKLAND ROSS discovers three powdery hidden gems in the Charlevoix and Saguenay. ‘‘When we talk about snow, we don’t talk in centimetres here; we talk in metres. ’’ Photos MARK MACKAY in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue Along with a handful of English-speaking skier-journalists and a Scottish-speaking photographer, I had come to Quebec to explore a … More »

Stowe After Vail

  The mothership has landed at the quintessential New England resort. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue  *  photos: Stowe Mountain Resort At first I thought someone was taking my picture. This doesn’t happen very often, so I turned to smile. Then I heard the thunder rumble around from behind Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s … 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 »

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 »

Tales from Akita

Skiing Japan proved to be Iain and Ryan’s most excellent, super-terrific, Hello Kitty of an adventure last season.   Story and photos by IAIN MACMILLAN and RYAN STUART      IAIN The conversation stopped momentarily when we suddenly realized what we were looking at through the fog: a massive carved phallus. Although the temperature was well below … More »

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