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Short Turns: 40th Anniversary issue

    The Castle’s cat ❖ Castle Mountain Resort ’s unique lift-assisted sidecountry snowcat kiing has been a big hit, racking up nearly 500 skier-visits last season in only its second winter. Castle’s Powder Stagecoach hauls a daily group of 12 skiers to hundreds of acres of natural, on-lift-serviced terrain on upper Mount Haig. “We can … More »

Le Massif – No More Clowning Around

Ex-Cirque du Soleil co-owner DANIEL GAUTHIER has taken his high-wire act up a notch to include chairlifts and gondolas at a new business venture, Le Massif. There must be moments in the life of Daniel Gauthier during which he stands in the midst of the sleepy Charlevoix forest—snow falling softly—and wonders what on earth he was thinking when he launched his latest venture: … More »

Mustang Powder

The Cat, the Guide and the School Bus A return to Mustang Powder brings a Narnia like alternative reality of endless steep runs and breathtaking vistas. by George Koch   photos: Jimmy Petterson     Skiing a run called “Gnarnia” I finally realized what was going on. All day our laconic and rakishly smirking guide, … More »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

All Mountain 2012

All-Mountain Ski Canada Test 2012 – Expert All Mountain Versatility is the name of the All-Mountain game. These skis must perform everywhere under all conditions. Competition is steep—one of the most contested areas of the ski world. The biggest manufacturers are putting their R&D dollars here, while boutique ski makers tap into the domain. Wider … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012 Gear

  The Best of ISPO (and Wurst of Munich) Every year the ski industry convenes in cities like Montreal and Denver, but the biggest Gong Show when it comes to skiing and winter sports takes place in Bavaria’s capital city, Munich. ISPO, the planet’s largest industry sports show, is home to more than 2,000 exhibitors … More »

Test 2012 Preview

Testers3

Ski Canada Test 2012 was hosted by Silver Star Mountain, BC February 20 – 25, 2011. Reports will appear in the fall 2011 issues beginning with the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue publishing week of August 22. First test reports in Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue are expert (now online) and adventure all mountain categories. Recommendations. Meet the … More »

Honest, it’s way steeper than it looks

FT4

  from Spring 2011 issue As inspiring as ski photography in magazines can be, it can also be incredibly frustrating to the layman with a camera who just wants a good shot of himself or his buddy on some steep pitch somewhere. I’ve cheated by simply tilting my camera off the horizon, but the shots … More »

Golden Choices

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by George Koch from Winter 2011 issue For hardcore skiers, this B.C. town offers a tasty triple scoop of cat, heli and resort skiing My best skiing memories are of storms. Maybe it’s because virtually nobody’s out and about, maybe it’s that added frisson of existing on the edge of something or other, perhaps it’s the aura of mystery … More »

Long live the revolution

Revolution

Freeride skis have come a long way in the past decade. It was buttery smooth, exhilaratingly fast and dumbfoundingly easy. It liberated me to ski harmonically with the contours of the terrain. My route meandered whimsically where before it would have been a regimented fall line. Trees and rocks became a new dimension of intrigue. That … More »

Short Turns: 40th Anniversary issue

    The Castle’s cat ❖ Castle Mountain Resort ’s unique lift-assisted sidecountry snowcat kiing has been a big hit, racking up nearly 500 skier-visits last season in only its second winter. Castle’s Powder Stagecoach hauls a daily group of 12 skiers to hundreds of acres of natural, on-lift-serviced terrain on upper Mount Haig. “We can … More »

Le Massif – No More Clowning Around

Ex-Cirque du Soleil co-owner DANIEL GAUTHIER has taken his high-wire act up a notch to include chairlifts and gondolas at a new business venture, Le Massif. There must be moments in the life of Daniel Gauthier during which he stands in the midst of the sleepy Charlevoix forest—snow falling softly—and wonders what on earth he was thinking when he launched his latest venture: … More »

Mustang Powder

The Cat, the Guide and the School Bus A return to Mustang Powder brings a Narnia like alternative reality of endless steep runs and breathtaking vistas. by George Koch   photos: Jimmy Petterson     Skiing a run called “Gnarnia” I finally realized what was going on. All day our laconic and rakishly smirking guide, … More »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

All Mountain 2012

All-Mountain Ski Canada Test 2012 – Expert All Mountain Versatility is the name of the All-Mountain game. These skis must perform everywhere under all conditions. Competition is steep—one of the most contested areas of the ski world. The biggest manufacturers are putting their R&D dollars here, while boutique ski makers tap into the domain. Wider … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012 Gear

  The Best of ISPO (and Wurst of Munich) Every year the ski industry convenes in cities like Montreal and Denver, but the biggest Gong Show when it comes to skiing and winter sports takes place in Bavaria’s capital city, Munich. ISPO, the planet’s largest industry sports show, is home to more than 2,000 exhibitors … More »

Test 2012 Preview

Testers3

Ski Canada Test 2012 was hosted by Silver Star Mountain, BC February 20 – 25, 2011. Reports will appear in the fall 2011 issues beginning with the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue publishing week of August 22. First test reports in Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue are expert (now online) and adventure all mountain categories. Recommendations. Meet the … More »

Honest, it’s way steeper than it looks

FT4

  from Spring 2011 issue As inspiring as ski photography in magazines can be, it can also be incredibly frustrating to the layman with a camera who just wants a good shot of himself or his buddy on some steep pitch somewhere. I’ve cheated by simply tilting my camera off the horizon, but the shots … More »

Golden Choices

Golden2

by George Koch from Winter 2011 issue For hardcore skiers, this B.C. town offers a tasty triple scoop of cat, heli and resort skiing My best skiing memories are of storms. Maybe it’s because virtually nobody’s out and about, maybe it’s that added frisson of existing on the edge of something or other, perhaps it’s the aura of mystery … More »

Long live the revolution

Revolution

Freeride skis have come a long way in the past decade. It was buttery smooth, exhilaratingly fast and dumbfoundingly easy. It liberated me to ski harmonically with the contours of the terrain. My route meandered whimsically where before it would have been a regimented fall line. Trees and rocks became a new dimension of intrigue. That … More »

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