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Cat’s Cradle

by Marty McLennan in December 2012 issue There’s a spirit at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, and it feels like home. There’s something overwhelming about driving through the Selkirks. It’s late March and I’m steering a tin-cup rental car under the glare of towering peaks, across rushing rivers and past impenetrable logging roads. Navigating the vertical valley bottom, … More »

No Pussyfooting Around

by Pat Lynch in the December 2012 issue With Castle and Fortress, Alberta has what it takes when it comes to redefining resort-based cat skiing Come back when it’s good.” Darrel Lewko is grinning from ear-to-ear at the pronouncement, which he’s adopted this afternoon as something of a twisted mantra. My legs feel like I’ve … More »

First Lift

Start your touring with a boost into the backcountry at Island Lake Lodge. by Ryan Stuart in December 2012 issue On the day I realized a childhood dream, Johnny Cash sang in my head. “Get rhythm when you get the blues/Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues…” Of course, that’s all I could … More »

Tough Love

Ruedi Beglinger has made a business out of challenging his guests to push their limits in the alpine. By ANDREW FINDLAY from Fall 2012 It’s ping-pong-ball visibility on Tumbledown Mountain, but that doesn’t faze our guide. Blue skies, overcast, fog so dense the end of your nose disappears, snow blowing sideways—no matter. Ruedi Beglinger ascends … More »

Fall 2012

Guest photo editor: John Schwirtlich Ski Canada’s photo editor this month has done it right. From loading lifts to ski resort sales, repping ski equipment and fashion, to ski magazine minions, the Canadian ski industry employs a lot of people, but Schwirtlich wasn’t able to convince us he doesn’t have the absolute best job out … More »

Off to the powder room

by Iain MacMillan, editor, from Fall 2012 issue Jennifer, a dandy skier who runs our design studio, piped up the other day about her biggest frustration last winter at the Ski Canada Test at Fernie: skiing powder. “I got so frustrated,” complained Jennifer, when art director Norm and I were reviewing photos and gleefully recalling one particular late-to-work day at Fernie, … More »

4 Day Road Trip

An excellent adventure is easy when you include Monashee Powder, Red Mountain and Whitewater by IAIN MACMILLAN from Winter 2012 issue * photos: COLLEEN GENTEMANN     I was more curious than suspicious—in the beginning  anyway. It was the slight vagueness in Peter’s answer as to why he was delayed entering  Canada on a powder ski … More »

A Bite with Dave Brownlie

Whistler Blackcomb ’s CEO goes beyond the ropes with Ski Canada. by Tobias C. Van Veen Dave Brownlie is not your average CEO. As I chased him down The Bite on Blackcomb,  a steep line through trees and drops into Jersey Bowl, I realized that he was letting me know something through the old skier ’s adage: … More »

Cat vs. Heli: We All Win

by George Koch in Western View from Winter 2012 issue As an international ski writer who spends virtually all winter on the slopes (it’s charming how many people I meet think that’s not a lie), I’m frequently asked whether I prefer heli-skiing or snowcat skiing. Canadian, European and American skiers are equally curious, although coming at it from different angles. Europeans, for … More »

Beyond Whistler

If Whistler Blackcomb’s trail map isn’t big enough for you, there’s plenty more playground accessible by heli, cat and your own two feet. by tobias c. van Veen from 40th Anniversary issue   We see it all the time here in Whistler—a hesitant but slack-jawed tourist gaping at the virgin snow in the great beyond, leaning hard against … More »

Cat’s Cradle

by Marty McLennan in December 2012 issue There’s a spirit at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, and it feels like home. There’s something overwhelming about driving through the Selkirks. It’s late March and I’m steering a tin-cup rental car under the glare of towering peaks, across rushing rivers and past impenetrable logging roads. Navigating the vertical valley bottom, … More »

No Pussyfooting Around

by Pat Lynch in the December 2012 issue With Castle and Fortress, Alberta has what it takes when it comes to redefining resort-based cat skiing Come back when it’s good.” Darrel Lewko is grinning from ear-to-ear at the pronouncement, which he’s adopted this afternoon as something of a twisted mantra. My legs feel like I’ve … More »

First Lift

Start your touring with a boost into the backcountry at Island Lake Lodge. by Ryan Stuart in December 2012 issue On the day I realized a childhood dream, Johnny Cash sang in my head. “Get rhythm when you get the blues/Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues…” Of course, that’s all I could … More »

Tough Love

Ruedi Beglinger has made a business out of challenging his guests to push their limits in the alpine. By ANDREW FINDLAY from Fall 2012 It’s ping-pong-ball visibility on Tumbledown Mountain, but that doesn’t faze our guide. Blue skies, overcast, fog so dense the end of your nose disappears, snow blowing sideways—no matter. Ruedi Beglinger ascends … More »

Fall 2012

Guest photo editor: John Schwirtlich Ski Canada’s photo editor this month has done it right. From loading lifts to ski resort sales, repping ski equipment and fashion, to ski magazine minions, the Canadian ski industry employs a lot of people, but Schwirtlich wasn’t able to convince us he doesn’t have the absolute best job out … More »

Off to the powder room

by Iain MacMillan, editor, from Fall 2012 issue Jennifer, a dandy skier who runs our design studio, piped up the other day about her biggest frustration last winter at the Ski Canada Test at Fernie: skiing powder. “I got so frustrated,” complained Jennifer, when art director Norm and I were reviewing photos and gleefully recalling one particular late-to-work day at Fernie, … More »

4 Day Road Trip

An excellent adventure is easy when you include Monashee Powder, Red Mountain and Whitewater by IAIN MACMILLAN from Winter 2012 issue * photos: COLLEEN GENTEMANN     I was more curious than suspicious—in the beginning  anyway. It was the slight vagueness in Peter’s answer as to why he was delayed entering  Canada on a powder ski … More »

A Bite with Dave Brownlie

Whistler Blackcomb ’s CEO goes beyond the ropes with Ski Canada. by Tobias C. Van Veen Dave Brownlie is not your average CEO. As I chased him down The Bite on Blackcomb,  a steep line through trees and drops into Jersey Bowl, I realized that he was letting me know something through the old skier ’s adage: … More »

Cat vs. Heli: We All Win

by George Koch in Western View from Winter 2012 issue As an international ski writer who spends virtually all winter on the slopes (it’s charming how many people I meet think that’s not a lie), I’m frequently asked whether I prefer heli-skiing or snowcat skiing. Canadian, European and American skiers are equally curious, although coming at it from different angles. Europeans, for … More »

Beyond Whistler

If Whistler Blackcomb’s trail map isn’t big enough for you, there’s plenty more playground accessible by heli, cat and your own two feet. by tobias c. van Veen from 40th Anniversary issue   We see it all the time here in Whistler—a hesitant but slack-jawed tourist gaping at the virgin snow in the great beyond, leaning hard against … More »

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