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The Business of Skiing

What goes around, comes around in the ownership and management of ski resorts. Winter 2015 .. My mind is a lot less cluttered now that I don’t have little resorts in the East that I have to travel to,” chuckles Charlie Locke, owner of Lake Louise Ski Resort. Locke’s business career almost embodies the serpentine … More »

Avalanche!

It took a horrific accident in the Alps to make Karolina Ekman fully appreciate the power of Mother Nature. by Karolina Ekman in the Spring 2012 issue   As deliriously excited big-mountain skiers from around the world wait for the latest storm in the Alps to subside and the upper lifts of the resort to open again, I cannot say … More »

Our First 40

A nostalgic flip through the back issues of Ski Canada turned up the silly as well as the serious side of skiing. We’ve come a long way, baby! BY LORI KNOWLES from December 2011 issue   The very first edition of Ski Canada Journal hits the stands with 21-year-old ski racer Judy Crawford on the cover. Inside the author asks the “very attractive” National Ski Team member telling questions … More »

Short Turns: Spring 2011

The ultimate yard sale ?After 35 years, Vancouver-based Intrawest, the former owner of Whistler-Blackcomb, Tremblant, CMH Heliskiing as well as other ski resorts and major real estate ventures in Canada, U.S. and the Alps, is packing up headquarters and heading south to Colorado. The iconic B.C. real estate company bought Blackcomb in 1986 and Whistler in 1997, but … More »

The End of the Bilodeau Reign

It’s the end of an era for the only privately run ski school at a major resort in Canada. He’d ride up the mountain first thing to work on his carving technique while his cronies were sleeping off their hangovers. He sweated in a steel mill to pay his way through university. He was born … More »

For the love of Louise

Charlie Locke

Charlie Locke’s return to the grande dame of Alberta ski areas was both unexpected and predestined Alberta encapsulated: beef cattle grazing on undulating emerald grass slopes, rusty oil wells, a stately ranch house/mountain lodge perched over a spectacular valley northwest of Calgary, diesel trucks and horse trailers, mud, many farm dogs—and much talk of skiing. … More »

Brave new world

In mid-August, the 20-year-long era of the company that operates Whistler-Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant, Panorama, Blue Mountain and numerous other resorts came to an end, or turned a page in its history. After appearing to have flatlined in the face of a rising Canadian dollar, stagnating skier-visits and a scarcity of lucrative new development projects, publicly … More »

Swiss Village by Intrawest

Bruson

It’s that good in Bruson. There are only two chairlifts and two brutal T-bars. The groomed piste skiing is distinctly limited, easy enough for an intermediate to exhaust in an hour. But the off-piste excursions are epic in variety and, in my experience, unique in their ability to reinstill the elemental joy of skiing in … More »

The Business of Skiing

What goes around, comes around in the ownership and management of ski resorts. Winter 2015 .. My mind is a lot less cluttered now that I don’t have little resorts in the East that I have to travel to,” chuckles Charlie Locke, owner of Lake Louise Ski Resort. Locke’s business career almost embodies the serpentine … More »

Avalanche!

It took a horrific accident in the Alps to make Karolina Ekman fully appreciate the power of Mother Nature. by Karolina Ekman in the Spring 2012 issue   As deliriously excited big-mountain skiers from around the world wait for the latest storm in the Alps to subside and the upper lifts of the resort to open again, I cannot say … More »

Our First 40

A nostalgic flip through the back issues of Ski Canada turned up the silly as well as the serious side of skiing. We’ve come a long way, baby! BY LORI KNOWLES from December 2011 issue   The very first edition of Ski Canada Journal hits the stands with 21-year-old ski racer Judy Crawford on the cover. Inside the author asks the “very attractive” National Ski Team member telling questions … More »

Short Turns: Spring 2011

The ultimate yard sale ?After 35 years, Vancouver-based Intrawest, the former owner of Whistler-Blackcomb, Tremblant, CMH Heliskiing as well as other ski resorts and major real estate ventures in Canada, U.S. and the Alps, is packing up headquarters and heading south to Colorado. The iconic B.C. real estate company bought Blackcomb in 1986 and Whistler in 1997, but … More »

The End of the Bilodeau Reign

It’s the end of an era for the only privately run ski school at a major resort in Canada. He’d ride up the mountain first thing to work on his carving technique while his cronies were sleeping off their hangovers. He sweated in a steel mill to pay his way through university. He was born … More »

For the love of Louise

Charlie Locke

Charlie Locke’s return to the grande dame of Alberta ski areas was both unexpected and predestined Alberta encapsulated: beef cattle grazing on undulating emerald grass slopes, rusty oil wells, a stately ranch house/mountain lodge perched over a spectacular valley northwest of Calgary, diesel trucks and horse trailers, mud, many farm dogs—and much talk of skiing. … More »

Brave new world

In mid-August, the 20-year-long era of the company that operates Whistler-Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant, Panorama, Blue Mountain and numerous other resorts came to an end, or turned a page in its history. After appearing to have flatlined in the face of a rising Canadian dollar, stagnating skier-visits and a scarcity of lucrative new development projects, publicly … More »

Swiss Village by Intrawest

Bruson

It’s that good in Bruson. There are only two chairlifts and two brutal T-bars. The groomed piste skiing is distinctly limited, easy enough for an intermediate to exhaust in an hour. But the off-piste excursions are epic in variety and, in my experience, unique in their ability to reinstill the elemental joy of skiing in … More »

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