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Overcoming the odds

Despite 22 years of controversy, it appears Jumbo Glacier Resort, North America’s most dramatic ski area development in decades, is at the finish line. BY GEORGE KOCH On a picture-perfect late March morning, the helicopter carrying Oberto Oberti and a small group of colleagues and associates alighted atop Farnham Glacier, most recently home only to heli-skiers and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. Even allowing for … 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 »

New & Improved

A roundup of 10 top resorts on the road from Calgary (from Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue) Last fall it seemed as if Divine Intervention itself was about to lift the Rocky Mountains region ski areas from the economic purgatory following the world ?nancial meltdown.The most copious early-season snowfalls possibly in our lifetimes slammed nearly every … More »

Calgary Roundup

10 great ski areas tempt locals and vistors alike with all that’s new and improved From Fall 2009 issue Ski resort marketing people are somehow psychologically wired to look ahead. Even at the best of times they’re not really interested in reflecting on last season. For much of the west, this particular last season was … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2009

Good, better, best… We think the 2009 Best of Skiing issue is more than just the best this country has to offer, in fact, it’s better than ever! Over an entire year, we’ve polled readers, writers, photographers, mountain guides, instructors, coaches, industry experts and even weather-obsessed farmers across this land—in provinces and territories even Stephen … More »

Two Resorts, Multi-Flavours

Photo by Henry Georgi

Now that they’ve resolved their long-running battle as to who ranks second behind Whistler-Blackcomb for highest vertical drop in the country (Kicking Horse won), Panorama and Kicking Horse have little to fight about. The distinct flavours of the two mean there’s little competitive crossover between the Hwy 95 resorts to spark any internecine strife. If … More »

Quality, not quantity

Who doesn’t like watching skiers descend while they ascend comfortably perched up in a chairlift seat. Because of my interest in ski technique, I can’t help but notice a few of the most common faults made by the general skiing public. One of the most obvious has to do with edging. Carving is the big … More »

Invasion of the Calgreedians

In certain social circles up and down the Rocky Mountain Trench, the long valley in southeastern B.C. that separates the Rockies from the Purcells, Selkirks and Monashees, they are known as “Calgreedians.” These are the comfortably bourgeois through downright grillionaire folks from southern Alberta–mostly Calgary–who often spend a 60-hour week toiling in the office towers … More »

Overcoming the odds

Despite 22 years of controversy, it appears Jumbo Glacier Resort, North America’s most dramatic ski area development in decades, is at the finish line. BY GEORGE KOCH On a picture-perfect late March morning, the helicopter carrying Oberto Oberti and a small group of colleagues and associates alighted atop Farnham Glacier, most recently home only to heli-skiers and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team. Even allowing for … 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 »

New & Improved

A roundup of 10 top resorts on the road from Calgary (from Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue) Last fall it seemed as if Divine Intervention itself was about to lift the Rocky Mountains region ski areas from the economic purgatory following the world ?nancial meltdown.The most copious early-season snowfalls possibly in our lifetimes slammed nearly every … More »

Calgary Roundup

10 great ski areas tempt locals and vistors alike with all that’s new and improved From Fall 2009 issue Ski resort marketing people are somehow psychologically wired to look ahead. Even at the best of times they’re not really interested in reflecting on last season. For much of the west, this particular last season was … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2009

Good, better, best… We think the 2009 Best of Skiing issue is more than just the best this country has to offer, in fact, it’s better than ever! Over an entire year, we’ve polled readers, writers, photographers, mountain guides, instructors, coaches, industry experts and even weather-obsessed farmers across this land—in provinces and territories even Stephen … More »

Two Resorts, Multi-Flavours

Photo by Henry Georgi

Now that they’ve resolved their long-running battle as to who ranks second behind Whistler-Blackcomb for highest vertical drop in the country (Kicking Horse won), Panorama and Kicking Horse have little to fight about. The distinct flavours of the two mean there’s little competitive crossover between the Hwy 95 resorts to spark any internecine strife. If … More »

Quality, not quantity

Who doesn’t like watching skiers descend while they ascend comfortably perched up in a chairlift seat. Because of my interest in ski technique, I can’t help but notice a few of the most common faults made by the general skiing public. One of the most obvious has to do with edging. Carving is the big … More »

Invasion of the Calgreedians

In certain social circles up and down the Rocky Mountain Trench, the long valley in southeastern B.C. that separates the Rockies from the Purcells, Selkirks and Monashees, they are known as “Calgreedians.” These are the comfortably bourgeois through downright grillionaire folks from southern Alberta–mostly Calgary–who often spend a 60-hour week toiling in the office towers … More »

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