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The Long Wait is Over – Tres Hombres

Wow! Big news from Marmot Basin for experts across the country. The Jasper ski area just announced that after 44 years, the always closed and off-limits, crazy-steep, deliciously north-facing Tres Hombres will be open for skiing this winter. “It’s a no bullshit slope,” says Marmot’s Brian Rode. “There won’t be any winch-cat grooming on this … More »

Jasper’s Best Watering Holes

During the Ski Canada Test 2017, the grading and critiquing of skis didn’t stop when the ski boots came off. It often spilled over, sometimes literally, into Jasper’s après establishments. No surprise the crew of testers and brand reps brag equal know-how, grading ambience and mixology as they do flex patterns and edge hold. Yet, despite … More »

All-Mountain Test 2017

ALL TERRAIN, ANY SNOW Like the name says, these skis are made for doing it all: frontside, backside, or both, powder to hardpack, trees, bumps and even the park. These are skis for diehards like us, who love the whole hill. Just because it hasn’t snowed in a week, you don’t stay at home or … More »

Making Tracks – Marmot Basin

No need to rush on a powder day at Marmot Basin, there’s plenty to go around. Thighs burning. Butt aching. Hamstrings groaning. Even my cheeks cramp, a toothy smile plastered across my face as I arc another turn through shin-deep dust, a contrail of crystals leaping into my wake and hanging in the cold, still … More »

Banff A to Z

Our skiers’ alphabet takes you on a tour of one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness settings. by Leslie Woit in the Buyer’s Guide 2015 issue Alberta beef. For the best steak in Banff, head up the golden stairs to Bison. Watch the line of talented chefs toss and broil behind the open copper kitchen-come-bar, … More »

Hotel Alberta

Sure, the song’s title is Hotel California. But the Eagles were writing about Jasper, weren’t they? On a dark Alberta highway… It’s as if time has slowed…or nearly stopped. When I step off the VIA Canadian at the Jasper train station that bright February day, my nine-year-old son in tow, the first thing that strikes me is the silence. The … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2013

Buyer's Guide 2013 cover

Ski season has begun!   Vol 41 No. 1     The Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue published August 21. Subscriber copies will begin delivery by Canada Post week of August 27, newsstand on sale week of September 3. Stay tuned for detailed contents. Alpine ski and boot listings here. Specs on every model alpine ski … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada Awards

by Leslie Woit from Winter 2012 issue We like to think of our Best of Skiing in Canada Awards as less about the competition and more about how much fun it is to research. Kudos and recognition of worthy people, places and things come in from readers, writers and other contributors all across ski country every year and … More »

Talkin’ it up in Jasper

  BY BOB COVEY When Brian Sutherland glued a yellowed leaf that had fallen from its branch into the Jasper National Park Campgrounds’ daily logbook, his fellow attendants were appalled. Following a wet and rainy summer in the Rockies, it seemed unforgivable to seasonal sun seekers that he was already celebrating signs of Old Man … More »

Short Turns * Buyer’s Guide 2012

LET’S MAKE A DEAL ❖As foreign as they are to the entire ski world beyond Ontario, western New York and New Zealand, private ski clubs, where the membership owns the infrastructure and either owns or leases the hill, is a way of life and has been since alpine skiing began in these areas. And as sure as they are with … More »

The Long Wait is Over – Tres Hombres

Wow! Big news from Marmot Basin for experts across the country. The Jasper ski area just announced that after 44 years, the always closed and off-limits, crazy-steep, deliciously north-facing Tres Hombres will be open for skiing this winter. “It’s a no bullshit slope,” says Marmot’s Brian Rode. “There won’t be any winch-cat grooming on this … More »

Jasper’s Best Watering Holes

During the Ski Canada Test 2017, the grading and critiquing of skis didn’t stop when the ski boots came off. It often spilled over, sometimes literally, into Jasper’s après establishments. No surprise the crew of testers and brand reps brag equal know-how, grading ambience and mixology as they do flex patterns and edge hold. Yet, despite … More »

All-Mountain Test 2017

ALL TERRAIN, ANY SNOW Like the name says, these skis are made for doing it all: frontside, backside, or both, powder to hardpack, trees, bumps and even the park. These are skis for diehards like us, who love the whole hill. Just because it hasn’t snowed in a week, you don’t stay at home or … More »

Making Tracks – Marmot Basin

No need to rush on a powder day at Marmot Basin, there’s plenty to go around. Thighs burning. Butt aching. Hamstrings groaning. Even my cheeks cramp, a toothy smile plastered across my face as I arc another turn through shin-deep dust, a contrail of crystals leaping into my wake and hanging in the cold, still … More »

Banff A to Z

Our skiers’ alphabet takes you on a tour of one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness settings. by Leslie Woit in the Buyer’s Guide 2015 issue Alberta beef. For the best steak in Banff, head up the golden stairs to Bison. Watch the line of talented chefs toss and broil behind the open copper kitchen-come-bar, … More »

Hotel Alberta

Sure, the song’s title is Hotel California. But the Eagles were writing about Jasper, weren’t they? On a dark Alberta highway… It’s as if time has slowed…or nearly stopped. When I step off the VIA Canadian at the Jasper train station that bright February day, my nine-year-old son in tow, the first thing that strikes me is the silence. The … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2013

Buyer's Guide 2013 cover

Ski season has begun!   Vol 41 No. 1     The Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue published August 21. Subscriber copies will begin delivery by Canada Post week of August 27, newsstand on sale week of September 3. Stay tuned for detailed contents. Alpine ski and boot listings here. Specs on every model alpine ski … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada Awards

by Leslie Woit from Winter 2012 issue We like to think of our Best of Skiing in Canada Awards as less about the competition and more about how much fun it is to research. Kudos and recognition of worthy people, places and things come in from readers, writers and other contributors all across ski country every year and … More »

Talkin’ it up in Jasper

  BY BOB COVEY When Brian Sutherland glued a yellowed leaf that had fallen from its branch into the Jasper National Park Campgrounds’ daily logbook, his fellow attendants were appalled. Following a wet and rainy summer in the Rockies, it seemed unforgivable to seasonal sun seekers that he was already celebrating signs of Old Man … More »

Short Turns * Buyer’s Guide 2012

LET’S MAKE A DEAL ❖As foreign as they are to the entire ski world beyond Ontario, western New York and New Zealand, private ski clubs, where the membership owns the infrastructure and either owns or leases the hill, is a way of life and has been since alpine skiing began in these areas. And as sure as they are with … More »

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