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A Supreme Ruling – Jumbo Glacier

The highest court in the land has given its go-ahead to skiing on Jumbo. by GEORGE KOCH in the Winter 2018 issue In a sane world, the biggest question surrounding Jumbo Glacier Resort right now would be, “When are they going to upgrade some of these 20-year-old lifts?” After all, the project was green-lighted back … More »

Your Run – Fall 2013

Prairie favourites » I want to remind readers of a couple other ski areas that have ceased operations: Big Thunder in the Cypress Hills, Sask. Closed in the mid-’90s, it had roughly a 300-foot vertical with an 1,800-foot T-bar and five trails. The trails can be seen with snow on Google Maps. Also, Pine Cree … 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 »

A Supreme Ruling – Jumbo Glacier

The highest court in the land has given its go-ahead to skiing on Jumbo. by GEORGE KOCH in the Winter 2018 issue In a sane world, the biggest question surrounding Jumbo Glacier Resort right now would be, “When are they going to upgrade some of these 20-year-old lifts?” After all, the project was green-lighted back … More »

Your Run – Fall 2013

Prairie favourites » I want to remind readers of a couple other ski areas that have ceased operations: Big Thunder in the Cypress Hills, Sask. Closed in the mid-’90s, it had roughly a 300-foot vertical with an 1,800-foot T-bar and five trails. The trails can be seen with snow on Google Maps. Also, Pine Cree … 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 »

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