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Short Turns: Buyer’s Guide 2013

ONTARIO’S YEAR OF THE LIFT ❖ This is the year of the new lift—at least in Ontario. Despite a low- (or no-) snow season in 2012, at least five Ontario ski areas are pushing ahead with plans to install new chairs—most of them for Greater Toronto Area skiers. “It’s more than we’ve seen in years,” says Bruce Haynes, head of the Ontario … More »

Your Run – Winter 2012

  READY FOR WINTER » We were just in Mexico soaking up the sun and soaking up Ski Canada. We’re getting stoked for the season! We got home at 2:00 a.m. to a driveway full of snow. There’s nothing quite like shovelling powder in your flip-flops! Thanks for a great beach read and silky, creamy, carvy pictures of places we want … More »

Your Run – Buyer’s Guide 2012

LIVIN’ THE DREAM » Being a proud Mom gives me bragging rights about my littlest guy. My husband and I met in Banff many years ago, both wanting to ski before joining the world of only skiing on weekends. He taught at Sunshine and I worked at a ski shop on Banff Avenue, logging more … More »

Dream big – and deep

Iain MacMillan

I read somewhere long ago that everyone should go to Greece at least once in his or her lifetime. I think that same goal should apply to a Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing pilgrimage. In fact, I think it’s necessary. Yes, I know it’s big, big coin for most skiers. But so is university tuition, root … More »

Transceiver Test 2010

The Canadian Ski Patrol System and Canadian Ski Guide Association compare the new three-antenna avalanche beacons with existing technology By F.M.Swangard MD, Bob Sayer, Steve Gunderson ABSTRACT AND INTRODUCTION The minimal safety equipment a person must have in the backcountry in winter is a ?transceiver, probe and shovel. Clearly, nothing replaces the transceiver when a … More »

The Making of a Mountain

Helicopters stood in silence, flags fluttered and people milled about on the broad plateau beneath Saddle Mountain, chatting or munching smoked salmon and other treats from a vast buffet spread on improvised tables carved from the compact spring snow. Mike Wiegele stood in the stiff April breeze and officially announced that Saddle Mountain Resort had … More »

The World According to Wiegele

Wiegele at home

From the Spring 2006 issue Three men are generally credited with inventing helicopter skiing: Hans Gmoser, Herb Bleuer and Mike Wiegele. Gmoser, founder and long-time head of Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), retired years ago and Bleuer, the quietest of the three, currently consults to snowcat skiing operators. So of the founding trio of a genre … More »

Short Turns: Buyer’s Guide 2013

ONTARIO’S YEAR OF THE LIFT ❖ This is the year of the new lift—at least in Ontario. Despite a low- (or no-) snow season in 2012, at least five Ontario ski areas are pushing ahead with plans to install new chairs—most of them for Greater Toronto Area skiers. “It’s more than we’ve seen in years,” says Bruce Haynes, head of the Ontario … More »

Your Run – Winter 2012

  READY FOR WINTER » We were just in Mexico soaking up the sun and soaking up Ski Canada. We’re getting stoked for the season! We got home at 2:00 a.m. to a driveway full of snow. There’s nothing quite like shovelling powder in your flip-flops! Thanks for a great beach read and silky, creamy, carvy pictures of places we want … More »

Your Run – Buyer’s Guide 2012

LIVIN’ THE DREAM » Being a proud Mom gives me bragging rights about my littlest guy. My husband and I met in Banff many years ago, both wanting to ski before joining the world of only skiing on weekends. He taught at Sunshine and I worked at a ski shop on Banff Avenue, logging more … More »

Dream big – and deep

Iain MacMillan

I read somewhere long ago that everyone should go to Greece at least once in his or her lifetime. I think that same goal should apply to a Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing pilgrimage. In fact, I think it’s necessary. Yes, I know it’s big, big coin for most skiers. But so is university tuition, root … More »

Transceiver Test 2010

The Canadian Ski Patrol System and Canadian Ski Guide Association compare the new three-antenna avalanche beacons with existing technology By F.M.Swangard MD, Bob Sayer, Steve Gunderson ABSTRACT AND INTRODUCTION The minimal safety equipment a person must have in the backcountry in winter is a ?transceiver, probe and shovel. Clearly, nothing replaces the transceiver when a … More »

The Making of a Mountain

Helicopters stood in silence, flags fluttered and people milled about on the broad plateau beneath Saddle Mountain, chatting or munching smoked salmon and other treats from a vast buffet spread on improvised tables carved from the compact spring snow. Mike Wiegele stood in the stiff April breeze and officially announced that Saddle Mountain Resort had … More »

The World According to Wiegele

Wiegele at home

From the Spring 2006 issue Three men are generally credited with inventing helicopter skiing: Hans Gmoser, Herb Bleuer and Mike Wiegele. Gmoser, founder and long-time head of Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH), retired years ago and Bleuer, the quietest of the three, currently consults to snowcat skiing operators. So of the founding trio of a genre … More »

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