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What’s Up At Tremblant

Last April, skiers at Mont Tremblant rode the infamous Lowell Thomas chair for the last time. Few will miss the rush of having the spring-loaded boomerang hit them smack in the back or knees. The North Side lift was named after Lowell Thomas, a well-loved American radio broadcaster and avid skier who often hosted his … More »

The Trek to Tremblant

For 75 years, the Queen of the Laurentians has drawn skiers from near and far. _By OAKLAND ROSS You don’t have a ski mask?” local ski guide Jacques Gaudreau—a.k.a. Coco—said when he met me at the top of the Express Gondola at Tremblant’s wind-blown summit. “No.” “Nothing to cover your face?” “No.” Well, goggles, of … More »

Short Turns * Winter 2014

Race Ready Those into Whistler’s World Cup race pistes will know that Ptarmigan, which jets straight down the mid-mountain on a northerly aspect, has been widened into an autobahn for the rolling thunder of ski racing. All thanks to upgrades from the 2010 Games, it has also been fixed up with fancy snow-blowing equipment. But … 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 »

Me, Jack & Mr. Squinch in Québec

A B.C. native, a Kiwi and a Brit fondly recall their days (and nights) spent skiing Québec by Tobias C. Van Veen in Winter 2012 issue   Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver. —Gilles Vigneault When the blizzard hit, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach—along with the poutine and that Fin du Monde … More »

All in the Family

Across Canadian ski country there are plenty of examples of offspring following in their parents’ tracks – must be in the blood. BY STEVEN THRENDYLE from 40th Anniversary issue Rowdy country rocker Hank Williams Jr. once wrote a song called “Family Tradition” that described the wild-child lifestyle he led as the living heir to one of the … 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 »

Coureur Prêt

QuebecSkiiers

The Quebec Connection In a province that consistently produces great skiers, celebrity sightings are common at major Quebec resorts. Sit on a bench by the fitness centre at Mont Tremblant and you’ll see past and future Olympians, including Érik and Stephan Guay, Mélanie Turgeon, Anna Goodman, Brigitte Acton and even icon Peter Duncan. With many … More »

32 of Canada’s Best

StLouisskiier

Looking for something new and different or just heading to familiar grounds? With all the skiing to be done this winter, your research starts here with Ski Canada’s annual guide to our favourite destinations—right here at home. From Travel Guide 2010 issue LAKE LOUISE, SUNSHINE, NORQUAY www.skibig3.com 877/754-7080 Enough with the hackneyed-twins fantasy: How about … 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 »

What’s Up At Tremblant

Last April, skiers at Mont Tremblant rode the infamous Lowell Thomas chair for the last time. Few will miss the rush of having the spring-loaded boomerang hit them smack in the back or knees. The North Side lift was named after Lowell Thomas, a well-loved American radio broadcaster and avid skier who often hosted his … More »

The Trek to Tremblant

For 75 years, the Queen of the Laurentians has drawn skiers from near and far. _By OAKLAND ROSS You don’t have a ski mask?” local ski guide Jacques Gaudreau—a.k.a. Coco—said when he met me at the top of the Express Gondola at Tremblant’s wind-blown summit. “No.” “Nothing to cover your face?” “No.” Well, goggles, of … More »

Short Turns * Winter 2014

Race Ready Those into Whistler’s World Cup race pistes will know that Ptarmigan, which jets straight down the mid-mountain on a northerly aspect, has been widened into an autobahn for the rolling thunder of ski racing. All thanks to upgrades from the 2010 Games, it has also been fixed up with fancy snow-blowing equipment. But … 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 »

Me, Jack & Mr. Squinch in Québec

A B.C. native, a Kiwi and a Brit fondly recall their days (and nights) spent skiing Québec by Tobias C. Van Veen in Winter 2012 issue   Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver. —Gilles Vigneault When the blizzard hit, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach—along with the poutine and that Fin du Monde … More »

All in the Family

Across Canadian ski country there are plenty of examples of offspring following in their parents’ tracks – must be in the blood. BY STEVEN THRENDYLE from 40th Anniversary issue Rowdy country rocker Hank Williams Jr. once wrote a song called “Family Tradition” that described the wild-child lifestyle he led as the living heir to one of the … 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 »

Coureur Prêt

QuebecSkiiers

The Quebec Connection In a province that consistently produces great skiers, celebrity sightings are common at major Quebec resorts. Sit on a bench by the fitness centre at Mont Tremblant and you’ll see past and future Olympians, including Érik and Stephan Guay, Mélanie Turgeon, Anna Goodman, Brigitte Acton and even icon Peter Duncan. With many … More »

32 of Canada’s Best

StLouisskiier

Looking for something new and different or just heading to familiar grounds? With all the skiing to be done this winter, your research starts here with Ski Canada’s annual guide to our favourite destinations—right here at home. From Travel Guide 2010 issue LAKE LOUISE, SUNSHINE, NORQUAY www.skibig3.com 877/754-7080 Enough with the hackneyed-twins fantasy: How about … 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 »

Subscribe and SAVE!

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1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

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