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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 »

Backcountry 101

Retired national park warden Ken Schroeder offers some helpful tips for those who have just started to venture off-piste. PHOTOS BY MARTIN OLSON in Fall 2013 issue Carrying skis Sometimes you have to walk uphill before you can ski back down. As simple as it is to carry your skis over your shoulder, using a … More »

Crisis averted

by Iain MacMillan from Winter 2013 issue Anyone who skis off-piste knows how terrain choices often must be altered if you want to keep a boarder on board. There was a time, 10 or 15 years ago, when the worriers and hand-wringers in the world of skiing were fretting about the inevitable total collapse of … More »

Grumpy Old Men

from Fall 2011 issue The other day I was out on the balcony of Mike’s $99-million chalet just blowing smoke with my buds. From the 4,314m summit of Grand Combin on the Italian border, across to our own local petit Combin (3,670m) and over to the Mont Blanc massif in France, the mountains were painted … More »

Long live the revolution

Revolution

Freeride skis have come a long way in the past decade. It was buttery smooth, exhilaratingly fast and dumbfoundingly easy. It liberated me to ski harmonically with the contours of the terrain. My route meandered whimsically where before it would have been a regimented fall line. Trees and rocks became a new dimension of intrigue. That … More »

Where to now?

From politics to powder, George Koch and I often end a discussion by agreeing to disagree. But his diatribe that starts on page 22 this issue on the frustrations of both skiers and resorts over the opening of off-piste terrain, certainly hit a chord around here. I agree with George when he said simply, “…terrain … 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 »

Backcountry 101

Retired national park warden Ken Schroeder offers some helpful tips for those who have just started to venture off-piste. PHOTOS BY MARTIN OLSON in Fall 2013 issue Carrying skis Sometimes you have to walk uphill before you can ski back down. As simple as it is to carry your skis over your shoulder, using a … More »

Crisis averted

by Iain MacMillan from Winter 2013 issue Anyone who skis off-piste knows how terrain choices often must be altered if you want to keep a boarder on board. There was a time, 10 or 15 years ago, when the worriers and hand-wringers in the world of skiing were fretting about the inevitable total collapse of … More »

Grumpy Old Men

from Fall 2011 issue The other day I was out on the balcony of Mike’s $99-million chalet just blowing smoke with my buds. From the 4,314m summit of Grand Combin on the Italian border, across to our own local petit Combin (3,670m) and over to the Mont Blanc massif in France, the mountains were painted … More »

Long live the revolution

Revolution

Freeride skis have come a long way in the past decade. It was buttery smooth, exhilaratingly fast and dumbfoundingly easy. It liberated me to ski harmonically with the contours of the terrain. My route meandered whimsically where before it would have been a regimented fall line. Trees and rocks became a new dimension of intrigue. That … More »

Where to now?

From politics to powder, George Koch and I often end a discussion by agreeing to disagree. But his diatribe that starts on page 22 this issue on the frustrations of both skiers and resorts over the opening of off-piste terrain, certainly hit a chord around here. I agree with George when he said simply, “…terrain … More »

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