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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 »

More powder playground at Panorama

PANORAMA recently announced it’s “bigger, better and badder” this season. With a “monstrous” new terrain expansion, Pano’s 52-hectare “monster” expansion adds four new “brutish” double-diamond lines and a coveted 75 vertical metres, pushing the total skiable number to 1,300. Panorama says “the snow-collecting aspect of the terrain is legendary.” The first phase of an eventual … 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 »

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 »

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 »

9 for the Road

It was the greatest run of a fabulous season. What appeared as a dusting of snow on the access road became eight cm in the parking lot and, as we rode Castle Mountain’s two long, ? xed-grip chairlifts, deepened to 25 cm. Not Castle’s usual Rocky Mountains cold smoke, but Alaska-style stuff, humid and supportive, … More »

Two Resorts, Multi-Flavours

Photo by Henry Georgi

Now that they’ve resolved their long-running battle as to who ranks second behind Whistler-Blackcomb for highest vertical drop in the country (Kicking Horse won), Panorama and Kicking Horse have little to fight about. The distinct flavours of the two mean there’s little competitive crossover between the Hwy 95 resorts to spark any internecine strife. If … More »

No more mumbo-Jumbo

I figured I’d have long been writing travel articles on riding Canada’s highest ski lifts and exploring almost 2,000 verical metres of dramatic, glaciated terrain. No such luck. Still, Vancouver architect and skiing visionary Oberto Oberti’s plan has made progress in the year since B.C.’s Cabinet accepted the recommendations of the province’s Environmental Assessment Office … 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 »

More powder playground at Panorama

PANORAMA recently announced it’s “bigger, better and badder” this season. With a “monstrous” new terrain expansion, Pano’s 52-hectare “monster” expansion adds four new “brutish” double-diamond lines and a coveted 75 vertical metres, pushing the total skiable number to 1,300. Panorama says “the snow-collecting aspect of the terrain is legendary.” The first phase of an eventual … 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 »

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 »

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 »

9 for the Road

It was the greatest run of a fabulous season. What appeared as a dusting of snow on the access road became eight cm in the parking lot and, as we rode Castle Mountain’s two long, ? xed-grip chairlifts, deepened to 25 cm. Not Castle’s usual Rocky Mountains cold smoke, but Alaska-style stuff, humid and supportive, … More »

Two Resorts, Multi-Flavours

Photo by Henry Georgi

Now that they’ve resolved their long-running battle as to who ranks second behind Whistler-Blackcomb for highest vertical drop in the country (Kicking Horse won), Panorama and Kicking Horse have little to fight about. The distinct flavours of the two mean there’s little competitive crossover between the Hwy 95 resorts to spark any internecine strife. If … More »

No more mumbo-Jumbo

I figured I’d have long been writing travel articles on riding Canada’s highest ski lifts and exploring almost 2,000 verical metres of dramatic, glaciated terrain. No such luck. Still, Vancouver architect and skiing visionary Oberto Oberti’s plan has made progress in the year since B.C.’s Cabinet accepted the recommendations of the province’s Environmental Assessment Office … More »

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