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Stowe After Vail

  The mothership has landed at the quintessential New England resort. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue  *  photos: Stowe Mountain Resort At first I thought someone was taking my picture. This doesn’t happen very often, so I turned to smile. Then I heard the thunder rumble around from behind Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s … More »

Tapping into Sugarbush

The flavour of Vermont is a big draw for eastern skiers looking for something sweet. BY  IAN MERRINGER in Fall 2015 issue Walking into Lincoln Peak Village from the parking lot, you get a clear view of the western wall of Lincoln’s bowl, home to Castlerock Peak and the rocky Headwall. The Headwall is the … 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 »

Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. by Ian Merringer in the Fall 2014 issue The day was going to be perfect, four inches of fresh snow, mostly sunny, just a few of those slight Fahrenheit degrees below freezing. So said Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. He’s the guy … More »

Class Act

After 80 years, Stowe remains true to its roots in a world of purpose-built ski resorts. By Ian Merringer in Fall 2013 issue Attempts at a stealthy arrival in Vermont failed. Uniformed men with walkie-talkies surrounded the minivan before it stopped rolling. “I’ll take care of this,” I told my three companions, checking my jacket … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2012

    Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s…75?  It’s been quite a journey for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA), one of the longest-surviving ski organizations in Canada. The “Alliance” turns 75 years old this season. The CSIA’s membership—20,000-plus certified ski pros employed by nearly every ski area in Canada—has published a special anniversary edition of Ski … More »

Short Turns: 40th Anniversary issue

    The Castle’s cat ❖ Castle Mountain Resort ’s unique lift-assisted sidecountry snowcat kiing has been a big hit, racking up nearly 500 skier-visits last season in only its second winter. Castle’s Powder Stagecoach hauls a daily group of 12 skiers to hundreds of acres of natural, on-lift-serviced terrain on upper Mount Haig. “We can … More »

Short Turns: Travel Guide 2010

No longer Miller time Warren Miller coined the phrase: “If you wait until next year to do it, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Yet, according to court documents, it seems that Warren Miller Entertainment Inc. (WME), the company that currently produces Warren Miller movies and owns the rights to the Warren Miller … More »

Short Turns: Winter 2009

An edge on the competition Felix Ski Services, Calgary * Neck deep for Knee Deep Whitewater BC * Louise on ice Ice Magic Festival * Porter Class to Tremblant * New On The Shelf ‘The Crazy Canucks’ by Janet Love Morrison, ‘White Weekends’ by Tom Robbins * Freestyle with Chris Robinson * Poll Dancing 89% … More »

Ring My Belle

Skis

There’s no je ne sais quoi about it. There are loads of good reasons to fall in love with Canada’s exotic eastern beauty. So slip into something more comfortable and treat yourself – and maybe even a loved one – to these top Gallic delights. ARRIVE IN STYLE Porter Airlines flies skiers from the Toronto … More »

Stowe After Vail

  The mothership has landed at the quintessential New England resort. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue  *  photos: Stowe Mountain Resort At first I thought someone was taking my picture. This doesn’t happen very often, so I turned to smile. Then I heard the thunder rumble around from behind Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s … More »

Tapping into Sugarbush

The flavour of Vermont is a big draw for eastern skiers looking for something sweet. BY  IAN MERRINGER in Fall 2015 issue Walking into Lincoln Peak Village from the parking lot, you get a clear view of the western wall of Lincoln’s bowl, home to Castlerock Peak and the rocky Headwall. The Headwall is the … 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 »

Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. by Ian Merringer in the Fall 2014 issue The day was going to be perfect, four inches of fresh snow, mostly sunny, just a few of those slight Fahrenheit degrees below freezing. So said Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. He’s the guy … More »

Class Act

After 80 years, Stowe remains true to its roots in a world of purpose-built ski resorts. By Ian Merringer in Fall 2013 issue Attempts at a stealthy arrival in Vermont failed. Uniformed men with walkie-talkies surrounded the minivan before it stopped rolling. “I’ll take care of this,” I told my three companions, checking my jacket … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2012

    Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s…75?  It’s been quite a journey for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA), one of the longest-surviving ski organizations in Canada. The “Alliance” turns 75 years old this season. The CSIA’s membership—20,000-plus certified ski pros employed by nearly every ski area in Canada—has published a special anniversary edition of Ski … More »

Short Turns: 40th Anniversary issue

    The Castle’s cat ❖ Castle Mountain Resort ’s unique lift-assisted sidecountry snowcat kiing has been a big hit, racking up nearly 500 skier-visits last season in only its second winter. Castle’s Powder Stagecoach hauls a daily group of 12 skiers to hundreds of acres of natural, on-lift-serviced terrain on upper Mount Haig. “We can … More »

Short Turns: Travel Guide 2010

No longer Miller time Warren Miller coined the phrase: “If you wait until next year to do it, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Yet, according to court documents, it seems that Warren Miller Entertainment Inc. (WME), the company that currently produces Warren Miller movies and owns the rights to the Warren Miller … More »

Short Turns: Winter 2009

An edge on the competition Felix Ski Services, Calgary * Neck deep for Knee Deep Whitewater BC * Louise on ice Ice Magic Festival * Porter Class to Tremblant * New On The Shelf ‘The Crazy Canucks’ by Janet Love Morrison, ‘White Weekends’ by Tom Robbins * Freestyle with Chris Robinson * Poll Dancing 89% … More »

Ring My Belle

Skis

There’s no je ne sais quoi about it. There are loads of good reasons to fall in love with Canada’s exotic eastern beauty. So slip into something more comfortable and treat yourself – and maybe even a loved one – to these top Gallic delights. ARRIVE IN STYLE Porter Airlines flies skiers from the Toronto … More »

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