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Closed Runs

It’s a tale of two worlds. The age-old story of progress versus tradition, with the inevitable end— convenience wins out. The old couldn’t keep up, not because it couldn’t compete, but rather because of forces outside its control— technology, economics, geography, climate, political clout or perhaps a little of all of these. by MARTY MCLELLAN … More »

Will Work for Powder

Hiker

The most celebrated powder stash in eastern Canada has no cellular phone towers or lift service. The only high-speed quads you’ll ?nd in Gaspésie’s Chic-Chocs are ?xed to the front of your thighs. For the classic eastern alpine touring experience, climbing or switchbacking the mountain with skins on lets you truly appreciate every descent you … More »

High on Atmosphere

Quebec skiier

It was a dark and snowy night. Hunched against the cold, we bump into a big-bellied albino man covered in snow. The white guy chuckles—but oddly makes no sound. He seems most entertained by his plight. He’s seven feet tall and full of bonhomie. He is Bonhomme, the man. Carnivale’s cheerful chappy doesn’t give a … More »

The Ultimate Family Vacation

Tremblant lift

“I know that guy,” I thought to myself. “From high school? University? Does he work at K2, wait, Atomic?” I racked my brain trying to ? gure out how, or possibly if, if I knew this guy at all. Then, for the second time in under a minute, another familiar athletic-looking type entered the airport … More »

East to the Townships

“I don’t want to ski.” “Why not.” “Because.” “Well,” I said to my four-year-old son, Cormac, “you have to.” “Then I’m going to stay in the car.” We drove from Toronto to Quebec’s Eastern Townships: my wife, Grazyna; my 10-year-old daughter, Justine; and my son, Cormac. Our ?rst family ski vacation had been in the … More »

Road Trippin’

This article appeared in the November 2005 issue. Okay, I’m going to admit it right up front. We’re a hockey family. That’s right, we spend every lovely snow-covered winter weekend inside various cold, grey, ananymous hockey arenasthat smell alternately of yummy, buttery popcorn and something that defies description. But we still consider ourselves skiers – … More »

Best of skiing in Canada

It’s time again, another year and another annual insiders’ look at what makes Canadian skiing so distinguished. These pages aren’t filled with facts and stats you’ll find in brochures and websites, but the praise and amusement that comes from accurate gossip, anonymous hearsay and cameras that happened to be in the right place at the … More »

Closed Runs

It’s a tale of two worlds. The age-old story of progress versus tradition, with the inevitable end— convenience wins out. The old couldn’t keep up, not because it couldn’t compete, but rather because of forces outside its control— technology, economics, geography, climate, political clout or perhaps a little of all of these. by MARTY MCLELLAN … More »

Will Work for Powder

Hiker

The most celebrated powder stash in eastern Canada has no cellular phone towers or lift service. The only high-speed quads you’ll ?nd in Gaspésie’s Chic-Chocs are ?xed to the front of your thighs. For the classic eastern alpine touring experience, climbing or switchbacking the mountain with skins on lets you truly appreciate every descent you … More »

High on Atmosphere

Quebec skiier

It was a dark and snowy night. Hunched against the cold, we bump into a big-bellied albino man covered in snow. The white guy chuckles—but oddly makes no sound. He seems most entertained by his plight. He’s seven feet tall and full of bonhomie. He is Bonhomme, the man. Carnivale’s cheerful chappy doesn’t give a … More »

The Ultimate Family Vacation

Tremblant lift

“I know that guy,” I thought to myself. “From high school? University? Does he work at K2, wait, Atomic?” I racked my brain trying to ? gure out how, or possibly if, if I knew this guy at all. Then, for the second time in under a minute, another familiar athletic-looking type entered the airport … More »

East to the Townships

“I don’t want to ski.” “Why not.” “Because.” “Well,” I said to my four-year-old son, Cormac, “you have to.” “Then I’m going to stay in the car.” We drove from Toronto to Quebec’s Eastern Townships: my wife, Grazyna; my 10-year-old daughter, Justine; and my son, Cormac. Our ?rst family ski vacation had been in the … More »

Road Trippin’

This article appeared in the November 2005 issue. Okay, I’m going to admit it right up front. We’re a hockey family. That’s right, we spend every lovely snow-covered winter weekend inside various cold, grey, ananymous hockey arenasthat smell alternately of yummy, buttery popcorn and something that defies description. But we still consider ourselves skiers – … More »

Best of skiing in Canada

It’s time again, another year and another annual insiders’ look at what makes Canadian skiing so distinguished. These pages aren’t filled with facts and stats you’ll find in brochures and websites, but the praise and amusement that comes from accurate gossip, anonymous hearsay and cameras that happened to be in the right place at the … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax!

Outside Canada?