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In science we trust

Several readers responded to my article of two years earlier (Is it all doom and gloom? – Fall 2007) that had circumspectly raised questions about (okay, joyously heaped scorn upon) the dire predictions of global warming believers. The letters were breathtaking in their scientific rigour and commitment to intellectual diversity. The one termed me “misguided … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2010

A Hard Day’s Night If skiing non-stop for 24 hours straight sounds exhausting, you can always team up with friends and alternate relay-style like thousands of others do at Tremblant every year. December 10 is a fitting date to commemorate the 10th anniversary of eastern North America’s biggest fundraising ski event. Three days of festivities … More »

Short Turns: Winter 2010

Slide of the century March 4 will be a somber date for anyone around Rogers Pass between Golden and Revelstoke, B.C. It was 100 years ago that Canada’s worst avalanche disaster occurred, when only two of the 60 men working to clear an avalanche from the main CPR line survived a massive second slide from … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2011

Buried Under

A century of capital skiing It’s been a while, about 100 years, since Ottawa’s posh Rockliffe Park suburb has seen a ski jump tower, but the Ottawa Ski Club (OSC) that built it is still growing strong. Back in 1910, a group of ski enthusiasts started proselytizing the benefits and wonders of skiing and soon … More »

Big-mountain life

It’s just after 10:00 a.m. at the Sunburst Lodge at Sun Peaks and the teenage racing throng is lining up for another warm-and-sticky cinnamon bun break. With fingers too gooey to text anyone on their phones, the catsuits discuss everything from the morning’s coaching to last night’s shenanigans, unaware how much earlier bakers down at … More »

Is that your final answer?

There’s nothing like a quiz to get me stoked on winter. Devised through years of consultation with Austrian ski-psychologists, Swiss statisticians and snow scientists from Nelson and Smithers, the following test is an accurate assessment of your future on-hill level of enjoyment. Serious stuff, but you’ll find that time spent on this page will result … 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 »

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 »

Try something new

by Chris Lennon If you’ve already read Ski Canada’s Buyer’s Guide last issue, you will have noticed that reverse camber skis (their tips and tails don’t touch when the ski bases are put together) are being sold to the mainstream. Gone are the days when a rockered ski was something only a few athletes were … More »

Knee Canada

When my wife collected me at the hospital, the look on her face went from incredulous to amusement. I was still groggy from a general anaesthetic after having my right knee scoped when she asked what had been learned about my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). “Dr. Deakon said it grew back,” I replied. (Which brought … More »

In science we trust

Several readers responded to my article of two years earlier (Is it all doom and gloom? – Fall 2007) that had circumspectly raised questions about (okay, joyously heaped scorn upon) the dire predictions of global warming believers. The letters were breathtaking in their scientific rigour and commitment to intellectual diversity. The one termed me “misguided … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2010

A Hard Day’s Night If skiing non-stop for 24 hours straight sounds exhausting, you can always team up with friends and alternate relay-style like thousands of others do at Tremblant every year. December 10 is a fitting date to commemorate the 10th anniversary of eastern North America’s biggest fundraising ski event. Three days of festivities … More »

Short Turns: Winter 2010

Slide of the century March 4 will be a somber date for anyone around Rogers Pass between Golden and Revelstoke, B.C. It was 100 years ago that Canada’s worst avalanche disaster occurred, when only two of the 60 men working to clear an avalanche from the main CPR line survived a massive second slide from … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2011

Buried Under

A century of capital skiing It’s been a while, about 100 years, since Ottawa’s posh Rockliffe Park suburb has seen a ski jump tower, but the Ottawa Ski Club (OSC) that built it is still growing strong. Back in 1910, a group of ski enthusiasts started proselytizing the benefits and wonders of skiing and soon … More »

Big-mountain life

It’s just after 10:00 a.m. at the Sunburst Lodge at Sun Peaks and the teenage racing throng is lining up for another warm-and-sticky cinnamon bun break. With fingers too gooey to text anyone on their phones, the catsuits discuss everything from the morning’s coaching to last night’s shenanigans, unaware how much earlier bakers down at … More »

Is that your final answer?

There’s nothing like a quiz to get me stoked on winter. Devised through years of consultation with Austrian ski-psychologists, Swiss statisticians and snow scientists from Nelson and Smithers, the following test is an accurate assessment of your future on-hill level of enjoyment. Serious stuff, but you’ll find that time spent on this page will result … 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 »

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 »

Try something new

by Chris Lennon If you’ve already read Ski Canada’s Buyer’s Guide last issue, you will have noticed that reverse camber skis (their tips and tails don’t touch when the ski bases are put together) are being sold to the mainstream. Gone are the days when a rockered ski was something only a few athletes were … More »

Knee Canada

When my wife collected me at the hospital, the look on her face went from incredulous to amusement. I was still groggy from a general anaesthetic after having my right knee scoped when she asked what had been learned about my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). “Dr. Deakon said it grew back,” I replied. (Which brought … More »

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