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Dream big – and deep

Iain MacMillan

I read somewhere long ago that everyone should go to Greece at least once in his or her lifetime. I think that same goal should apply to a Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing pilgrimage. In fact, I think it’s necessary. Yes, I know it’s big, big coin for most skiers. But so is university tuition, root … More »

Up Here on my Own

Sunshine skiier

Solo dawg Pat Lynch found what he was looking for, and more, at Sunshine I’m three beers in and halfway through a tender fillet of Arctic char when the crackle of the fire is overtaken by a cackle from the bar. Looking up from my dinner, I instinctively drop my head, shudder and avert my … More »

Bright Lights, Big Mountains

Vancouver, Vancouver, Vancouver. No other city can touch her, according to the bean counters at the United Nations. If you live there: congratulations. If you don’t, fret not. Repeatedly crowned quality-of-life belle of the ball, and so greedily perched at the edge of the sea and the foot of the peaks, the remainder among us … 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 »

Letter from the Alps

Alps1, photo by Gavin Foster

“No pain, no gain,” I insist, somewhat self-righteously I know but desperate to claw back some ground in an argument I’m losing. “Just try it,” my interlocutor responds smilingly. What we’re talking about is anathema to an old-school ski tourer but the promise of a brave new world to a downhill skier. The idea is … More »

Dream big – and deep

Iain MacMillan

I read somewhere long ago that everyone should go to Greece at least once in his or her lifetime. I think that same goal should apply to a Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing pilgrimage. In fact, I think it’s necessary. Yes, I know it’s big, big coin for most skiers. But so is university tuition, root … More »

Up Here on my Own

Sunshine skiier

Solo dawg Pat Lynch found what he was looking for, and more, at Sunshine I’m three beers in and halfway through a tender fillet of Arctic char when the crackle of the fire is overtaken by a cackle from the bar. Looking up from my dinner, I instinctively drop my head, shudder and avert my … More »

Bright Lights, Big Mountains

Vancouver, Vancouver, Vancouver. No other city can touch her, according to the bean counters at the United Nations. If you live there: congratulations. If you don’t, fret not. Repeatedly crowned quality-of-life belle of the ball, and so greedily perched at the edge of the sea and the foot of the peaks, the remainder among us … 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 »

Letter from the Alps

Alps1, photo by Gavin Foster

“No pain, no gain,” I insist, somewhat self-righteously I know but desperate to claw back some ground in an argument I’m losing. “Just try it,” my interlocutor responds smilingly. What we’re talking about is anathema to an old-school ski tourer but the promise of a brave new world to a downhill skier. The idea is … More »

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