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Postcards from Vail

Postcard from Vail

A few days at Vail and Beaver Creek will have you writing home about the best parts Story and photos by Marty McLennan cushy adj (informal) 1. many perks, little or no hard work 2. luxuriously styled and crafted 3. Beaver Creek. The slopeside escalator was just about to deposit me in front of the … More »

Seeing Red at Big White

A trip to sample Big White’s early season snow paired nicely  with the best from more than 30 Okanagan wineries. Photos by Gavin Crawford From the Travel Guide 2011 issue The assignment was simple: head to Big White to sample premium Okanagan red wine and enjoy some early-season skiing on the broad manicured slopes of … More »

The Other Side of the Engadine

From the Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue One corollary of big-mountain skiing is the way the terrain swallows up the people doing it. We had just crested a gentle saddle a few minutes’ walk from the Diavolezza cable car terminal, and within moments my two companions had been rendered into microdots by the vastness around us. … More »

New & Improved

A roundup of 10 top resorts on the road from Calgary (from Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue) Last fall it seemed as if Divine Intervention itself was about to lift the Rocky Mountains region ski areas from the economic purgatory following the world ?nancial meltdown.The most copious early-season snowfalls possibly in our lifetimes slammed nearly every … More »

32 of Canada’s Best

StLouisskiier

Looking for something new and different or just heading to familiar grounds? With all the skiing to be done this winter, your research starts here with Ski Canada’s annual guide to our favourite destinations—right here at home. From Travel Guide 2010 issue LAKE LOUISE, SUNSHINE, NORQUAY www.skibig3.com 877/754-7080 Enough with the hackneyed-twins fantasy: How about … More »

Switzerland on a budget

From the Fall 2009 issue Hard times need not rule out high times. Even if you’re on a gap year, don’t write off that dream trip to the Alps just yet. True, even a less than luxurious hotel room can easily cost $500 to $1,000 in a top resort. But there are plenty of high-altitude, … More »

Super 7

Mount Roberts, photo by Eric Kalacis

All epic descents take hold of our collective psyches – some become “classics” There are probably a thousand great off-piste runs in Western Canada. These are the runs that skiers dream about, spend the off-season aspiring to and remember longer than any other. Here’s the Hjertaas list of a few of those runs that have … More »

High on Zermatt

Skiers of all ages enjoy being overwhelmed by the legendary Swiss resort From Blackcomb to Zermatt, lots of people have skied on a glacier, but how many can say they’ve skied under one? Okay, so technically we didn’t actually “ski” so much as “slide our bums uncontrollably on the most frictionless surface we’ve ever encountered,” … More »

Family Ties

Breckenridge and Heavenly may share a lot in common with?their sister resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek and Keystone,? but they can quite happily stand alone. As a judge, I wasn’t accused of impartiality per se, it was more my observation skills that saw me lose my appointment. Or perhaps it was my math. Needless to … More »

The Bumpf on Banff

The first thing savvy skiers do when they hit town is find a local—fast. Sure the Internet is great for research, as are blogs and live snow cams, but there’s nothing like a local recommendation to set you on the right path, whether it’s the best restaurant, the secret stash on the backside, or the … More »

Postcards from Vail

Postcard from Vail

A few days at Vail and Beaver Creek will have you writing home about the best parts Story and photos by Marty McLennan cushy adj (informal) 1. many perks, little or no hard work 2. luxuriously styled and crafted 3. Beaver Creek. The slopeside escalator was just about to deposit me in front of the … More »

Seeing Red at Big White

A trip to sample Big White’s early season snow paired nicely  with the best from more than 30 Okanagan wineries. Photos by Gavin Crawford From the Travel Guide 2011 issue The assignment was simple: head to Big White to sample premium Okanagan red wine and enjoy some early-season skiing on the broad manicured slopes of … More »

The Other Side of the Engadine

From the Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue One corollary of big-mountain skiing is the way the terrain swallows up the people doing it. We had just crested a gentle saddle a few minutes’ walk from the Diavolezza cable car terminal, and within moments my two companions had been rendered into microdots by the vastness around us. … More »

New & Improved

A roundup of 10 top resorts on the road from Calgary (from Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue) Last fall it seemed as if Divine Intervention itself was about to lift the Rocky Mountains region ski areas from the economic purgatory following the world ?nancial meltdown.The most copious early-season snowfalls possibly in our lifetimes slammed nearly every … More »

32 of Canada’s Best

StLouisskiier

Looking for something new and different or just heading to familiar grounds? With all the skiing to be done this winter, your research starts here with Ski Canada’s annual guide to our favourite destinations—right here at home. From Travel Guide 2010 issue LAKE LOUISE, SUNSHINE, NORQUAY www.skibig3.com 877/754-7080 Enough with the hackneyed-twins fantasy: How about … More »

Switzerland on a budget

From the Fall 2009 issue Hard times need not rule out high times. Even if you’re on a gap year, don’t write off that dream trip to the Alps just yet. True, even a less than luxurious hotel room can easily cost $500 to $1,000 in a top resort. But there are plenty of high-altitude, … More »

Super 7

Mount Roberts, photo by Eric Kalacis

All epic descents take hold of our collective psyches – some become “classics” There are probably a thousand great off-piste runs in Western Canada. These are the runs that skiers dream about, spend the off-season aspiring to and remember longer than any other. Here’s the Hjertaas list of a few of those runs that have … More »

High on Zermatt

Skiers of all ages enjoy being overwhelmed by the legendary Swiss resort From Blackcomb to Zermatt, lots of people have skied on a glacier, but how many can say they’ve skied under one? Okay, so technically we didn’t actually “ski” so much as “slide our bums uncontrollably on the most frictionless surface we’ve ever encountered,” … More »

Family Ties

Breckenridge and Heavenly may share a lot in common with?their sister resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek and Keystone,? but they can quite happily stand alone. As a judge, I wasn’t accused of impartiality per se, it was more my observation skills that saw me lose my appointment. Or perhaps it was my math. Needless to … More »

The Bumpf on Banff

The first thing savvy skiers do when they hit town is find a local—fast. Sure the Internet is great for research, as are blogs and live snow cams, but there’s nothing like a local recommendation to set you on the right path, whether it’s the best restaurant, the secret stash on the backside, or the … More »

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