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Aspen Through the Ages

by Kara Williams in December 2012 issue From silver-mining boomtown to chic celeb hangout, Aspen’s illustrious history and infamous past have shaped the town into the legendary resort it is today.   In 1879, silver-mining prospectors made the arduous journey over 12,095-foot Independence Pass down into the Roaring Fork Valley and named the area “Ute … More »

Crosshairs December 2012

Guest photo editor: Chris Christie Ski Canada’s photo editor this month, may have grown up in the safe, waspy environs of Vancouver’s north shore and nightskiing at Grouse Mountain, but he’s called Squamish home for the last 15 years, six of which have been under the avails of professional ski photography. “It takes persistence and … More »

Short Turns: December 2012

from December 2012 issue KITESURFING ON SKIS Soaring on skis through the air—10 metres off the snow—is a seductive high. “It’s a very addictive sport, a tremendous amount of fun and everyone who does it, loves it,” says fan Tom Couture of Rocky Mountain Snow Kiting in Canmore, Alberta. All you need are your skis, … More »

One and only Aspen

by Iain MacMillan from December 2012 issue I believe the reaction of some guests is real – very real Dieter, the pro-cricketer-turned-bellhop from South Africa, looked back at us in his rearview mirror quizzically when one of my kids asked if he believed “ghosts were real.” He knew immediately what the question was in reference to and thought for a … 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 »

Telluride & Silverton CO

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by Iain MacMillan from Winter 2011 issue Both the similarities and contrasts of  TELLURIDE and SILVERTON in southern Colorado are what make them so perfectly complimentary   By the time we’d made it back to Denver and wrapped up Seth-and-Iain’s Excellent Roadtrip, I was so bagged I could have been shipped home via UPS. An … 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 »

Aspen Through the Ages

by Kara Williams in December 2012 issue From silver-mining boomtown to chic celeb hangout, Aspen’s illustrious history and infamous past have shaped the town into the legendary resort it is today.   In 1879, silver-mining prospectors made the arduous journey over 12,095-foot Independence Pass down into the Roaring Fork Valley and named the area “Ute … More »

Crosshairs December 2012

Guest photo editor: Chris Christie Ski Canada’s photo editor this month, may have grown up in the safe, waspy environs of Vancouver’s north shore and nightskiing at Grouse Mountain, but he’s called Squamish home for the last 15 years, six of which have been under the avails of professional ski photography. “It takes persistence and … More »

Short Turns: December 2012

from December 2012 issue KITESURFING ON SKIS Soaring on skis through the air—10 metres off the snow—is a seductive high. “It’s a very addictive sport, a tremendous amount of fun and everyone who does it, loves it,” says fan Tom Couture of Rocky Mountain Snow Kiting in Canmore, Alberta. All you need are your skis, … More »

One and only Aspen

by Iain MacMillan from December 2012 issue I believe the reaction of some guests is real – very real Dieter, the pro-cricketer-turned-bellhop from South Africa, looked back at us in his rearview mirror quizzically when one of my kids asked if he believed “ghosts were real.” He knew immediately what the question was in reference to and thought for a … 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 »

Telluride & Silverton CO

Telluride1

by Iain MacMillan from Winter 2011 issue Both the similarities and contrasts of  TELLURIDE and SILVERTON in southern Colorado are what make them so perfectly complimentary   By the time we’d made it back to Denver and wrapped up Seth-and-Iain’s Excellent Roadtrip, I was so bagged I could have been shipped home via UPS. An … 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 »

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