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Stowe After Vail

  The mothership has landed at the quintessential New England resort. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue  *  photos: Stowe Mountain Resort At first I thought someone was taking my picture. This doesn’t happen very often, so I turned to smile. Then I heard the thunder rumble around from behind Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s … More »

Tapping into Sugarbush

The flavour of Vermont is a big draw for eastern skiers looking for something sweet. BY  IAN MERRINGER in Fall 2015 issue Walking into Lincoln Peak Village from the parking lot, you get a clear view of the western wall of Lincoln’s bowl, home to Castlerock Peak and the rocky Headwall. The Headwall is the … More »

Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. by Ian Merringer in the Fall 2014 issue The day was going to be perfect, four inches of fresh snow, mostly sunny, just a few of those slight Fahrenheit degrees below freezing. So said Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. He’s the guy … More »

Short Turns * Winter 2014

Race Ready Those into Whistler’s World Cup race pistes will know that Ptarmigan, which jets straight down the mid-mountain on a northerly aspect, has been widened into an autobahn for the rolling thunder of ski racing. All thanks to upgrades from the 2010 Games, it has also been fixed up with fancy snow-blowing equipment. But … More »

Class Act

After 80 years, Stowe remains true to its roots in a world of purpose-built ski resorts. By Ian Merringer in Fall 2013 issue Attempts at a stealthy arrival in Vermont failed. Uniformed men with walkie-talkies surrounded the minivan before it stopped rolling. “I’ll take care of this,” I told my three companions, checking my jacket … More »

Short Turns * Fall 2013

from Fall 2013 issue BACKCOUNTRY READY?  The Shredstitute is expanding on last year’s popular Rogers Pass Freeski Camp by bringing celebrated ski mountaineer Greg Hill back for two weekend programs this season. One posse of lucky campers will explore remote powder at Rogers Pass (December 13-15), and another will be lapping the pillowy slackcountry … More »

Smart Financial Planning

Editor Iain

Well, it’s that time of the year again when the keenest of us are champing at the bit and poring over all the new gear and gadgets that are showing up in ski shops, online and, of course, in the pages of the annual Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide. At our house, we’re already into discussions … 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 »

Driven to Distraction

First Tracks by Iain MacMillan from Winter 2012 issue Driven to distraction After an epic five-resort road trip in Austria years ago, George Koch had left me in charge of returning the rental car to the airport in Munich. I was running late for the flight, and behind the glass window Frau Blücher kept repeatedly pushing the keys at me as I … More »

Short Turns: 40th Anniversary issue

    The Castle’s cat ❖ Castle Mountain Resort ’s unique lift-assisted sidecountry snowcat kiing has been a big hit, racking up nearly 500 skier-visits last season in only its second winter. Castle’s Powder Stagecoach hauls a daily group of 12 skiers to hundreds of acres of natural, on-lift-serviced terrain on upper Mount Haig. “We can … More »

Stowe After Vail

  The mothership has landed at the quintessential New England resort. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue  *  photos: Stowe Mountain Resort At first I thought someone was taking my picture. This doesn’t happen very often, so I turned to smile. Then I heard the thunder rumble around from behind Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s … More »

Tapping into Sugarbush

The flavour of Vermont is a big draw for eastern skiers looking for something sweet. BY  IAN MERRINGER in Fall 2015 issue Walking into Lincoln Peak Village from the parking lot, you get a clear view of the western wall of Lincoln’s bowl, home to Castlerock Peak and the rocky Headwall. The Headwall is the … More »

Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. by Ian Merringer in the Fall 2014 issue The day was going to be perfect, four inches of fresh snow, mostly sunny, just a few of those slight Fahrenheit degrees below freezing. So said Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. He’s the guy … More »

Short Turns * Winter 2014

Race Ready Those into Whistler’s World Cup race pistes will know that Ptarmigan, which jets straight down the mid-mountain on a northerly aspect, has been widened into an autobahn for the rolling thunder of ski racing. All thanks to upgrades from the 2010 Games, it has also been fixed up with fancy snow-blowing equipment. But … More »

Class Act

After 80 years, Stowe remains true to its roots in a world of purpose-built ski resorts. By Ian Merringer in Fall 2013 issue Attempts at a stealthy arrival in Vermont failed. Uniformed men with walkie-talkies surrounded the minivan before it stopped rolling. “I’ll take care of this,” I told my three companions, checking my jacket … More »

Short Turns * Fall 2013

from Fall 2013 issue BACKCOUNTRY READY?  The Shredstitute is expanding on last year’s popular Rogers Pass Freeski Camp by bringing celebrated ski mountaineer Greg Hill back for two weekend programs this season. One posse of lucky campers will explore remote powder at Rogers Pass (December 13-15), and another will be lapping the pillowy slackcountry … More »

Smart Financial Planning

Editor Iain

Well, it’s that time of the year again when the keenest of us are champing at the bit and poring over all the new gear and gadgets that are showing up in ski shops, online and, of course, in the pages of the annual Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide. At our house, we’re already into discussions … 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 »

Driven to Distraction

First Tracks by Iain MacMillan from Winter 2012 issue Driven to distraction After an epic five-resort road trip in Austria years ago, George Koch had left me in charge of returning the rental car to the airport in Munich. I was running late for the flight, and behind the glass window Frau Blücher kept repeatedly pushing the keys at me as I … More »

Short Turns: 40th Anniversary issue

    The Castle’s cat ❖ Castle Mountain Resort ’s unique lift-assisted sidecountry snowcat kiing has been a big hit, racking up nearly 500 skier-visits last season in only its second winter. Castle’s Powder Stagecoach hauls a daily group of 12 skiers to hundreds of acres of natural, on-lift-serviced terrain on upper Mount Haig. “We can … More »

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