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Proud and loud

The Facebook status read simply: “Anyone in the village and maybe want to put some $$ into the meter for my parking? Old, red jetta parked at crystal. Car’s open. Thanks!” When I first saw my friend’s post last summer while rushing through downtown Vancouver, I chuckled to myself. After scrolling through the comments and … More »

Ski culture’s crass class

culture2

by tobias c. van Veen from the Spring 2011 issue. All photos: Mike Crane. Underneath the polished veneer of sponsors and competitions of Whistler’s Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival thrives a serious shindig. On any given night you might just end up bumping hips, and lips, with your favourite X-Gamer/jibstar/big-mountain huckster while worshiping the beats of a talented turntablist. … More »

Talkin’ Proud – My Home Hill

Ski Canada chatted with some passionate locals who have had a longstanding love affair with their home hill. Blue Mountain, ON Le Massif, QC Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC Tremblant, QC Banff, AB Big White, BC Castle Mountain, BC Kicking Horse, BC Fernie, BC Mount Washington,  BC Marmot Basin, AB Kimberley, BC Panorama, BC Revelstoke, BC Silver Star, … More »

For the love of Louise

Charlie Locke

Charlie Locke’s return to the grande dame of Alberta ski areas was both unexpected and predestined Alberta encapsulated: beef cattle grazing on undulating emerald grass slopes, rusty oil wells, a stately ranch house/mountain lodge perched over a spectacular valley northwest of Calgary, diesel trucks and horse trailers, mud, many farm dogs—and much talk of skiing. … More »

2010 Best of Skiing Awards

Best of 2010

Each year Ski Canada collects kudos and accolades from across the country about what makes us the best   FIRST OFF THE MARK November 2, 2009. Recently beleaguered and now as strong as Hercules, Mount Norquay was the first ski area to open in Canada in the fall. Three days later, big sister Louise opened, … 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 »

Two mountains, your choice

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue Where will you be skiing in February 2010? Before you answer simply Whistler, I suggest you think that through a little. Remember, the resort is called Whistler-Blackcomb (WB) for a reason. Whistler Mountain is one option for skiers, but Blackcomb Mountain is another all on its own. And while … More »

Whistler on sale

From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue Earlier this season Whistler-Blackcomb unveiled its lowest price ever for early-bird season passes at $1,099, which is $500 less than usual. It’s less simply because 2010 will be a very unusual year. With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games looming on the horizon, Whistler-Blackcomb is dangling carrots to entice … More »

Olympic misconceptions

From the Fall 2009 issue I love rumours. Teen TV drama Gossip Girl makes me want to hurl, but I find it truly intriguing to sit back and observe how quickly and easily misinformation spreads—particularly if Whistler is involved. For example, there seems to be a widely held belief that Whistler had a lousy winter … More »

Getting the message across

This winter the usual early-season snows largely bypassed Whistler- Blackcomb even as Victoria and Vancouver suffered havoc. Extended cold, a rain crust, a dangerous layer of faceted crystals and lastly heavy wind-loaded snowfalls created what avalanche expert Chris Stethem later described as a once-in-30-years “continental snowpack”—shallow and dangerous, akin to the Alberta Rockies. “We found … More »

Proud and loud

The Facebook status read simply: “Anyone in the village and maybe want to put some $$ into the meter for my parking? Old, red jetta parked at crystal. Car’s open. Thanks!” When I first saw my friend’s post last summer while rushing through downtown Vancouver, I chuckled to myself. After scrolling through the comments and … More »

Ski culture’s crass class

culture2

by tobias c. van Veen from the Spring 2011 issue. All photos: Mike Crane. Underneath the polished veneer of sponsors and competitions of Whistler’s Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival thrives a serious shindig. On any given night you might just end up bumping hips, and lips, with your favourite X-Gamer/jibstar/big-mountain huckster while worshiping the beats of a talented turntablist. … More »

Talkin’ Proud – My Home Hill

Ski Canada chatted with some passionate locals who have had a longstanding love affair with their home hill. Blue Mountain, ON Le Massif, QC Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC Tremblant, QC Banff, AB Big White, BC Castle Mountain, BC Kicking Horse, BC Fernie, BC Mount Washington,  BC Marmot Basin, AB Kimberley, BC Panorama, BC Revelstoke, BC Silver Star, … More »

For the love of Louise

Charlie Locke

Charlie Locke’s return to the grande dame of Alberta ski areas was both unexpected and predestined Alberta encapsulated: beef cattle grazing on undulating emerald grass slopes, rusty oil wells, a stately ranch house/mountain lodge perched over a spectacular valley northwest of Calgary, diesel trucks and horse trailers, mud, many farm dogs—and much talk of skiing. … More »

2010 Best of Skiing Awards

Best of 2010

Each year Ski Canada collects kudos and accolades from across the country about what makes us the best   FIRST OFF THE MARK November 2, 2009. Recently beleaguered and now as strong as Hercules, Mount Norquay was the first ski area to open in Canada in the fall. Three days later, big sister Louise opened, … 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 »

Two mountains, your choice

From the Travel Guide 2010 issue Where will you be skiing in February 2010? Before you answer simply Whistler, I suggest you think that through a little. Remember, the resort is called Whistler-Blackcomb (WB) for a reason. Whistler Mountain is one option for skiers, but Blackcomb Mountain is another all on its own. And while … More »

Whistler on sale

From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue Earlier this season Whistler-Blackcomb unveiled its lowest price ever for early-bird season passes at $1,099, which is $500 less than usual. It’s less simply because 2010 will be a very unusual year. With the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games looming on the horizon, Whistler-Blackcomb is dangling carrots to entice … More »

Olympic misconceptions

From the Fall 2009 issue I love rumours. Teen TV drama Gossip Girl makes me want to hurl, but I find it truly intriguing to sit back and observe how quickly and easily misinformation spreads—particularly if Whistler is involved. For example, there seems to be a widely held belief that Whistler had a lousy winter … More »

Getting the message across

This winter the usual early-season snows largely bypassed Whistler- Blackcomb even as Victoria and Vancouver suffered havoc. Extended cold, a rain crust, a dangerous layer of faceted crystals and lastly heavy wind-loaded snowfalls created what avalanche expert Chris Stethem later described as a once-in-30-years “continental snowpack”—shallow and dangerous, akin to the Alberta Rockies. “We found … More »

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Outside Canada?