Ski Canada Magazine

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Online February 25 – March 27.  In Person February 25 – March 6. Snowsports Show –.  The best Snowsports films of the year for all the powder lovers out there! From big alpine faces, to sufferfest ski traverses, and farming turns at the hill, this show has something for everyone. Presented by ARC’TERYX.  Includes Precious … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – 50 Years of Equipment Evolution

Former Ski Canada technical editor Martin Olson of Golden, B.C., takes a nostalgic look back at some of the gear that made us ski better and safer. I cringe when I routinely see people kicking their bindings to clear snow off their boots. People would give bindings more respect if they thought about how far … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Style Icons: Canadian Classics

DAVID S. REID DOWN ERA: A staple in the winter Eaton’s catalogue as well as skiing specialty shops across Canada, David S. Reid was synonymous with skiwear in the 1970s, especially the iconic quilted, tapered pullover jacket filled with premium-quality down. His clothing line supplied Canada’s national ski team for many years, winning the endorsement … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – It’s Been Uphill Ever Since

Back in the ’70s, most Canadians learned to ski at a humble community hill, with its collection of rope tows and T-bars. Fixed-grip double chairlifts that wouldn’t gnaw the palms of your gloves or the sides of your ski parka were a step up. As lineups grew longer and consumers got more frustrated, the lift … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 50 #3

Goat power! With a 70:30 mohair-nylon ratio, Chamonix-based Black Crows promises its all-new, 100 per cent waterproof Pilus skins ($269) to be “the ideal partner for gliding serenely toward happiness.” The world’s most visibly recognizable skins have trimmed down in weight and beefed up durability all while using a greener (no fluorocarbon) manufacturing recipe. black-crows.co … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Gray Rocks

Do You Remember When … Taking part in an annual Gray Rocks iconic ski week was a rite of passage for many skiers. Hall of Fame and Snow Eagles ski school director Réal Charette has been credited for the ski week concept from a Sunday-night reception to a farewell dinner. And in the golden days … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Rise of the Four-Season Destination Ski Resort

The age of Intrawest   Vancouver real estate developer Joe Houssian had a vision: to save ski hills, which by the early ’80s were already starting to falter. Resorts would develop an identity, a distinct sense of place. His new company, Intrawest, began by purchasing the vastly underutilized Blackcomb Mountain in 1983. Over the next … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 From Snowplow to Slarve

It’s hard to believe it’s been five decades of stories and photos, people and places…recording our ski world as it’s grown, morphed and thrived. We hope you enjoy this random flip through the decades. FROM SNOWPLOW TO SLARVE: The Evolution Of Skiing Technique When Ski Canada Journal launched 50 years ago, the first great technological … More »

Ski Canada @50 – Shooting the Prime Minister

by Don Weixl Jean Chrétien’s visit in 1995 had about 20 people skiing with him. I was asked to join the group for photos at the Putnam Creek area of Silver Star but when I arrived, the group was already heading down the run. Wearing a large photographer’s backpack at the time, I hit the afterburners … More »

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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Online February 25 – March 27.  In Person February 25 – March 6. Snowsports Show –.  The best Snowsports films of the year for all the powder lovers out there! From big alpine faces, to sufferfest ski traverses, and farming turns at the hill, this show has something for everyone. Presented by ARC’TERYX.  Includes Precious … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – 50 Years of Equipment Evolution

Former Ski Canada technical editor Martin Olson of Golden, B.C., takes a nostalgic look back at some of the gear that made us ski better and safer. I cringe when I routinely see people kicking their bindings to clear snow off their boots. People would give bindings more respect if they thought about how far … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Style Icons: Canadian Classics

DAVID S. REID DOWN ERA: A staple in the winter Eaton’s catalogue as well as skiing specialty shops across Canada, David S. Reid was synonymous with skiwear in the 1970s, especially the iconic quilted, tapered pullover jacket filled with premium-quality down. His clothing line supplied Canada’s national ski team for many years, winning the endorsement … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – It’s Been Uphill Ever Since

Back in the ’70s, most Canadians learned to ski at a humble community hill, with its collection of rope tows and T-bars. Fixed-grip double chairlifts that wouldn’t gnaw the palms of your gloves or the sides of your ski parka were a step up. As lineups grew longer and consumers got more frustrated, the lift … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 50 #3

Racer

Goat power! With a 70:30 mohair-nylon ratio, Chamonix-based Black Crows promises its all-new, 100 per cent waterproof Pilus skins ($269) to be “the ideal partner for gliding serenely toward happiness.” The world’s most visibly recognizable skins have trimmed down in weight and beefed up durability all while using a greener (no fluorocarbon) manufacturing recipe. black-crows.co … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Gray Rocks

Do You Remember When … Taking part in an annual Gray Rocks iconic ski week was a rite of passage for many skiers. Hall of Fame and Snow Eagles ski school director Réal Charette has been credited for the ski week concept from a Sunday-night reception to a farewell dinner. And in the golden days … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Rise of the Four-Season Destination Ski Resort

The age of Intrawest   Vancouver real estate developer Joe Houssian had a vision: to save ski hills, which by the early ’80s were already starting to falter. Resorts would develop an identity, a distinct sense of place. His new company, Intrawest, began by purchasing the vastly underutilized Blackcomb Mountain in 1983. Over the next … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 From Snowplow to Slarve

It’s hard to believe it’s been five decades of stories and photos, people and places…recording our ski world as it’s grown, morphed and thrived. We hope you enjoy this random flip through the decades. FROM SNOWPLOW TO SLARVE: The Evolution Of Skiing Technique When Ski Canada Journal launched 50 years ago, the first great technological … More »