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2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide Big air, steep lines, deep snow and untracked slopes have always been the aspirational aspects of skiing. They looked like fun in the movies and magazine pictures, but always seemed out of the skill level or reality for most of us—until recently. We still need the skills to manage and safely … More »

Dinner & Duvet – Swiss Mountain Huts

Experience the Swiss Alps by spending a night in an iconic mountain hut. All photos: PENNY KENDALL For more than 150 years, remote alpine huts across the Swiss Alps have been welcoming weary travellers whether on foot or skis for the night. The notorious Haute Route, which connects the mountaineering meccas of Chamonix and Zermatt, … More »

The Quiet Games – Beijing 2022

How will we remember this Winter Olympics like no other? At press time in mid-January, both Alpine Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee were standing fast in their commitment to sending athletes to the Olympics, leaving any boycott to the diplomats. ACA President Therese Brisson and COC CEO David Shoemaker were concerned about the fate … More »

Hands Up, Baby! – a Club Med history

Healthy, happy and still going strong, Club Med continues to give us love. The term “AI” may be bantered about in conversation everywhere these days, often in reference to how our lives are going to change for the better, but older skiers, ones who like to travel and appreciate good value, know the concept is … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Winter 2022

Heading to the U.S. or Europe? The quickest and cheapest Rapid Antigen COVID test we could find comes in Proof of Entry’s DIY kit for $25. Test results are verified within 60 minutes by an MD, followed by an emailed certificate accepted by airlines and at land border crossings. Order a few and the price … More »

Grooming Through The Years

As the expectations of skiers and technology changed, preparation of our slopes evolved as well. The first time I thought a groomed run might be more than learning terrain was when I demoed a pair of Elan SCX, one of the first shaped skis. I took them for a rip on the lower slopes of … More »

The Eastern Influence – Ontario

It’s often surprising how many people in the ski world got their start in vertically challenged Ontario. Ontario ski areas are not the steepest, their snowpack is not the deepest, their vertical is neither epic nor the stuff of legend. But if the outcry over the pandemic-induced shuttering of its slopes was any indication, there’s … More »

Home Away From Home – Sun Peaks

After a too-long hiatus, a ski-starved Brit beached in Portugal was finally able to pack her bags for a long-awaited season in Sun Peaks. Last winter was her only missed ski season since 1973, so plans had to be pandemic-proof. First into the carry-on: vaccination certificate, Canadian passport, masks, sanitizer and kilos of COVID-aptability. Using … More »

Room At The Inn – Chalets Montmorency and Auberge Et Campagne

For devoted innkeepers and hosts who go the extra mile, hospitality is much more than a welcome mat and a long way from today’s cookie-cutter resort condos. When considering where to lay your toque for the night close to Mont-Sainte-Anne, there are plenty of unique options. Here are two examples in the quaint town of … More »

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2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide Big air, steep lines, deep snow and untracked slopes have always been the aspirational aspects of skiing. They looked like fun in the movies and magazine pictures, but always seemed out of the skill level or reality for most of us—until recently. We still need the skills to manage and safely … More »

Dinner & Duvet – Swiss Mountain Huts

Experience the Swiss Alps by spending a night in an iconic mountain hut. All photos: PENNY KENDALL For more than 150 years, remote alpine huts across the Swiss Alps have been welcoming weary travellers whether on foot or skis for the night. The notorious Haute Route, which connects the mountaineering meccas of Chamonix and Zermatt, … More »

The Quiet Games – Beijing 2022

How will we remember this Winter Olympics like no other? At press time in mid-January, both Alpine Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee were standing fast in their commitment to sending athletes to the Olympics, leaving any boycott to the diplomats. ACA President Therese Brisson and COC CEO David Shoemaker were concerned about the fate … More »

Hands Up, Baby! – a Club Med history

Healthy, happy and still going strong, Club Med continues to give us love. The term “AI” may be bantered about in conversation everywhere these days, often in reference to how our lives are going to change for the better, but older skiers, ones who like to travel and appreciate good value, know the concept is … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Winter 2022

Heading to the U.S. or Europe? The quickest and cheapest Rapid Antigen COVID test we could find comes in Proof of Entry’s DIY kit for $25. Test results are verified within 60 minutes by an MD, followed by an emailed certificate accepted by airlines and at land border crossings. Order a few and the price … More »

Grooming Through The Years

As the expectations of skiers and technology changed, preparation of our slopes evolved as well. The first time I thought a groomed run might be more than learning terrain was when I demoed a pair of Elan SCX, one of the first shaped skis. I took them for a rip on the lower slopes of … More »

The Eastern Influence – Ontario

It’s often surprising how many people in the ski world got their start in vertically challenged Ontario. Ontario ski areas are not the steepest, their snowpack is not the deepest, their vertical is neither epic nor the stuff of legend. But if the outcry over the pandemic-induced shuttering of its slopes was any indication, there’s … More »

Home Away From Home – Sun Peaks

After a too-long hiatus, a ski-starved Brit beached in Portugal was finally able to pack her bags for a long-awaited season in Sun Peaks. Last winter was her only missed ski season since 1973, so plans had to be pandemic-proof. First into the carry-on: vaccination certificate, Canadian passport, masks, sanitizer and kilos of COVID-aptability. Using … More »