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On The Road Again – classic BC boys trip

Cowboy, Rustin and Les Lapins stop in at Big White, SilverStar, Revelstoke and Whitewater on a classic B.C. boys’ trip. Attaining a good nickname is a bit like the process of losing a ski: it arrives unwelcome, unexpected and it’s funny to everyone but the recipient. The best, like the one Sean Kerrigan earned on … More »

Be Smarter This Year

After their busiest summer ever, search and rescue (SAR) groups in B.C. are gearing up for an ominous winter. Calls to volunteer crews increased approximately 30 per cent during the spring and summer, compared to last year, as record numbers of people rushed to the solitude of the outdoors. They were able to keep up, … More »

High In The Caucasus

Conjoining Europe and Asia, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia is a historical and cultural jewel—and a skier’s dream. BY IAIN MACMILLAN PHOTOS BY RAY O’REILLY My dad got hot boxed in the gondola today,” daughter No. 3 Sophie announced dryly to our new dinner guests Olivier from Switzerland and James from the U.K. We … More »

Hands: Save ‘Em For Après

Instructors are often asked, “Where should my arms be?” Back in the day, ski instructors could make an entire season out of endlessly and minutely adjusting the arms of their students. Those days are thankfully gone. In today’s more enlightened times, it has finally been recognized that the primary purpose of our hands in skiing … More »

Bunk With a View – Red Mountain

Red Mountain redefines the term “staying on-mountain” this season with the addition of the intriguing Constella, off the top of Paradise Chair. A new collection of six cozy cabins and a clubhouse, tucked up in the alpine of Red’s Paradise Basin, awaits families and groups who want a starry night away from the madding crowds … More »

Stories of Ice

From white, pristine snowfall to the indigo caverns that are thousands of years old, the world’s glaciers tell a multi-layered story of time and place. In Stories of Ice (Rocky Mountain Books, $40) veteran Canmore outdoors writer Lynn Martel celebrates their awe-inspiring beauty , warns of hidden dangers deep in crevasses and catalogues their shocking … More »

Ski Tuning – DIY or Pro?

You nailed a rock. You lose every race. You skid on firm snow. You haven’t waxed or sharpened your skis in weeks. Months? Whatever the reason, it’s time for a tune. But what does that mean? Can you DIY it? If not, how do you choose a good shop and what should you ask for? … More »

Renoun Atlas Ski Test

SKI TEST 2021 RENOUN ATLAS * GROOMERS BEST FOR: Intermediate to advanced skiers weighing more than 150 pounds  Testers were unanimous in praising the Atlas’s ability to wander wherever the map led them. “Very stable at speed but also quick to turn in bumps and trees,” wrote Paul Laperrière, calling it his favourite ski of … More »

Good for Faceshots, Too

Since the death of the turtleneck, face coverings have long been a practical necessity of skiing. This winter, it’s mandatory. No ski country health authority has issued guidelines on what qualifies, but it’s safe to assume, like masks elsewhere, anything that covers from nose to chin will do. Snug-fitting neck warmers with two layers of … More »

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On The Road Again – classic BC boys trip

Cowboy, Rustin and Les Lapins stop in at Big White, SilverStar, Revelstoke and Whitewater on a classic B.C. boys’ trip. Attaining a good nickname is a bit like the process of losing a ski: it arrives unwelcome, unexpected and it’s funny to everyone but the recipient. The best, like the one Sean Kerrigan earned on … More »

Be Smarter This Year

After their busiest summer ever, search and rescue (SAR) groups in B.C. are gearing up for an ominous winter. Calls to volunteer crews increased approximately 30 per cent during the spring and summer, compared to last year, as record numbers of people rushed to the solitude of the outdoors. They were able to keep up, … More »

High In The Caucasus

Conjoining Europe and Asia, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia is a historical and cultural jewel—and a skier’s dream. BY IAIN MACMILLAN PHOTOS BY RAY O’REILLY My dad got hot boxed in the gondola today,” daughter No. 3 Sophie announced dryly to our new dinner guests Olivier from Switzerland and James from the U.K. We … More »

Hands: Save ‘Em For Après

Instructors are often asked, “Where should my arms be?” Back in the day, ski instructors could make an entire season out of endlessly and minutely adjusting the arms of their students. Those days are thankfully gone. In today’s more enlightened times, it has finally been recognized that the primary purpose of our hands in skiing … More »

Bunk With a View – Red Mountain

Red Mt. Constella

Red Mountain redefines the term “staying on-mountain” this season with the addition of the intriguing Constella, off the top of Paradise Chair. A new collection of six cozy cabins and a clubhouse, tucked up in the alpine of Red’s Paradise Basin, awaits families and groups who want a starry night away from the madding crowds … More »

Stories of Ice

Stories of Ice

From white, pristine snowfall to the indigo caverns that are thousands of years old, the world’s glaciers tell a multi-layered story of time and place. In Stories of Ice (Rocky Mountain Books, $40) veteran Canmore outdoors writer Lynn Martel celebrates their awe-inspiring beauty , warns of hidden dangers deep in crevasses and catalogues their shocking … More »

Ski Tuning – DIY or Pro?

You nailed a rock. You lose every race. You skid on firm snow. You haven’t waxed or sharpened your skis in weeks. Months? Whatever the reason, it’s time for a tune. But what does that mean? Can you DIY it? If not, how do you choose a good shop and what should you ask for? … More »

Renoun Atlas Ski Test

Renoun Atlas

SKI TEST 2021 RENOUN ATLAS * GROOMERS BEST FOR: Intermediate to advanced skiers weighing more than 150 pounds  Testers were unanimous in praising the Atlas’s ability to wander wherever the map led them. “Very stable at speed but also quick to turn in bumps and trees,” wrote Paul Laperrière, calling it his favourite ski of … More »