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Come ski with Ski Canada!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Join editor-in-chief Iain MacMillan, and bon vivant Nigel Harrison, on the annual gathering of Ski Canada magazine readers, for an incredible ski adventure. It’s your choice for 2025: Japan or Switzerland!

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WHY WE SKI

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sometimes answers to Why do you ski? are haunting or heartbreaking.

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Last Run

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last week, the always private Paul, surprised and shocked us all when we learnt, too late to say goodbye, that his well-hidden liver cancer had quietly finished such an important chapter in the magazine and ski industries.

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CAN A SKIER LOSE WEIGHT ON HIS SKI VACATION?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Does a day’s skiing burn enough calories to offset that rosti?

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Should you wear avalanche beacons at resorts?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 5 tips for staying out of slides while in-bounds.

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Man vs. AI Ski Trip Planner

Reading Time: 4 minutes Human Adam Bisby faces off against the “first-ever AI ski trip planner” in planning a family adventure to B.C.

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SKI, SIP AND DINE IN ITALY’S DOLOMITES

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Experience top wines at Ütia Bioch ski hut in Alta Badia, Italy, amid the stunning Dolomites for the A Taste of Skiing celebration.

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Spring Rules

Reading Time: 3 minutes April’s Whistler Ski and Snowboard Festival makes it the best time to visit.

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FRESH TRACKS – March 29, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week we look forward to a cosmic phenomenon, recognize world-beating Canadian racers, scan the old-fashioned future of lift lines, anticipate summer in the mountains and are reminded that eastern snowpacks can still be deadly.

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FRESH TRACKS – March 22, 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week in spring skiing news

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Eating & Skiing Japan

Reading Time: 4 minutes Love it or hate it: Like marmite, gravity, or Donald Trump, it’s impossible to be indifferent to Japanese food.

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The lowdown on multi-resort ski passes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Plan ahead for next ski season. Early-bird pricing launched for four major multi-resort ski passes.

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FRESH TRACKS – March 8, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Things are looking up for a strong spring season.

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FRESH TRACKS – March 1, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes From death-defying freeride runs to life-affirming comeback stories, and a potentially season-changing item for your shopping list.

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The iPhone15 Family

Reading Time: 2 minutes iPhone15, Pro and ProMax, brought plenty more notable improvements and updates.

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FRESH TRACKS – February 23, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Expansions and acquisitions in the ski industry. Triumphs and tragedy on Canadian mountains. Opening the door and laying down the law at western resorts. 

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2023/24 SKI CANADA TEST

Reading Time: 2 minutes Get the lowdown on this season’s skis.

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ARMCHAIR SHREDDING AT THE VANCOUVER MOUNTAIN FILM FEST

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “Shred Show” has a snow-themed night you can watch from anywhere.

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FRESH TRACKS – February 16, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Watch a first descent of one of B.C.s gnarliest peaks and catch up on skiing’s continuing game of thrones. Find out more about Fischer’s first eco-friendly digital ski. Plus, is your ski dog’s name BARBIE or SWIFTY? Congrats, you’ve made the big time.

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RUGGED, ROWDY TERRAIN READY FOR FREERIDE WORLD TOUR

Reading Time: 3 minutes The 2024 Freeride World Tour by Peak Performance hits Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

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FRESH TRACKS – February 9, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes South Anderson All-Season Resort, Osra’s Go Skiing Go Snowboarding Event, Banff’s Latest Social Assessment, Alterra Buys A-Basin.

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HOW TO MOULD A FINER BOOT LINER

Reading Time: 3 minutes Six Steps For A Custom Fit From Our Hobbit-Footed Gear Editor

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ONE OF USA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL SKIERS, A CANADIAN?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It might seem strange that the founder of the U.S. ski instructors’ association, the editor of America’s biggest ski magazine, and a father of freestyle was actually a Canadian —but it’s true.

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FRESH TRACKS – February 2, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re craving Frankie Goes To Hollywood before or after the Super Bowl—and who doesn’t?—head to Aspen, Colorado in February. Greg Stump’s highly soundtracked ‘80s and ‘90s ski films are…

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GARIBALDI AT SQUAMISH DECLARES BANKRUPTCY, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In 1998, I hopped into the passenger’s seat of one of those new Mercedes 190 SUVs and buckled up for a dusty ride on an old logging road to what, I’d been told, would be Canada’s latest four-season destination resort.

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FRESH TRACKS – January 26, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes A quick trip through this week’s news from around the ski world.

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Succession in the Selkirks

Reading Time: 7 minutes A NEW GENERATION IS TAKING OVER B.C.’S BACKCOUNTRY LODGES

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FRESH TRACKS – January 19, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes Your weekly look at the latest news around the ski scene.

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BUYER’S GUIDE 2024 – Trends

Reading Time: 10 minutes We’ve spent the past year scoping ski shops, websites, media decks, even lift lines to identify groundbreaking innovations and spot new trends. It’s thrilling, tedious, sometimes dangerous—just ask our partners—but we take the hit so you don’t have to. Here’s what’s in store for 2024.

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FRESH TRACKS – January 5, 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes Now that the turkey coma from Christmas has lifted, we’re back at tracking world ski news.

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FRESH TRACKS – December 22, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Welcome winter! And with it comes news of a sleeping giant going semi-private while Quebec resorts carry speed into a new season. Over in B.C., Red Mountain’s Kirkup cat slinks back into service and Sun Peaks lets you go multi-sport for a uni-price. Flying above it all, a B.C. heli-op goes carbon neutral. How? Read on.

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The Dragons go skiing

Reading Time: 4 minutes Two Canadian ski brands fight for their futures on reality TV

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FRESH TRACKS – December 15, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes As we slide toward the holiday season we’ll keep things airy this week, focussing on light ski news and loads of nonsense, including a ski nude fest, a ski-thru McDonald’s and a new haute-fashion ski game by Balenciaga.

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FRESH TRACKS – December 8, 2023 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vail Resorts acquires Switzerland’s Crans-Montana, promising epic skiing. Mountain Collective and Ikon passes close soon. Quebec Ski Resorts Association’s My First Time packages. Garibaldi project stalls. Tremblant hosts World Cup and charity event.

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The evolution of a micro-ski

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since 2012, Xalibu has become synonymous with fun, lightweight, high-performance, backcountry ‘skis that float on snow.’ 

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FRESH TRACKS – December 1, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes WHO’S OPEN, WHO’S NOT? Greetings from central base of Canadian ski country, where various regions are experiencing all sorts of different snow conditions and stages of opening.  While Whistler and […]

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6 Ski Films to Stream Now. 

Reading Time: 3 minutes From now until December 10th, Ski Canada readers can stream many of the films that were featured in Vancouver theatres in mid-November.

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March Break Road Trip Around Lake Tahoe

Reading Time: 6 minutes Planning a March Break ski getaway? Embark on a road trip around Lake Tahoe! From Northstar’s family-friendly luxury to Kirkwood’s isolated charm and Heavenly’s complex terrain, discover California-Nevada skiing in this three-resort, March Break adventure.

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Are you ready to explore this winter? Three questions to ask yourself before you head out on the road.

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the allure of untouched powder and the serenity of pristine wilderness, backcountry skiing has become a magnet for adventure seekers.

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5 Ways To Have Fun In Fernie (When You’re Not Skiing)

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you haven’t yet skied B.C.’s Fernie Alpine Resort…well, my friend, the time has come. Its terrain is immense: five open bowls, hectares of trees and the most snow in the Canadian Rockies (11 metres annually). Ski off one of the highest summits in the Lizard Range—Polar Peak’s views stretch all the way to Kananaskis—or drop down a powder-filled chute, there’s a bunch to choose from. But there is also plenty to keep you occupied off-piste, too: good food, great hiking, curvy fat-biking trails.

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Hit the Best Slopes in Canada and Switzerland with Air Canada Vacations®

Reading Time: 3 minutes • sponsored content •
Nothing goes better with gorgeous snow-capped peaks than luxuriously cozy lodges for you to warm up in. From the magnificent mountains of Western Canada and Quebec to the sublime beauty of the Swiss Alps, Air Canada Vacationsis bringing you the best in snow this coming season.

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12 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER

Reading Time: 5 minutes How to tell your partner you’re going skiing (again) Every so often, couples have to engage in what my lawyer friend (let’s call him John, since that’s his name) labels “difficult […]

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Give synthetic sliding a try at Mont Tremblant this Thanksgiving

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new fabricated skiing surface offers an off-season fix for sliders who can’t wait for winter The temperature is a humid 28°C, the forest canopy around me is lush and […]

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SKI GOOD OR EAT WOOD

Reading Time: 7 minutes Finding White Grizzly’s Powder Den Deep In The Kootenays There are a few places in the ski world that have almost mythical reputations, Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah for the […]

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Buyer’s Guide 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes Available now: Ski Canada’s 2024 Buyer’s Guide! Dive into gear innovations, trends, and 23 Go-Anywhere Skis reviewed – your ultimate ski season prep starts here! Available in print & digital […]

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Ol’ Black Water, Keep On Rollin’

Reading Time: 7 minutes Going Mobile Through Quebec’s Eastern Townships In A Rented RV My family had fallen into a pleasant après routine three days into our second RV adventure of 2022. Step 1: […]

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A SWISS SOJOURN

Reading Time: 19 minutes Photo: Mattias Fredriksson With more moving parts than a Swiss Army knife, two duelling editors ski their way from Saas-Fee and Zermatt to St. Moritz and Engelberg. STORY AND PHOTOS […]

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The iPhone15 Family

Reading Time: 2 minutes iPhone15, Pro and ProMax, brought plenty more notable improvements and updates.

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HOW TO MOULD A FINER BOOT LINER

Reading Time: 3 minutes Six Steps For A Custom Fit From Our Hobbit-Footed Gear Editor

Read more »
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BUYER’S GUIDE 2024 – Trends

Reading Time: 10 minutes We’ve spent the past year scoping ski shops, websites, media decks, even lift lines to identify groundbreaking innovations and spot new trends. It’s thrilling, tedious, sometimes dangerous—just ask our partners—but we take the hit so you don’t have to. Here’s what’s in store for 2024.

Read more »
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Come ski with Ski Canada!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Join editor-in-chief Iain MacMillan, and bon vivant Nigel Harrison, on the annual gathering of Ski Canada magazine readers, for an incredible ski adventure. It’s your choice for 2025: Japan or Switzerland!

Read more »
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Eating & Skiing Japan

Reading Time: 4 minutes Love it or hate it: Like marmite, gravity, or Donald Trump, it’s impossible to be indifferent to Japanese food.

Read more »
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March Break Road Trip Around Lake Tahoe

Reading Time: 6 minutes Planning a March Break ski getaway? Embark on a road trip around Lake Tahoe! From Northstar’s family-friendly luxury to Kirkwood’s isolated charm and Heavenly’s complex terrain, discover California-Nevada skiing in this three-resort, March Break adventure.

Read more »
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FRESH TRACKS – March 29, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week we look forward to a cosmic phenomenon, recognize world-beating Canadian racers, scan the old-fashioned future of lift lines, anticipate summer in the mountains and are reminded that eastern snowpacks can still be deadly.

Read more »
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FRESH TRACKS – March 22, 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week in spring skiing news

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FRESH TRACKS – March 8, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Things are looking up for a strong spring season.

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