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 »

APRES-SKI? MAIS OUI!

A ski trip to Québec is more than just great snow. So much more!  Nobody in North America knows how to après-ski better than the Québecois. From relaxing spas to off-slope activities, friendly microbreweries to late-night dancing, Québec doesn’t sleep after skiing, it comes alive. In a welcoming and enviable culture that leaves a smile … More »

SHOWDOWN: RED VS. BIG WHITE

A TRIP THROUGH B.C.’S SOUTHERN INTERIOR ANSWERS THE PRESSING QUESTION: BIG WHITE OR RED, WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU? Here’s an interesting fact: Red Mountain and Big White both have 119 ski runs.  And that’s pretty well where the similarities end.  You could argue they also share a common status as being among the top … More »

BIENVENUE À LA MAISON!

BIENVENUE À LA MAISON! Bonjour lovers of snow. Welcome home! Québec’s four key ski regions have so much to offer: warm welcomes, snowy landscapes, panoramic views, and adventures you’ll never forget. For all levels of skiers and snowboarders, a visit to Québec is about more than snow, it’s about coming home. Almost all ski resorts … More »

A SWISS SOJOURN

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 BY NIGEL HARRISON AND IAIN MacMILLAN SAAS-FEE  IAIN It was such an odd feeling when the doors of the Metro Alpin, the world’s highest funicular railway, opened at … More »

Ski Canada’s 2023 Readers’ Trip

JOIN US IN SWITZERLAND? Photo:Switzerland Tourism/David Birri It’s been 12 years since Ski Canada’s first “Readers’ Trip to the Alps” started the annual parade of Canadian skiers making new friends on long runs and even longer lunches on sunny decks enjoying spectacular scenery that only Europe can offer. We’re heading back to Grindelwald, Wengen and Engeleberg … 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 »

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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 »

APRES-SKI? MAIS OUI!

A ski trip to Québec is more than just great snow. So much more!  Nobody in North America knows how to après-ski better than the Québecois. From relaxing spas to off-slope activities, friendly microbreweries to late-night dancing, Québec doesn’t sleep after skiing, it comes alive. In a welcoming and enviable culture that leaves a smile … More »

SHOWDOWN: RED VS. BIG WHITE

Big White

A TRIP THROUGH B.C.’S SOUTHERN INTERIOR ANSWERS THE PRESSING QUESTION: BIG WHITE OR RED, WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU? Here’s an interesting fact: Red Mountain and Big White both have 119 ski runs.  And that’s pretty well where the similarities end.  You could argue they also share a common status as being among the top … More »

BIENVENUE À LA MAISON!

BIENVENUE À LA MAISON! Bonjour lovers of snow. Welcome home! Québec’s four key ski regions have so much to offer: warm welcomes, snowy landscapes, panoramic views, and adventures you’ll never forget. For all levels of skiers and snowboarders, a visit to Québec is about more than snow, it’s about coming home. Almost all ski resorts … More »

A SWISS SOJOURN

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 BY NIGEL HARRISON AND IAIN MacMILLAN SAAS-FEE  IAIN It was such an odd feeling when the doors of the Metro Alpin, the world’s highest funicular railway, opened at … More »

Ski Canada’s 2023 Readers’ Trip

JOIN US IN SWITZERLAND? Photo:Switzerland Tourism/David Birri It’s been 12 years since Ski Canada’s first “Readers’ Trip to the Alps” started the annual parade of Canadian skiers making new friends on long runs and even longer lunches on sunny decks enjoying spectacular scenery that only Europe can offer. We’re heading back to Grindelwald, Wengen and Engeleberg … 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 »