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On Speed

Aside from better equipment, speed is a fundamental problem we’ve created since good grooming began in the ’80s It was too icy for Martin Olson, Ski Canada’s technical editor emeritus, to go back out after lunch the other day, and since my back was starting to turn into a question mark from too much time … More »

Christmas in the Kootenays

Getting the cousins together for the holidays is easy when you plan four days at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. Being able to assess a situation, think on your feet and react immediately are universal and necessary qualities among professional ski guides. Take Kevin Marr, for instance, long-time lead guide and operations manager at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. … More »

50 Years of Fun

50 years of fun

   It’s a bit of a crevasse fall whenever I open an old copy of Ski Canada, or Ski Canada Journal as it all started in 1971. I can pore over the entertaining nostalgic pages for hours and quickly forget what I was originally looking up. The content can be both formal and naïve—and often … More »

In Guide We Trust

In Guide We Trust

The best part of autumn is researching, planning and dreaming where the family might go skiing in the winter. Coming from a part of the country where winter didn’t much happen for us last year, we’re part of the sizable pent-up demand of all travellers, including skiers, who are now booking winter escapes. from Fall … More »

The Cost of Skiing

I can’t remember prices from last season let alone decades ago,” Mike Howard admits when I ask if he thought skiing really is more expensive nowadays. Mike has owned iconic Sepp’s Skis & Snowboards in Kingston, Ontario, for more than a decade, but he started as a weekend high school student when the shop opened in … More »

L’Est Go!

L’EST GO! Heating up in the Eastern Townships #montsutton #bromontmontagnedexpériences #montorford #owlsheadresort Posted by Ski Canada Magazine on Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Loving RED – Red Mt. BC

My first-ever visit to Rossland, B.C., and its mythical powder mecca RED Mountain was a quarter-century ago when buddy Steve and I were invited to stay with one of RED’s owners at the time, affable Eric Skat Peterson. We arrived the day before Skat was to return from somewhere. His scratchy phone message was simply: … 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 »

Bordering on the Ridiculous

And then his hand started reaching for his gun,” Phil told me on an entertaining phone call from Boston last month. “I had no idea how things were going to play out next.” He continued, “My brother Ted was standing by his car, 10 feet away from me, while my 12-year-old daughter sat in ours … More »

10 More Things to Worry About

10 More Things

Hunkered down at the cottage during the summer I was bitten by a bat. In the neck. While I slept. Dodging all the vampire jokes on one of my seven trips to the hospital in Parry Sound for rabies inoculations, I was thinking that at least I’m not worrying so much about “The Covids,” as … More »

On Speed

Aside from better equipment, speed is a fundamental problem we’ve created since good grooming began in the ’80s It was too icy for Martin Olson, Ski Canada’s technical editor emeritus, to go back out after lunch the other day, and since my back was starting to turn into a question mark from too much time … More »

Christmas in the Kootenays

Getting the cousins together for the holidays is easy when you plan four days at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. Being able to assess a situation, think on your feet and react immediately are universal and necessary qualities among professional ski guides. Take Kevin Marr, for instance, long-time lead guide and operations manager at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. … More »

50 Years of Fun

50 years of fun

   It’s a bit of a crevasse fall whenever I open an old copy of Ski Canada, or Ski Canada Journal as it all started in 1971. I can pore over the entertaining nostalgic pages for hours and quickly forget what I was originally looking up. The content can be both formal and naïve—and often … More »

In Guide We Trust

In Guide We Trust

The best part of autumn is researching, planning and dreaming where the family might go skiing in the winter. Coming from a part of the country where winter didn’t much happen for us last year, we’re part of the sizable pent-up demand of all travellers, including skiers, who are now booking winter escapes. from Fall … More »

The Cost of Skiing

I can’t remember prices from last season let alone decades ago,” Mike Howard admits when I ask if he thought skiing really is more expensive nowadays. Mike has owned iconic Sepp’s Skis & Snowboards in Kingston, Ontario, for more than a decade, but he started as a weekend high school student when the shop opened in … More »

L’Est Go!

L’EST GO! Heating up in the Eastern Townships #montsutton #bromontmontagnedexpériences #montorford #owlsheadresort Posted by Ski Canada Magazine on Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Loving RED – Red Mt. BC

My first-ever visit to Rossland, B.C., and its mythical powder mecca RED Mountain was a quarter-century ago when buddy Steve and I were invited to stay with one of RED’s owners at the time, affable Eric Skat Peterson. We arrived the day before Skat was to return from somewhere. His scratchy phone message was simply: … 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 »

Bordering on the Ridiculous

And then his hand started reaching for his gun,” Phil told me on an entertaining phone call from Boston last month. “I had no idea how things were going to play out next.” He continued, “My brother Ted was standing by his car, 10 feet away from me, while my 12-year-old daughter sat in ours … More »

10 More Things to Worry About

10 More Things

Hunkered down at the cottage during the summer I was bitten by a bat. In the neck. While I slept. Dodging all the vampire jokes on one of my seven trips to the hospital in Parry Sound for rabies inoculations, I was thinking that at least I’m not worrying so much about “The Covids,” as … More »

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