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FRESH TRACKS – October 27, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reigning champ Justine Dufour-Lapointe leads a squad of four Canucks on the Freeride World Tour. Photo: Freeride World Tour/Fanny Avril AND THEY’RE OFF! The North American ski season is officially […]

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FRESH TRACKS – October 13, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the season starts to take shape, this week will see snowmaking start, films awarded, schedules set and resort opening dates announced. Calendar watch OCTOBER 15 is when the snow […]

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SHOWDOWN: RED VS. BIG WHITE

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 […]

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All For One – Québec’s Eastern Townships

Reading Time: 8 minutes With the flexibility of the L’Est Go season pass that includes all four ski areas, it’s time to take another look at the Eastern Townships. The quartet of ski resorts […]

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Where Every Turn Counts – Ontario

Reading Time: 9 minutes What Ontario lacks in vertical, it more than makes up in backcountry powder. Late February snowbanks were cramping the style of Forestry Tower Road as it snaked deeper and higher […]

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Ski Canada @ 50 – Style Icons: Canadian Classics

Reading Time: 4 minutes DAVID S. REID DOWN ERA: A staple in the winter Eaton’s catalogue as well as skiing specialty shops across Canada, David S. Reid was synonymous with skiwear in the 1970s, […]

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Ski Canada @ 50 From Snowplow to Slarve

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s hard to believe it’s been five decades of stories and photos, people and places…recording our ski world as it’s grown, morphed and thrived. We hope you enjoy this random […]

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Get in the Groove – X-C skiing

Reading Time: 8 minutes Will this be the winter you add cross-country skiing to your outdoor plans? You may notice an ever more common exotic species darting around the base areas of ski resorts […]

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Time For A Change – Owl’s Head

Reading Time: 8 minutes The percussive chorus of Duran Duran’s Wild Boys does a good job of filling in the spacious base lodge cafeteria at Owl’s Head. Are they still called cafeterias? Back in […]

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To Preserve and Protect

Reading Time: 2 minutes From an acronym point of view, POW is off to a great start. The climate change advocacy group, Protect Our Winters, has a mission of safeguarding future dumps of deep, […]

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Growing Skis – Instinct Killer Ski Corp

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Heading south from Rossland, B.C., the road descends steadily toward the U.S. border until a single track angles off like a runaway truck lane. Al Eagleton’s driveway leads to his […]

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Stowe After Vail

Reading Time: 7 minutes   The mothership has landed at the quintessential New England resort. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue  *  photos: Stowe Mountain Resort At first I thought someone was […]

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Best of Both Worlds – Big White & SilverStar

Reading Time: 10 minutes Sampling the Okanagan duo of Big White and SilverStar kept Ian Merringer and family well entertained. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue BIG WHITE Dragon’s inscrutable eyes stared […]

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Map Your Bucket List

Reading Time: < 1 minutes You don’t have to be a cartographer to glean information from a new poster map of Canadian ski areas. The skiable area and vertical drop were plugged into an algorithm […]

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Spinning the Wheels

Reading Time: 5 minutes CBC’s Scott Russell takes Ski Canada’s Ian Merringer down the Road to the Olympic Games. Scott Russell is the on-air face of alpine racing in Canada. Now preparing to cover his […]

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More Fortress

Reading Time: < 1 minutes You might remember seeing Alberta’s presently closed Fortress Mountain as an alpine backdrop in the 2010 Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster Inception. Or maybe you just dreamt that you did. If you […]

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Madawaska Mountain – Last Run

Reading Time: < 1 minutes An hour’s drive southeast of Ontario’s Algonquin Park is a patch of rough land the highway planners avoided. People generally make their own fun in the Madawaska Highlands, but for […]

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Chedoke Ski Area – Last Run

Reading Time: 2 minutes “We had a couple of hundred kids skiing every weekend day,” recalls Ron Weston, former manager of Chedoke Ski Area in Hamilton, Ontario, and longtime owner of the longtime iconic […]

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If you can’t take the heat …

Reading Time: 6 minutes …get out of the ski industry. With climate change now out of the realm of the theoretical, ski resorts are adapting in different ways. by IAN MERRINGER in the Buyer’s Guide […]

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Tapping into Sugarbush

Reading Time: 8 minutes The flavour of Vermont is a big draw for eastern skiers looking for something sweet. BY  IAN MERRINGER in Fall 2015 issue Walking into Lincoln Peak Village from the parking […]

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If the Name Fits

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Skiing on Vancouver Island will be done under new ownership after the November sale of Mount Washington to Pacific Group Resorts closed. The Utah-based company also owns three smaller ski […]

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Ski Songs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Surfers are lucky. They get their own genre of music. No shortage of tunes for the car while chasing an endless summer. Skiers? We have but one album. And what […]

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Fat Cats – Island Lake Lodge

Reading Time: 8 minutes Island Lake Lodge’s culinary rep and posh digs are matched only by its skiing.  by Ian Merringer in the December 2014 issue  *  Photos: Henry Georgi Basketball has never interested […]

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Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

Reading Time: 7 minutes All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. by Ian Merringer in the Fall 2014 issue The day was going to be perfect, four inches […]

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