Ski Canada Magazine

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax! Outside Canada is additional for postage.

If you can’t take the heat …

…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 2017 issue High in the Swiss Alps above Andermatt, crews are getting ready for another ski season. The jobs are many. Straightening a few signs, … More »

Tapping into Sugarbush

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 lot, you get a clear view of the western wall of Lincoln’s bowl, home to Castlerock Peak and the rocky Headwall. The Headwall is the … More »

If the Name Fits

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 areas on the U.S. East Coast. Washington was put up for sale in 2013, even before suffering through the last two warmer, snow-starved winters. Campbell … More »

Ski Songs

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 an album! Bob Gibson straightlined it with this 1959 folk pressing. These 11 mostly jaunty songs stay on target, warning skiers what will happen if … More »

Fat Cats – Island Lake Lodge

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 me. I grant the athleticism involved, and if I were more informed, I might appreciate the technical aspects of strategy and positioning. But mostly I … More »

Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

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 of fresh snow, mostly sunny, just a few of those slight Fahrenheit degrees below freezing. So said Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. He’s the guy … More »

Teach Your Children Well

A new program at Big White helps parents lower the frustration quotient while involving them with their kids’ progress. by Ian Merringer in December 2013 issue Sarah, our 20-something Aussie instructor, had a great tail. I had never seen anything like it, definitely not on a ski hill. And she knew it, too. “Are you guys … More »

Class Act

After 80 years, Stowe remains true to its roots in a world of purpose-built ski resorts. By Ian Merringer in Fall 2013 issue Attempts at a stealthy arrival in Vermont failed. Uniformed men with walkie-talkies surrounded the minivan before it stopped rolling. “I’ll take care of this,” I told my three companions, checking my jacket … More »

2010 Olympics: Ski Cross

Making its debut at the Games, the newest medal event is generating more than its share of excitement. Start with four racers in a mad dash to nose ahead of each other, throw in a few gates, some 20-metre gap jumps and a series of oddly spaced rollers, and anything can happen— which is exactly … More »

If you can’t take the heat …

…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 2017 issue High in the Swiss Alps above Andermatt, crews are getting ready for another ski season. The jobs are many. Straightening a few signs, … More »

Tapping into Sugarbush

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 lot, you get a clear view of the western wall of Lincoln’s bowl, home to Castlerock Peak and the rocky Headwall. The Headwall is the … More »

If the Name Fits

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 areas on the U.S. East Coast. Washington was put up for sale in 2013, even before suffering through the last two warmer, snow-starved winters. Campbell … More »

Ski Songs

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 an album! Bob Gibson straightlined it with this 1959 folk pressing. These 11 mostly jaunty songs stay on target, warning skiers what will happen if … More »

Fat Cats – Island Lake Lodge

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 me. I grant the athleticism involved, and if I were more informed, I might appreciate the technical aspects of strategy and positioning. But mostly I … More »

Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

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 of fresh snow, mostly sunny, just a few of those slight Fahrenheit degrees below freezing. So said Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. He’s the guy … More »

Teach Your Children Well

A new program at Big White helps parents lower the frustration quotient while involving them with their kids’ progress. by Ian Merringer in December 2013 issue Sarah, our 20-something Aussie instructor, had a great tail. I had never seen anything like it, definitely not on a ski hill. And she knew it, too. “Are you guys … More »

Class Act

After 80 years, Stowe remains true to its roots in a world of purpose-built ski resorts. By Ian Merringer in Fall 2013 issue Attempts at a stealthy arrival in Vermont failed. Uniformed men with walkie-talkies surrounded the minivan before it stopped rolling. “I’ll take care of this,” I told my three companions, checking my jacket … More »

2010 Olympics: Ski Cross

Making its debut at the Games, the newest medal event is generating more than its share of excitement. Start with four racers in a mad dash to nose ahead of each other, throw in a few gates, some 20-metre gap jumps and a series of oddly spaced rollers, and anything can happen— which is exactly … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax! Outside Canada is additional for postage.