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Major Makeover – Andermatt, Switzerland

Old-world tradition meets new-world money in Andermatt, Switzerland. The sleepy Swiss fantasy village that is Andermatt, at a crossroads of eight major mountain passes leading from north to south and from east to west, has been subject to a daring do-over. Featherbeds and white lace meet Asian opulence and village-to-village skiing—all amid one of the … More »

Taos – More Than the Price is Right

It turned out the prize was desert wasteland in New Mexico, and nearby the unique ski resort of Taos beckoned. In the swinging ’70s, before America’s Got Talent or Instagram, folks had to find fame on their own terms. That meant one thing: The Price is Right. So never shy of a little noise and … More »

Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler

Pangea Pod Hotel – not great for sleepwalkers If you equate affordable Whistler with living in your van, think again. Pod-dwelling is the Coast Range’s most gabbed about cheap (relatively) and cheerful billet, a capsule concept just a few minutes’ walk (or stumble) in ski boots from the gondola and every bar, boutique and beauty … More »

Flying High With Mike Wiegele

WE’RE KNEE-DEEP IN HOW SKI LIFE HAS EVOLVED AFTER 50 YEARS OF HELI-SKIING. BY LESLIE WOIT No radio, no avalanche transceiver, no veggie options… Take my hand as we travel back in time to 1970. You’re humming that new tune “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as you squeeze your tight little package into those navy Pedigree … More »

The Beauty of Banff

It’s the people of a place that make it home. A little town in a big place, Banff is chock full of dreamers and schemers and lovers of all things alpine. Protected from developers, yet defenseless to the admiring coos of everyone who sees her, Banff’s Rocky Mountains are soul food for the heart. Its … More »

Take The Plunge – Val d’Isère, France

The classic French Alps resort of Val d’Isère is truly a destination of distractions.  Drysuit, dry mouth. Full rubber face mask, moon-landing screw-on gloves. With a final thumbs-up, I clamp my legs around the instructor like a cheap hooker and sink to my fate, slipping lifelessly beneath a frozen lake. A spot of ice diving was … More »

Best of Skiing 2019

Our annual look at what’s new, improved, funny and downright worthy of praise about skiing at home. Here are our ‘Best’ awards for 2019: by LESLIE WOIT in Winter 2019 issue NOT QUITE THE GREYHOUND We’ll miss the Hound, if only in spirit. There are still cool ways to travel the mountains. All aboard the snow train to … More »

Ski to New Heights – Chamonix

Chamonix’s hardcore reputation as “the Alps on steroids” hangs on the spectacular peaks that surround. But it’s also France, so just because you’re tackling the Vallée Blanche—the classic guided day-long tour that involves some first hairy steps on a fixed rope followed by 22 km of off-piste intermediate/advanced cruising through speech-defying, serac-dappled snowscapes—doesn’t mean you … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2018

Light powder, saucy speeds and hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows and Baileys? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, inspecting everything from chairlift rides to stretch-pant perkiness, from hotel stairs to backstreet bars and snow-covered parking lots, in search of the best in ski country. … More »

Major Makeover – Andermatt, Switzerland

Old-world tradition meets new-world money in Andermatt, Switzerland. The sleepy Swiss fantasy village that is Andermatt, at a crossroads of eight major mountain passes leading from north to south and from east to west, has been subject to a daring do-over. Featherbeds and white lace meet Asian opulence and village-to-village skiing—all amid one of the … More »

Taos – More Than the Price is Right

It turned out the prize was desert wasteland in New Mexico, and nearby the unique ski resort of Taos beckoned. In the swinging ’70s, before America’s Got Talent or Instagram, folks had to find fame on their own terms. That meant one thing: The Price is Right. So never shy of a little noise and … More »

Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler

Pangea Pod Hotel – not great for sleepwalkers If you equate affordable Whistler with living in your van, think again. Pod-dwelling is the Coast Range’s most gabbed about cheap (relatively) and cheerful billet, a capsule concept just a few minutes’ walk (or stumble) in ski boots from the gondola and every bar, boutique and beauty … More »

Flying High With Mike Wiegele

WE’RE KNEE-DEEP IN HOW SKI LIFE HAS EVOLVED AFTER 50 YEARS OF HELI-SKIING. BY LESLIE WOIT No radio, no avalanche transceiver, no veggie options… Take my hand as we travel back in time to 1970. You’re humming that new tune “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as you squeeze your tight little package into those navy Pedigree … More »

The Beauty of Banff

It’s the people of a place that make it home. A little town in a big place, Banff is chock full of dreamers and schemers and lovers of all things alpine. Protected from developers, yet defenseless to the admiring coos of everyone who sees her, Banff’s Rocky Mountains are soul food for the heart. Its … More »

Take The Plunge – Val d’Isère, France

The classic French Alps resort of Val d’Isère is truly a destination of distractions.  Drysuit, dry mouth. Full rubber face mask, moon-landing screw-on gloves. With a final thumbs-up, I clamp my legs around the instructor like a cheap hooker and sink to my fate, slipping lifelessly beneath a frozen lake. A spot of ice diving was … More »

Best of Skiing 2019

Our annual look at what’s new, improved, funny and downright worthy of praise about skiing at home. Here are our ‘Best’ awards for 2019: by LESLIE WOIT in Winter 2019 issue NOT QUITE THE GREYHOUND We’ll miss the Hound, if only in spirit. There are still cool ways to travel the mountains. All aboard the snow train to … More »

Ski to New Heights – Chamonix

Chamonix’s hardcore reputation as “the Alps on steroids” hangs on the spectacular peaks that surround. But it’s also France, so just because you’re tackling the Vallée Blanche—the classic guided day-long tour that involves some first hairy steps on a fixed rope followed by 22 km of off-piste intermediate/advanced cruising through speech-defying, serac-dappled snowscapes—doesn’t mean you … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2018

Light powder, saucy speeds and hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows and Baileys? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, inspecting everything from chairlift rides to stretch-pant perkiness, from hotel stairs to backstreet bars and snow-covered parking lots, in search of the best in ski country. … More »

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