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Best of Skiing in Canada awards 2013

by Leslie Woit in Winter 2013 issue Light powder, hot chocolate, cute liftees? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, the hotel stairs, the backstreet bars and the snow-covered parking lots in search of Canada’s best ski moments—and here they are! With special thanks to our … More »

The road trip

by Leslie Woit from Fall 2012 issue Getting there is half the fun. Is it? Is it really? Pinched in the gnarled vise grip of a Canadian winter, dodgy whiteouts and black ice, trapped in a confined metal compartment packed to the gills with sharp skis wedged between seats, cold plastic ski boots in ribs, … More »

Down with faffing

Why is skiing so irritating? It’s not wobbly legs, bad weather and glutinous plates of burgers and poutine. It’s the frustration caused by farting around. by Leslie Woit from Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue Yes, you with your tangled iPod cords, snotty noses, infernally fogged goggles and hapless search for the missing cleaning wipe…. I’m fed up with fellow skiers who faff around. This … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada Awards

by Leslie Woit from Winter 2012 issue We like to think of our Best of Skiing in Canada Awards as less about the competition and more about how much fun it is to research. Kudos and recognition of worthy people, places and things come in from readers, writers and other contributors all across ski country every year and … More »

Table Manners

Far from the present and correct world of the Canadian RMT, there lurks another form of corporal entertainment: the dodgy massage. BY LESLIE WOIT Cranky, sore, mad muscles. What’s a saggy-legged skier to do? Both good science and new-age claptrap tell us the same: a mid-ski-week massage brings tendons, muscles and soft tissue back from … More »

Remember when?

  From infrastructure and ownership to the way ski areas look, feel and smell, a lot has changed in the four decades since Ski Canada first landed on coffee tables over the deep-pile shag carpeting. Henceforth, some stuff we miss—and some we don’t. GROOMING—ANY SNOW IS GOOD SNOW VS. COMPRESSED AIR ‘N’  CORDUROY Ah, snow. … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada Awards 2011

Every year we dole out roses (and a few bricks) to the people, places and things that make skiing at home so great. Numbers don’t play much in our selection process; neither does honesty, integrity, serious measurement or an awards gala with acceptance speeches, for that matter. But in the end, all these photos and … More »

Talkin’ Proud – My Home Hill

Ski Canada chatted with some passionate locals who have had a longstanding love affair with their home hill. Blue Mountain, ON Le Massif, QC Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC Tremblant, QC Banff, AB Big White, BC Castle Mountain, BC Kicking Horse, BC Fernie, BC Mount Washington,  BC Marmot Basin, AB Kimberley, BC Panorama, BC Revelstoke, BC Silver Star, … More »

Skiing in Iran

We are chivvied off the train at 3:00 a.m., a herd of shrouded refugees hoping to penetrate a hostile border. Bundled in a black coat, I’ve hastily wound a scarf around my head, my hair and my soon-to-be controversial earlobes. It’s not jewel thieves or frostbite I’m worried about. We are about to enter the … More »

2010 Best of Skiing Awards

Best of 2010

Each year Ski Canada collects kudos and accolades from across the country about what makes us the best   FIRST OFF THE MARK November 2, 2009. Recently beleaguered and now as strong as Hercules, Mount Norquay was the first ski area to open in Canada in the fall. Three days later, big sister Louise opened, … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada awards 2013

by Leslie Woit in Winter 2013 issue Light powder, hot chocolate, cute liftees? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, the hotel stairs, the backstreet bars and the snow-covered parking lots in search of Canada’s best ski moments—and here they are! With special thanks to our … More »

The road trip

by Leslie Woit from Fall 2012 issue Getting there is half the fun. Is it? Is it really? Pinched in the gnarled vise grip of a Canadian winter, dodgy whiteouts and black ice, trapped in a confined metal compartment packed to the gills with sharp skis wedged between seats, cold plastic ski boots in ribs, … More »

Down with faffing

Why is skiing so irritating? It’s not wobbly legs, bad weather and glutinous plates of burgers and poutine. It’s the frustration caused by farting around. by Leslie Woit from Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue Yes, you with your tangled iPod cords, snotty noses, infernally fogged goggles and hapless search for the missing cleaning wipe…. I’m fed up with fellow skiers who faff around. This … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada Awards

by Leslie Woit from Winter 2012 issue We like to think of our Best of Skiing in Canada Awards as less about the competition and more about how much fun it is to research. Kudos and recognition of worthy people, places and things come in from readers, writers and other contributors all across ski country every year and … More »

Table Manners

Far from the present and correct world of the Canadian RMT, there lurks another form of corporal entertainment: the dodgy massage. BY LESLIE WOIT Cranky, sore, mad muscles. What’s a saggy-legged skier to do? Both good science and new-age claptrap tell us the same: a mid-ski-week massage brings tendons, muscles and soft tissue back from … More »

Remember when?

  From infrastructure and ownership to the way ski areas look, feel and smell, a lot has changed in the four decades since Ski Canada first landed on coffee tables over the deep-pile shag carpeting. Henceforth, some stuff we miss—and some we don’t. GROOMING—ANY SNOW IS GOOD SNOW VS. COMPRESSED AIR ‘N’  CORDUROY Ah, snow. … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada Awards 2011

Every year we dole out roses (and a few bricks) to the people, places and things that make skiing at home so great. Numbers don’t play much in our selection process; neither does honesty, integrity, serious measurement or an awards gala with acceptance speeches, for that matter. But in the end, all these photos and … More »

Talkin’ Proud – My Home Hill

Ski Canada chatted with some passionate locals who have had a longstanding love affair with their home hill. Blue Mountain, ON Le Massif, QC Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC Tremblant, QC Banff, AB Big White, BC Castle Mountain, BC Kicking Horse, BC Fernie, BC Mount Washington,  BC Marmot Basin, AB Kimberley, BC Panorama, BC Revelstoke, BC Silver Star, … More »

Skiing in Iran

We are chivvied off the train at 3:00 a.m., a herd of shrouded refugees hoping to penetrate a hostile border. Bundled in a black coat, I’ve hastily wound a scarf around my head, my hair and my soon-to-be controversial earlobes. It’s not jewel thieves or frostbite I’m worried about. We are about to enter the … More »

2010 Best of Skiing Awards

Best of 2010

Each year Ski Canada collects kudos and accolades from across the country about what makes us the best   FIRST OFF THE MARK November 2, 2009. Recently beleaguered and now as strong as Hercules, Mount Norquay was the first ski area to open in Canada in the fall. Three days later, big sister Louise opened, … More »

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Just $5.00 an issue!

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