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Shop Talk – basic jargon for ski shopping

SHOP TALK “Rocker,” “camber,” “playful,” “float,” “taper”…does all the lexicology in ski gear sometimes leave you confused but nodding in agreement? Here’s a glossary of some basic jargon that goes along with ski shopping. EARLY RISE in the tip and tail is about moving the contact point of the ski with the snow surface toward … More »

Dropping into Revy

Some skiers think Revelstoke can be hard to reach with roads to and through town often covered in all that pesky snow. Most people fly into Kelowna and Kamloops two-and-a-half to three hours away, and the town’s tiny airport has no regular service. But that’s changing thanks to Everything Revelstoke. The local shuttle and tour … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2019 gear intro

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at the show?” This question is the ski show equivalent of “How’s the weather?” When your job description includes keeping up with every new development in ski equipment, and you’ve seen the latest from 30 brands in less than 48 hours, the standard small-talk opener is a hard question … More »

Combo: Mont-Sainte-Anne & Salomon S/Lab X-Alp

Mont-Sainte-Anne Where: The resort perched above the St. Lawrence, northeast of Quebec City. Why: Not worrying about groomers or skiers plowing you over. Suggested ski:  Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Earn your on-piste turns and an extra helping of poutine on one of four dedicated uphill routes. Climbing both sides of the mountain, the marked skin tracks … More »

Second Honeymoon – Panorama

  Almost a decade after Intrawest sold Panorama Mountain Resort, the resort owner is back. Well, at least its planners are. Panorama and Replay Resorts have teamed up to create a new master development plan for the ski hill 20 minutes from Invermere, B.C., in the Purcells. Replay is a Vancouver-based resort planning company partially … More »

RYAN REPORT – Resorts of Canadian Rockies chooses Epic Pass

In the battle for the ultimate season pass the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies have chosen a team. The Calgary based resort conglomerate adds its roster of Canadian hills – Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine, Nakiska, Stoneham and Mont Sainte Anne – to Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass. They join Colorado’s Telluride … More »

RYAN REPORT – Sun Peaks to spend $60-million

The highlights of Sun Peaks Resort’s $60-million investment plan, announced on Tuesday, is a new lift, more uphill capacity and two groomers. “These efforts are all part of our overall Master Development Plan and 2018 will definitely be a big year at Sun Peaks,” said Darcy Alexander, Vice President and General Manager. The new lift … More »

RYAN REPORT – Powder porn to help ease the angst of spring

Not ready for winter to end? I feel your pain. I spent far too much of my ski season in the office and not enough – never enough – on snow, shredding powder. With some of my best turns in the last few weeks I feel like I’m getting into the groove just as powder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Day cat skiing rules

I’m on my way to the interior of British Columbia, on assignment for Ski Canada Magazine, as I write this. My job this week is to check out three of the province’s cat skiing operations that run day trips. While most cat companies specialize in multi-day packages, there are about six in B.C. and one … More »

How Dangerous?

How dangerous is skiing? It’s a difficult subject to discuss when statistics and anecdotes clash. by RYAN STUART in the December 2017 issue The Globe and Mail reported in October that Alberta and Ontario skiers and snowboarders have less than a 1/20th chance of ending up in the E.R. with a brain injury than hockey … More »

Shop Talk – basic jargon for ski shopping

SHOP TALK “Rocker,” “camber,” “playful,” “float,” “taper”…does all the lexicology in ski gear sometimes leave you confused but nodding in agreement? Here’s a glossary of some basic jargon that goes along with ski shopping. EARLY RISE in the tip and tail is about moving the contact point of the ski with the snow surface toward … More »

Dropping into Revy

Some skiers think Revelstoke can be hard to reach with roads to and through town often covered in all that pesky snow. Most people fly into Kelowna and Kamloops two-and-a-half to three hours away, and the town’s tiny airport has no regular service. But that’s changing thanks to Everything Revelstoke. The local shuttle and tour … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2019 gear intro

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at the show?” This question is the ski show equivalent of “How’s the weather?” When your job description includes keeping up with every new development in ski equipment, and you’ve seen the latest from 30 brands in less than 48 hours, the standard small-talk opener is a hard question … More »

Combo: Mont-Sainte-Anne & Salomon S/Lab X-Alp

Mont-Sainte-Anne Where: The resort perched above the St. Lawrence, northeast of Quebec City. Why: Not worrying about groomers or skiers plowing you over. Suggested ski:  Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Earn your on-piste turns and an extra helping of poutine on one of four dedicated uphill routes. Climbing both sides of the mountain, the marked skin tracks … More »

Second Honeymoon – Panorama

  Almost a decade after Intrawest sold Panorama Mountain Resort, the resort owner is back. Well, at least its planners are. Panorama and Replay Resorts have teamed up to create a new master development plan for the ski hill 20 minutes from Invermere, B.C., in the Purcells. Replay is a Vancouver-based resort planning company partially … More »

RYAN REPORT – Resorts of Canadian Rockies chooses Epic Pass

In the battle for the ultimate season pass the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies have chosen a team. The Calgary based resort conglomerate adds its roster of Canadian hills – Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine, Nakiska, Stoneham and Mont Sainte Anne – to Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass. They join Colorado’s Telluride … More »

RYAN REPORT – Sun Peaks to spend $60-million

The highlights of Sun Peaks Resort’s $60-million investment plan, announced on Tuesday, is a new lift, more uphill capacity and two groomers. “These efforts are all part of our overall Master Development Plan and 2018 will definitely be a big year at Sun Peaks,” said Darcy Alexander, Vice President and General Manager. The new lift … More »

RYAN REPORT – Powder porn to help ease the angst of spring

Not ready for winter to end? I feel your pain. I spent far too much of my ski season in the office and not enough – never enough – on snow, shredding powder. With some of my best turns in the last few weeks I feel like I’m getting into the groove just as powder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Day cat skiing rules

I’m on my way to the interior of British Columbia, on assignment for Ski Canada Magazine, as I write this. My job this week is to check out three of the province’s cat skiing operations that run day trips. While most cat companies specialize in multi-day packages, there are about six in B.C. and one … More »

How Dangerous?

How dangerous is skiing? It’s a difficult subject to discuss when statistics and anecdotes clash. by RYAN STUART in the December 2017 issue The Globe and Mail reported in October that Alberta and Ontario skiers and snowboarders have less than a 1/20th chance of ending up in the E.R. with a brain injury than hockey … More »

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