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Dig Deeper

How to dig out an avalanche victim The transceiver may get all the glam when it comes to rescuing someone from an avalanche burial, but it’s the shovel that does all the heavy lifting. Digging is typically the slowest part of the rescue and, with the chances of survival sinking fast after 15 minutes, it’s … More »

5-0 and Go

For a place known for throwing mega parties, Whistler is all of a sudden acting its age.   The mega-resort plans to celebrate its 50th birthday in December with a party, the movie 50 Years of Going Beyond and a coffee-table book—a mature approach to a golden anniversary for one of the world’s great ski … More »

To Serve & Protect

Is body armour a necessity now as our sport becomes more aggressive?  _by RYAN STUART All-important trends in snowsports come from Europe. Or maybe they trickle down from racing, like helmets did. Born in the backcountry? Think rocker. Or could it be the park? Wherever you think skiing’s next trend will come from, a good … More »

3 Surprising Backcountry Destinations

  Sure, B.C. and Alberta offer the biggest, deepest and most consistent backcountry skiing in Canada, but it’s no duopoly when it comes to opportunities for earning turns. And after last winter, when it was still snowing in the Maritimes last spring while western skiers were mountain biking, heading east might be the ticket. Quebec’s … More »

Bashful Castle

Some of the best skiing in the country goes unnoticed by the masses—and that’s just fine with RYAN STUART. My computer’s dictionary defines quirky as “characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.” Castle Mountain, tucked deep in southern Alberta, definitely qualifies. from December 2014 issue  *  photos: RYAN CREARY For skiers’ attention, it competes with slick … More »

Apping the backcountry

Even though you probably won’t get a cell signal, you should still bring your smartphone into the backcountry. And not just for taking summit selfies. Here are five reasons why: Geobackcountry A made-for-mobile guidebook to 100 ski tours in B.C.’s Rogers Pass that includes maps, pictures, descriptions and, with GPS, plots current location. Device: Android … More »

Making Tracks – Marmot Basin

No need to rush on a powder day at Marmot Basin, there’s plenty to go around. Thighs burning. Butt aching. Hamstrings groaning. Even my cheeks cramp, a toothy smile plastered across my face as I arc another turn through shin-deep dust, a contrail of crystals leaping into my wake and hanging in the cold, still … More »

Back of Beyond

You don’t have to look far past the ski area boundaries of Banff National Park to experience some spectacular backcountry turns. By Ryan Stuart // Photos by Ryan Creary // from Winter 2014 issue One last step and I’m on the ridgetop, my chest heaving from the effort of hiking. I suck in a deep … More »

Hot Diggity!

A Yukon original uses dog power to access the North’s newest treasure. by Ryan Stuart / photos by Ryan Creary in the December 2013 issue Wilma is giving me a dirty look. She doesn’t have to say a word—not that she can—her deep blue eyes speak clearly. Scorn, irritation, frustration. And I get it. I’m … More »

How I Got on Italian TV

“Pronto?” the voice at the starting gate asked me, one of about six words I knew in Italian. by Ryan Stuart in Fall 2013 issue “Am I ready? Hell, no!” I remember thinking. My helmet sat in my hands as I fiddled with the GoPro. My mouth dry and pasty, I wished I had taken … More »

Dig Deeper

How to dig out an avalanche victim The transceiver may get all the glam when it comes to rescuing someone from an avalanche burial, but it’s the shovel that does all the heavy lifting. Digging is typically the slowest part of the rescue and, with the chances of survival sinking fast after 15 minutes, it’s … More »

5-0 and Go

For a place known for throwing mega parties, Whistler is all of a sudden acting its age.   The mega-resort plans to celebrate its 50th birthday in December with a party, the movie 50 Years of Going Beyond and a coffee-table book—a mature approach to a golden anniversary for one of the world’s great ski … More »

To Serve & Protect

Is body armour a necessity now as our sport becomes more aggressive?  _by RYAN STUART All-important trends in snowsports come from Europe. Or maybe they trickle down from racing, like helmets did. Born in the backcountry? Think rocker. Or could it be the park? Wherever you think skiing’s next trend will come from, a good … More »

3 Surprising Backcountry Destinations

  Sure, B.C. and Alberta offer the biggest, deepest and most consistent backcountry skiing in Canada, but it’s no duopoly when it comes to opportunities for earning turns. And after last winter, when it was still snowing in the Maritimes last spring while western skiers were mountain biking, heading east might be the ticket. Quebec’s … More »

Bashful Castle

Some of the best skiing in the country goes unnoticed by the masses—and that’s just fine with RYAN STUART. My computer’s dictionary defines quirky as “characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.” Castle Mountain, tucked deep in southern Alberta, definitely qualifies. from December 2014 issue  *  photos: RYAN CREARY For skiers’ attention, it competes with slick … More »

Apping the backcountry

Even though you probably won’t get a cell signal, you should still bring your smartphone into the backcountry. And not just for taking summit selfies. Here are five reasons why: Geobackcountry A made-for-mobile guidebook to 100 ski tours in B.C.’s Rogers Pass that includes maps, pictures, descriptions and, with GPS, plots current location. Device: Android … More »

Making Tracks – Marmot Basin

No need to rush on a powder day at Marmot Basin, there’s plenty to go around. Thighs burning. Butt aching. Hamstrings groaning. Even my cheeks cramp, a toothy smile plastered across my face as I arc another turn through shin-deep dust, a contrail of crystals leaping into my wake and hanging in the cold, still … More »

Back of Beyond

You don’t have to look far past the ski area boundaries of Banff National Park to experience some spectacular backcountry turns. By Ryan Stuart // Photos by Ryan Creary // from Winter 2014 issue One last step and I’m on the ridgetop, my chest heaving from the effort of hiking. I suck in a deep … More »

Hot Diggity!

A Yukon original uses dog power to access the North’s newest treasure. by Ryan Stuart / photos by Ryan Creary in the December 2013 issue Wilma is giving me a dirty look. She doesn’t have to say a word—not that she can—her deep blue eyes speak clearly. Scorn, irritation, frustration. And I get it. I’m … More »

How I Got on Italian TV

“Pronto?” the voice at the starting gate asked me, one of about six words I knew in Italian. by Ryan Stuart in Fall 2013 issue “Am I ready? Hell, no!” I remember thinking. My helmet sat in my hands as I fiddled with the GoPro. My mouth dry and pasty, I wished I had taken … More »

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