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Hands Up, Baby! – a Club Med history

Healthy, happy and still going strong, Club Med continues to give us love. The term “AI” may be bantered about in conversation everywhere these days, often in reference to how our lives are going to change for the better, but older skiers, ones who like to travel and appreciate good value, know the concept is … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Winter 2022

Heading to the U.S. or Europe? The quickest and cheapest Rapid Antigen COVID test we could find comes in Proof of Entry’s DIY kit for $25. Test results are verified within 60 minutes by an MD, followed by an emailed certificate accepted by airlines and at land border crossings. Order a few and the price … More »

Ode to the Ski Master

This is my personal accolade to the late Don Bilodeau (1950-2013). He was my skiing coach. His instruction was delivered in a way I’m sure is unique to me. I was working as a liftee at Lake Louise in the early ’80s. I was assigned to Eagle Chair, a center-pole fixed-grip old double. My great … More »

24h Blue Mountain

24-hour team relay challenge for charity (skiers and snowboarders welcome) 2020 EVENT VIDEO

Before Takeoff – the skinny on drones

Pro ski photographer TOM WEAGER has the skinny on drones. The art of visually capturing the best of our sport has a long and entertaining history. When personal-use drones and their cameras first started buzzing above our heads, the connection with skiing seemed obvious. Today, with so much choice available of what to put in … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 50 #3

Racer

Goat power! With a 70:30 mohair-nylon ratio, Chamonix-based Black Crows promises its all-new, 100 per cent waterproof Pilus skins ($269) to be “the ideal partner for gliding serenely toward happiness.” The world’s most visibly recognizable skins have trimmed down in weight and beefed up durability all while using a greener (no fluorocarbon) manufacturing recipe. black-crows.co … More »

Ski Canada @50 – Shooting the Prime Minister

by Don Weixl Jean Chrétien’s visit in 1995 had about 20 people skiing with him. I was asked to join the group for photos at the Putnam Creek area of Silver Star but when I arrived, the group was already heading down the run. Wearing a large photographer’s backpack at the time, I hit the afterburners … More »

Just Watch Me – Apple Fitness

Apple Fitness +

Get fit for ski season with the Apple Fitness+ program. Okay, I’m game. Ted Ligety and Apple have convinced me to shape up before ski season. Or at least stand up. After a pandemic’s worth of couch-sitting, a lot of us want to be ready for the slopes as the season starts. I’ve realized that … More »

Prix Fixe in Charlevoix

Long before our little pandemic thing arrived, Club Med announced construction woes would lead to a year-long delay of the iconic all-inclusive brand’s original plans to open its first Canadian four-season village. As things turned out, the timing couldn’t have been better. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, now set for December 3 at Le Massif in the … More »

Start Your Day With a Descent

There’s nothing like getting away from the madding crowd with a day of AT. But getting to the summit for your first run can be quite a slog, involving a drive, a hoof to the trailhead and a long skin through dense trees, up the ridgeline and so on until you and your sweaty back … More »

Hands Up, Baby! – a Club Med history

Healthy, happy and still going strong, Club Med continues to give us love. The term “AI” may be bantered about in conversation everywhere these days, often in reference to how our lives are going to change for the better, but older skiers, ones who like to travel and appreciate good value, know the concept is … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Winter 2022

Heading to the U.S. or Europe? The quickest and cheapest Rapid Antigen COVID test we could find comes in Proof of Entry’s DIY kit for $25. Test results are verified within 60 minutes by an MD, followed by an emailed certificate accepted by airlines and at land border crossings. Order a few and the price … More »

Ode to the Ski Master

This is my personal accolade to the late Don Bilodeau (1950-2013). He was my skiing coach. His instruction was delivered in a way I’m sure is unique to me. I was working as a liftee at Lake Louise in the early ’80s. I was assigned to Eagle Chair, a center-pole fixed-grip old double. My great … More »

24h Blue Mountain

24-hour team relay challenge for charity (skiers and snowboarders welcome) 2020 EVENT VIDEO

Before Takeoff – the skinny on drones

Pro ski photographer TOM WEAGER has the skinny on drones. The art of visually capturing the best of our sport has a long and entertaining history. When personal-use drones and their cameras first started buzzing above our heads, the connection with skiing seemed obvious. Today, with so much choice available of what to put in … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 50 #3

Racer

Goat power! With a 70:30 mohair-nylon ratio, Chamonix-based Black Crows promises its all-new, 100 per cent waterproof Pilus skins ($269) to be “the ideal partner for gliding serenely toward happiness.” The world’s most visibly recognizable skins have trimmed down in weight and beefed up durability all while using a greener (no fluorocarbon) manufacturing recipe. black-crows.co … More »

Ski Canada @50 – Shooting the Prime Minister

by Don Weixl Jean Chrétien’s visit in 1995 had about 20 people skiing with him. I was asked to join the group for photos at the Putnam Creek area of Silver Star but when I arrived, the group was already heading down the run. Wearing a large photographer’s backpack at the time, I hit the afterburners … More »

Just Watch Me – Apple Fitness

Apple Fitness +

Get fit for ski season with the Apple Fitness+ program. Okay, I’m game. Ted Ligety and Apple have convinced me to shape up before ski season. Or at least stand up. After a pandemic’s worth of couch-sitting, a lot of us want to be ready for the slopes as the season starts. I’ve realized that … More »

Prix Fixe in Charlevoix

Long before our little pandemic thing arrived, Club Med announced construction woes would lead to a year-long delay of the iconic all-inclusive brand’s original plans to open its first Canadian four-season village. As things turned out, the timing couldn’t have been better. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, now set for December 3 at Le Massif in the … More »

Start Your Day With a Descent

There’s nothing like getting away from the madding crowd with a day of AT. But getting to the summit for your first run can be quite a slog, involving a drive, a hoof to the trailhead and a long skin through dense trees, up the ridgeline and so on until you and your sweaty back … More »

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