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Hello BC! The Freeride World Tour Returns to Kicking Horse for another Wild Ride

Dominique Daher – FWT18 – Kicking Horse Get ready for big air, mind blowing tricks and spectacular runs. The 16th edition of the Freeride World Tour (FWT) hits B.C.’s Kicking Horse Mountain Resort February 17-22, 2023—North America’s only stop on the global tour.  Initially planned as the first competition of the season, organizers postponed Kicking … More »

APRES-SKI? MAIS OUI!

A ski trip to Québec is more than just great snow. So much more!  Nobody in North America knows how to après-ski better than the Québecois. From relaxing spas to off-slope activities, friendly microbreweries to late-night dancing, Québec doesn’t sleep after skiing, it comes alive. In a welcoming and enviable culture that leaves a smile … 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 »

Hello BC! The Freeride World Tour Returns to Kicking Horse for another Wild Ride

Dominique Daher – FWT18 – Kicking Horse Get ready for big air, mind blowing tricks and spectacular runs. The 16th edition of the Freeride World Tour (FWT) hits B.C.’s Kicking Horse Mountain Resort February 17-22, 2023—North America’s only stop on the global tour.  Initially planned as the first competition of the season, organizers postponed Kicking … More »

APRES-SKI? MAIS OUI!

A ski trip to Québec is more than just great snow. So much more!  Nobody in North America knows how to après-ski better than the Québecois. From relaxing spas to off-slope activities, friendly microbreweries to late-night dancing, Québec doesn’t sleep after skiing, it comes alive. In a welcoming and enviable culture that leaves a smile … 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 »

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