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Short Turns: Fall 2012

    Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s…75?  It’s been quite a journey for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA), one of the longest-surviving ski organizations in Canada. The “Alliance” turns 75 years old this season. The CSIA’s membership—20,000-plus certified ski pros employed by nearly every ski area in Canada—has published a special anniversary edition of Ski … More »

Readers go head-to-head

  » I’m profoundly disappointed in the editorial about helmets in skiing and their newly mandated use on Nova Scotia’s slopes. (“Hard-headed in Nova Scotia,” First Tracks, Spring 2012) Mr. MacMillan and the publisher should issue an immediate retraction and apology for such reckless disregard for the importance of helmets. If Mr. MacMillan is not … More »

Pat Morrow

Guest photo editor: Pat Morrow “Ski Photographer” isn’t much of a label to pin on guest photo editor Pat Morrow. One of Canada’s best-travelled mountaineers happens to be one of this magazine’s longest-contributing shutterbugs. Since his first ski assignment with Tourism Canada in the ’70s, Morrow’s award-winning work has appeared in hundreds of magazines, dozens of books, ski and outdoor catalogues, as well as ads, billboards and … More »

Short Turns: Buyer’s Guide 2013

ONTARIO’S YEAR OF THE LIFT ❖ This is the year of the new lift—at least in Ontario. Despite a low- (or no-) snow season in 2012, at least five Ontario ski areas are pushing ahead with plans to install new chairs—most of them for Greater Toronto Area skiers. “It’s more than we’ve seen in years,” says Bruce Haynes, head of the Ontario … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2013

Buyer's Guide 2013 cover

Ski season has begun!   Vol 41 No. 1     The Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue published August 21. Subscriber copies will begin delivery by Canada Post week of August 27, newsstand on sale week of September 3. Stay tuned for detailed contents. Alpine ski and boot listings here. Specs on every model alpine ski … More »

Kicking Horse – Gentle Giant

The other side of Kicking Horse isn’t gnarly at all – and that suites some skiers just fine by Trent Edwards from Spring 2012 issue   Since its rebirth 11 years ago, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, near Golden, B.C., has created and maintained a well-deserved reputation as one of the best places to find heli-skiing thrills on a lift-ticket budget. … More »

Ski Test 2013

Skis Tested Expert All Mountain  Adventure All Mountain Slalom  Big Mountain  Powder Test at Wiegele Helicopter Skiing On-Piste Cruisers Easy Cruise Twintips The Categories Explained Meet the testers By knowing who the testers are in the Ski Canada Test you can find testers similar to your personal characteristics and see which skis they prefer. Testers … More »

Overhead Cams

THESE DAYS YOU’RE NAKED WITHOUT YOUR POV. by John Schwirtlich in Spring 2012 issue There’s only one way to describe shooting with a waterproof POV or helmet camera: fun and productive. For almost 10 years I’ve been staff photographer/videographer at the powder mecca of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, in Blue River, B.C. I record skiers’ powder fantasies coming true … More »

Short Turns: Spring 2012 issue

    X GAMES ❖ With athletes well beyond Canadian colours dedicating performances to Sarah Burke, Aspen ’s X Games in late January were a show of brute strength, enormous alpine circus acts interspersed with solemn moments. Perhaps the sweetest/ saddest result was when Burke’s teammate Roz Groenewoud won the Women ’s superpipe event, a crown Burke wore for three … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2012

    Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s…75?  It’s been quite a journey for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA), one of the longest-surviving ski organizations in Canada. The “Alliance” turns 75 years old this season. The CSIA’s membership—20,000-plus certified ski pros employed by nearly every ski area in Canada—has published a special anniversary edition of Ski … More »

Readers go head-to-head

  » I’m profoundly disappointed in the editorial about helmets in skiing and their newly mandated use on Nova Scotia’s slopes. (“Hard-headed in Nova Scotia,” First Tracks, Spring 2012) Mr. MacMillan and the publisher should issue an immediate retraction and apology for such reckless disregard for the importance of helmets. If Mr. MacMillan is not … More »

Pat Morrow

Guest photo editor: Pat Morrow “Ski Photographer” isn’t much of a label to pin on guest photo editor Pat Morrow. One of Canada’s best-travelled mountaineers happens to be one of this magazine’s longest-contributing shutterbugs. Since his first ski assignment with Tourism Canada in the ’70s, Morrow’s award-winning work has appeared in hundreds of magazines, dozens of books, ski and outdoor catalogues, as well as ads, billboards and … More »

Short Turns: Buyer’s Guide 2013

ONTARIO’S YEAR OF THE LIFT ❖ This is the year of the new lift—at least in Ontario. Despite a low- (or no-) snow season in 2012, at least five Ontario ski areas are pushing ahead with plans to install new chairs—most of them for Greater Toronto Area skiers. “It’s more than we’ve seen in years,” says Bruce Haynes, head of the Ontario … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2013

Buyer's Guide 2013 cover

Ski season has begun!   Vol 41 No. 1     The Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue published August 21. Subscriber copies will begin delivery by Canada Post week of August 27, newsstand on sale week of September 3. Stay tuned for detailed contents. Alpine ski and boot listings here. Specs on every model alpine ski … More »

Kicking Horse – Gentle Giant

The other side of Kicking Horse isn’t gnarly at all – and that suites some skiers just fine by Trent Edwards from Spring 2012 issue   Since its rebirth 11 years ago, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, near Golden, B.C., has created and maintained a well-deserved reputation as one of the best places to find heli-skiing thrills on a lift-ticket budget. … More »

Ski Test 2013

Skis Tested Expert All Mountain  Adventure All Mountain Slalom  Big Mountain  Powder Test at Wiegele Helicopter Skiing On-Piste Cruisers Easy Cruise Twintips The Categories Explained Meet the testers By knowing who the testers are in the Ski Canada Test you can find testers similar to your personal characteristics and see which skis they prefer. Testers … More »

Overhead Cams

THESE DAYS YOU’RE NAKED WITHOUT YOUR POV. by John Schwirtlich in Spring 2012 issue There’s only one way to describe shooting with a waterproof POV or helmet camera: fun and productive. For almost 10 years I’ve been staff photographer/videographer at the powder mecca of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, in Blue River, B.C. I record skiers’ powder fantasies coming true … More »

Short Turns: Spring 2012 issue

    X GAMES ❖ With athletes well beyond Canadian colours dedicating performances to Sarah Burke, Aspen ’s X Games in late January were a show of brute strength, enormous alpine circus acts interspersed with solemn moments. Perhaps the sweetest/ saddest result was when Burke’s teammate Roz Groenewoud won the Women ’s superpipe event, a crown Burke wore for three … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

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