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Martin Soderqvist

from Fall 2010 issue Martin Söderqvist keeps his advice to amateur ski photographers short and simple. Before you push the shutter release: • Check the horizon line —and keep it horizontal. • If you’re not using a good autofocus, make sure you’ve focused on the exact spot where your skier is turning or jumping. Toss … More »

Short Turns: Winter 2010

Slide of the century March 4 will be a somber date for anyone around Rogers Pass between Golden and Revelstoke, B.C. It was 100 years ago that Canada’s worst avalanche disaster occurred, when only two of the 60 men working to clear an avalanche from the main CPR line survived a massive second slide from … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2011

Buried Under

A century of capital skiing It’s been a while, about 100 years, since Ottawa’s posh Rockliffe Park suburb has seen a ski jump tower, but the Ottawa Ski Club (OSC) that built it is still growing strong. Back in 1910, a group of ski enthusiasts started proselytizing the benefits and wonders of skiing and soon … More »

Short Turns: Travel Guide 2010

No longer Miller time Warren Miller coined the phrase: “If you wait until next year to do it, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Yet, according to court documents, it seems that Warren Miller Entertainment Inc. (WME), the company that currently produces Warren Miller movies and owns the rights to the Warren Miller … More »

Transceiver Test 2010

The Canadian Ski Patrol System and Canadian Ski Guide Association compare the new three-antenna avalanche beacons with existing technology By F.M.Swangard MD, Bob Sayer, Steve Gunderson ABSTRACT AND INTRODUCTION The minimal safety equipment a person must have in the backcountry in winter is a ?transceiver, probe and shovel. Clearly, nothing replaces the transceiver when a … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2010

Soup’s on! When it comes to accommodation, Big White is one of Canada’s most complete ski-in, skiout resorts. “Home for lunch” can be as easy as choosing from one of the village’s 15 eateries. One cabin and condo rental agency, Rent Chalets, goes a step further and stocks your cupboards before you arrive—and, for Ski … More »

Short Turns: Winter 2009

An edge on the competition Felix Ski Services, Calgary * Neck deep for Knee Deep Whitewater BC * Louise on ice Ice Magic Festival * Porter Class to Tremblant * New On The Shelf ‘The Crazy Canucks’ by Janet Love Morrison, ‘White Weekends’ by Tom Robbins * Freestyle with Chris Robinson * Poll Dancing 89% … More »

Try something new

by Chris Lennon If you’ve already read Ski Canada’s Buyer’s Guide last issue, you will have noticed that reverse camber skis (their tips and tails don’t touch when the ski bases are put together) are being sold to the mainstream. Gone are the days when a rockered ski was something only a few athletes were … More »

Trial Run at Sun Peaks, BC

Three-year-old Kian approached the edge of the gully and looked down to his older brother. Logan stood eight metres below, at the bottom of a concave drop that must have ranked as a couloir through the eyes of a six-year-old. He craned his neck so he could look, with justifi able pride, out from under … More »

Model Ski Towns

When people conjure images of a ski town, it would be hard to come up with an archetype better than that provided by the Kootenays, specifically the towns of Rossland, Nelson and Fernie. Nestled in the mountains, these towns are characterized by heritage houses and buildings that seem to mimic the landscape with their steep-sided … More »

Martin Soderqvist

from Fall 2010 issue Martin Söderqvist keeps his advice to amateur ski photographers short and simple. Before you push the shutter release: • Check the horizon line —and keep it horizontal. • If you’re not using a good autofocus, make sure you’ve focused on the exact spot where your skier is turning or jumping. Toss … More »

Short Turns: Winter 2010

Slide of the century March 4 will be a somber date for anyone around Rogers Pass between Golden and Revelstoke, B.C. It was 100 years ago that Canada’s worst avalanche disaster occurred, when only two of the 60 men working to clear an avalanche from the main CPR line survived a massive second slide from … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2011

Buried Under

A century of capital skiing It’s been a while, about 100 years, since Ottawa’s posh Rockliffe Park suburb has seen a ski jump tower, but the Ottawa Ski Club (OSC) that built it is still growing strong. Back in 1910, a group of ski enthusiasts started proselytizing the benefits and wonders of skiing and soon … More »

Short Turns: Travel Guide 2010

No longer Miller time Warren Miller coined the phrase: “If you wait until next year to do it, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Yet, according to court documents, it seems that Warren Miller Entertainment Inc. (WME), the company that currently produces Warren Miller movies and owns the rights to the Warren Miller … More »

Transceiver Test 2010

The Canadian Ski Patrol System and Canadian Ski Guide Association compare the new three-antenna avalanche beacons with existing technology By F.M.Swangard MD, Bob Sayer, Steve Gunderson ABSTRACT AND INTRODUCTION The minimal safety equipment a person must have in the backcountry in winter is a ?transceiver, probe and shovel. Clearly, nothing replaces the transceiver when a … More »

Short Turns: Buyers Guide 2010

Soup’s on! When it comes to accommodation, Big White is one of Canada’s most complete ski-in, skiout resorts. “Home for lunch” can be as easy as choosing from one of the village’s 15 eateries. One cabin and condo rental agency, Rent Chalets, goes a step further and stocks your cupboards before you arrive—and, for Ski … More »

Short Turns: Winter 2009

An edge on the competition Felix Ski Services, Calgary * Neck deep for Knee Deep Whitewater BC * Louise on ice Ice Magic Festival * Porter Class to Tremblant * New On The Shelf ‘The Crazy Canucks’ by Janet Love Morrison, ‘White Weekends’ by Tom Robbins * Freestyle with Chris Robinson * Poll Dancing 89% … More »

Try something new

by Chris Lennon If you’ve already read Ski Canada’s Buyer’s Guide last issue, you will have noticed that reverse camber skis (their tips and tails don’t touch when the ski bases are put together) are being sold to the mainstream. Gone are the days when a rockered ski was something only a few athletes were … More »

Trial Run at Sun Peaks, BC

Three-year-old Kian approached the edge of the gully and looked down to his older brother. Logan stood eight metres below, at the bottom of a concave drop that must have ranked as a couloir through the eyes of a six-year-old. He craned his neck so he could look, with justifi able pride, out from under … More »

Model Ski Towns

When people conjure images of a ski town, it would be hard to come up with an archetype better than that provided by the Kootenays, specifically the towns of Rossland, Nelson and Fernie. Nestled in the mountains, these towns are characterized by heritage houses and buildings that seem to mimic the landscape with their steep-sided … More »

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