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The Big 5-0

It’s hard to believe it was half a century ago that visionary Hans Gmoser introduced the world to Canadian Mountain Holidays and the rapture of heli-skiing, and had us dreaming of the penultimate ski holiday destination: the Bugaboos. Spectacular accommodations nestled in the alpine with untouched powder in all directions became part of history, with … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

Shape Up for the Season – Fit to ski part 1

We place big demands on our bodies whether we’re ripping it on hardpack and crud or skinning up looking for untouched powder in unfamiliar terrain. Even on leisurely days we still need to be in top condition to prevent injury and ski until last chair. Doing some dryland training ahead of the season can help … More »

One Helluva First Descent

With a one-in-four death rate, successfully climbing K2 on the Pakistan-China border, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a truly awe-inspiring feat. To ski down it, well, that’s never been done—until July 22 when Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied into the record books. Bargiel’s 3,000-vertical-metre solo run from the Savage Mountain’s 8,611m peak to Base … More »

A Safer Backcountry

Only about 28 per cent of people buried in an avalanche survive. These four essentials promise to improve that number. Mammut Barryvox  ($425 ) The Barryvox makes beacon searching a no-brainer. Press the only button and the LCD screen directs the user in what to do. The three antennae can pick up a signal from … More »

Posh Powder – The Josie

Hip resort, even hipper hotel. Soon to be looking more like accomms in St. Moritz than Rossland, B.C., Red Mountain welcomed in March North America’s latest slopeside boutique hotel, The Josie by Nobel House. With 106 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer locally-inspired craft cooking (done fancy or casual, inside or out), a spa, ski … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #4

1.  Precise, warm, compact, streamlined, easy on-and-off…all appropriate adjectives for the Women’s Beast by Dynafit ($899). Built for freeride feet, it’s also happy skinning back up. Accurate power transmission via Dynafit’s Precision Lock System is immediate when the shell, cuff and stiff magnesium spoiler are in Ski Mode. At only 1,300g, it’s almost danceable—just don’t drive … More »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

Persian Powder

From Iceland to India, the Andes to the Atlas Mountains, feather-in-the-cap ski trips are competitive with some adventure travellers. Will skiing in Iran become commonplace on social media posts this season? in December 2017 issue Airfare to Tehran? Cheaper than flying to Europe. Lift passes and accommodation? A lot cheaper than in Europe or North … More »

The Big 5-0

It’s hard to believe it was half a century ago that visionary Hans Gmoser introduced the world to Canadian Mountain Holidays and the rapture of heli-skiing, and had us dreaming of the penultimate ski holiday destination: the Bugaboos. Spectacular accommodations nestled in the alpine with untouched powder in all directions became part of history, with … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

Shape Up for the Season – Fit to ski part 1

We place big demands on our bodies whether we’re ripping it on hardpack and crud or skinning up looking for untouched powder in unfamiliar terrain. Even on leisurely days we still need to be in top condition to prevent injury and ski until last chair. Doing some dryland training ahead of the season can help … More »

One Helluva First Descent

With a one-in-four death rate, successfully climbing K2 on the Pakistan-China border, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a truly awe-inspiring feat. To ski down it, well, that’s never been done—until July 22 when Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied into the record books. Bargiel’s 3,000-vertical-metre solo run from the Savage Mountain’s 8,611m peak to Base … More »

A Safer Backcountry

Only about 28 per cent of people buried in an avalanche survive. These four essentials promise to improve that number. Mammut Barryvox  ($425 ) The Barryvox makes beacon searching a no-brainer. Press the only button and the LCD screen directs the user in what to do. The three antennae can pick up a signal from … More »

Posh Powder – The Josie

Hip resort, even hipper hotel. Soon to be looking more like accomms in St. Moritz than Rossland, B.C., Red Mountain welcomed in March North America’s latest slopeside boutique hotel, The Josie by Nobel House. With 106 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer locally-inspired craft cooking (done fancy or casual, inside or out), a spa, ski … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #4

1.  Precise, warm, compact, streamlined, easy on-and-off…all appropriate adjectives for the Women’s Beast by Dynafit ($899). Built for freeride feet, it’s also happy skinning back up. Accurate power transmission via Dynafit’s Precision Lock System is immediate when the shell, cuff and stiff magnesium spoiler are in Ski Mode. At only 1,300g, it’s almost danceable—just don’t drive … More »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

Persian Powder

From Iceland to India, the Andes to the Atlas Mountains, feather-in-the-cap ski trips are competitive with some adventure travellers. Will skiing in Iran become commonplace on social media posts this season? in December 2017 issue Airfare to Tehran? Cheaper than flying to Europe. Lift passes and accommodation? A lot cheaper than in Europe or North … More »

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