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Repeat As Necessary – Traslin Bros.

Like most of us, Mike and Andy Traslin would rather be skiing fresh powder. But when you’re fully, completely committed to skiing at least one day out of every calendar month, you’re going to be hitting sun cups, an odd metamorphosis of melting snow that persists in north-facing patches pretty much year round. As of … More »

Storm Reservations

Everyone knew that COVID would turn the 2020-21 ski season upside down, but few Whistlerites could have guessed that they’d have to make reservations and then queue up at 6:45 each morning to catch one of four gondola lifts connecting the Village and Creekside to the upper mountain. There’s nothing stranger than standing in a … More »

Stories of Ice

Stories of Ice

From white, pristine snowfall to the indigo caverns that are thousands of years old, the world’s glaciers tell a multi-layered story of time and place. In Stories of Ice (Rocky Mountain Books, $40) veteran Canmore outdoors writer Lynn Martel celebrates their awe-inspiring beauty , warns of hidden dangers deep in crevasses and catalogues their shocking … More »

A B.C. Beer Run

  Craft Beer is a Natural Finish to a Great Day on the Slopes The first time I ordered up a Kokanee lager (with the tagline “It’s the beer ’round here”) was at après ski on a Kootenay road trip on what was much later coined by marketing types “the Powder Highway.” I loved the … More »

8 Canadian Alpine Lodges

SWEET DREAMS Eight Canadian alpine lodges BY STEVEN THRENDYLE  PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN CREARY Backcountry skiing has been part of the B.C. landscape since the mid-1980s, but thanks to huge advances in off-grid energy conservation technology and environmentally sensitive construction techniques, today’s private lodges are a far cry from the drafty, rodent-infested hovels of yesteryear. Most … More »

Knucklehead Lodge

Folks in small-town B.C. just love to build stuff. In Powell River, a former forestry boomtown located on the aptly named Sunshine Coast, the Knuckleheads Winter Recreation Association (KWRA) consists of hardy, gregarious and highly industrious outdoor enthusiasts of both the motorized and non-motorized persuasion. The KWRA has been building attractive, low-impact cabins for overnight … More »

Garibaldi Turns 100

Garibaldi Provincial Park

Garibaldi Turns 100 Garibaldi Provincial Park   Italian army general Giuseppe Garibaldi may be famous for being “the father of modern Italy,” but he never travelled anywhere near the B.C. provincial park that bears his name. While exploring the head of Howe Sound in 1860, British Navy captain George Henry Richards anointed the stunning “diamond … More »

Big Dreams for Zincton

David Harley believes the mountain resort business model is broken. The sport’s future does not lie in bringing planeloads of skiers into Denver International Airport and shuttling them off to cookie-cutter areas along an interstate. Rather, Harley thinks adventurous skiers will come to Zincton, his proposed new four-season resort near New Denver, a remote mountain … More »

Tough Choice – Multi-resort passes

Have multi-resort passes changed the way you ski? by STEVEN THRENDYLE in Buyer’s Guide 2021 issue Few innovations have disrupted—and reconfigured—the cost of ski holidays, and indeed how we choose where to ski, quite like Vail’s Epic Pass, Alterra’s Ikon Pass and the Mountain Collective membership. According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), more … More »

K2: The Impossible Descent

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, mountain-culture junkies have turned to the internet to get their adrenaline fix. In mid-July, Red Bull Media House dropped K2: The Impossible Descent, the story of Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel’s successful linkage of a non-stop ski route down the world’s second-highest peak. Perhaps Bargiel thought skiing might prove somewhat safer? … More »

Repeat As Necessary – Traslin Bros.

Like most of us, Mike and Andy Traslin would rather be skiing fresh powder. But when you’re fully, completely committed to skiing at least one day out of every calendar month, you’re going to be hitting sun cups, an odd metamorphosis of melting snow that persists in north-facing patches pretty much year round. As of … More »

Storm Reservations

Everyone knew that COVID would turn the 2020-21 ski season upside down, but few Whistlerites could have guessed that they’d have to make reservations and then queue up at 6:45 each morning to catch one of four gondola lifts connecting the Village and Creekside to the upper mountain. There’s nothing stranger than standing in a … More »

Stories of Ice

Stories of Ice

From white, pristine snowfall to the indigo caverns that are thousands of years old, the world’s glaciers tell a multi-layered story of time and place. In Stories of Ice (Rocky Mountain Books, $40) veteran Canmore outdoors writer Lynn Martel celebrates their awe-inspiring beauty , warns of hidden dangers deep in crevasses and catalogues their shocking … More »

A B.C. Beer Run

  Craft Beer is a Natural Finish to a Great Day on the Slopes The first time I ordered up a Kokanee lager (with the tagline “It’s the beer ’round here”) was at après ski on a Kootenay road trip on what was much later coined by marketing types “the Powder Highway.” I loved the … More »

8 Canadian Alpine Lodges

SWEET DREAMS Eight Canadian alpine lodges BY STEVEN THRENDYLE  PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN CREARY Backcountry skiing has been part of the B.C. landscape since the mid-1980s, but thanks to huge advances in off-grid energy conservation technology and environmentally sensitive construction techniques, today’s private lodges are a far cry from the drafty, rodent-infested hovels of yesteryear. Most … More »

Knucklehead Lodge

Folks in small-town B.C. just love to build stuff. In Powell River, a former forestry boomtown located on the aptly named Sunshine Coast, the Knuckleheads Winter Recreation Association (KWRA) consists of hardy, gregarious and highly industrious outdoor enthusiasts of both the motorized and non-motorized persuasion. The KWRA has been building attractive, low-impact cabins for overnight … More »

Garibaldi Turns 100

Garibaldi Provincial Park

Garibaldi Turns 100 Garibaldi Provincial Park   Italian army general Giuseppe Garibaldi may be famous for being “the father of modern Italy,” but he never travelled anywhere near the B.C. provincial park that bears his name. While exploring the head of Howe Sound in 1860, British Navy captain George Henry Richards anointed the stunning “diamond … More »

Big Dreams for Zincton

David Harley believes the mountain resort business model is broken. The sport’s future does not lie in bringing planeloads of skiers into Denver International Airport and shuttling them off to cookie-cutter areas along an interstate. Rather, Harley thinks adventurous skiers will come to Zincton, his proposed new four-season resort near New Denver, a remote mountain … More »

Tough Choice – Multi-resort passes

Have multi-resort passes changed the way you ski? by STEVEN THRENDYLE in Buyer’s Guide 2021 issue Few innovations have disrupted—and reconfigured—the cost of ski holidays, and indeed how we choose where to ski, quite like Vail’s Epic Pass, Alterra’s Ikon Pass and the Mountain Collective membership. According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), more … More »

K2: The Impossible Descent

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, mountain-culture junkies have turned to the internet to get their adrenaline fix. In mid-July, Red Bull Media House dropped K2: The Impossible Descent, the story of Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel’s successful linkage of a non-stop ski route down the world’s second-highest peak. Perhaps Bargiel thought skiing might prove somewhat safer? … More »

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