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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Online February 25 – March 27.  In Person February 25 – March 6. Snowsports Show –.  The best Snowsports films of the year for all the powder lovers out there! From big alpine faces, to sufferfest ski traverses, and farming turns at the hill, this show has something for everyone. Presented by ARC’TERYX.  Includes Precious … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Gray Rocks

Do You Remember When … Taking part in an annual Gray Rocks iconic ski week was a rite of passage for many skiers. Hall of Fame and Snow Eagles ski school director Réal Charette has been credited for the ski week concept from a Sunday-night reception to a farewell dinner. And in the golden days … More »

60 Years of Cold Bums & Hot Toddies – Sun Peaks

Move over, Ski Canada. At 60, Tod Mountain has a decade on you. Wait, where’s that? Well, you probably know it by its more recognizable name, Sun Peaks Resort. But to those who’ve been skiing at the Kamloops ski area all their lives, it’s still Tod, and those early ski pioneers are still referred to … More »

Diamond in the Fluff – Powder King

Just before a sun is born, gravity starts pulling all the pieces together. That’s where Powder King Mountain Resort is at right now, says Jim Salisbury, the ski hill’s owner and general manager. “We’re in the infancy of development of the resort,” he says. “And we’re picking up traction.” Powder King sits right on Hwy … More »

The Height of Boots

Seemed Like a Good Idea 50th Anniversary looking back About 40 years ago a strange boot design appeared on the slopes. Today they would be invisible under a pant cuff and nobody would know you were wearing “high-top” ski boots, but back when ski pants were tight this new boot design was hard to hide—or … More »

50 Years of Fun

50 years of fun

   It’s a bit of a crevasse fall whenever I open an old copy of Ski Canada, or Ski Canada Journal as it all started in 1971. I can pore over the entertaining nostalgic pages for hours and quickly forget what I was originally looking up. The content can be both formal and naïve—and often … 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 »

What’s The Point of Keeping Track?

When it comes to skiing, I’ve never been one to keep score. Take ski racing, for instance—the one discipline of the sport that I’ve actively avoided all these years. I once “lost” a dual-slalom against a woman from Minnesota who was old enough to be my mother, and who charitably said, “You would have beaten … More »

Skill School – The Eyes Have It

I think we can all agree: Staying on one’s feet is the fundamental goal in skiing. Now, isn’t it nice when we all agree about things? The feat of remaining upright while sliding down a snowy hillside depends on refined use of our sense of balance. Our balance system monitors our position while the brain … More »

News on Knees

As an emergency department physician, I’m more useful in diagnosing acute knee injuries than discussing chronic knee pain with friends and strangers at après ski, so I chatted about various treatment options of osteoarthritis (OA) with an expert, director of sports medicine at the University of Toronto, Dr. Mark Leung. OA is the result of … More »

Columns

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Online February 25 – March 27.  In Person February 25 – March 6. Snowsports Show –.  The best Snowsports films of the year for all the powder lovers out there! From big alpine faces, to sufferfest ski traverses, and farming turns at the hill, this show has something for everyone. Presented by ARC’TERYX.  Includes Precious … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Gray Rocks

Do You Remember When … Taking part in an annual Gray Rocks iconic ski week was a rite of passage for many skiers. Hall of Fame and Snow Eagles ski school director Réal Charette has been credited for the ski week concept from a Sunday-night reception to a farewell dinner. And in the golden days … More »

60 Years of Cold Bums & Hot Toddies – Sun Peaks

Move over, Ski Canada. At 60, Tod Mountain has a decade on you. Wait, where’s that? Well, you probably know it by its more recognizable name, Sun Peaks Resort. But to those who’ve been skiing at the Kamloops ski area all their lives, it’s still Tod, and those early ski pioneers are still referred to … More »

Diamond in the Fluff – Powder King

Just before a sun is born, gravity starts pulling all the pieces together. That’s where Powder King Mountain Resort is at right now, says Jim Salisbury, the ski hill’s owner and general manager. “We’re in the infancy of development of the resort,” he says. “And we’re picking up traction.” Powder King sits right on Hwy … More »

The Height of Boots

Seemed Like a Good Idea 50th Anniversary looking back About 40 years ago a strange boot design appeared on the slopes. Today they would be invisible under a pant cuff and nobody would know you were wearing “high-top” ski boots, but back when ski pants were tight this new boot design was hard to hide—or … More »

50 Years of Fun

50 years of fun

   It’s a bit of a crevasse fall whenever I open an old copy of Ski Canada, or Ski Canada Journal as it all started in 1971. I can pore over the entertaining nostalgic pages for hours and quickly forget what I was originally looking up. The content can be both formal and naïve—and often … 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 »

What’s The Point of Keeping Track?

When it comes to skiing, I’ve never been one to keep score. Take ski racing, for instance—the one discipline of the sport that I’ve actively avoided all these years. I once “lost” a dual-slalom against a woman from Minnesota who was old enough to be my mother, and who charitably said, “You would have beaten … More »

Skill School – The Eyes Have It

I think we can all agree: Staying on one’s feet is the fundamental goal in skiing. Now, isn’t it nice when we all agree about things? The feat of remaining upright while sliding down a snowy hillside depends on refined use of our sense of balance. Our balance system monitors our position while the brain … More »

News on Knees

As an emergency department physician, I’m more useful in diagnosing acute knee injuries than discussing chronic knee pain with friends and strangers at après ski, so I chatted about various treatment options of osteoarthritis (OA) with an expert, director of sports medicine at the University of Toronto, Dr. Mark Leung. OA is the result of … More »

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