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Hello BC! The Freeride World Tour Returns to Kicking Horse for another Wild Ride

Dominique Daher – FWT18 – Kicking Horse Get ready for big air, mind blowing tricks and spectacular runs. The 16th edition of the Freeride World Tour (FWT) hits B.C.’s Kicking Horse Mountain Resort February 17-22, 2023—North America’s only stop on the global tour.  Initially planned as the first competition of the season, organizers postponed Kicking … More »

BOOK AHEAD

In ski towns packed with impressive restos it’s hard work to stand out. Whistler, Banff, and especially Zermatt turned out some zingers in time for Winter 2023, including the new Wild Blue in Whistler Village. Anchored by three very seasoned Whistlerites—Neil Henderson and Jack Evrensel (Araxi) and Chef Derek Bendig (Fairmont)—plus Iron Chef’s Alex Chen, … More »

Home Away From Home – Sun Peaks

After a too-long hiatus, a ski-starved Brit beached in Portugal was finally able to pack her bags for a long-awaited season in Sun Peaks. Last winter was her only missed ski season since 1973, so plans had to be pandemic-proof. First into the carry-on: vaccination certificate, Canadian passport, masks, sanitizer and kilos of COVID-aptability. Using … More »

Room At The Inn – Chalets Montmorency and Auberge Et Campagne

For devoted innkeepers and hosts who go the extra mile, hospitality is much more than a welcome mat and a long way from today’s cookie-cutter resort condos. When considering where to lay your toque for the night close to Mont-Sainte-Anne, there are plenty of unique options. Here are two examples in the quaint town of … More »

Olson’s Chairlift Trivia

Did you know that:   • K2 was once owned by Cummins Diesel. And later by Rubbermaid. • Beatrice Foods owned Hart skis. • Kingsford Charcoal owned Scott. • Ski competitions were started by the British. • A patent for a T-bar ski lift was filed two years before the first rope tow appeared. • Bob … More »

Gondola For Grouse

Billed as the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Currently, skiers, snowboarders and hikers access runs and trails via the Skyride, a 130-passenger tram that whisks visitors from an expansive parking lot to an upper lodge in less than six minutes. In the fall, Grouse announced plans to … More »

On Speed

Aside from better equipment, speed is a fundamental problem we’ve created since good grooming began in the ’80s It was too icy for Martin Olson, Ski Canada’s technical editor emeritus, to go back out after lunch the other day, and since my back was starting to turn into a question mark from too much time … More »

Get Out of Jail

I’m told that roads in Ontario, and especially Newfoundland, can be dangerous when a moose is involved. In Scotland, I once nearly hit a reindeer. Skiing can be full of surprises, too. At these moments the ubiquitous skiers’ mantra, “Look incredibly cool,” suddenly disappears from our list of priorities and is replaced by “Try not … More »

The Sending Games – Freeride World Tour 2022

Freeride World Tour

The Freeride World Tour by Alpina Watches takes some of the best skiers to the most “Mythic Mountain Faces” every season, and for the fourth time its only North American stop is at Kicking Horse in Golden, B.C., on the “Ozone” face, February 12-17. It’s an event made for spectators and FWT announcer and coach, … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Over The Hill At 40

When you picture the world’s most classic downhill tracks, most people think of Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm, Wengen’s Lauberhorn or Canada’s own Lake Louise. While these are certainly gems, there’s one other classic track where the spandex crowd get to live out their downhill dreams. Since its inception in 1981, SilverStar’s Over the Hill Downhill has been … More »

Columns

Hello BC! The Freeride World Tour Returns to Kicking Horse for another Wild Ride

Dominique Daher – FWT18 – Kicking Horse Get ready for big air, mind blowing tricks and spectacular runs. The 16th edition of the Freeride World Tour (FWT) hits B.C.’s Kicking Horse Mountain Resort February 17-22, 2023—North America’s only stop on the global tour.  Initially planned as the first competition of the season, organizers postponed Kicking … More »

BOOK AHEAD

In ski towns packed with impressive restos it’s hard work to stand out. Whistler, Banff, and especially Zermatt turned out some zingers in time for Winter 2023, including the new Wild Blue in Whistler Village. Anchored by three very seasoned Whistlerites—Neil Henderson and Jack Evrensel (Araxi) and Chef Derek Bendig (Fairmont)—plus Iron Chef’s Alex Chen, … More »

Home Away From Home – Sun Peaks

After a too-long hiatus, a ski-starved Brit beached in Portugal was finally able to pack her bags for a long-awaited season in Sun Peaks. Last winter was her only missed ski season since 1973, so plans had to be pandemic-proof. First into the carry-on: vaccination certificate, Canadian passport, masks, sanitizer and kilos of COVID-aptability. Using … More »

Room At The Inn – Chalets Montmorency and Auberge Et Campagne

For devoted innkeepers and hosts who go the extra mile, hospitality is much more than a welcome mat and a long way from today’s cookie-cutter resort condos. When considering where to lay your toque for the night close to Mont-Sainte-Anne, there are plenty of unique options. Here are two examples in the quaint town of … More »

Olson’s Chairlift Trivia

Did you know that:   • K2 was once owned by Cummins Diesel. And later by Rubbermaid. • Beatrice Foods owned Hart skis. • Kingsford Charcoal owned Scott. • Ski competitions were started by the British. • A patent for a T-bar ski lift was filed two years before the first rope tow appeared. • Bob … More »

Gondola For Grouse

Billed as the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Currently, skiers, snowboarders and hikers access runs and trails via the Skyride, a 130-passenger tram that whisks visitors from an expansive parking lot to an upper lodge in less than six minutes. In the fall, Grouse announced plans to … More »

On Speed

Aside from better equipment, speed is a fundamental problem we’ve created since good grooming began in the ’80s It was too icy for Martin Olson, Ski Canada’s technical editor emeritus, to go back out after lunch the other day, and since my back was starting to turn into a question mark from too much time … More »

Get Out of Jail

I’m told that roads in Ontario, and especially Newfoundland, can be dangerous when a moose is involved. In Scotland, I once nearly hit a reindeer. Skiing can be full of surprises, too. At these moments the ubiquitous skiers’ mantra, “Look incredibly cool,” suddenly disappears from our list of priorities and is replaced by “Try not … More »

The Sending Games – Freeride World Tour 2022

Freeride World Tour

The Freeride World Tour by Alpina Watches takes some of the best skiers to the most “Mythic Mountain Faces” every season, and for the fourth time its only North American stop is at Kicking Horse in Golden, B.C., on the “Ozone” face, February 12-17. It’s an event made for spectators and FWT announcer and coach, … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Over The Hill At 40

When you picture the world’s most classic downhill tracks, most people think of Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm, Wengen’s Lauberhorn or Canada’s own Lake Louise. While these are certainly gems, there’s one other classic track where the spandex crowd get to live out their downhill dreams. Since its inception in 1981, SilverStar’s Over the Hill Downhill has been … More »

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