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K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

SKI TEST 2021 K2 DISRUPTION MTI ALLIANCE * WOMEN  *  GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Shredding firm snow on-piste, from bumps to groomers Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good … More »

Speed and Consequences

Drop in skier density on slopes this winter may tempt some to ski faster than ever When many Canadians were in full lockdown in early spring, I eerily recall being one of few drivers on downtown Toronto empty streets. As an essential worker, I had to show up to work in the ED, no matter … 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 »

Dream Planner – Banff

Dream Planner – The Icefields Parkway With 6,641 sq km of mountains to explore in Banff National Park, where does an adventurous skier start? Nowadays, most backcountry skiers start with Marcus Baranow’s Confessions of a Ski Bum guides. Baranow has written two books, Icefields Parkway: Lake Louise to Bow Summit and Kicking Horse Pass, as … More »

Lake Louise Summit Platter RIP

“No beginner terrain off this lift” the redundant sign at the bottom read. It didn’t matter if it was read before a liftee offered the cold plastic circle to put between your legs—no beginner would make it to the top of the Summit Platter anyway. Rising to the peak of Lake Louise Ski Resort, the … More »

The Swiss Connection

The Swiss Connection Since 2018, phase one of Zermatt’s most ambitious lift-building project this century has been open to skiers and tourists. The four-km-long Matterhorn Glacier Ride 3S cableway reaches Europe’s highest cable car station at 3,820m, near the peak of the Klein Matterhorn at the western end of the Monte Rosa massif. Phase two, … More »

10 More Things to Worry About

10 More Things

 by IAIN MACMILLAN in Fall 2020 issue Hunkered down at the cottage during the summer I was bitten by a bat. In the neck. While I slept. Dodging all the vampire jokes on one of my seven trips to the hospital in Parry Sound for rabies inoculations, I was thinking that at least I’m not … More »

Where are they now?

The decision to hang up the race skis is never easy. Reasons to retire are as varied as the terrain on which competitive skiers made their names. Some leave on top after reaching their highest goals, some never quite reach their ultimate and elusive goals, while others are forced to stop abruptly from injuries or … 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 »

Columns

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

SKI TEST 2021 K2 DISRUPTION MTI ALLIANCE * WOMEN  *  GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Shredding firm snow on-piste, from bumps to groomers Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good … More »

Speed and Consequences

Drop in skier density on slopes this winter may tempt some to ski faster than ever When many Canadians were in full lockdown in early spring, I eerily recall being one of few drivers on downtown Toronto empty streets. As an essential worker, I had to show up to work in the ED, no matter … 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 »

Dream Planner – Banff

Dream Planner – The Icefields Parkway With 6,641 sq km of mountains to explore in Banff National Park, where does an adventurous skier start? Nowadays, most backcountry skiers start with Marcus Baranow’s Confessions of a Ski Bum guides. Baranow has written two books, Icefields Parkway: Lake Louise to Bow Summit and Kicking Horse Pass, as … More »

Lake Louise Summit Platter RIP

“No beginner terrain off this lift” the redundant sign at the bottom read. It didn’t matter if it was read before a liftee offered the cold plastic circle to put between your legs—no beginner would make it to the top of the Summit Platter anyway. Rising to the peak of Lake Louise Ski Resort, the … More »

The Swiss Connection

The Swiss Connection Since 2018, phase one of Zermatt’s most ambitious lift-building project this century has been open to skiers and tourists. The four-km-long Matterhorn Glacier Ride 3S cableway reaches Europe’s highest cable car station at 3,820m, near the peak of the Klein Matterhorn at the western end of the Monte Rosa massif. Phase two, … More »

10 More Things to Worry About

10 More Things

 by IAIN MACMILLAN in Fall 2020 issue Hunkered down at the cottage during the summer I was bitten by a bat. In the neck. While I slept. Dodging all the vampire jokes on one of my seven trips to the hospital in Parry Sound for rabies inoculations, I was thinking that at least I’m not … More »

Where are they now?

The decision to hang up the race skis is never easy. Reasons to retire are as varied as the terrain on which competitive skiers made their names. Some leave on top after reaching their highest goals, some never quite reach their ultimate and elusive goals, while others are forced to stop abruptly from injuries or … 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 »

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