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How to Buy a Puffy Jacket

A better puffy Everyone needs a down jacket for staying warm at rest stops, on chilly summit tops or organizing in parking lots. Down on its own is fine, but the latest crop of puffies is giving the sleeping bags with sleeves a 21st-century upgrade. Marmot West Rib Parka: Marmot doubles down. First it stuffs … More »

Q & A With Kingsbury

“It’s good to be king,” Tom Petty used to sing. These words are printed on Mikaël Kingsbury’s lucky T-shirt that he’s worn for every competition since 2010. Kingsbury is officially the most accomplished mogul skier of all time. His dream started with the Freestyle Ski Team at Saint-Sauveur when he was eight years old. Today, … More »

Sleeping at Altitude

How to Handle Elevation No matter how much dryland training I do before my ski trips to the Alps or U.S. West, I’m invariably exhausted during my first few days. It can’t be just the jet lag since I don’t have similar problems when I visit the U.K. Likewise, much to the surprise of my … More »

How to Buy Ski Goggles

What you need to know about buying ski goggles     Here are three main variables to consider when goggle shopping. 1. Lens shape: Lenses are either spherical, curving horizontally and vertically, or cylindrical, only curving horizontally. Spherical has less distortion and glare. Making cylindrical lenses is a simpler process, so they are often less expensive. … More »

New Hope For Cape Smokey

New Hope For Cape Smokey by RON BETTS The song “Rise Again,” by songwriter Leon Dubinsky, is an anthem for the resiliency of the Cape Breton spirit. Those lyrics will hopefully ring true for skiers in the northern part of Cape Breton Island, where it was recently announced that the Cape Smokey ski area had … More »

Noteworthy: Smith 4D Mag goggles

BETTER WITH BUBBLE     Smith went through more than 140 prototypes and had to build brand-new machines and manufacturing systems to make the first curved goggle lens, the 4D Mag. Where most goggles end suddenly at the bottom, the 4D lens continues to curve under, adding significant field of vision looking down the hill—25 per … More »

Topping Up Tremblant

Whether you like it old school or new school, there seems to be no lack of new investment popping up all over the village of Mont Tremblant, making it hard to keep up with the “what’s new, what’s hot?” every season. There may still be only one St-Hubert village location (and it’s an “Express”), but … More »

How To Get The Blues

Iceland and Thailand might boast their Blue Lagoons, but on the Pemberton Icefield west of Whistler, ice cave expert Doug Washer will show you more mesmerizing shades of blue than Benjamin Moore. Washer, CEO of Whistler-based Head-Line Mountain Holidays, is Canada’s foremost ice cave hunter. How did you find these caves in the first place? … More »

Noteworthy: Don’t Be That Guy

    How did we meet up with ski buddies or family before cellphones? More important, how do you check your phone on the lift without worrying about dropping it? The answer, in retrospect, is obvious: the Action Sports Anchor. The bungee-style lanyard hooks onto a zipper pull on a jacket on one end and through … More »

25 Years Later

Jules Older, a former editor to a one-time competing publication, called a while ago to let me know that after some research, he decided I’m the longest-sitting ski magazine editor…in the world. After digesting this lump, I told a neighbour Doug Bennet, who for years was editor and later publisher of Masthead, an industry magazine … More »

How to Buy a Puffy Jacket

A better puffy Everyone needs a down jacket for staying warm at rest stops, on chilly summit tops or organizing in parking lots. Down on its own is fine, but the latest crop of puffies is giving the sleeping bags with sleeves a 21st-century upgrade. Marmot West Rib Parka: Marmot doubles down. First it stuffs … More »

Q & A With Kingsbury

“It’s good to be king,” Tom Petty used to sing. These words are printed on Mikaël Kingsbury’s lucky T-shirt that he’s worn for every competition since 2010. Kingsbury is officially the most accomplished mogul skier of all time. His dream started with the Freestyle Ski Team at Saint-Sauveur when he was eight years old. Today, … More »

Sleeping at Altitude

How to Handle Elevation No matter how much dryland training I do before my ski trips to the Alps or U.S. West, I’m invariably exhausted during my first few days. It can’t be just the jet lag since I don’t have similar problems when I visit the U.K. Likewise, much to the surprise of my … More »

How to Buy Ski Goggles

What you need to know about buying ski goggles     Here are three main variables to consider when goggle shopping. 1. Lens shape: Lenses are either spherical, curving horizontally and vertically, or cylindrical, only curving horizontally. Spherical has less distortion and glare. Making cylindrical lenses is a simpler process, so they are often less expensive. … More »

New Hope For Cape Smokey

New Hope For Cape Smokey by RON BETTS The song “Rise Again,” by songwriter Leon Dubinsky, is an anthem for the resiliency of the Cape Breton spirit. Those lyrics will hopefully ring true for skiers in the northern part of Cape Breton Island, where it was recently announced that the Cape Smokey ski area had … More »

Noteworthy: Smith 4D Mag goggles

BETTER WITH BUBBLE     Smith went through more than 140 prototypes and had to build brand-new machines and manufacturing systems to make the first curved goggle lens, the 4D Mag. Where most goggles end suddenly at the bottom, the 4D lens continues to curve under, adding significant field of vision looking down the hill—25 per … More »

Topping Up Tremblant

Whether you like it old school or new school, there seems to be no lack of new investment popping up all over the village of Mont Tremblant, making it hard to keep up with the “what’s new, what’s hot?” every season. There may still be only one St-Hubert village location (and it’s an “Express”), but … More »

How To Get The Blues

Iceland and Thailand might boast their Blue Lagoons, but on the Pemberton Icefield west of Whistler, ice cave expert Doug Washer will show you more mesmerizing shades of blue than Benjamin Moore. Washer, CEO of Whistler-based Head-Line Mountain Holidays, is Canada’s foremost ice cave hunter. How did you find these caves in the first place? … More »

Noteworthy: Don’t Be That Guy

    How did we meet up with ski buddies or family before cellphones? More important, how do you check your phone on the lift without worrying about dropping it? The answer, in retrospect, is obvious: the Action Sports Anchor. The bungee-style lanyard hooks onto a zipper pull on a jacket on one end and through … More »

25 Years Later

Jules Older, a former editor to a one-time competing publication, called a while ago to let me know that after some research, he decided I’m the longest-sitting ski magazine editor…in the world. After digesting this lump, I told a neighbour Doug Bennet, who for years was editor and later publisher of Masthead, an industry magazine … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

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