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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 »

Doctor On Board

Ski Canada’s John Foote MD spent a day in the rescue helicopter with the Air Zermatt crew I’ve seen you on TV!” an American accent blurted out as I, now red-faced, passed a group of curious onlookers. I’d just exited the Air Zermatt rescue helicopter that had landed dramatically near a gondola’s exit station. Although … More »

A Century of Ski Racing

A Century of Ski Racing What’s your most memorable moment in Canadian ski racing history? Would it be one of Canada’s Olympic podiums? Cheering on the Crazy Canucks as they beat the Europeans on their home turf for the first time? Perhaps the highs of seeing the younger generation win World Cup Globes? There are … More »

What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry

Trust is timeless What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry When Helly Hansen invited Erin Mielzynski to climb and ski big mountain lines in the Alps for Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest ski flick, she was confused. “I don’t think I’m your girl,” responded the Canadian World Cup slalom specialist. “I’m a … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Atomic Bent Chetler Grateful Dead Edition

WHAT WOULD THE GRATEFUL DEAD SKI?     The Grateful Dead’s free-form, creative and mellow music has always been the soundtrack to skiing. Now it’s the inspiration for the artwork, too. “The way we draw lines down a mountain or wave is the same improv the Dead have in their music,” says pro skier and Dead … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Jane the Virgin

My friend Jane summed up the trip well: “Going back to skiing groomers with people whizzing past me at resorts will feel kind of dull,” she told me dreamily. “I think I’ll be spending more time in the trees and back bowls—and definitely there’s more AT in my future.” I remember telling her last autumn, … More »

Lost & Found Dept.

LOST & FOUND DEPT.   Traditionally, Recco technology has been used by ski patrollers searching for buried avalanche victims. Following the death of his skiing partner in Åre, Sweden, in 1972, Recco founder Markus Granhed developed what he felt was a faster way to search for buried skiers than using rescue dogs. Truth be told, … 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 »

Doctor On Board

Ski Canada’s John Foote MD spent a day in the rescue helicopter with the Air Zermatt crew I’ve seen you on TV!” an American accent blurted out as I, now red-faced, passed a group of curious onlookers. I’d just exited the Air Zermatt rescue helicopter that had landed dramatically near a gondola’s exit station. Although … More »

A Century of Ski Racing

A Century of Ski Racing What’s your most memorable moment in Canadian ski racing history? Would it be one of Canada’s Olympic podiums? Cheering on the Crazy Canucks as they beat the Europeans on their home turf for the first time? Perhaps the highs of seeing the younger generation win World Cup Globes? There are … More »

What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry

Trust is timeless What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry When Helly Hansen invited Erin Mielzynski to climb and ski big mountain lines in the Alps for Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest ski flick, she was confused. “I don’t think I’m your girl,” responded the Canadian World Cup slalom specialist. “I’m a … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Atomic Bent Chetler Grateful Dead Edition

WHAT WOULD THE GRATEFUL DEAD SKI?     The Grateful Dead’s free-form, creative and mellow music has always been the soundtrack to skiing. Now it’s the inspiration for the artwork, too. “The way we draw lines down a mountain or wave is the same improv the Dead have in their music,” says pro skier and Dead … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Jane the Virgin

My friend Jane summed up the trip well: “Going back to skiing groomers with people whizzing past me at resorts will feel kind of dull,” she told me dreamily. “I think I’ll be spending more time in the trees and back bowls—and definitely there’s more AT in my future.” I remember telling her last autumn, … More »

Lost & Found Dept.

LOST & FOUND DEPT.   Traditionally, Recco technology has been used by ski patrollers searching for buried avalanche victims. Following the death of his skiing partner in Åre, Sweden, in 1972, Recco founder Markus Granhed developed what he felt was a faster way to search for buried skiers than using rescue dogs. Truth be told, … More »

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