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What’s a medal worth?

Judged vs. timed sports: the value of Olympic gold. by George Koch in the Winter 2014 issue “Millions, we’re talking millions here.” The late, great U.S. downhill racer Bill Johnson’s notoriety stemmed largely from this widely circulated quote—he insisted it was a misquote—about the value of his Olympic gold medal at Sarajevo. Many will recoil at … More »

The road trip

by Leslie Woit from Fall 2012 issue Getting there is half the fun. Is it? Is it really? Pinched in the gnarled vise grip of a Canadian winter, dodgy whiteouts and black ice, trapped in a confined metal compartment packed to the gills with sharp skis wedged between seats, cold plastic ski boots in ribs, … More »

Down with faffing

Why is skiing so irritating? It’s not wobbly legs, bad weather and glutinous plates of burgers and poutine. It’s the frustration caused by farting around. by Leslie Woit from Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue Yes, you with your tangled iPod cords, snotty noses, infernally fogged goggles and hapless search for the missing cleaning wipe…. I’m fed up with fellow skiers who faff around. This … More »

Rant & Rave

What’s a medal worth?

Judged vs. timed sports: the value of Olympic gold. by George Koch in the Winter 2014 issue “Millions, we’re talking millions here.” The late, great U.S. downhill racer Bill Johnson’s notoriety stemmed largely from this widely circulated quote—he insisted it was a misquote—about the value of his Olympic gold medal at Sarajevo. Many will recoil at … More »

The road trip

by Leslie Woit from Fall 2012 issue Getting there is half the fun. Is it? Is it really? Pinched in the gnarled vise grip of a Canadian winter, dodgy whiteouts and black ice, trapped in a confined metal compartment packed to the gills with sharp skis wedged between seats, cold plastic ski boots in ribs, … More »

Down with faffing

Why is skiing so irritating? It’s not wobbly legs, bad weather and glutinous plates of burgers and poutine. It’s the frustration caused by farting around. by Leslie Woit from Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue Yes, you with your tangled iPod cords, snotty noses, infernally fogged goggles and hapless search for the missing cleaning wipe…. I’m fed up with fellow skiers who faff around. This … More »

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