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The Kaiser and Me

The Kaiser and Me – veteran travel writer Arnie Wilson takes a run with Franz Klammer It felt utterly exhilarating to ride in the icy tracks of downhill legend Franz Klammer, “The Kaiser” himself—even though it’s been 43 years since he stormed his way down the run at Patscherkofel (one of nine ski areas near … More »

Leave Your Keto Diet at Home

Dr. John’s E.R. Although low-carbohydrate/ketogenic and intermittent-fasting diets are popular as a weight-loss method, especially with the Hollywood set, the available science indicates that these diets may impair ski performance and recovery. A 2010 study of competitors in a two-day ski mountaineering competition showed that the best performances correlated with higher complex-carbohydrate (slow-burning) intake along … More »

50/50 Club – Heliskiing

50 Years at Wiegele and RK Heliski From the Rockies to the Monashees, Mike Wiegele has been wowing the ski world with 50 years of heli-skiing and luxe log cabin pampering. Tributes, storytelling and celebrations range from the release of his award-nominated film Call Me Crazy (wiegele.com/CallMeCrazy) to the return of the Powder 8 World … More »

Vancouver Int’l Mt. Film Festival

VIMFF Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival The 23rd annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival presents nine days of films, book signings, oral presentations and seminars from February 9-17. Events take place at five venues throughout Metro Vancouver, including Richmond and craft-beer-friendly Port Moody. Ski Nights skew heavily to the backcountry/powder genre; e.g., self-propelled journeys by … More »

St. Sauveur heated 6-pack

Sommet Saint-Sauveur Who even remembers chairlift rides on cold wooden slats? Sommet Saint-Sauveur is upping Sunshine Village’s Teepee Town LX (North America’s first heated-seat quad) with its new Sommet Express six-pack. A shorter ride up barely gives users time to relax and enjoy the warmed seat and backrest charged at the base station. Replacing the … More »

Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler

Pangea Pod Hotel – not great for sleepwalkers If you equate affordable Whistler with living in your van, think again. Pod-dwelling is the Coast Range’s most gabbed about cheap (relatively) and cheerful billet, a capsule concept just a few minutes’ walk (or stumble) in ski boots from the gondola and every bar, boutique and beauty … More »

Alpine Canada throwback

Recognize talent when you see it? (And a few long-time ski industry types…?) The 100th-year anniversary of Alpine Canada was on December 20 and this little gem of a print drifted our way from the archives of Nancy Greene Raine. From left to right at Craigleith Ski Club in Collingwood: Leo Vogrin (Coach), Al Safrata, … 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Kaiser and Me

The Kaiser and Me – veteran travel writer Arnie Wilson takes a run with Franz Klammer It felt utterly exhilarating to ride in the icy tracks of downhill legend Franz Klammer, “The Kaiser” himself—even though it’s been 43 years since he stormed his way down the run at Patscherkofel (one of nine ski areas near … More »

Leave Your Keto Diet at Home

Dr. John’s E.R. Although low-carbohydrate/ketogenic and intermittent-fasting diets are popular as a weight-loss method, especially with the Hollywood set, the available science indicates that these diets may impair ski performance and recovery. A 2010 study of competitors in a two-day ski mountaineering competition showed that the best performances correlated with higher complex-carbohydrate (slow-burning) intake along … More »

50/50 Club – Heliskiing

50 Years at Wiegele and RK Heliski From the Rockies to the Monashees, Mike Wiegele has been wowing the ski world with 50 years of heli-skiing and luxe log cabin pampering. Tributes, storytelling and celebrations range from the release of his award-nominated film Call Me Crazy (wiegele.com/CallMeCrazy) to the return of the Powder 8 World … More »

Vancouver Int’l Mt. Film Festival

VIMFF Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival The 23rd annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival presents nine days of films, book signings, oral presentations and seminars from February 9-17. Events take place at five venues throughout Metro Vancouver, including Richmond and craft-beer-friendly Port Moody. Ski Nights skew heavily to the backcountry/powder genre; e.g., self-propelled journeys by … More »

St. Sauveur heated 6-pack

Sommet Saint-Sauveur Who even remembers chairlift rides on cold wooden slats? Sommet Saint-Sauveur is upping Sunshine Village’s Teepee Town LX (North America’s first heated-seat quad) with its new Sommet Express six-pack. A shorter ride up barely gives users time to relax and enjoy the warmed seat and backrest charged at the base station. Replacing the … More »

Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler

Pangea Pod Hotel – not great for sleepwalkers If you equate affordable Whistler with living in your van, think again. Pod-dwelling is the Coast Range’s most gabbed about cheap (relatively) and cheerful billet, a capsule concept just a few minutes’ walk (or stumble) in ski boots from the gondola and every bar, boutique and beauty … More »

Alpine Canada throwback

Recognize talent when you see it? (And a few long-time ski industry types…?) The 100th-year anniversary of Alpine Canada was on December 20 and this little gem of a print drifted our way from the archives of Nancy Greene Raine. From left to right at Craigleith Ski Club in Collingwood: Leo Vogrin (Coach), Al Safrata, … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Subscribe and SAVE!

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