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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bienvenue Au Canada

Bienvenue Au Canada Club Med Québec Charlevoix   Cirque du Soleil co-founder and Le Massif owner Daniel Gauthier may not have been successful at convincing the IOC that his home hill’s 770 vertical metres was enough for a men’s downhill run, but he has many supporters who prefer his successful wooing of an 850-bed, all-inclusive … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bienvenue Au Canada

Bienvenue Au Canada Club Med Québec Charlevoix   Cirque du Soleil co-founder and Le Massif owner Daniel Gauthier may not have been successful at convincing the IOC that his home hill’s 770 vertical metres was enough for a men’s downhill run, but he has many supporters who prefer his successful wooing of an 850-bed, all-inclusive … More »

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Just $5.00 an issue!

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