Ski Canada Magazine

Quick Links

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

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

Short Turns

Home Away From Home – Sun Peaks

After a too-long hiatus, a ski-starved Brit beached in Portugal was finally able to pack her bags for a long-awaited season in Sun Peaks. Last winter was her only missed ski season since 1973, so plans had to be pandemic-proof. First into the carry-on: vaccination certificate, Canadian passport, masks, sanitizer and kilos of COVID-aptability. Using … More »

Room At The Inn – Chalets Montmorency and Auberge Et Campagne

For devoted innkeepers and hosts who go the extra mile, hospitality is much more than a welcome mat and a long way from today’s cookie-cutter resort condos. When considering where to lay your toque for the night close to Mont-Sainte-Anne, there are plenty of unique options. Here are two examples in the quaint town of … More »

Olson’s Chairlift Trivia

Did you know that:   • K2 was once owned by Cummins Diesel. And later by Rubbermaid. • Beatrice Foods owned Hart skis. • Kingsford Charcoal owned Scott. • Ski competitions were started by the British. • A patent for a T-bar ski lift was filed two years before the first rope tow appeared. • Bob … More »

Gondola For Grouse

Billed as the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Currently, skiers, snowboarders and hikers access runs and trails via the Skyride, a 130-passenger tram that whisks visitors from an expansive parking lot to an upper lodge in less than six minutes. In the fall, Grouse announced plans to … More »

The Sending Games – Freeride World Tour 2022

Freeride World Tour

The Freeride World Tour by Alpina Watches takes some of the best skiers to the most “Mythic Mountain Faces” every season, and for the fourth time its only North American stop is at Kicking Horse in Golden, B.C., on the “Ozone” face, February 12-17. It’s an event made for spectators and FWT announcer and coach, … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Over The Hill At 40

When you picture the world’s most classic downhill tracks, most people think of Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm, Wengen’s Lauberhorn or Canada’s own Lake Louise. While these are certainly gems, there’s one other classic track where the spandex crowd get to live out their downhill dreams. Since its inception in 1981, SilverStar’s Over the Hill Downhill has been … More »

Meet Reece – Ski Cross Canada

Reece Howden is proof you can set your sights on the prize early in your career. Not many World Cup athletes have been named both Rookie of the Year and won a ski cross Crystal Globe for their overall season all in the same year. Having recently finished his studies, he’s now ready to tackle … More »

Seemed Like a Good Idea – Scott boots

As leather succumbed to the superiority of plastic in the 1960s, there was a period of experimentation and innovation that saw many new, now memorable, ski boot designs, such as the Scott boot from the 1970s. (Scott USA was registered in 1958 but is now a Swiss company.) The visually small ski boot was also … More »

Doing It All – ‘Lusti’ Lustenberger

We shouldn’t be surprised by Christina “Lusti” Lustenberger’s big season; it’s just the latest accomplishment in her multi-act ski career. Lusti has already lived three or four different skier’s dreams. Raised on the slopes of Panorama by parents who ran a ski shop, she learned to ski early and fast. She ascended the racing ranks … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Gray Rocks

Do You Remember When … Taking part in an annual Gray Rocks iconic ski week was a rite of passage for many skiers. Hall of Fame and Snow Eagles ski school director Réal Charette has been credited for the ski week concept from a Sunday-night reception to a farewell dinner. And in the golden days … More »

Short Turns

Home Away From Home – Sun Peaks

After a too-long hiatus, a ski-starved Brit beached in Portugal was finally able to pack her bags for a long-awaited season in Sun Peaks. Last winter was her only missed ski season since 1973, so plans had to be pandemic-proof. First into the carry-on: vaccination certificate, Canadian passport, masks, sanitizer and kilos of COVID-aptability. Using … More »

Room At The Inn – Chalets Montmorency and Auberge Et Campagne

For devoted innkeepers and hosts who go the extra mile, hospitality is much more than a welcome mat and a long way from today’s cookie-cutter resort condos. When considering where to lay your toque for the night close to Mont-Sainte-Anne, there are plenty of unique options. Here are two examples in the quaint town of … More »

Olson’s Chairlift Trivia

Did you know that:   • K2 was once owned by Cummins Diesel. And later by Rubbermaid. • Beatrice Foods owned Hart skis. • Kingsford Charcoal owned Scott. • Ski competitions were started by the British. • A patent for a T-bar ski lift was filed two years before the first rope tow appeared. • Bob … More »

Gondola For Grouse

Billed as the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Currently, skiers, snowboarders and hikers access runs and trails via the Skyride, a 130-passenger tram that whisks visitors from an expansive parking lot to an upper lodge in less than six minutes. In the fall, Grouse announced plans to … More »

The Sending Games – Freeride World Tour 2022

Freeride World Tour

The Freeride World Tour by Alpina Watches takes some of the best skiers to the most “Mythic Mountain Faces” every season, and for the fourth time its only North American stop is at Kicking Horse in Golden, B.C., on the “Ozone” face, February 12-17. It’s an event made for spectators and FWT announcer and coach, … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Over The Hill At 40

When you picture the world’s most classic downhill tracks, most people think of Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm, Wengen’s Lauberhorn or Canada’s own Lake Louise. While these are certainly gems, there’s one other classic track where the spandex crowd get to live out their downhill dreams. Since its inception in 1981, SilverStar’s Over the Hill Downhill has been … More »

Meet Reece – Ski Cross Canada

Reece Howden is proof you can set your sights on the prize early in your career. Not many World Cup athletes have been named both Rookie of the Year and won a ski cross Crystal Globe for their overall season all in the same year. Having recently finished his studies, he’s now ready to tackle … More »

Seemed Like a Good Idea – Scott boots

As leather succumbed to the superiority of plastic in the 1960s, there was a period of experimentation and innovation that saw many new, now memorable, ski boot designs, such as the Scott boot from the 1970s. (Scott USA was registered in 1958 but is now a Swiss company.) The visually small ski boot was also … More »

Doing It All – ‘Lusti’ Lustenberger

We shouldn’t be surprised by Christina “Lusti” Lustenberger’s big season; it’s just the latest accomplishment in her multi-act ski career. Lusti has already lived three or four different skier’s dreams. Raised on the slopes of Panorama by parents who ran a ski shop, she learned to ski early and fast. She ascended the racing ranks … More »

Ski Canada @ 50 – Gray Rocks

Do You Remember When … Taking part in an annual Gray Rocks iconic ski week was a rite of passage for many skiers. Hall of Fame and Snow Eagles ski school director Réal Charette has been credited for the ski week concept from a Sunday-night reception to a farewell dinner. And in the golden days … More »

Quick Links

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

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