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Bunk With a View – Red Mountain

Red Mt. Constella

Red Mountain redefines the term “staying on-mountain” this season with the addition of the intriguing Constella, off the top of Paradise Chair. A new collection of six cozy cabins and a clubhouse, tucked up in the alpine of Red’s Paradise Basin, awaits families and groups who want a starry night away from the madding crowds … More »

Stories of Ice

Stories of Ice

From white, pristine snowfall to the indigo caverns that are thousands of years old, the world’s glaciers tell a multi-layered story of time and place. In Stories of Ice (Rocky Mountain Books, $40) veteran Canmore outdoors writer Lynn Martel celebrates their awe-inspiring beauty , warns of hidden dangers deep in crevasses and catalogues their shocking … More »

Ski Tuning – DIY or Pro?

You nailed a rock. You lose every race. You skid on firm snow. You haven’t waxed or sharpened your skis in weeks. Months? Whatever the reason, it’s time for a tune. But what does that mean? Can you DIY it? If not, how do you choose a good shop and what should you ask for? … More »

Good for Faceshots, Too

Since the death of the turtleneck, face coverings have long been a practical necessity of skiing. This winter, it’s mandatory. No ski country health authority has issued guidelines on what qualifies, but it’s safe to assume, like masks elsewhere, anything that covers from nose to chin will do. Snug-fitting neck warmers with two layers of … More »

Skiing Should Be Colourful

To quote one reader’s message: “Hey, Ski Canada! The snow isn’t the only thing that’s all white on your pages!” No one disagrees. The more people can share, promote and feature the diversification of mountain sports, the better. Together with his father, Stephen Beaudot learned to ski at Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Quebec, near Ottawa. … More »

What’s in a Name? Squaw Valley

It only took 71 years, but North Lake Tahoe’s most well-known ski resort, Squaw Valley, is removing the racial and sexual slur from its name. The resort, known for its tough terrain, hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics and for producing locals like Scott Schmidt, Shane McConkey and Julia Mancuso, worked with the local Washoe tribe … More »

Knucklehead Lodge

Folks in small-town B.C. just love to build stuff. In Powell River, a former forestry boomtown located on the aptly named Sunshine Coast, the Knuckleheads Winter Recreation Association (KWRA) consists of hardy, gregarious and highly industrious outdoor enthusiasts of both the motorized and non-motorized persuasion. The KWRA has been building attractive, low-impact cabins for overnight … More »

Garibaldi Turns 100

Garibaldi Provincial Park

The triangular peak was a beacon to early white settlers in nearby Vancouver, specifically mountain adventurers in the newly formed British Columbia Mountaineering Club, whose members produced the first crude maps of the day in the summer of 1910. Soon, pack animals carried tents, food and supplies to stock seasonal camps for hikers and climbers. … More »

Dream Planner – Banff

With 6,641 sq km of mountains to explore in Banff National Park, where does an adventurous skier start? Nowadays, most backcountry skiers start with Marcus Baranow’s Confessions of a Ski Bum guides. Baranow has written two books, Icefields Parkway: Lake Louise to Bow Summit and Kicking Horse Pass, as well as two online guides, Citadel … More »

Lake Louise Summit Platter RIP

“No beginner terrain off this lift” the redundant sign at the bottom read. It didn’t matter if it was read before a liftee offered the cold plastic circle to put between your legs—no beginner would make it to the top of the Summit Platter anyway. Rising to the peak of Lake Louise Ski Resort, the … More »

Short Turns

Bunk With a View – Red Mountain

Red Mt. Constella

Red Mountain redefines the term “staying on-mountain” this season with the addition of the intriguing Constella, off the top of Paradise Chair. A new collection of six cozy cabins and a clubhouse, tucked up in the alpine of Red’s Paradise Basin, awaits families and groups who want a starry night away from the madding crowds … More »

Stories of Ice

Stories of Ice

From white, pristine snowfall to the indigo caverns that are thousands of years old, the world’s glaciers tell a multi-layered story of time and place. In Stories of Ice (Rocky Mountain Books, $40) veteran Canmore outdoors writer Lynn Martel celebrates their awe-inspiring beauty , warns of hidden dangers deep in crevasses and catalogues their shocking … More »

Ski Tuning – DIY or Pro?

You nailed a rock. You lose every race. You skid on firm snow. You haven’t waxed or sharpened your skis in weeks. Months? Whatever the reason, it’s time for a tune. But what does that mean? Can you DIY it? If not, how do you choose a good shop and what should you ask for? … More »

Good for Faceshots, Too

Since the death of the turtleneck, face coverings have long been a practical necessity of skiing. This winter, it’s mandatory. No ski country health authority has issued guidelines on what qualifies, but it’s safe to assume, like masks elsewhere, anything that covers from nose to chin will do. Snug-fitting neck warmers with two layers of … More »

Skiing Should Be Colourful

To quote one reader’s message: “Hey, Ski Canada! The snow isn’t the only thing that’s all white on your pages!” No one disagrees. The more people can share, promote and feature the diversification of mountain sports, the better. Together with his father, Stephen Beaudot learned to ski at Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Quebec, near Ottawa. … More »

What’s in a Name? Squaw Valley

It only took 71 years, but North Lake Tahoe’s most well-known ski resort, Squaw Valley, is removing the racial and sexual slur from its name. The resort, known for its tough terrain, hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics and for producing locals like Scott Schmidt, Shane McConkey and Julia Mancuso, worked with the local Washoe tribe … More »

Knucklehead Lodge

Folks in small-town B.C. just love to build stuff. In Powell River, a former forestry boomtown located on the aptly named Sunshine Coast, the Knuckleheads Winter Recreation Association (KWRA) consists of hardy, gregarious and highly industrious outdoor enthusiasts of both the motorized and non-motorized persuasion. The KWRA has been building attractive, low-impact cabins for overnight … More »

Garibaldi Turns 100

Garibaldi Provincial Park

The triangular peak was a beacon to early white settlers in nearby Vancouver, specifically mountain adventurers in the newly formed British Columbia Mountaineering Club, whose members produced the first crude maps of the day in the summer of 1910. Soon, pack animals carried tents, food and supplies to stock seasonal camps for hikers and climbers. … More »

Dream Planner – Banff

With 6,641 sq km of mountains to explore in Banff National Park, where does an adventurous skier start? Nowadays, most backcountry skiers start with Marcus Baranow’s Confessions of a Ski Bum guides. Baranow has written two books, Icefields Parkway: Lake Louise to Bow Summit and Kicking Horse Pass, as well as two online guides, Citadel … More »

Lake Louise Summit Platter RIP

“No beginner terrain off this lift” the redundant sign at the bottom read. It didn’t matter if it was read before a liftee offered the cold plastic circle to put between your legs—no beginner would make it to the top of the Summit Platter anyway. Rising to the peak of Lake Louise Ski Resort, the … More »

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Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

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