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Ski By RV

There’s a whole world of winter beyond the Walmart parking lot. The RV had me at “changing room.” A couple hours after picking up a nine-metre winterized motorhome in the sprawl of Vancouver, we’ve managed to navigate our palace on wheels to Sasquatch Mountain Resort, the ski hill formerly known as Hemlock. It’s puking. Pulling … More »

When Worlds Collide: Whistler and Mt. Baker

The contrast between Mt. Baker and Whistler proves skiing is the least and most elite sport. Scrubbing toilets, flipping burgers or ensuring beginners don’t fall off the Magic Carpet doesn’t exactly scream “I’ve made it.” If you’ve been there, then you know: skiing is a sacrifice. We chase winter like that first whiteout in the … More »

In Front of the Lens – Chad Sayers

Freeskier Chad Sayers has been on and in magazines , films and ads for more than 20 years Story and photos by MATTIAS FREDRIKSSON Chad Sayers is not your typical pro athlete. He’s more of a modern-day freeskier, a nomad who loves to explore the world with his skis—or surfboard—and along the way, photographing his … More »

Time For A Change – Owl’s Head

The percussive chorus of Duran Duran’s Wild Boys does a good job of filling in the spacious base lodge cafeteria at Owl’s Head. Are they still called cafeterias? Back in 1984, when Wild Boys was vying for top-of-the-charts honours with Madonna and Hall and Oates, that’s the word I would have used for ski resort … More »

Ski Big 3 – Can You Pick a Favourite?

When it comes to Banff’s Big 3, some questions are best left unanswered. by RYAN STUART photography BY REUBEN KRABBE The conversation starts gently enough. I’ve just shuffled onto my flight home after three days of skiing in Banff National Park, stepped from the aisle where I’d stowed my bag in the overhead bin and … More »

Movin’ On Up – The Josie Hotel at Red Mountain

Red Mountain near Rossland, B.C., is not a place of ostentatious wealth. There are no cold-bed mansions sitting seldom used, no affiliation to Epic, Mountain Collective or Ikon passes brotherhoods. And there’s no chain-store-riddled pedestrian mall running through its heart. Just plenty of big mountain fresh pow and peeps who know how to power through … More »

Visions of Castle – Castle Mt. Alberta

by DOUG FIRBY from Fall 2019 issue As we stand on the cat track at Castle Mountain’s Haig Ridge, the snow on more than 350 hectares of terrain before us gives off a crystalline sparkle. From this point, we can see in the distance where the southern Alberta Rockies meet the prairies, a sea of … More »

Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland

On-Piste Off-Piste Two families split up to head in opposite directions in Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland. by IAIN MACMILLAN and MAGGIE SCREATON IAIN Known for his memorable quotes, my buddy, Maggie’s husband and Ski Canada’s medical columnist John Foote blurted out one for the week while our two families sat around the chalet dinner table and … 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 »

Mont-Sainte-Anne: Live In The Moment

Learn to soak it all in at Mont-Sainte-Anne. BY Catherine Dawson March Stand shoulder-to-shoulder, put away your phones and look at the mountain. Now, close your eyes.” Mountain guide Jean-Francois Plouffe wanted to make sure this weekend at Mont-Sainte-Anne (MSA) would not slip from memory too soon. A bluebird first-tracks morning, a stormy powder-happy afternoon, … More »

Ski By RV

There’s a whole world of winter beyond the Walmart parking lot. The RV had me at “changing room.” A couple hours after picking up a nine-metre winterized motorhome in the sprawl of Vancouver, we’ve managed to navigate our palace on wheels to Sasquatch Mountain Resort, the ski hill formerly known as Hemlock. It’s puking. Pulling … More »

When Worlds Collide: Whistler and Mt. Baker

The contrast between Mt. Baker and Whistler proves skiing is the least and most elite sport. Scrubbing toilets, flipping burgers or ensuring beginners don’t fall off the Magic Carpet doesn’t exactly scream “I’ve made it.” If you’ve been there, then you know: skiing is a sacrifice. We chase winter like that first whiteout in the … More »

In Front of the Lens – Chad Sayers

Freeskier Chad Sayers has been on and in magazines , films and ads for more than 20 years Story and photos by MATTIAS FREDRIKSSON Chad Sayers is not your typical pro athlete. He’s more of a modern-day freeskier, a nomad who loves to explore the world with his skis—or surfboard—and along the way, photographing his … More »

Time For A Change – Owl’s Head

The percussive chorus of Duran Duran’s Wild Boys does a good job of filling in the spacious base lodge cafeteria at Owl’s Head. Are they still called cafeterias? Back in 1984, when Wild Boys was vying for top-of-the-charts honours with Madonna and Hall and Oates, that’s the word I would have used for ski resort … More »

Ski Big 3 – Can You Pick a Favourite?

When it comes to Banff’s Big 3, some questions are best left unanswered. by RYAN STUART photography BY REUBEN KRABBE The conversation starts gently enough. I’ve just shuffled onto my flight home after three days of skiing in Banff National Park, stepped from the aisle where I’d stowed my bag in the overhead bin and … More »

Movin’ On Up – The Josie Hotel at Red Mountain

Red Mountain near Rossland, B.C., is not a place of ostentatious wealth. There are no cold-bed mansions sitting seldom used, no affiliation to Epic, Mountain Collective or Ikon passes brotherhoods. And there’s no chain-store-riddled pedestrian mall running through its heart. Just plenty of big mountain fresh pow and peeps who know how to power through … More »

Visions of Castle – Castle Mt. Alberta

by DOUG FIRBY from Fall 2019 issue As we stand on the cat track at Castle Mountain’s Haig Ridge, the snow on more than 350 hectares of terrain before us gives off a crystalline sparkle. From this point, we can see in the distance where the southern Alberta Rockies meet the prairies, a sea of … More »

Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland

On-Piste Off-Piste Two families split up to head in opposite directions in Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland. by IAIN MACMILLAN and MAGGIE SCREATON IAIN Known for his memorable quotes, my buddy, Maggie’s husband and Ski Canada’s medical columnist John Foote blurted out one for the week while our two families sat around the chalet dinner table and … 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 »

Mont-Sainte-Anne: Live In The Moment

Learn to soak it all in at Mont-Sainte-Anne. BY Catherine Dawson March Stand shoulder-to-shoulder, put away your phones and look at the mountain. Now, close your eyes.” Mountain guide Jean-Francois Plouffe wanted to make sure this weekend at Mont-Sainte-Anne (MSA) would not slip from memory too soon. A bluebird first-tracks morning, a stormy powder-happy afternoon, … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

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