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Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Keep The Dream Alive – Italy

VIVA ITALIA!_ In these crazy times, Italy provides fodder when thinking about our next great ski adventure. We asked six well-travelled Ski Canada contributors for their best memories of peaks, powder and pasta. Sauze d’Oulx/Sestriere/Via Lattea BY ERIC KENDALL At the age of seven I was a ski-god. And to prove it, I still have … More »

How We Spent Our Coronacation

Owning a remote cat-ski lodge always has its challenges, but the lockdown last March took the Osak family off in all directions. by PAUL OSAK * photography STEVE SHANNON On March 18, at the height of what was arguably the best ski season in recent memory, my wife, Megan, and I decided to pull the … More »

8 Moves to Make You Stronger

Fit To Ski .. Part 3 Our third workout in the series continues to build on the skills needed for skiing while increasing the difficulty of the moves. More core training and muscular endurance is included in this progression. Try to do these exercises as a circuit, moving from exercise 1 through 8. Beginners should … More »

Major Makeover – Andermatt, Switzerland

Old-world tradition meets new-world money in Andermatt, Switzerland. The sleepy Swiss fantasy village that is Andermatt, at a crossroads of eight major mountain passes leading from north to south and from east to west, has been subject to a daring do-over. Featherbeds and white lace meet Asian opulence and village-to-village skiing—all amid one of the … More »

FOMO on Faux-Mo? Québec

Head to Quebec’s Iron Road, Via Ferraski, at Palissades de Charlevoix. I’ve earned my fair share of turns over the years, but never quite like this. The first half of the new Via Ferraski unfolds much like any other guided backcountry tour. Up and up our group of five climbs as fat flakes blanket the … More »

Why Shames?

The incentive to move from Sweden to Canada goes beyond the legendary powder and vast backcountry of this Northern B.C. community. story and photos by MATTIAS FREDRIKSSON After the driest February in many years, it’s finally starting to snow again. Today’s forecast is looking good: 15 cm, 30-40 more in the next few days before … More »

On Patrol at Fernie

Keeping the public safe is one thing. Keeping the public happy is another altogether. My legs were burning, chest heaving, lungs fighting to expel carbon dioxide and absorb oxygen. I was lying in a heap somewhere in the middle of Cedar Bowl at Fernie Alpine Resort, trying to catch my breath. As I lifted my … More »

Chatter Creek – Give Ski Touring A Try

BACKCOUNTRY SKI GUIDE BRODIE ST. JULIAN shares his enthusiasm about Chatter Creek’s new ski-touring program. As a ski guide—and amateur psychologist/sociologist—I’ve encountered a lot of different types of skiers at Chatter Creek who are into or are curious about alpine touring, and I’ve come to realize that I like them all. There’s the veteran skier … More »

Leave the Camera at Home – South Korea

Capturing the beauty of South Korea was made easier with the new iPhone 11 Pro Back in early December, North Korea’s black comedy of a Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, was testing another rocket. Not far away, photographer Adam Stein and I were in Seoul, South Korea, trying to convince our guide to take us off … More »

Features

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Keep The Dream Alive – Italy

VIVA ITALIA!_ In these crazy times, Italy provides fodder when thinking about our next great ski adventure. We asked six well-travelled Ski Canada contributors for their best memories of peaks, powder and pasta. Sauze d’Oulx/Sestriere/Via Lattea BY ERIC KENDALL At the age of seven I was a ski-god. And to prove it, I still have … More »

How We Spent Our Coronacation

Owning a remote cat-ski lodge always has its challenges, but the lockdown last March took the Osak family off in all directions. by PAUL OSAK * photography STEVE SHANNON On March 18, at the height of what was arguably the best ski season in recent memory, my wife, Megan, and I decided to pull the … More »

8 Moves to Make You Stronger

Fit To Ski .. Part 3 Our third workout in the series continues to build on the skills needed for skiing while increasing the difficulty of the moves. More core training and muscular endurance is included in this progression. Try to do these exercises as a circuit, moving from exercise 1 through 8. Beginners should … More »

Major Makeover – Andermatt, Switzerland

Old-world tradition meets new-world money in Andermatt, Switzerland. The sleepy Swiss fantasy village that is Andermatt, at a crossroads of eight major mountain passes leading from north to south and from east to west, has been subject to a daring do-over. Featherbeds and white lace meet Asian opulence and village-to-village skiing—all amid one of the … More »

FOMO on Faux-Mo? Québec

Head to Quebec’s Iron Road, Via Ferraski, at Palissades de Charlevoix. I’ve earned my fair share of turns over the years, but never quite like this. The first half of the new Via Ferraski unfolds much like any other guided backcountry tour. Up and up our group of five climbs as fat flakes blanket the … More »

Why Shames?

The incentive to move from Sweden to Canada goes beyond the legendary powder and vast backcountry of this Northern B.C. community. story and photos by MATTIAS FREDRIKSSON After the driest February in many years, it’s finally starting to snow again. Today’s forecast is looking good: 15 cm, 30-40 more in the next few days before … More »

On Patrol at Fernie

Keeping the public safe is one thing. Keeping the public happy is another altogether. My legs were burning, chest heaving, lungs fighting to expel carbon dioxide and absorb oxygen. I was lying in a heap somewhere in the middle of Cedar Bowl at Fernie Alpine Resort, trying to catch my breath. As I lifted my … More »

Chatter Creek – Give Ski Touring A Try

BACKCOUNTRY SKI GUIDE BRODIE ST. JULIAN shares his enthusiasm about Chatter Creek’s new ski-touring program. As a ski guide—and amateur psychologist/sociologist—I’ve encountered a lot of different types of skiers at Chatter Creek who are into or are curious about alpine touring, and I’ve come to realize that I like them all. There’s the veteran skier … More »

Leave the Camera at Home – South Korea

Capturing the beauty of South Korea was made easier with the new iPhone 11 Pro Back in early December, North Korea’s black comedy of a Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, was testing another rocket. Not far away, photographer Adam Stein and I were in Seoul, South Korea, trying to convince our guide to take us off … More »

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