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Hands Up, Baby! – a Club Med history

Healthy, happy and still going strong, Club Med continues to give us love. The term “AI” may be bantered about in conversation everywhere these days, often in reference to how our lives are going to change for the better, but older skiers, ones who like to travel and appreciate good value, know the concept is … More »

All For One – Québec’s Eastern Townships

With the flexibility of the L’Est Go season pass that includes all four ski areas, it’s time to take another look at the Eastern Townships. The quartet of ski resorts that cluster southeast of Montreal have been favoured destinations for Eastern Township loyalists for decades. If they’ve failed to attract the attention that Tremblant to … More »

How Gnar is Too Far? – Sunshine Village

Sunshine is one of many resorts that have opened tougher terrain to meet the demand of today’s stronger skiers. photos: DAN HUDSON Our unease grew as she hiked past us on the 2,819m peak of Brewster Rock that stretches above the highest lift at Sunshine Village. Many skiers climb up here to ski Sunshine’s signature … More »

Where Every Turn Counts – Ontario

What Ontario lacks in vertical, it more than makes up in backcountry powder. Late February snowbanks were cramping the style of Forestry Tower Road as it snaked deeper and higher into the timber. What was normally a two-lane road with good sightlines was down to not much more than a single lane, with every turn … More »

Mountain Town Life – Revelstoke

Revelstoke has had its share of growing pains since it became a “resort” in 2007. It isn’t every day that you get to witness the birth of a ski area. And depending on who you talked to in Revelstoke, B.C., December 22, 2007, was either a day that you’d been salivating over for three decades … More »

Christmas in the Kootenays

Getting the cousins together for the holidays is easy when you plan four days at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. Being able to assess a situation, think on your feet and react immediately are universal and necessary qualities among professional ski guides. Take Kevin Marr, for instance, long-time lead guide and operations manager at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. … More »

Carving Up The Backcountry – Callaghan Country

There’s no better place than Callaghan Country to learn how to share. Ski fast. Take chances.” This is Guillaume Otis’s advice at the top of our first run in the Callaghan Valley. It also turns out to be the theme of our four days of ski touring in the backcountry area near Whistler. Among the … More »

Advantage: Switzerland

Advantage: Switzerland If this is your year to return to travel, why not start with some of the best skiing in the world. Need a reason to choose Switzerland this winter? Look up. Europe’s loftiest country has 52 signature peaks higher than 4,000m, with nine resorts perched enviably above 3,000m. Biggies like Crans-Montana, Saas-Fee, St. … More »

Two Feet and a Helicopter Seat

Black Tusk Heli

Get the most out of your touring day with a lift into the alpine. It’s impossible to look back on last winter without considering the ways COVID-19 impacted people’s mountain recreation habits. While some ski areas managed to go above and beyond to keep the lifts turning and guests safe, others were hamstrung by tougher … More »

Locked Down But Not Out

With Ontario’s slopes shuttered by pandemic restrictions last season, Quebec’s Gatineau Hills proved the perfect antidote. The jubilance I felt as we crossed the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge was briefly interrupted by a drowsy observation from the back seat: “This place is a ghost town.” Not a saloon-door-swingin’-on-rusty-ol’-hinges kind of ghost town, or even a regular town … More »

Travel

Hands Up, Baby! – a Club Med history

Healthy, happy and still going strong, Club Med continues to give us love. The term “AI” may be bantered about in conversation everywhere these days, often in reference to how our lives are going to change for the better, but older skiers, ones who like to travel and appreciate good value, know the concept is … More »

All For One – Québec’s Eastern Townships

With the flexibility of the L’Est Go season pass that includes all four ski areas, it’s time to take another look at the Eastern Townships. The quartet of ski resorts that cluster southeast of Montreal have been favoured destinations for Eastern Township loyalists for decades. If they’ve failed to attract the attention that Tremblant to … More »

How Gnar is Too Far? – Sunshine Village

Sunshine is one of many resorts that have opened tougher terrain to meet the demand of today’s stronger skiers. photos: DAN HUDSON Our unease grew as she hiked past us on the 2,819m peak of Brewster Rock that stretches above the highest lift at Sunshine Village. Many skiers climb up here to ski Sunshine’s signature … More »

Where Every Turn Counts – Ontario

What Ontario lacks in vertical, it more than makes up in backcountry powder. Late February snowbanks were cramping the style of Forestry Tower Road as it snaked deeper and higher into the timber. What was normally a two-lane road with good sightlines was down to not much more than a single lane, with every turn … More »

Mountain Town Life – Revelstoke

Revelstoke has had its share of growing pains since it became a “resort” in 2007. It isn’t every day that you get to witness the birth of a ski area. And depending on who you talked to in Revelstoke, B.C., December 22, 2007, was either a day that you’d been salivating over for three decades … More »

Christmas in the Kootenays

Getting the cousins together for the holidays is easy when you plan four days at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. Being able to assess a situation, think on your feet and react immediately are universal and necessary qualities among professional ski guides. Take Kevin Marr, for instance, long-time lead guide and operations manager at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. … More »

Carving Up The Backcountry – Callaghan Country

There’s no better place than Callaghan Country to learn how to share. Ski fast. Take chances.” This is Guillaume Otis’s advice at the top of our first run in the Callaghan Valley. It also turns out to be the theme of our four days of ski touring in the backcountry area near Whistler. Among the … More »

Advantage: Switzerland

Advantage: Switzerland If this is your year to return to travel, why not start with some of the best skiing in the world. Need a reason to choose Switzerland this winter? Look up. Europe’s loftiest country has 52 signature peaks higher than 4,000m, with nine resorts perched enviably above 3,000m. Biggies like Crans-Montana, Saas-Fee, St. … More »

Two Feet and a Helicopter Seat

Black Tusk Heli

Get the most out of your touring day with a lift into the alpine. It’s impossible to look back on last winter without considering the ways COVID-19 impacted people’s mountain recreation habits. While some ski areas managed to go above and beyond to keep the lifts turning and guests safe, others were hamstrung by tougher … More »

Locked Down But Not Out

With Ontario’s slopes shuttered by pandemic restrictions last season, Quebec’s Gatineau Hills proved the perfect antidote. The jubilance I felt as we crossed the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge was briefly interrupted by a drowsy observation from the back seat: “This place is a ghost town.” Not a saloon-door-swingin’-on-rusty-ol’-hinges kind of ghost town, or even a regular town … More »

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