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BOOK AHEAD

In ski towns packed with impressive restos it’s hard work to stand out. Whistler, Banff, and especially Zermatt turned out some zingers in time for Winter 2023, including the new Wild Blue in Whistler Village. Anchored by three very seasoned Whistlerites—Neil Henderson and Jack Evrensel (Araxi) and Chef Derek Bendig (Fairmont)—plus Iron Chef’s Alex Chen, … More »

APRES-SKI? MAIS OUI!

A ski trip to Québec is more than just great snow. So much more!  Nobody in North America knows how to après-ski better than the Québecois. From relaxing spas to off-slope activities, friendly microbreweries to late-night dancing, Québec doesn’t sleep after skiing, it comes alive. In a welcoming and enviable culture that leaves a smile … More »

SHOWDOWN: RED VS. BIG WHITE

Big White

A TRIP THROUGH B.C.’S SOUTHERN INTERIOR ANSWERS THE PRESSING QUESTION: BIG WHITE OR RED, WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU? Here’s an interesting fact: Red Mountain and Big White both have 119 ski runs.  And that’s pretty well where the similarities end.  You could argue they also share a common status as being among the top … More »

BIENVENUE À LA MAISON!

BIENVENUE À LA MAISON! Bonjour lovers of snow. Welcome home! Québec’s four key ski regions have so much to offer: warm welcomes, snowy landscapes, panoramic views, and adventures you’ll never forget. For all levels of skiers and snowboarders, a visit to Québec is about more than snow, it’s about coming home. Almost all ski resorts … More »

A SWISS SOJOURN

Photo: Mattias Fredriksson With more moving parts than a Swiss Army knife, two duelling editors ski their way from Saas-Fee and Zermatt to St. Moritz and Engelberg. STORY AND PHOTOS BY NIGEL HARRISON AND IAIN MacMILLAN SAAS-FEE  IAIN It was such an odd feeling when the doors of the Metro Alpin, the world’s highest funicular railway, opened at … More »

Ski Canada’s 2023 Readers’ Trip

JOIN US IN SWITZERLAND? Photo:Switzerland Tourism/David Birri It’s been 12 years since Ski Canada’s first “Readers’ Trip to the Alps” started the annual parade of Canadian skiers making new friends on long runs and even longer lunches on sunny decks enjoying spectacular scenery that only Europe can offer. We’re heading back to Grindelwald, Wengen and Engeleberg … More »

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 »

Travel

BOOK AHEAD

In ski towns packed with impressive restos it’s hard work to stand out. Whistler, Banff, and especially Zermatt turned out some zingers in time for Winter 2023, including the new Wild Blue in Whistler Village. Anchored by three very seasoned Whistlerites—Neil Henderson and Jack Evrensel (Araxi) and Chef Derek Bendig (Fairmont)—plus Iron Chef’s Alex Chen, … More »

APRES-SKI? MAIS OUI!

A ski trip to Québec is more than just great snow. So much more!  Nobody in North America knows how to après-ski better than the Québecois. From relaxing spas to off-slope activities, friendly microbreweries to late-night dancing, Québec doesn’t sleep after skiing, it comes alive. In a welcoming and enviable culture that leaves a smile … More »

SHOWDOWN: RED VS. BIG WHITE

Big White

A TRIP THROUGH B.C.’S SOUTHERN INTERIOR ANSWERS THE PRESSING QUESTION: BIG WHITE OR RED, WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU? Here’s an interesting fact: Red Mountain and Big White both have 119 ski runs.  And that’s pretty well where the similarities end.  You could argue they also share a common status as being among the top … More »

BIENVENUE À LA MAISON!

BIENVENUE À LA MAISON! Bonjour lovers of snow. Welcome home! Québec’s four key ski regions have so much to offer: warm welcomes, snowy landscapes, panoramic views, and adventures you’ll never forget. For all levels of skiers and snowboarders, a visit to Québec is about more than snow, it’s about coming home. Almost all ski resorts … More »

A SWISS SOJOURN

Photo: Mattias Fredriksson With more moving parts than a Swiss Army knife, two duelling editors ski their way from Saas-Fee and Zermatt to St. Moritz and Engelberg. STORY AND PHOTOS BY NIGEL HARRISON AND IAIN MacMILLAN SAAS-FEE  IAIN It was such an odd feeling when the doors of the Metro Alpin, the world’s highest funicular railway, opened at … More »

Ski Canada’s 2023 Readers’ Trip

JOIN US IN SWITZERLAND? Photo:Switzerland Tourism/David Birri It’s been 12 years since Ski Canada’s first “Readers’ Trip to the Alps” started the annual parade of Canadian skiers making new friends on long runs and even longer lunches on sunny decks enjoying spectacular scenery that only Europe can offer. We’re heading back to Grindelwald, Wengen and Engeleberg … More »

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 »

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