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Road Trippin’

This article appeared in the November 2005 issue. Okay, I’m going to admit it right up front. We’re a hockey family. That’s right, we spend every lovely snow-covered winter weekend inside various cold, grey, ananymous hockey arenasthat smell alternately of yummy, buttery popcorn and something that defies description. But we still consider ourselves skiers – … More »

Falling for the Star

It could’ve been the fourth or maybe it was the fifth yard sale that really caught my attention. Not to downplay the comical spasticity of the first few bails, but until you’ve sunk your chin into a foot of Okanagan fresh five times before noon, you can’t be entirely sure you’re into something good. Steve … More »

Quest for the Best

Après ski remains a necessary evil in Banff, like anywhere in snowcountry. Sure, you could still ski Norquay under the lights, cross-country on moonlit trails or put in some time at the Willow Stream spa at the Springs. But sooner or later, it’s bound to happen. Come sundown, Banff changes. In fact, old-timers say the … More »

The Descent of Man

Ursula, the helpful, effcient woman from the Swiss Tourist Board, was sitting across from us. “Have you thought about where you would like to go?” she asked me. “I’ve been thinking maybe Verbier.” She turned to my ski partner, writer and director Ken Finkleman (CBC’s The Newsroom). “And you?” Ken was leaning forward, running his … More »

Going, going

Where's the snow?

Will climate change decide whether our grandchildren will belong to a skiing nation? When I was a teenager in the 1980s, my ski buddies and I used to do whatever it took to stay warm during Quebec’s brutal Laurentian winters. We regularly tucked napkins under our goggles to keep the wind and frostbite from burning … More »

Best of skiing in Canada

It’s time again, another year and another annual insiders’ look at what makes Canadian skiing so distinguished. These pages aren’t filled with facts and stats you’ll find in brochures and websites, but the praise and amusement that comes from accurate gossip, anonymous hearsay and cameras that happened to be in the right place at the … More »

Mud, sweat, & tears

Al Harvey

Prepare like a pro before tackling B.C.’s most famous West Coast Trail With mud threatening every orifice and a 25-kg pack swinging over my back like a wild chimp intent on mischief, I realized this was not the time to check whether I had tied my boots properly. It’s our fourth day hiking Vancouver Island’s … More »

Travel

Road Trippin’

This article appeared in the November 2005 issue. Okay, I’m going to admit it right up front. We’re a hockey family. That’s right, we spend every lovely snow-covered winter weekend inside various cold, grey, ananymous hockey arenasthat smell alternately of yummy, buttery popcorn and something that defies description. But we still consider ourselves skiers – … More »

Falling for the Star

It could’ve been the fourth or maybe it was the fifth yard sale that really caught my attention. Not to downplay the comical spasticity of the first few bails, but until you’ve sunk your chin into a foot of Okanagan fresh five times before noon, you can’t be entirely sure you’re into something good. Steve … More »

Quest for the Best

Après ski remains a necessary evil in Banff, like anywhere in snowcountry. Sure, you could still ski Norquay under the lights, cross-country on moonlit trails or put in some time at the Willow Stream spa at the Springs. But sooner or later, it’s bound to happen. Come sundown, Banff changes. In fact, old-timers say the … More »

The Descent of Man

Ursula, the helpful, effcient woman from the Swiss Tourist Board, was sitting across from us. “Have you thought about where you would like to go?” she asked me. “I’ve been thinking maybe Verbier.” She turned to my ski partner, writer and director Ken Finkleman (CBC’s The Newsroom). “And you?” Ken was leaning forward, running his … More »

Going, going

Where's the snow?

Will climate change decide whether our grandchildren will belong to a skiing nation? When I was a teenager in the 1980s, my ski buddies and I used to do whatever it took to stay warm during Quebec’s brutal Laurentian winters. We regularly tucked napkins under our goggles to keep the wind and frostbite from burning … More »

Best of skiing in Canada

It’s time again, another year and another annual insiders’ look at what makes Canadian skiing so distinguished. These pages aren’t filled with facts and stats you’ll find in brochures and websites, but the praise and amusement that comes from accurate gossip, anonymous hearsay and cameras that happened to be in the right place at the … More »

Mud, sweat, & tears

Al Harvey

Prepare like a pro before tackling B.C.’s most famous West Coast Trail With mud threatening every orifice and a 25-kg pack swinging over my back like a wild chimp intent on mischief, I realized this was not the time to check whether I had tied my boots properly. It’s our fourth day hiking Vancouver Island’s … More »

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