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Fat Cats – Island Lake Lodge

Island Lake Lodge’s culinary rep and posh digs are matched only by its skiing.  by Ian Merringer in the December 2014 issue  *  Photos: Henry Georgi Basketball has never interested me. I grant the athleticism involved, and if I were more informed, I might appreciate the technical aspects of strategy and positioning. But mostly I … More »

Banff A to Z

Our skiers’ alphabet takes you on a tour of one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness settings. by Leslie Woit in the Buyer’s Guide 2015 issue Alberta beef. For the best steak in Banff, head up the golden stairs to Bison. Watch the line of talented chefs toss and broil behind the open copper kitchen-come-bar, … More »

Spoiled Brats

A Porsche, a helicopter and condos fit for a king—for a pair of low-rent ski bums, it was an assignment to end all others. by Pat Lynch    Photos Gary Davidson  from Buyer’s Guide 2015 issue It was somewhere between the third and fourth doughnut that I decided my editor was probably right—delivering an $80,000 Porsche Cayman from … More »

Life at the Top

Working as Whistler’s alpine caretaker in the ’80s had nothing in common with “The Shining.” Janet Love Morrison dusted off her logbook to share fond memories of living at the top of the Red Chair. January 1987 The empty chair swings around the bullwheel, inertia rocking it back and forth before propelling it back down … More »

Shivering in the Chic-Chocs

Despite a fight with Old Man Winter, Quebec’s storybook Gaspé region more than made up for it in warmth, hospitality and haute cuisine. By Iain MacMillan in the Winter 2014 issue When my dad turned 18, he left his studies at University of Manitoba to join the Royal Canadian Navy and the dying days of … More »

Shared Accommodation

Brits think chalet holidays are normal—we might not agree. The visiting Frenchman perched nervously on the edge of the couch in the chalet living room. “You would neverrr see a French person on a chalet holiday. Zay would have to be crazee! Ziss,” he whispers with contempt, “ezz only for zee English.” His Gallic nose crinkles … More »

Ski by Numbers

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics…” Nothing starts a good argument like pulling a statistic out of thin air—or failing to provide context. So, what have we done here at Ski Canada? In the interests of world peace, we’ve mashed up a bunch of statitstics, with a few cautionary notes … More »

Assigning Blame

Will a case presently before the B.C. Supreme Court impact the relationship between you and your ski buddies? * by Ron Betts from the Winter 2014 issue How many skiers have found themselves in this situation? A ski instructor with a group of young, giggling kids, all hopped up on hot chocolate and adrenaline, asks … More »

Back of Beyond

You don’t have to look far past the ski area boundaries of Banff National Park to experience some spectacular backcountry turns. By Ryan Stuart // Photos by Ryan Creary // from Winter 2014 issue One last step and I’m on the ridgetop, my chest heaving from the effort of hiking. I suck in a deep … More »

Hot Diggity!

A Yukon original uses dog power to access the North’s newest treasure. by Ryan Stuart / photos by Ryan Creary in the December 2013 issue Wilma is giving me a dirty look. She doesn’t have to say a word—not that she can—her deep blue eyes speak clearly. Scorn, irritation, frustration. And I get it. I’m … More »

Travel

Fat Cats – Island Lake Lodge

Island Lake Lodge’s culinary rep and posh digs are matched only by its skiing.  by Ian Merringer in the December 2014 issue  *  Photos: Henry Georgi Basketball has never interested me. I grant the athleticism involved, and if I were more informed, I might appreciate the technical aspects of strategy and positioning. But mostly I … More »

Banff A to Z

Our skiers’ alphabet takes you on a tour of one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness settings. by Leslie Woit in the Buyer’s Guide 2015 issue Alberta beef. For the best steak in Banff, head up the golden stairs to Bison. Watch the line of talented chefs toss and broil behind the open copper kitchen-come-bar, … More »

Spoiled Brats

A Porsche, a helicopter and condos fit for a king—for a pair of low-rent ski bums, it was an assignment to end all others. by Pat Lynch    Photos Gary Davidson  from Buyer’s Guide 2015 issue It was somewhere between the third and fourth doughnut that I decided my editor was probably right—delivering an $80,000 Porsche Cayman from … More »

Life at the Top

Working as Whistler’s alpine caretaker in the ’80s had nothing in common with “The Shining.” Janet Love Morrison dusted off her logbook to share fond memories of living at the top of the Red Chair. January 1987 The empty chair swings around the bullwheel, inertia rocking it back and forth before propelling it back down … More »

Shivering in the Chic-Chocs

Despite a fight with Old Man Winter, Quebec’s storybook Gaspé region more than made up for it in warmth, hospitality and haute cuisine. By Iain MacMillan in the Winter 2014 issue When my dad turned 18, he left his studies at University of Manitoba to join the Royal Canadian Navy and the dying days of … More »

Shared Accommodation

Brits think chalet holidays are normal—we might not agree. The visiting Frenchman perched nervously on the edge of the couch in the chalet living room. “You would neverrr see a French person on a chalet holiday. Zay would have to be crazee! Ziss,” he whispers with contempt, “ezz only for zee English.” His Gallic nose crinkles … More »

Ski by Numbers

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics…” Nothing starts a good argument like pulling a statistic out of thin air—or failing to provide context. So, what have we done here at Ski Canada? In the interests of world peace, we’ve mashed up a bunch of statitstics, with a few cautionary notes … More »

Assigning Blame

Will a case presently before the B.C. Supreme Court impact the relationship between you and your ski buddies? * by Ron Betts from the Winter 2014 issue How many skiers have found themselves in this situation? A ski instructor with a group of young, giggling kids, all hopped up on hot chocolate and adrenaline, asks … More »

Back of Beyond

You don’t have to look far past the ski area boundaries of Banff National Park to experience some spectacular backcountry turns. By Ryan Stuart // Photos by Ryan Creary // from Winter 2014 issue One last step and I’m on the ridgetop, my chest heaving from the effort of hiking. I suck in a deep … More »

Hot Diggity!

A Yukon original uses dog power to access the North’s newest treasure. by Ryan Stuart / photos by Ryan Creary in the December 2013 issue Wilma is giving me a dirty look. She doesn’t have to say a word—not that she can—her deep blue eyes speak clearly. Scorn, irritation, frustration. And I get it. I’m … More »

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