Volume 43 #2
published week of October 13, 2014
SKI CANADA TEST 2015
PART 2: ON-PISTE CRUISERS AND ADVENTURE ALL-MOUNTAIN
Sun Peaks was the perfect mountain and host resort to test the best of this season’s skis.
WRITTEN BY D’ARCY SEGO, TEST EDITOR
Mica Heli’s tenure in the Rockies and its posh new digs are cause for celebration. BY GEORGE KOCH
TWO WORLDS COLLIDING
Childless writer TOBIAS C. VAN VEEN met Spring Break head-on at Bromont—and later needed recovery time at Mont Sutton.
No need to rush on a powder day at Marmot Basin, there’s plenty to go around. BY RYAN STUART
MOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE
Forget the school bus, kids at Sun Peaks get to class on a Magic Carpet. BY JANET LOVE MORRISON
All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. BY IAN MERRINGER
European ski resorts started joining hands by interconnecting their lifts back in the 1950s. That trend continues today, making bigger even better. BY LESLIE WOIT
RUDI and JEFF GERTSCH make it easy for first-time heli-skiers to join a group of purebred powderhounds.
FIRST TRACKS ON PEAK 6
MARTY McLENNAN was happy to test out Breckenridge’s newest high-alpine terrain.
SKI CROSS CONTROVERSY
How the crease in the French racers’ pants contributed to a unique Olympic protest. BY JANET LOVE MORRISON
For boomers, the recreational downhill race lives on. BY CLAIRE CHALLEN
ARE YOU A GOOD DRIVER?
Winter’s coming! Reviewing the basics of driving in snow and ice will help get you to the slopes safely. BY DUNCAN HESSEL
FIRST TRACKS Are you ready for winter?. BY IAIN MacMILLAN
* The Big 5-0 at CMH Heliski; Kelly Quotes – ex-racer’s advice for young racers
* Dr. John’s ER – Beer League Ski Racing Injuries
* Shell Collection – sample of this season’s shell jackets
CROSSHAIRS A skiers’ gallery.
STYLE FILE Tips on technique. What’s wrong with rotation? BY MARTIN OLSON
CAUGHT & SHOT * BY KACPER KOWALSKI