Vol 45 #1
published week of August 22, 2016
photo: ADAM CLARK * skier: Reine Barkered * snow: Abisko, Sweden
photo: BLAKE JORGENSON * skier: Ian Macintosh * snow: Blackcomb Mountain
GEAR GUIDE 2017
THE CHANGING FACE OF GEAR
Skis, boots and beyond, there’s plenty in store for 2017.
By RYAN STUART, Technical Editor
SKI CANADA TEST 2017
Ski Canada gathered a group of 40 testers in Jasper, Alberta, last March to test more than 120 pairs of skis in six categories on the beautiful slopes of Marmot Basin.
Written by RYAN STUART, Test Editor
IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT…
…get out of the ski industry. With climate change now out of the realm of the theoretical, ski resorts are adapting in different ways.
BY IAN MERRINGER
CLUB MED SURVIVAL GUIDE
Ski Canada readers returned to the all-inclusive buffet, bar and backcountry, this time at La Plagne 2100 high in the French Alps.
BY IAIN MacMILLAN AND SARAH STALLAN
A CHILE RECEPTION
The jagged Andean peaks of Portillo and the mysterious volcano of Corralco are a unique combination of what South American skiing has to offer.
BY GEORGE KOCH
OUT ON PATROL
The crew at Fernie Alpine Resort is super pro, but they still have a blast bombing around the mountain.
BY PAT LYNCH
There’s a fraternity of hemisphere-hopping ski instructors who don’t miss the long days of summer.
MATT BARNES, a Ski Canada instruction editor, is one of them.
FIRST TRACKS Whistler: A New Era BY IAIN MacMILLAN
SHORT TURNS News, gossip and racy photos.
- Last Run – Chedoke Ski Area
- Drone On
- Post Hotel
- Avalanches and the Law
- Skiing Uphill Gains Traction
- The Start of Something Big
CROSSHAIRS A skiers’ gallery.
CAUGHT & SHOT BY Zoya Lynch