Vol 44 #4
published week of February 1, 2016
AN UNUSUAL YEAR
The 2015 season made the search for powder at Fernie, Panorama and Kicking Horse a challenge of surprises.
BY ANDREW FINDLAY
Mike Wiegele’s heli-guides know a thing or two about testing fat skis.
BY RON BETTS, TEST EDITOR
BEST OF SKIING IN CANADA
Ski Canada contributors, readers, staff—and the people at resorts who are not afraid to poke fun at themselves—are proud to show off some of what makes skiing in our country so special.
BY LESLIE WOIT
BONDING ON SNOW
Over the years 007 has proved he can ski—and he’s never had to buy a lift ticket, either.
BY LESLIE WOIT
THE TRASLIN BROS
Mike and Andy made a pact to ski at least one day every month. Nine years later there’s no end in sight.
BY RYAN STUART
BIG WALLS OF BAFFIN
Photographer DAN EVANS survived and thrived in the rugged Arctic environment of polar bears, frostbite and a legendary couloir.
TWO IN THE TOWNSHIPS
Owl’s Head and Bromont are the perfect settings for sampling Quebec’s unique flavour.
BY IAN MERRINGER
It’s not the size of the vehicle, it’s the drive system that will help get you to and from ski country safely.
BY ADAM BUITENHUIS
A celebration of groomers BY IAIN MacMILLAN
YOUR RUN Opening our mail bag.
* Marie-Michèle Gagnon by Marie-Piere Belisle-Kennedy
* Hucking for Gold .. Logan Pehota & Swatch Freeride World Tour
CROSSHAIRS A skiers’ gallery.
A facelift for Louise. BY GEORGE KOCH
Terrain and turn shape. BY JOHN SCHWIRTLICH
Make trees a breeze. BY MATT BARNES
CAUGHT & SHOT BY Bruno Long