FRESH TRACKS - February 23, 2024

Ski Canada @ 50 – World Beaters

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Reading Time: 7 minutes WORLD BEATERS   From the skin-tight grey suit of a young Ken Read to the baggy slopestyle britches of Megan Oldham, Canada’s top skiers have evolved through the decades while […]

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Ski Canada @ 50 – 50 Years of Equipment Evolution

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Former Ski Canada technical editor Martin Olson of Golden, B.C., takes a nostalgic look back at some of the gear that made us ski better and safer. I cringe when […]

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Ski Canada @ 50 – Style Icons: Canadian Classics

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Reading Time: 4 minutes DAVID S. REID DOWN ERA: A staple in the winter Eaton’s catalogue as well as skiing specialty shops across Canada, David S. Reid was synonymous with skiwear in the 1970s, […]

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Ski Canada @ 50 – Rise of the Four-Season Destination Ski Resort

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The age of Intrawest   Vancouver real estate developer Joe Houssian had a vision: to save ski hills, which by the early ’80s were already starting to falter. Resorts would […]

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Ski Canada @ 50 From Snowplow to Slarve

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s hard to believe it’s been five decades of stories and photos, people and places…recording our ski world as it’s grown, morphed and thrived. We hope you enjoy this random […]

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Ski Canada @50 – Shooting the Prime Minister

Reading Time: 2 minutes by Don Weixl Jean Chrétien’s visit in 1995 had about 20 people skiing with him. I was asked to join the group for photos at the Putnam Creek area of […]

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The Height of Boots

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Seemed Like a Good Idea 50th Anniversary looking back About 40 years ago a strange boot design appeared on the slopes. Today they would be invisible under a pant cuff […]

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Jet Stix – Seemed Like a Good Idea

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes An exciting photo of Jean-Claude Killy making a recovery during a race back in the sixties is sometimes credited with launching a technical dead-end. Sitting way back on the edge […]

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Was Skiing Better in the Day?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In honour of Ski Canada’s 50th anniversary, it’s time to look back on our sport and wonder out loud, “Was skiing really better in the good old days?” If you’re […]

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Parablacks: Seemed Like a Good Idea

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Reading Time: 2 minutes 50th Anniversary looking back Back in the day, when the epitome of style was skiing with feet and legs glued together as one on skinny, unshaped 207s, there was an […]

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