FRESH TRACKS - February 23, 2024

Après in the Alps

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Euros put North Americans to shame when it comes to après ski. If you’re heading across the pond this winter, Leslie Woit presents the Coles Notes on where to party. […]

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Group Therapy

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Skiing Switzerland’s most famous peak can be surprisingly reasonable. Bringing buddies: priceless. TEXT // PHOTOS: MARTY MCLENNAN     Buyer’s Guide 2013 For more of Marty’s photos from the  Zermatt trip click here […]

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My best run

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Reading Time: 3 minutes People often ask me the unanswerable question, “What’s your favourite ski area?” A much more possible discussion might be, “Where was your best run last season?” And there’s an easy reply for that one. […]

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Three lavish ski resorts in France’s Trois Vallées

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you will ski We’re under siege and falling fast. This army doesn’t play fair: it’s co-ordinated, exploits our weaknesses shamelessly and knows only […]

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Short Turns: Winter 2010

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Slide of the century March 4 will be a somber date for anyone around Rogers Pass between Golden and Revelstoke, B.C. It was 100 years ago that Canada’s worst avalanche […]

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Living the guide life

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Reading Time: 4 minutes From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue More than a good life, “it’s a dream come true,” says Hans Solmssen. Hans is at the top of his profession, one of the […]

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Verbier: Switching Gears

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Reading Time: 10 minutes Pounding music, hoarse yells, diminishing inhibitions and a crush of costumed but not heavily clad flesh beggar the senses. Per Jonsson, pro rider, is sporting a short dress, shaved legs, […]

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No fly zone for heli-skiers?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Recent headline news in my local newspaper read: Swiss government is considering banning helicopter skiing across the nation. It wasn’t the first time such a measure was officially considered. Back […]

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Swiss Village by Intrawest

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s that good in Bruson. There are only two chairlifts and two brutal T-bars. The groomed piste skiing is distinctly limited, easy enough for an intermediate to exhaust in an […]

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Let the Games Begin

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Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a question I get asked often, and one that draws more discussion with readers and editors alike than questions of snow quality and slope inclination. (Not that I am […]

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Advice for the Europe-bound

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Why travel all the way to Europe when Canada has some of the best skiing in the world? Well, you could ask any of the Canadians I wrote about last […]

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How sweet it is

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It was Canadian mountain guide John Hogg, for example, who popularized ski safari routes across Switzerland and the Italian Dolomites, and who reconfigured the classic Haute Route ski tour from […]

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Rekindling an Old Love

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Skiers suffer a curious seasonal dysfunction. Spring is the time of year, the poets tell us, when we are supposed to come alive with nature. But for skiers, spring is […]

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