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60 Years of Cold Bums & Hot Toddies – Sun Peaks

Move over, Ski Canada. At 60, Tod Mountain has a decade on you. Wait, where’s that? Well, you probably know it by its more recognizable name, Sun Peaks Resort. But to those who’ve been skiing at the Kamloops ski area all their lives, it’s still Tod, and those early ski pioneers are still referred to … More »

Diamond in the Fluff – Powder King

Just before a sun is born, gravity starts pulling all the pieces together. That’s where Powder King Mountain Resort is at right now, says Jim Salisbury, the ski hill’s owner and general manager. “We’re in the infancy of development of the resort,” he says. “And we’re picking up traction.” Powder King sits right on Hwy … More »

Mountain Town Life – Revelstoke

Revelstoke has had its share of growing pains since it became a “resort” in 2007. It isn’t every day that you get to witness the birth of a ski area. And depending on who you talked to in Revelstoke, B.C., December 22, 2007, was either a day that you’d been salivating over for three decades … More »

Christmas in the Kootenays

Getting the cousins together for the holidays is easy when you plan four days at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. Being able to assess a situation, think on your feet and react immediately are universal and necessary qualities among professional ski guides. Take Kevin Marr, for instance, long-time lead guide and operations manager at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. … More »

Carving Up The Backcountry – Callaghan Country

There’s no better place than Callaghan Country to learn how to share. Ski fast. Take chances.” This is Guillaume Otis’s advice at the top of our first run in the Callaghan Valley. It also turns out to be the theme of our four days of ski touring in the backcountry area near Whistler. Among the … More »

Two Feet and a Helicopter Seat

Black Tusk Heli

Get the most out of your touring day with a lift into the alpine. It’s impossible to look back on last winter without considering the ways COVID-19 impacted people’s mountain recreation habits. While some ski areas managed to go above and beyond to keep the lifts turning and guests safe, others were hamstrung by tougher … More »

A Bigger Big White

When Michael J. Ballingall imagines Big White Ski Resort in 2089, he envisions 17 new lifts, the number of runs increasing from the current 119 to 329, skiable terrain more than doubling, the addition of cat-skiing and more. Well-known in the Canadian ski industry, the vice-president of the Okanagan resort laid out the vision in … More »

Making Tracks in Northern BC

BY ANDREW FINDLAY  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE OGLE  Skiing is a fickle business. You plan months in advance then hope for three things: powder, bluebird weather and snowpack stability. In other words, a miracle. We’re sitting in an Air Canada Dash 7 circling high above the Terrace airport eating complimentary pretzels, while a blizzard hammers … More »

Withnail and I

Just like the ’80s cult film, our road trip through B.C.’s ski country took Murphy’s Law to new heights. BY P.D. MARWOOD ILLUSTRATIONS BY Bintang Suhadiyono Hmm…it looked bigger online,” my buddy Withnail sighed with a look of disappointment. “I guess you hear that from a lot of girls,” I responded deadpan. With no reaction … More »

Loving RED – Red Mt. BC

My first-ever visit to Rossland, B.C., and its mythical powder mecca RED Mountain was a quarter-century ago when buddy Steve and I were invited to stay with one of RED’s owners at the time, affable Eric Skat Peterson. We arrived the day before Skat was to return from somewhere. His scratchy phone message was simply: … More »

BC

60 Years of Cold Bums & Hot Toddies – Sun Peaks

Move over, Ski Canada. At 60, Tod Mountain has a decade on you. Wait, where’s that? Well, you probably know it by its more recognizable name, Sun Peaks Resort. But to those who’ve been skiing at the Kamloops ski area all their lives, it’s still Tod, and those early ski pioneers are still referred to … More »

Diamond in the Fluff – Powder King

Just before a sun is born, gravity starts pulling all the pieces together. That’s where Powder King Mountain Resort is at right now, says Jim Salisbury, the ski hill’s owner and general manager. “We’re in the infancy of development of the resort,” he says. “And we’re picking up traction.” Powder King sits right on Hwy … More »

Mountain Town Life – Revelstoke

Revelstoke has had its share of growing pains since it became a “resort” in 2007. It isn’t every day that you get to witness the birth of a ski area. And depending on who you talked to in Revelstoke, B.C., December 22, 2007, was either a day that you’d been salivating over for three decades … More »

Christmas in the Kootenays

Getting the cousins together for the holidays is easy when you plan four days at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. Being able to assess a situation, think on your feet and react immediately are universal and necessary qualities among professional ski guides. Take Kevin Marr, for instance, long-time lead guide and operations manager at Selkirk Snowcat Skiing. … More »

Carving Up The Backcountry – Callaghan Country

There’s no better place than Callaghan Country to learn how to share. Ski fast. Take chances.” This is Guillaume Otis’s advice at the top of our first run in the Callaghan Valley. It also turns out to be the theme of our four days of ski touring in the backcountry area near Whistler. Among the … More »

Two Feet and a Helicopter Seat

Black Tusk Heli

Get the most out of your touring day with a lift into the alpine. It’s impossible to look back on last winter without considering the ways COVID-19 impacted people’s mountain recreation habits. While some ski areas managed to go above and beyond to keep the lifts turning and guests safe, others were hamstrung by tougher … More »

A Bigger Big White

When Michael J. Ballingall imagines Big White Ski Resort in 2089, he envisions 17 new lifts, the number of runs increasing from the current 119 to 329, skiable terrain more than doubling, the addition of cat-skiing and more. Well-known in the Canadian ski industry, the vice-president of the Okanagan resort laid out the vision in … More »

Making Tracks in Northern BC

BY ANDREW FINDLAY  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE OGLE  Skiing is a fickle business. You plan months in advance then hope for three things: powder, bluebird weather and snowpack stability. In other words, a miracle. We’re sitting in an Air Canada Dash 7 circling high above the Terrace airport eating complimentary pretzels, while a blizzard hammers … More »

Withnail and I

Just like the ’80s cult film, our road trip through B.C.’s ski country took Murphy’s Law to new heights. BY P.D. MARWOOD ILLUSTRATIONS BY Bintang Suhadiyono Hmm…it looked bigger online,” my buddy Withnail sighed with a look of disappointment. “I guess you hear that from a lot of girls,” I responded deadpan. With no reaction … More »

Loving RED – Red Mt. BC

My first-ever visit to Rossland, B.C., and its mythical powder mecca RED Mountain was a quarter-century ago when buddy Steve and I were invited to stay with one of RED’s owners at the time, affable Eric Skat Peterson. We arrived the day before Skat was to return from somewhere. His scratchy phone message was simply: … More »

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