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Home Away From Home – Sun Peaks

After a too-long hiatus, a ski-starved Brit beached in Portugal was finally able to pack her bags for a long-awaited season in Sun Peaks. Last winter was her only missed ski season since 1973, so plans had to be pandemic-proof. First into the carry-on: vaccination certificate, Canadian passport, masks, sanitizer and kilos of COVID-aptability. Using … More »

Gondola For Grouse

Billed as the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Currently, skiers, snowboarders and hikers access runs and trails via the Skyride, a 130-passenger tram that whisks visitors from an expansive parking lot to an upper lodge in less than six minutes. In the fall, Grouse announced plans to … More »

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 »

BC

Home Away From Home – Sun Peaks

After a too-long hiatus, a ski-starved Brit beached in Portugal was finally able to pack her bags for a long-awaited season in Sun Peaks. Last winter was her only missed ski season since 1973, so plans had to be pandemic-proof. First into the carry-on: vaccination certificate, Canadian passport, masks, sanitizer and kilos of COVID-aptability. Using … More »

Gondola For Grouse

Billed as the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Currently, skiers, snowboarders and hikers access runs and trails via the Skyride, a 130-passenger tram that whisks visitors from an expansive parking lot to an upper lodge in less than six minutes. In the fall, Grouse announced plans to … More »

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 »

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