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Why Shames?

The incentive to move from Sweden to Canada goes beyond the legendary powder and vast backcountry of this Northern B.C. community. story and photos by MATTIAS FREDRIKSSON After the driest February in many years, it’s finally starting to snow again. Today’s forecast is looking good: 15 cm, 30-40 more in the next few days before … More »

On Patrol at Fernie

Keeping the public safe is one thing. Keeping the public happy is another altogether. My legs were burning, chest heaving, lungs fighting to expel carbon dioxide and absorb oxygen. I was lying in a heap somewhere in the middle of Cedar Bowl at Fernie Alpine Resort, trying to catch my breath. As I lifted my … More »

Chatter Creek – Give Ski Touring A Try

BACKCOUNTRY SKI GUIDE BRODIE ST. JULIAN shares his enthusiasm about Chatter Creek’s new ski-touring program. As a ski guide—and amateur psychologist/sociologist—I’ve encountered a lot of different types of skiers at Chatter Creek who are into or are curious about alpine touring, and I’ve come to realize that I like them all. There’s the veteran skier … More »

Monashee Powder Snowcats

Monashee Powder Snowcats: All in the Family With a laugh, cat-ski guide John Dutton calls it “job security.” About nine years ago he was working as a tail guide at Monashee Powder Snowcats, halfway between Cherryville and Revelstoke, B.C., when he met the owners’ daughter, Kristi Morgan. A secretive winter romance quickly became much more. … More »

Revelstoke – Good Move

How one small-town reporter learned to love Revelstoke. It was the perfect welcome to a new mountain: 25 cm of new snow. A blank canvas crumpled up, its nooks and crannies waiting to be painted, mysteries around every bend. This is how legends are built, addiction is bred. I moved to Revelstoke from Toronto in … More »

When Worlds Collide: Whistler and Mt. Baker

The contrast between Mt. Baker and Whistler proves skiing is the least and most elite sport. Scrubbing toilets, flipping burgers or ensuring beginners don’t fall off the Magic Carpet doesn’t exactly scream “I’ve made it.” If you’ve been there, then you know: skiing is a sacrifice. We chase winter like that first whiteout in the … More »

Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler

Pangea Pod Hotel – not great for sleepwalkers If you equate affordable Whistler with living in your van, think again. Pod-dwelling is the Coast Range’s most gabbed about cheap (relatively) and cheerful billet, a capsule concept just a few minutes’ walk (or stumble) in ski boots from the gondola and every bar, boutique and beauty … More »

Movin’ On Up – The Josie Hotel at Red Mountain

Red Mountain near Rossland, B.C., is not a place of ostentatious wealth. There are no cold-bed mansions sitting seldom used, no affiliation to Epic, Mountain Collective or Ikon passes brotherhoods. And there’s no chain-store-riddled pedestrian mall running through its heart. Just plenty of big mountain fresh pow and peeps who know how to power through … More »

Flying High With Mike Wiegele

WE’RE KNEE-DEEP IN HOW SKI LIFE HAS EVOLVED AFTER 50 YEARS OF HELI-SKIING. BY LESLIE WOIT No radio, no avalanche transceiver, no veggie options… Take my hand as we travel back in time to 1970. You’re humming that new tune “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as you squeeze your tight little package into those navy Pedigree … More »

Kicking Horse & Purcell Heli

Only got a day to play? And $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then do it right with Purcell Heli-Skiing and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, now just a stroll from hotel room to heli-pad. The cushiest part? There’s a cap of six people (plus two guides) in what’s usually a 10-seater Bell 205 heli, … More »

Why Shames?

The incentive to move from Sweden to Canada goes beyond the legendary powder and vast backcountry of this Northern B.C. community. story and photos by MATTIAS FREDRIKSSON After the driest February in many years, it’s finally starting to snow again. Today’s forecast is looking good: 15 cm, 30-40 more in the next few days before … More »

On Patrol at Fernie

Keeping the public safe is one thing. Keeping the public happy is another altogether. My legs were burning, chest heaving, lungs fighting to expel carbon dioxide and absorb oxygen. I was lying in a heap somewhere in the middle of Cedar Bowl at Fernie Alpine Resort, trying to catch my breath. As I lifted my … More »

Chatter Creek – Give Ski Touring A Try

BACKCOUNTRY SKI GUIDE BRODIE ST. JULIAN shares his enthusiasm about Chatter Creek’s new ski-touring program. As a ski guide—and amateur psychologist/sociologist—I’ve encountered a lot of different types of skiers at Chatter Creek who are into or are curious about alpine touring, and I’ve come to realize that I like them all. There’s the veteran skier … More »

Monashee Powder Snowcats

Monashee Powder Snowcats: All in the Family With a laugh, cat-ski guide John Dutton calls it “job security.” About nine years ago he was working as a tail guide at Monashee Powder Snowcats, halfway between Cherryville and Revelstoke, B.C., when he met the owners’ daughter, Kristi Morgan. A secretive winter romance quickly became much more. … More »

Revelstoke – Good Move

How one small-town reporter learned to love Revelstoke. It was the perfect welcome to a new mountain: 25 cm of new snow. A blank canvas crumpled up, its nooks and crannies waiting to be painted, mysteries around every bend. This is how legends are built, addiction is bred. I moved to Revelstoke from Toronto in … More »

When Worlds Collide: Whistler and Mt. Baker

The contrast between Mt. Baker and Whistler proves skiing is the least and most elite sport. Scrubbing toilets, flipping burgers or ensuring beginners don’t fall off the Magic Carpet doesn’t exactly scream “I’ve made it.” If you’ve been there, then you know: skiing is a sacrifice. We chase winter like that first whiteout in the … More »

Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler

Pangea Pod Hotel – not great for sleepwalkers If you equate affordable Whistler with living in your van, think again. Pod-dwelling is the Coast Range’s most gabbed about cheap (relatively) and cheerful billet, a capsule concept just a few minutes’ walk (or stumble) in ski boots from the gondola and every bar, boutique and beauty … More »

Movin’ On Up – The Josie Hotel at Red Mountain

Red Mountain near Rossland, B.C., is not a place of ostentatious wealth. There are no cold-bed mansions sitting seldom used, no affiliation to Epic, Mountain Collective or Ikon passes brotherhoods. And there’s no chain-store-riddled pedestrian mall running through its heart. Just plenty of big mountain fresh pow and peeps who know how to power through … More »

Flying High With Mike Wiegele

WE’RE KNEE-DEEP IN HOW SKI LIFE HAS EVOLVED AFTER 50 YEARS OF HELI-SKIING. BY LESLIE WOIT No radio, no avalanche transceiver, no veggie options… Take my hand as we travel back in time to 1970. You’re humming that new tune “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as you squeeze your tight little package into those navy Pedigree … More »

Kicking Horse & Purcell Heli

Only got a day to play? And $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then do it right with Purcell Heli-Skiing and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, now just a stroll from hotel room to heli-pad. The cushiest part? There’s a cap of six people (plus two guides) in what’s usually a 10-seater Bell 205 heli, … More »

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