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British Columbia

Making Tracks in Northern BC

Hop on board the Skeena Express! Northern Escape Heli, Shames, Skeena Cat and Smithers. 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 … 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 »

Surviving 60 – Summit Lake

  “Even on a powder day Summit can be busy with 30 or 40 people skiing,” says one smiley and proud skier at Summit Lake Ski Area near Nakusp, B.C. “Summit also turns 60 years old this season.” In the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, Summit is the definable “Breeder” in the Breeders, Feeders and Leaders … More »

Bunk With a View – Red Mountain

Red Mt. Constella

Red Mountain redefines the term “staying on-mountain” this season with the addition of the intriguing Constella, off the top of Paradise Chair. A new collection of six cozy cabins and a clubhouse, tucked up in the alpine of Red’s Paradise Basin, awaits families and groups who want a starry night away from the madding crowds … More »

On The Road Again – classic BC boys trip

Cowboy, Rustin and Les Lapins stop in at Big White, SilverStar, Revelstoke and Whitewater on a classic B.C. boys’ trip. Attaining a good nickname is a bit like the process of losing a ski: it arrives unwelcome, unexpected and it’s funny to everyone but the recipient. The best, like the one Sean Kerrigan earned on … More »

Garibaldi Turns 100

Garibaldi Provincial Park

Garibaldi Turns 100 Garibaldi Provincial Park   Italian army general Giuseppe Garibaldi may be famous for being “the father of modern Italy,” but he never travelled anywhere near the B.C. provincial park that bears his name. While exploring the head of Howe Sound in 1860, British Navy captain George Henry Richards anointed the stunning “diamond … 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 »

7 ways to make your ski trip memorable

Whitewater Ski Resort recommends 7 ways to make your ski trip memorable When planning a ski trip, price and logistics tend to be the biggest factors in choosing your destination. But once you’re on the slopes, the good deal you got on that “Ski & Stay” package is quickly forgotten; it’s all the other things … More »

British Columbia

Making Tracks in Northern BC

Hop on board the Skeena Express! Northern Escape Heli, Shames, Skeena Cat and Smithers. 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 … 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 »

Surviving 60 – Summit Lake

  “Even on a powder day Summit can be busy with 30 or 40 people skiing,” says one smiley and proud skier at Summit Lake Ski Area near Nakusp, B.C. “Summit also turns 60 years old this season.” In the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, Summit is the definable “Breeder” in the Breeders, Feeders and Leaders … More »

Bunk With a View – Red Mountain

Red Mt. Constella

Red Mountain redefines the term “staying on-mountain” this season with the addition of the intriguing Constella, off the top of Paradise Chair. A new collection of six cozy cabins and a clubhouse, tucked up in the alpine of Red’s Paradise Basin, awaits families and groups who want a starry night away from the madding crowds … More »

On The Road Again – classic BC boys trip

Cowboy, Rustin and Les Lapins stop in at Big White, SilverStar, Revelstoke and Whitewater on a classic B.C. boys’ trip. Attaining a good nickname is a bit like the process of losing a ski: it arrives unwelcome, unexpected and it’s funny to everyone but the recipient. The best, like the one Sean Kerrigan earned on … More »

Garibaldi Turns 100

Garibaldi Provincial Park

Garibaldi Turns 100 Garibaldi Provincial Park   Italian army general Giuseppe Garibaldi may be famous for being “the father of modern Italy,” but he never travelled anywhere near the B.C. provincial park that bears his name. While exploring the head of Howe Sound in 1860, British Navy captain George Henry Richards anointed the stunning “diamond … 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 »

7 ways to make your ski trip memorable

Whitewater Ski Resort recommends 7 ways to make your ski trip memorable When planning a ski trip, price and logistics tend to be the biggest factors in choosing your destination. But once you’re on the slopes, the good deal you got on that “Ski & Stay” package is quickly forgotten; it’s all the other things … More »

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