Best of Both Worlds – Big White & SilverStar

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Reading Time: 10 minutes Sampling the Okanagan duo of Big White and SilverStar kept Ian Merringer and family well entertained. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue BIG WHITE Dragon’s inscrutable eyes stared […]

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Retallack snowcat skiing – The Great Equalizer

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Reading Time: 4 minutes In another generation, Heather Smith might be helping her charges as a nurse, or a stewardess. But it’s 2017 and the mountain guide who looks more like a model has […]

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More powder playground at Panorama

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes PANORAMA recently announced it’s “bigger, better and badder” this season. With a “monstrous” new terrain expansion, Pano’s 52-hectare “monster” expansion adds four new “brutish” double-diamond lines and a coveted 75 […]

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RYAN REPORT – Panorama Expansion

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Panorama adds 128 acres of expert terrain Panorama is staking a claim to the most exciting, and probably biggest, expansion at a Canadian ski hill this winter. Last week the […]

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Sol Mountain Lodge

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Where does a Utah-based backcountry skier head to for his early-season powder fix? BY ERME CATINO    Photos OSKAR ENANDER in the Winter 2017 issue For years I’d dreamt of heading […]

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Out on Patrol at Fernie

Reading Time: 11 minutes The crew at Fernie Alpine Resort is super pro, but they still have a blast bombing around the mountain. BY PAT LYNCH    Photos HENRY GEORGI in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue The sun has […]

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Sun Peaks Braces For Stormzy

Reading Time: < 1 minutes From Mayerhofen to Sun Peaks, Europe’s top on-snow music festival is heading to Canada April 6–10 With an endless list of music artists and DJs crowding the village. Ludacris, Kaskade, […]

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Sharing The Great Outdoors – Valkyr Lodge

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Reading Time: 9 minutes With kids in tow it’s still possible to experience the bliss of the backcountry. by ANDREW FINDLAY and photos by STEVE OGLE in the December 2016 issue I’d reached that […]

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No Speed Limit

Reading Time: 4 minutes Local boy Joss Advocaat takes on the world at Sun Peaks in the fastest non-motorized sport on earth. by STEVEN THRENDYLE in the Winter 2017 issue Road rash and skin burns aren’t […]

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The Past is Now – pt 3 Whitewater

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Reading Time: 4 minutes To most people the Kootenays equate with powder, a lifestyle so consumed by the pursuit of fresh tracks that powder ranks up there with the other basic essentials of life: […]

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Baldy’s Back, Baby

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Baldy Mountain Resort, or simply “Baldy” to the residents of Oliver and Osoyoos in B.C.’s South Okanagan, is experiencing a rebirth this season. Founded in 1968, the ski area has […]

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The Past is Now – pt. 2 Red Mountain

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Reading Time: 4 minutes To most people the Kootenays equate with powder, a lifestyle so consumed by the pursuit of fresh tracks that powder ranks up there with the other basic essentials of life: […]

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What’s Next, Whistler?

Reading Time: 9 minutes It’s the question on everyone’s mind since last summer’s Vail takeover. by STEVEN THRENDYLE  in the Winter 2017 issue Western society bestows significance to certain birthdays, like turning the “Big […]

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The Past is Now – pt. 1 Revelstoke

Reading Time: 4 minutes To most people the Kootenays equate with powder, a lifestyle so consumed by the pursuit of fresh tracks that powder ranks up there with the other basic essentials of life: […]

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Away From It All

Reading Time: 4 minutes The backcountry is a lot more comfortable when you stay at one of many alpine touring lodges in B.C. by STEVEN THRENDYLE in Fall 2016 issue If you’ve ever yearned […]

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Spencer Francey * Mica Heliskiing, BC

Reading Time: < 1 minutes photo: SPENCER FRANCEY  *  skier: Sverre Lillequist  * snow: Mica Heliskiing, BC

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The Making of a Mountain

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s not your average night at an average Royal Canadian Legion. And definitely not a typical public meeting to tell the locals about a gigantic ski resort development proposed for […]

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Reuben Krabbe – Revelstoke BC

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes photo: REUBEN KRABBE * skier: Stan Rey * snow: Revelstoke BC Crosshairs Fall 2016 photo: REUBEN KRABBE  *  skier: Stan Rey  *  snow: Revelstoke  BC  

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Bruno Long – Chatter Creek, BC

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes photo: BRUNO LONG * skier: Colston VB * snow: Chatter Creek, BC Crosshairs Buyer’s Guide 2017 photo: BRUNO LONG * skier: Colston VB * snow: Chatter Creek, BC  

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The Start of Something Big

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hut-to-hut touring in Whistler’s Spearhead Range just got a lot closer to reality. Six years after a group of backcountry skiers and mountain climbers from Whistler and Vancouver first approached […]

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Whistler: A New Era

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Reading Time: 3 minutes “We’re not as well known as we think we are.” When the Epic Pass was first introduced in 2008 offering unlimited skiing at five Vail resorts, I was on a […]

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Up There

Reading Time: 6 minutes ANDREW FINDLAY headed to Northern Escape Heli-Skiing in his search for pristine powder in a pineapple express season. The word pineapple, with its breezy Caribbean connotations, is welcome in any […]

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Nelson’s Baby

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Reading Time: 7 minutes The annual Coldsmoke Powder Fest at Whitewater is an enviable community celebration that goes well beyond the Kootenays. In 1867, gold and silver were discovered near the shores of Kootenay […]

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After the Avalanche

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Reading Time: 8 minutes My emotional rebuild was more difficult than the physical part, but a return to the alpine was necessary therapy. By Greg Hill   Photos Bruno Long   in Fall 2015 issue […]

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