FRESH TRACKS - February 23, 2024

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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If the Name Fits

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Skiing on Vancouver Island will be done under new ownership after the November sale of Mount Washington to Pacific Group Resorts closed. The Utah-based company also owns three smaller ski […]

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Whistler vs. Vail

Reading Time: 10 minutes Who’s the best? How to choose between North America’s two mega ski resorts. BY LESLIE WOIT When Blackcomb was born in 1980, its biggest competitor was a nearby hill called Whistler. […]

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Connect the huts

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Reading Time: 10 minutes Selkirk Mountain Experience’s playground now includes three chalets and unlimited turns to be earned. _By Matt Coté   Photos Bruno Long Our helicopter pilot navigates the low cloud relaxed and confident. […]

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5-0 and Go

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes For a place known for throwing mega parties, Whistler is all of a sudden acting its age.   The mega-resort plans to celebrate its 50th birthday in December with a […]

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Big Sparkling Stars

Reading Time: 7 minutes Two great ski resorts and one rub-down: Big White, Silver Star and Sparkling Hill offer more than family playtime in the heart of the Okanagan. “Whatever you do, don’t lick […]

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Ski Canada Test 2016 intro

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Reading Time: 4 minutes photo: ADAM STEIN * tester: Christian Armstrong  Part 1   Big Mountain  *  Expert All-Mountain  *  Slalom  *  On-Piste Cruisers  *  Easy Cruisers  *  Powder WRITTEN BY D’ARCY SEGO AND RON BETTS […]

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43.3 Gallery

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Powder Virgins

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Rudi and Jeff Gertsch at Purcell Heli-skiing make it easy for first-time heli-skiers to join a group of purebred powderhounds.   JEFF: Remember, there’s a first time for everything. At […]

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Fat Cats – Island Lake Lodge

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Island Lake Lodge’s culinary rep and posh digs are matched only by its skiing.  by Ian Merringer in the December 2014 issue  *  Photos: Henry Georgi Basketball has never interested […]

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Pleasure Palace

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Reading Time: 11 minutes “This is a little weird, isn’t it?” It’s End-of-Season party night at the Mica Heliskiing lodge and Claire Challen, the visiting host for Ski Television on Sportsnet, is eyeing the […]

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Spoiled Brats

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Reading Time: 10 minutes A Porsche, a helicopter and condos fit for a king—for a pair of low-rent ski bums, it was an assignment to end all others. by Pat Lynch    Photos Gary Davidson  from […]

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A Skier’s Guide to 10 of B.C.’s Best

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Reading Time: 17 minutes From the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains to the oceanside majesty of the Coast Range, British Columbia truly lives up to its Latin motto: Splendour Sine Occasu—Splendour Without Diminishment. And […]

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Forward Thinking

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Since Tod Mountain became Sun Peaks more than 20 years ago, the resort has maintained a well-mapped road into the future.  By Andrew Findlay // PHOTOS BY ADAM STEIN from […]

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A Foodie in Fernie

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Ethnic and upscale offerings are feeding powderful appetites in what was once a culinary wasteland. By Lisa Kadane  //  photos by Henry Georgi in Winter 2013 issue It snows a lot in Fernie. This […]

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Cat’s Cradle

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Reading Time: 8 minutes by Marty McLennan in December 2012 issue There’s a spirit at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing, and it feels like home. There’s something overwhelming about driving through the Selkirks. It’s late March and […]

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First Lift

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Reading Time: 8 minutes Start your touring with a boost into the backcountry at Island Lake Lodge. by Ryan Stuart in December 2012 issue On the day I realized a childhood dream, Johnny Cash […]

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Off to the powder room

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Reading Time: 3 minutes by Iain MacMillan, editor, from Fall 2012 issue Jennifer, a dandy skier who runs our design studio, piped up the other day about her biggest frustration last winter at the Ski Canada Test […]

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Overcoming the odds

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Despite 22 years of controversy, it appears Jumbo Glacier Resort, North America’s most dramatic ski area development in decades, is at the finish line. BY GEORGE KOCH On a picture-perfect late March morning, the helicopter […]

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Kicking Horse – Gentle Giant

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The other side of Kicking Horse isn’t gnarly at all – and that suites some skiers just fine by Trent Edwards from Spring 2012 issue   Since its rebirth 11 […]

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4 Day Road Trip

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Reading Time: 9 minutes An excellent adventure is easy when you include Monashee Powder, Red Mountain and Whitewater by IAIN MACMILLAN from Winter 2012 issue * photos: COLLEEN GENTEMANN     I was more curious […]

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A Bite with Dave Brownlie

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Whistler Blackcomb ’s CEO goes beyond the ropes with Ski Canada. by Tobias C. Van Veen Dave Brownlie is not your average CEO. As I chased him down The Bite on […]

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Driven to Distraction

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Reading Time: 3 minutes First Tracks by Iain MacMillan from Winter 2012 issue Driven to distraction After an epic five-resort road trip in Austria years ago, George Koch had left me in charge of returning the rental car […]

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