FRESH TRACKS - February 23, 2024

Your Run – Fall 2013

Reading Time: 5 minutes Prairie favourites » I want to remind readers of a couple other ski areas that have ceased operations: Big Thunder in the Cypress Hills, Sask. Closed in the mid-’90s, it […]

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Mountain Forecast: firings with periods of litigation

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Sunshine Village’s firing last winter of seven ski patrollers, including two of its senior-most personnel, hit the skiing world like a string of explosives shattering a cornice. The appearance of heavy-handed ski resort owners […]

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Whistler on sale

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Reading Time: 4 minutes From the Buyer’s Guide 2010 issue Earlier this season Whistler-Blackcomb unveiled its lowest price ever for early-bird season passes at $1,099, which is $500 less than usual. It’s less simply […]

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Where to now?

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Reading Time: 2 minutes From politics to powder, George Koch and I often end a discussion by agreeing to disagree. But his diatribe that starts on page 22 this issue on the frustrations of […]

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Closed Runs

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Reading Time: 9 minutes It’s a tale of two worlds. The age-old story of progress versus tradition, with the inevitable end— convenience wins out. The old couldn’t keep up, not because it couldn’t compete, […]

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