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High In The Caucasus

Conjoining Europe and Asia, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia is a historical and cultural jewel—and a skier’s dream. BY IAIN MACMILLAN PHOTOS BY RAY O’REILLY My dad got hot boxed in the gondola today,” daughter No. 3 Sophie announced dryly to our new dinner guests Olivier from Switzerland and James from the U.K. We … More »

Naming Louise

Naming Louise

It’s tougher than you think filling in the blanks on a resort trail map. The single best run name anywhere, in my opinion, is at Lake Louise Ski Resort. You won’t find it on any trail map, but the Orchidometer is a towering rock with a cleft that funnels skiers toward a mandatory air. The … More »

One Sweet Rivalry – Québec vs. Vermont

Quebec vs. Vermont: whether or not the border is open this season, you can still weigh in on who’s the best in the East. A word to the wise: when in the company of Vermonters and Québécois, avoid bringing up maple syrup—or skiing. Quebec is the world’s largest producer of the sugary condiment, but Vermont’s tree-tapping … More »

Keep The Dream Alive – Italy

VIVA ITALIA!_ In these crazy times, Italy provides fodder when thinking about our next great ski adventure. We asked six well-travelled Ski Canada contributors for their best memories of peaks, powder and pasta. Sauze d’Oulx/Sestriere/Via Lattea BY ERIC KENDALL At the age of seven I was a ski-god. And to prove it, I still have … More »

How We Spent Our Coronacation

Owning a remote cat-ski lodge always has its challenges, but the lockdown last March took the Osak family off in all directions. by PAUL OSAK * photography STEVE SHANNON On March 18, at the height of what was arguably the best ski season in recent memory, my wife, Megan, and I decided to pull the … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Freeride

If you’re a freerider, you’re a searcher, an explorer. You aren’t content with what’s on the map. The runs are just the approach to the main event. You take the road less travelled in search of untracked snow, of course, but just as much to know what’s over the ridge, behind the trees or around … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     Performance boots and wide feet used to be mutually exclusive. Higher-flexing boots typically were only available in skinny lasts. But manufacturers are starting to realize that people with high-volume feet who rip don’t want to ski in pain. Both the Fischer RC One HV and Salomon S/Pro HV are high … More »

China – World Domination

As Beijing prepares for 2022, can the world’s most populated country really become the biggest snowsports nation on the planet? For the Winter Olympic Games, host China is pulling out all the stops to ensure it’s on the top step of the podium, with a nation of keen skiers and snowboarders for support. And it … 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 »

Ski By RV

There’s a whole world of winter beyond the Walmart parking lot. The RV had me at “changing room.” A couple hours after picking up a nine-metre winterized motorhome in the sprawl of Vancouver, we’ve managed to navigate our palace on wheels to Sasquatch Mountain Resort, the ski hill formerly known as Hemlock. It’s puking. Pulling … More »

Featured

High In The Caucasus

Conjoining Europe and Asia, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia is a historical and cultural jewel—and a skier’s dream. BY IAIN MACMILLAN PHOTOS BY RAY O’REILLY My dad got hot boxed in the gondola today,” daughter No. 3 Sophie announced dryly to our new dinner guests Olivier from Switzerland and James from the U.K. We … More »

Naming Louise

Naming Louise

It’s tougher than you think filling in the blanks on a resort trail map. The single best run name anywhere, in my opinion, is at Lake Louise Ski Resort. You won’t find it on any trail map, but the Orchidometer is a towering rock with a cleft that funnels skiers toward a mandatory air. The … More »

One Sweet Rivalry – Québec vs. Vermont

Quebec vs. Vermont: whether or not the border is open this season, you can still weigh in on who’s the best in the East. A word to the wise: when in the company of Vermonters and Québécois, avoid bringing up maple syrup—or skiing. Quebec is the world’s largest producer of the sugary condiment, but Vermont’s tree-tapping … More »

Keep The Dream Alive – Italy

VIVA ITALIA!_ In these crazy times, Italy provides fodder when thinking about our next great ski adventure. We asked six well-travelled Ski Canada contributors for their best memories of peaks, powder and pasta. Sauze d’Oulx/Sestriere/Via Lattea BY ERIC KENDALL At the age of seven I was a ski-god. And to prove it, I still have … More »

How We Spent Our Coronacation

Owning a remote cat-ski lodge always has its challenges, but the lockdown last March took the Osak family off in all directions. by PAUL OSAK * photography STEVE SHANNON On March 18, at the height of what was arguably the best ski season in recent memory, my wife, Megan, and I decided to pull the … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Freeride

If you’re a freerider, you’re a searcher, an explorer. You aren’t content with what’s on the map. The runs are just the approach to the main event. You take the road less travelled in search of untracked snow, of course, but just as much to know what’s over the ridge, behind the trees or around … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     Performance boots and wide feet used to be mutually exclusive. Higher-flexing boots typically were only available in skinny lasts. But manufacturers are starting to realize that people with high-volume feet who rip don’t want to ski in pain. Both the Fischer RC One HV and Salomon S/Pro HV are high … More »

China – World Domination

As Beijing prepares for 2022, can the world’s most populated country really become the biggest snowsports nation on the planet? For the Winter Olympic Games, host China is pulling out all the stops to ensure it’s on the top step of the podium, with a nation of keen skiers and snowboarders for support. And it … 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 »

Ski By RV

There’s a whole world of winter beyond the Walmart parking lot. The RV had me at “changing room.” A couple hours after picking up a nine-metre winterized motorhome in the sprawl of Vancouver, we’ve managed to navigate our palace on wheels to Sasquatch Mountain Resort, the ski hill formerly known as Hemlock. It’s puking. Pulling … More »

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