On Patrol at Fernie

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Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 […]

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Border Crossers – Red, Whitewater, Fernie

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Reading Time: 10 minutes Two American brothers learn to appreciate each other—and Canadian skiing—on a Kootenays road trip. A metre down in a tree well, I was relieved to hear muffled sounds of my […]

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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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Fernie and Beyond

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Reading Time: < 1 minute After a group of ski media tracked up Fernie Alpine Resort last March for a Helly Hansen gear test, the quest for more first tracks led to the new Fernie […]

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Drone On

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Like newbies clogging the fall line, drones are seemingly everywhere these days. From real estate agents to biologists, the remote-control helicopters equipped with a video camera are making light work […]

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Test 2014 * Cruisers

Reading Time: 10 minutes MID-RANGE PERFORMANCE IN LONG AND SHORT TURNS I don’t mean to oversimplify here—obviously standing on a moving platform careening down a hill of frozen water at high speeds, while trying […]

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Best of Skiing in Canada awards 2013

Reading Time: 13 minutes by Leslie Woit in Winter 2013 issue Light powder, hot chocolate, cute liftees? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, the […]

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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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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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Adventure All Mountain * Test 2013

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Reading Time: 13 minutes by Ron Betts in Fall 2012 issue Everywhere you look these days—magazines, online, television—there’s someone telling you how to be better, to improve, to go farther, faster, stronger than you […]

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The Categories Explained

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Reading Time: 3 minutes And now, even more! A total of seven Ski Canada categories were tested at Fernie this year, with new kid-on-the-block Slalom making a comeback. Also tested at Fernie were: On-Piste Cruisers and […]

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Ski Test 2013

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Skis Tested Expert All Mountain  Adventure All Mountain Slalom  Big Mountain  Powder Test at Wiegele Helicopter Skiing On-Piste Cruisers Easy Cruise Twintips The Categories Explained Meet the testers By knowing […]

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Short Turns: 40th Anniversary issue

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Reading Time: 7 minutes     The Castle’s cat ❖ Castle Mountain Resort ’s unique lift-assisted sidecountry snowcat kiing has been a big hit, racking up nearly 500 skier-visits last season in only its […]

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A ski safari through four Rocky Mountain resorts

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Reading Time: 10 minutes Lake Louise, Panorama, Fernie and Castle Mountain proved to be the perfect picks for a good ol’ ski safari. Photos by Josie Boulding It hasn’t snowed in a month.” Not […]

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Calgary Roundup

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Reading Time: 12 minutes 10 great ski areas tempt locals and vistors alike with all that’s new and improved From Fall 2009 issue Ski resort marketing people are somehow psychologically wired to look ahead. […]

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Best of Skiing in Canada 2009

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Reading Time: 12 minutes Good, better, best… We think the 2009 Best of Skiing issue is more than just the best this country has to offer, in fact, it’s better than ever! Over an […]

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9 for the Road

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Reading Time: 13 minutes It was the greatest run of a fabulous season. What appeared as a dusting of snow on the access road became eight cm in the parking lot and, as we […]

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