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Assigning Blame

Will a case presently before the B.C. Supreme Court impact the relationship between you and your ski buddies? * by Ron Betts from the Winter 2014 issue How many skiers have found themselves in this situation? A ski instructor with a group of young, giggling kids, all hopped up on hot chocolate and adrenaline, asks … More »

The Best Test * Powder 2014

Ski Canada asked the guides at Mike Wiegele Heliskiing to take these fatties to work. It’s fairly difficult to pinpoint the exact moment in the history of skiing when the quest for powder became the holy grail of our sport. In the 1920s Ernest Hemingway, who was arguably the first powderhound, wrote inspired, poetic passages … More »

Getting to know you

Skiing Chatter Creek Proves That The Fastest Way To Friendship Is Within, and Beyond, a Cat. by GEORGE KOCH // photos by HENRY GEORGI from Fall 2013 issue You’re the best snowboarding accountant I’ve ever met.” “I’m the only snowboarding accountant you’ve ever met.” “You’re for sure among the top-three snowboarders in the cat.” “There … More »

Booming Mountain Camps

A spiritual ride for women that tones all levels of the body and mind.  By tobias c. van Veen in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue Training involves not just buffing up the body to withstand the blows of hardpack or powder pillows, but satisfying the soul-skier that lives deep down inside with clarity, meditation and joyful … More »

Limited Time Offer

from Winter 2013 issue George Koch found his Euphoria in only two days at K3 Cat Ski near Revelstoke. photos by Bryan Ralph There’s a moment for me on every snowcat- or heli-skiing trip when everything pulls together, the skiing stars align, I know why I showed up—and above all, why I always, always want … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada awards 2013

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 hotel stairs, the backstreet bars and the snow-covered parking lots in search of Canada’s best ski moments—and here they are! With special thanks to our … More »

Cat’s Cradle

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 I’m steering a tin-cup rental car under the glare of towering peaks, across rushing rivers and past impenetrable logging roads. Navigating the vertical valley bottom, … More »

No Pussyfooting Around

by Pat Lynch in the December 2012 issue With Castle and Fortress, Alberta has what it takes when it comes to redefining resort-based cat skiing Come back when it’s good.” Darrel Lewko is grinning from ear-to-ear at the pronouncement, which he’s adopted this afternoon as something of a twisted mantra. My legs feel like I’ve … More »

First Lift

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 sang in my head. “Get rhythm when you get the blues/Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues…” Of course, that’s all I could … More »

Tough Love

Ruedi Beglinger has made a business out of challenging his guests to push their limits in the alpine. By ANDREW FINDLAY from Fall 2012 It’s ping-pong-ball visibility on Tumbledown Mountain, but that doesn’t faze our guide. Blue skies, overcast, fog so dense the end of your nose disappears, snow blowing sideways—no matter. Ruedi Beglinger ascends … More »

Assigning Blame

Will a case presently before the B.C. Supreme Court impact the relationship between you and your ski buddies? * by Ron Betts from the Winter 2014 issue How many skiers have found themselves in this situation? A ski instructor with a group of young, giggling kids, all hopped up on hot chocolate and adrenaline, asks … More »

The Best Test * Powder 2014

Ski Canada asked the guides at Mike Wiegele Heliskiing to take these fatties to work. It’s fairly difficult to pinpoint the exact moment in the history of skiing when the quest for powder became the holy grail of our sport. In the 1920s Ernest Hemingway, who was arguably the first powderhound, wrote inspired, poetic passages … More »

Getting to know you

Skiing Chatter Creek Proves That The Fastest Way To Friendship Is Within, and Beyond, a Cat. by GEORGE KOCH // photos by HENRY GEORGI from Fall 2013 issue You’re the best snowboarding accountant I’ve ever met.” “I’m the only snowboarding accountant you’ve ever met.” “You’re for sure among the top-three snowboarders in the cat.” “There … More »

Booming Mountain Camps

A spiritual ride for women that tones all levels of the body and mind.  By tobias c. van Veen in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue Training involves not just buffing up the body to withstand the blows of hardpack or powder pillows, but satisfying the soul-skier that lives deep down inside with clarity, meditation and joyful … More »

Limited Time Offer

from Winter 2013 issue George Koch found his Euphoria in only two days at K3 Cat Ski near Revelstoke. photos by Bryan Ralph There’s a moment for me on every snowcat- or heli-skiing trip when everything pulls together, the skiing stars align, I know why I showed up—and above all, why I always, always want … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada awards 2013

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 hotel stairs, the backstreet bars and the snow-covered parking lots in search of Canada’s best ski moments—and here they are! With special thanks to our … More »

Cat’s Cradle

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 I’m steering a tin-cup rental car under the glare of towering peaks, across rushing rivers and past impenetrable logging roads. Navigating the vertical valley bottom, … More »

No Pussyfooting Around

by Pat Lynch in the December 2012 issue With Castle and Fortress, Alberta has what it takes when it comes to redefining resort-based cat skiing Come back when it’s good.” Darrel Lewko is grinning from ear-to-ear at the pronouncement, which he’s adopted this afternoon as something of a twisted mantra. My legs feel like I’ve … More »

First Lift

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 sang in my head. “Get rhythm when you get the blues/Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues…” Of course, that’s all I could … More »

Tough Love

Ruedi Beglinger has made a business out of challenging his guests to push their limits in the alpine. By ANDREW FINDLAY from Fall 2012 It’s ping-pong-ball visibility on Tumbledown Mountain, but that doesn’t faze our guide. Blue skies, overcast, fog so dense the end of your nose disappears, snow blowing sideways—no matter. Ruedi Beglinger ascends … More »

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