FRESH TRACKS - February 23, 2024

Ski Canada @ 50 – Rise of the Four-Season Destination Ski Resort

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The age of Intrawest   Vancouver real estate developer Joe Houssian had a vision: to save ski hills, which by the early ’80s were already starting to falter. Resorts would […]

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Turning the Big 4-0 – Blackcomb Mt

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Celebrating BLACKCOMB through the years. The winter of 1980-81 in Whistler was notable for two events. On December 4, 1980 Blackcomb Mountain opened for the first time. And a month […]

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Five Minutes With Vail Resorts CEO Katz

Reading Time: 3 minutes When Vail Resorts’ Chairman of the Board and CEO Rob Katz addressed members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on September 11, 2018, it had been 17 years since […]

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The Business of Skiing

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Reading Time: 6 minutes What goes around, comes around in the ownership and management of ski resorts. Winter 2015 .. My mind is a lot less cluttered now that I don’t have little resorts […]

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Our First 40

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Reading Time: 9 minutes A nostalgic flip through the back issues of Ski Canada turned up the silly as well as the serious side of skiing. We’ve come a long way, baby! BY LORI KNOWLES from December […]

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Short Turns: Fall 2011

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Short Turns: Spring 2011

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Reading Time: 5 minutes The ultimate yard sale ?After 35 years, Vancouver-based Intrawest, the former owner of Whistler-Blackcomb, Tremblant, CMH Heliskiing as well as other ski resorts and major real estate ventures in Canada, U.S. […]

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The End of the Bilodeau Reign

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Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s the end of an era for the only privately run ski school at a major resort in Canada. He’d ride up the mountain first thing to work on his […]

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For the love of Louise

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Charlie Locke’s return to the grande dame of Alberta ski areas was both unexpected and predestined Alberta encapsulated: beef cattle grazing on undulating emerald grass slopes, rusty oil wells, a […]

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Brave new world

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Reading Time: 3 minutes In mid-August, the 20-year-long era of the company that operates Whistler-Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant, Panorama, Blue Mountain and numerous other resorts came to an end, or turned a page in its […]

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Swiss Village by Intrawest

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s that good in Bruson. There are only two chairlifts and two brutal T-bars. The groomed piste skiing is distinctly limited, easy enough for an intermediate to exhaust in an […]

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