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Lake Louise

Short Turns: 40th Anniversary issue

    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 second winter. Castle’s Powder Stagecoach hauls a daily group of 12 skiers to hundreds of acres of natural, on-lift-serviced terrain on upper Mount Haig. “We can … More »

Your Run – Fall 2011

HIGH AND HAUGHTY? » I’m assembling my decade-old boots and pants along with my five-year-old Völkls, while checking the rates at Le Motel Six as well as Le Super Huit Motels near the half-dozen Canadian resorts I hope to visit this winter. You know—The Dirtbag Tour. Fresh home from touring on-the-cuff in France, “Ménage à … More »

Remember when?

  From infrastructure and ownership to the way ski areas look, feel and smell, a lot has changed in the four decades since Ski Canada first landed on coffee tables over the deep-pile shag carpeting. Henceforth, some stuff we miss—and some we don’t. GROOMING—ANY SNOW IS GOOD SNOW VS. COMPRESSED AIR ‘N’  CORDUROY Ah, snow. … More »

Mountain Forecast: firings with periods of litigation

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 protecting a wayward family member by punishing hard-working and public-spirited employees seemed like a ready-made morality tale. It stirred popular passions, becoming the topic of innumerable chairlift-ride, lunchtime … More »

Short Turns * Buyer’s Guide 2012

LET’S MAKE A DEAL ❖As foreign as they are to the entire ski world beyond Ontario, western New York and New Zealand, private ski clubs, where the membership owns the infrastructure and either owns or leases the hill, is a way of life and has been since alpine skiing began in these areas. And as sure as they are with … More »

A ski safari through four Rocky Mountain resorts

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 the words you hope to hear days before hopping on a plane for a ski trip around the Canadian Rockies. But that’s exactly what I … More »

New & Improved

A roundup of 10 top resorts on the road from Calgary (from Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue) Last fall it seemed as if Divine Intervention itself was about to lift the Rocky Mountains region ski areas from the economic purgatory following the world ?nancial meltdown.The most copious early-season snowfalls possibly in our lifetimes slammed nearly every … More »

For the love of Louise

Charlie Locke

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 stately ranch house/mountain lodge perched over a spectacular valley northwest of Calgary, diesel trucks and horse trailers, mud, many farm dogs—and much talk of skiing. … More »

32 of Canada’s Best

StLouisskiier

Looking for something new and different or just heading to familiar grounds? With all the skiing to be done this winter, your research starts here with Ski Canada’s annual guide to our favourite destinations—right here at home. From Travel Guide 2010 issue LAKE LOUISE, SUNSHINE, NORQUAY www.skibig3.com 877/754-7080 Enough with the hackneyed-twins fantasy: How about … More »

Calgary Roundup

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. Even at the best of times they’re not really interested in reflecting on last season. For much of the west, this particular last season was … More »

Lake Louise

Short Turns: 40th Anniversary issue

    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 second winter. Castle’s Powder Stagecoach hauls a daily group of 12 skiers to hundreds of acres of natural, on-lift-serviced terrain on upper Mount Haig. “We can … More »

Your Run – Fall 2011

HIGH AND HAUGHTY? » I’m assembling my decade-old boots and pants along with my five-year-old Völkls, while checking the rates at Le Motel Six as well as Le Super Huit Motels near the half-dozen Canadian resorts I hope to visit this winter. You know—The Dirtbag Tour. Fresh home from touring on-the-cuff in France, “Ménage à … More »

Remember when?

  From infrastructure and ownership to the way ski areas look, feel and smell, a lot has changed in the four decades since Ski Canada first landed on coffee tables over the deep-pile shag carpeting. Henceforth, some stuff we miss—and some we don’t. GROOMING—ANY SNOW IS GOOD SNOW VS. COMPRESSED AIR ‘N’  CORDUROY Ah, snow. … More »

Mountain Forecast: firings with periods of litigation

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 protecting a wayward family member by punishing hard-working and public-spirited employees seemed like a ready-made morality tale. It stirred popular passions, becoming the topic of innumerable chairlift-ride, lunchtime … More »

Short Turns * Buyer’s Guide 2012

LET’S MAKE A DEAL ❖As foreign as they are to the entire ski world beyond Ontario, western New York and New Zealand, private ski clubs, where the membership owns the infrastructure and either owns or leases the hill, is a way of life and has been since alpine skiing began in these areas. And as sure as they are with … More »

A ski safari through four Rocky Mountain resorts

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 the words you hope to hear days before hopping on a plane for a ski trip around the Canadian Rockies. But that’s exactly what I … More »

New & Improved

A roundup of 10 top resorts on the road from Calgary (from Buyer’s Guide 2011 issue) Last fall it seemed as if Divine Intervention itself was about to lift the Rocky Mountains region ski areas from the economic purgatory following the world ?nancial meltdown.The most copious early-season snowfalls possibly in our lifetimes slammed nearly every … More »

For the love of Louise

Charlie Locke

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 stately ranch house/mountain lodge perched over a spectacular valley northwest of Calgary, diesel trucks and horse trailers, mud, many farm dogs—and much talk of skiing. … More »

32 of Canada’s Best

StLouisskiier

Looking for something new and different or just heading to familiar grounds? With all the skiing to be done this winter, your research starts here with Ski Canada’s annual guide to our favourite destinations—right here at home. From Travel Guide 2010 issue LAKE LOUISE, SUNSHINE, NORQUAY www.skibig3.com 877/754-7080 Enough with the hackneyed-twins fantasy: How about … More »

Calgary Roundup

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. Even at the best of times they’re not really interested in reflecting on last season. For much of the west, this particular last season was … More »

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1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax! Outside Canada is additional for postage.