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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 »

What’s in a Name? Squaw Valley

It only took 71 years, but North Lake Tahoe’s most well-known ski resort, Squaw Valley, is removing the racial and sexual slur from its name. The resort, known for its tough terrain, hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics and for producing locals like Scott Schmidt, Shane McConkey and Julia Mancuso, worked with the local Washoe tribe … More »

Taos – More Than the Price is Right

It turned out the prize was desert wasteland in New Mexico, and nearby the unique ski resort of Taos beckoned. In the swinging ’70s, before America’s Got Talent or Instagram, folks had to find fame on their own terms. That meant one thing: The Price is Right. So never shy of a little noise and … More »

When Worlds Collide: Whistler and Mt. Baker

The contrast between Mt. Baker and Whistler proves skiing is the least and most elite sport. Scrubbing toilets, flipping burgers or ensuring beginners don’t fall off the Magic Carpet doesn’t exactly scream “I’ve made it.” If you’ve been there, then you know: skiing is a sacrifice. We chase winter like that first whiteout in the … More »

And Then They Were One – Park City & The Canyons

Big things really started to happen when Vail Resorts teamed up Park City with The Canyons. by RON BETTS in the December 2017 issue   Until recently, my favourite landing was Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. The airport closed in 1998 but anyone who landed there will remember it well. I even had the unforgettable … More »

Stowe After Vail

  The mothership has landed at the quintessential New England resort. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue  *  photos: Stowe Mountain Resort At first I thought someone was taking my picture. This doesn’t happen very often, so I turned to smile. Then I heard the thunder rumble around from behind Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s … More »

Where Are We, Dad?

I pride myself on my navigation skills; I’m always the guy leading the way, whether it’s at a ski area I’ve visited dozens of times or my first day. However today, we may not be lost, but… “Where are we, dad?”_ “Ahhh, I think we just keep going down here,” I stammer and then slide … More »

Jacked on Jackson

One of the best fall-line-skiing mountains in the world has 1,200 metres of vertical and a whole lot more to love. by LESLIE WOIT in Fall 2016 issue Of course we can drink beer in the street,” says the nice man. “It’s Wyoming.” It doesn’t stop there. Stepping outside onto the streets of downtown Jackson, he hands me another … More »

Ah, Utah!

Park City, now the biggest ski area in the U.S., and five other snowy resorts are all within a short drive of Salt Lake City. BY LESLIE WOIT in December 2015 issue When the Mormons hitched up the wagon trains for the journey west to Utah in the 1840s, Salt Lake City winters were harsh, the natives understandably … More »

USA

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 »

What’s in a Name? Squaw Valley

It only took 71 years, but North Lake Tahoe’s most well-known ski resort, Squaw Valley, is removing the racial and sexual slur from its name. The resort, known for its tough terrain, hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics and for producing locals like Scott Schmidt, Shane McConkey and Julia Mancuso, worked with the local Washoe tribe … More »

Taos – More Than the Price is Right

It turned out the prize was desert wasteland in New Mexico, and nearby the unique ski resort of Taos beckoned. In the swinging ’70s, before America’s Got Talent or Instagram, folks had to find fame on their own terms. That meant one thing: The Price is Right. So never shy of a little noise and … More »

When Worlds Collide: Whistler and Mt. Baker

The contrast between Mt. Baker and Whistler proves skiing is the least and most elite sport. Scrubbing toilets, flipping burgers or ensuring beginners don’t fall off the Magic Carpet doesn’t exactly scream “I’ve made it.” If you’ve been there, then you know: skiing is a sacrifice. We chase winter like that first whiteout in the … More »

And Then They Were One – Park City & The Canyons

Big things really started to happen when Vail Resorts teamed up Park City with The Canyons. by RON BETTS in the December 2017 issue   Until recently, my favourite landing was Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. The airport closed in 1998 but anyone who landed there will remember it well. I even had the unforgettable … More »

Stowe After Vail

  The mothership has landed at the quintessential New England resort. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue  *  photos: Stowe Mountain Resort At first I thought someone was taking my picture. This doesn’t happen very often, so I turned to smile. Then I heard the thunder rumble around from behind Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s … More »

Where Are We, Dad?

I pride myself on my navigation skills; I’m always the guy leading the way, whether it’s at a ski area I’ve visited dozens of times or my first day. However today, we may not be lost, but… “Where are we, dad?”_ “Ahhh, I think we just keep going down here,” I stammer and then slide … More »

Jacked on Jackson

One of the best fall-line-skiing mountains in the world has 1,200 metres of vertical and a whole lot more to love. by LESLIE WOIT in Fall 2016 issue Of course we can drink beer in the street,” says the nice man. “It’s Wyoming.” It doesn’t stop there. Stepping outside onto the streets of downtown Jackson, he hands me another … More »

Ah, Utah!

Park City, now the biggest ski area in the U.S., and five other snowy resorts are all within a short drive of Salt Lake City. BY LESLIE WOIT in December 2015 issue When the Mormons hitched up the wagon trains for the journey west to Utah in the 1840s, Salt Lake City winters were harsh, the natives understandably … More »

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