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First Tracks at Breckenridge

On Christmas Day, 2013, Breckenridge unleashed Peak 6 to North America’s insatiable alpine crowd. With an unveiling of a total of 220 brand-new hectares, larger than many Eastern resorts, this was one of the greatest new ski area terrain offerings in the past decade. When I thought about doing a bowl in the high alpine … More »

Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. by Ian Merringer in the Fall 2014 issue The day was going to be perfect, four inches of fresh snow, mostly sunny, just a few of those slight Fahrenheit degrees below freezing. So said Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. He’s the guy … More »

Class Act

After 80 years, Stowe remains true to its roots in a world of purpose-built ski resorts. By Ian Merringer in Fall 2013 issue Attempts at a stealthy arrival in Vermont failed. Uniformed men with walkie-talkies surrounded the minivan before it stopped rolling. “I’ll take care of this,” I told my three companions, checking my jacket … More »

Smart Financial Planning

Editor Iain

Well, it’s that time of the year again when the keenest of us are champing at the bit and poring over all the new gear and gadgets that are showing up in ski shops, online and, of course, in the pages of the annual Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide. At our house, we’re already into discussions … More »

Aspen Through the Ages

by Kara Williams in December 2012 issue From silver-mining boomtown to chic celeb hangout, Aspen’s illustrious history and infamous past have shaped the town into the legendary resort it is today.   In 1879, silver-mining prospectors made the arduous journey over 12,095-foot Independence Pass down into the Roaring Fork Valley and named the area “Ute … More »

Crosshairs December 2012

Guest photo editor: Chris Christie Ski Canada’s photo editor this month, may have grown up in the safe, waspy environs of Vancouver’s north shore and nightskiing at Grouse Mountain, but he’s called Squamish home for the last 15 years, six of which have been under the avails of professional ski photography. “It takes persistence and … More »

Short Turns: December 2012

from December 2012 issue KITESURFING ON SKIS Soaring on skis through the air—10 metres off the snow—is a seductive high. “It’s a very addictive sport, a tremendous amount of fun and everyone who does it, loves it,” says fan Tom Couture of Rocky Mountain Snow Kiting in Canmore, Alberta. All you need are your skis, … More »

One and only Aspen

by Iain MacMillan from December 2012 issue I believe the reaction of some guests is real – very real Dieter, the pro-cricketer-turned-bellhop from South Africa, looked back at us in his rearview mirror quizzically when one of my kids asked if he believed “ghosts were real.” He knew immediately what the question was in reference to and thought for a … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2012

    Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s…75?  It’s been quite a journey for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA), one of the longest-surviving ski organizations in Canada. The “Alliance” turns 75 years old this season. The CSIA’s membership—20,000-plus certified ski pros employed by nearly every ski area in Canada—has published a special anniversary edition of Ski … More »

Telluride & Silverton CO

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by Iain MacMillan from Winter 2011 issue Both the similarities and contrasts of  TELLURIDE and SILVERTON in southern Colorado are what make them so perfectly complimentary   By the time we’d made it back to Denver and wrapped up Seth-and-Iain’s Excellent Roadtrip, I was so bagged I could have been shipped home via UPS. An … More »

First Tracks at Breckenridge

On Christmas Day, 2013, Breckenridge unleashed Peak 6 to North America’s insatiable alpine crowd. With an unveiling of a total of 220 brand-new hectares, larger than many Eastern resorts, this was one of the greatest new ski area terrain offerings in the past decade. When I thought about doing a bowl in the high alpine … More »

Smugglers’ Notch – Family Matters

All Vermont resorts are kid-friendly, but Smugglers’ strives to be a notch above. by Ian Merringer in the Fall 2014 issue The day was going to be perfect, four inches of fresh snow, mostly sunny, just a few of those slight Fahrenheit degrees below freezing. So said Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. He’s the guy … More »

Class Act

After 80 years, Stowe remains true to its roots in a world of purpose-built ski resorts. By Ian Merringer in Fall 2013 issue Attempts at a stealthy arrival in Vermont failed. Uniformed men with walkie-talkies surrounded the minivan before it stopped rolling. “I’ll take care of this,” I told my three companions, checking my jacket … More »

Smart Financial Planning

Editor Iain

Well, it’s that time of the year again when the keenest of us are champing at the bit and poring over all the new gear and gadgets that are showing up in ski shops, online and, of course, in the pages of the annual Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide. At our house, we’re already into discussions … More »

Aspen Through the Ages

by Kara Williams in December 2012 issue From silver-mining boomtown to chic celeb hangout, Aspen’s illustrious history and infamous past have shaped the town into the legendary resort it is today.   In 1879, silver-mining prospectors made the arduous journey over 12,095-foot Independence Pass down into the Roaring Fork Valley and named the area “Ute … More »

Crosshairs December 2012

Guest photo editor: Chris Christie Ski Canada’s photo editor this month, may have grown up in the safe, waspy environs of Vancouver’s north shore and nightskiing at Grouse Mountain, but he’s called Squamish home for the last 15 years, six of which have been under the avails of professional ski photography. “It takes persistence and … More »

Short Turns: December 2012

from December 2012 issue KITESURFING ON SKIS Soaring on skis through the air—10 metres off the snow—is a seductive high. “It’s a very addictive sport, a tremendous amount of fun and everyone who does it, loves it,” says fan Tom Couture of Rocky Mountain Snow Kiting in Canmore, Alberta. All you need are your skis, … More »

One and only Aspen

by Iain MacMillan from December 2012 issue I believe the reaction of some guests is real – very real Dieter, the pro-cricketer-turned-bellhop from South Africa, looked back at us in his rearview mirror quizzically when one of my kids asked if he believed “ghosts were real.” He knew immediately what the question was in reference to and thought for a … More »

Short Turns: Fall 2012

    Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s…75?  It’s been quite a journey for the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA), one of the longest-surviving ski organizations in Canada. The “Alliance” turns 75 years old this season. The CSIA’s membership—20,000-plus certified ski pros employed by nearly every ski area in Canada—has published a special anniversary edition of Ski … More »

Telluride & Silverton CO

Telluride1

by Iain MacMillan from Winter 2011 issue Both the similarities and contrasts of  TELLURIDE and SILVERTON in southern Colorado are what make them so perfectly complimentary   By the time we’d made it back to Denver and wrapped up Seth-and-Iain’s Excellent Roadtrip, I was so bagged I could have been shipped home via UPS. An … More »

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