Ski Canada Magazine

RYAN REPORT – Canadian connection to Eritrea Olympian

Twenty two Winter Olympics came and went without a Eritrea flag flying. But 23 was the charm and Canada played a big role in the tiny African country’s debut. Eritrea’s lone athlete at the games in South Korea – its first winter Olympian ever – is alpine skier Shannon-Ogbani Abeda. His parents moved to Canada … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2018

Light powder, saucy speeds and hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows and Baileys? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, inspecting everything from chairlift rides to stretch-pant perkiness, from hotel stairs to backstreet bars and snow-covered parking lots, in search of the best in ski country. … More »

Nouvelles du Québec

 * Years after pulling out of Colorado, Club Med announced it’s returning to North America, but this time the all-inclusive concept to skiing is coming to Canada. With the help of Cirque du Soleil’s co-founder, Daniel Gauthier, Le Massif in Quebec’s Charlevoix will see bottomless drinks and never-ending buffets after hundreds of GMs return from … More »

Losing It On-Hill

Can you actually lose weight on a ski holiday given downhill skiing isn’t considered an aerobic sport? It turns out that skiing a full day can burn many more calories than I thought. The Compendium of Physical Activities is a database created by Dr. Bill Haskell, a Stanford University professor in 1993 (and updated in … More »

Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Still Flying High

Between bespectacled British ski jumper Eddie the Eagle and the Jamaican bobsleigh team, the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary created some truly unlikely heroes. Michael Edwards (aka Eddie the Eagle) returned to Canada last March to promote Kicking Horse Powder Tours ski vacations and as a guest of the Altius Nordic Ski Club, who ski … More »

7 Reasons to Love Le Massif de Charlevoix

Perhaps the magic of Le Massif de Charlevoix is its relatively recent association with developer and Cirque du Soleil co-creator Daniel Gauthier. Or maybe it’s the mystery created by the meteor that sculpted the region 350 million years ago. More than likely, it’s about everything in between. by MARCY VERBURG and ADAM BUITENHUIS in the … More »

Seeing Red, Speaking Shred

Red Mountain remains a Canadian classic, going back in time far enough to be new again. by LESLIE WOIT      photos: RYAN FLETT     in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue As a ski writer, I’m used to skiing all over the world, armed with a mini-lexicon of indigenous words and phrases curated to help navigate trail maps, hunt … More »

If It Ain’t Broke, Tweak It – Volkl Mantra M5

It always amazes me to see how much manpower goes into making a pair of skis. Back in November I toured a Daimler-Benz plant near Stuttgart, Germany, where I worked as a teenager one summer a thousand years ago, before I hopped on a train south to the Völkl factory in Straubing, Bavaria. While my … More »

Combo: Revelstoke Mountain Resort & Icelantic Nomad 105 Lite

Where: The massive ski hill right above the town of Revelstoke. Why: Terrain worthy of caviar dreams but lift-ticket priced. Suggested ski:  Icelantic Nomad 105 Lite RMR is surrounded by cat- and heli-skiing terrain—in fact, you can do both right out of the base area. Or with the right set-up and a little local beta, … More »

RYAN REPORT – Canadian connection to Eritrea Olympian

Twenty two Winter Olympics came and went without a Eritrea flag flying. But 23 was the charm and Canada played a big role in the tiny African country’s debut. Eritrea’s lone athlete at the games in South Korea – its first winter Olympian ever – is alpine skier Shannon-Ogbani Abeda. His parents moved to Canada … More »

Best of Skiing in Canada 2018

Light powder, saucy speeds and hot chocolate with loads of marshmallows and Baileys? What makes you happy on the hills? We’ve spent another year up and down the mountains, inspecting everything from chairlift rides to stretch-pant perkiness, from hotel stairs to backstreet bars and snow-covered parking lots, in search of the best in ski country. … More »

Nouvelles du Québec

 * Years after pulling out of Colorado, Club Med announced it’s returning to North America, but this time the all-inclusive concept to skiing is coming to Canada. With the help of Cirque du Soleil’s co-founder, Daniel Gauthier, Le Massif in Quebec’s Charlevoix will see bottomless drinks and never-ending buffets after hundreds of GMs return from … More »

Losing It On-Hill

Can you actually lose weight on a ski holiday given downhill skiing isn’t considered an aerobic sport? It turns out that skiing a full day can burn many more calories than I thought. The Compendium of Physical Activities is a database created by Dr. Bill Haskell, a Stanford University professor in 1993 (and updated in … More »

Riding the Chair with Aksel

As tens of thousands of Europeans are glued to their TVs watching the pre-race commentary of the season-opening World Cup speed events at Lake Louise, I zip undisturbed through an empty Glacier chairlift corral. Just as the chair swings around, a skier zooms in and sits beside me. I’d say “another skier” but, in fact, … More »

Still Flying High

Between bespectacled British ski jumper Eddie the Eagle and the Jamaican bobsleigh team, the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary created some truly unlikely heroes. Michael Edwards (aka Eddie the Eagle) returned to Canada last March to promote Kicking Horse Powder Tours ski vacations and as a guest of the Altius Nordic Ski Club, who ski … More »

7 Reasons to Love Le Massif de Charlevoix

Perhaps the magic of Le Massif de Charlevoix is its relatively recent association with developer and Cirque du Soleil co-creator Daniel Gauthier. Or maybe it’s the mystery created by the meteor that sculpted the region 350 million years ago. More than likely, it’s about everything in between. by MARCY VERBURG and ADAM BUITENHUIS in the … More »

Seeing Red, Speaking Shred

Red Mountain remains a Canadian classic, going back in time far enough to be new again. by LESLIE WOIT      photos: RYAN FLETT     in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue As a ski writer, I’m used to skiing all over the world, armed with a mini-lexicon of indigenous words and phrases curated to help navigate trail maps, hunt … More »