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26January 2021

Q&A: What are the upsides to town-based heli-skiing?

Many heli-ski operations are based out of a backcountry lodge, where you’ll fly into a remote location, and get your heli-skiing, accommodations and meals all in one place. A week later (or sometimes 3-4 days), you’ll fly back out and head for home. The other format, of which there are several[...]

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1January 2021

You’ve trained for this.

Jeff is a sucker for a sunroof. The rule is, anywhere we are in the world, if we’re in the mountains, and the vehicle has a sunroof, I’m driving. I never have to worry about him texting and driving. The screen doesn’t hold much sway. But the view through the sunroof of the[...]

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24December 2020

Q&A: Are bigger skis the way of the future?

As the freeride mindset and passion for the backcountry has grown in skiing, a trend has been growing along with it: more people choosing to ride bigger skis. Fatter skis. We see more and more folks in the Kicking Horse line-up holding some seriously FAT sticks. Do they know something you don’t?[...]

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19December 2020

Gotta get up to get down: how to get strong for 2021

“No big deal. It’ll be a cruisy walk.” It may have already been past five in the afternoon, but above the arctic circle in Norway, in mid-May, we had plenty of daylight. And, apparently, plenty of confidence as we assessed our objective. The ski hill in Narvik had officially closed a couple weeks[...]

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