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27October 2020

Q&A: How do I get started with backcountry skiing?

We know that a lot of you may be keen to do things differently this winter: whether that’s because travelling is off the list, or you’re looking for more personal space at the resort. If you’re looking at getting into slackcountry (non-resort terrain accessed via the resort) or backcountry ski touring,[...]

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1September 2020

Q&A: What’s the secret to skiing powder?

I’ve said this before: “If you want to get better at skiing, don’t go shopping. Go skiing.” The point being, sometimes it can be too tempting to think that there’s a purchase, out there waiting for you, that will change everything. That the new piece of gear will have the magic[...]

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7August 2020

Get your winter body: 3 physical capacities every strong skier needs

He always says the same thing. Whether we’re carrying a load of heavy gear a kilometre down the road back to the car, Or getting our feet soaked after slipping off a greasy log over a stream, Or bracing against a freezing wind trying to make out the line of descent, Jeff always says[...]

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13March 2020

For Those About to Send: Three Mistakes We Make in Unfamiliar Terrain

Before I got into skiing, show jumping was my sport. I learned to ride as a wee kid, feet barely reaching the stirrups, and spent my teens training and traveling to competitions to see if I could score the fastest time over a course of fences on horseback. The horse I spent[...]

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