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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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2December 2020

I ski AND snowboard. Which should I take heli-skiing?

For those of us committed to one plank or two, 100% of the time, there’s no question what will be on our feet at the top of the pitch. But if you enjoy switching it up, what’s a better choice for your epic heli-ski trip?   Ask yourself these three questions: (1) What do[...]

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30October 2020

How to make the same terrain feel brand new

“You just don’t understand what it’s like to be a snowboarder.” It was the mid 90s, at the height of snowboarding’s newfound popularity, and Rudi had heard this sort of thing from enough guests to take it as an invitation. The young sales associate at Monod Sports in Banff did not see him[...]

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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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