Canada Skiing

The Dos And Don'ts Of The Slopes

Lisa Orr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Orr

Winter is finally here! One of the best ways, in my opinion, to get through this cold and dark time of the year is to get out on the slopes. Whether you're a skier or a snowboarder, though, there are definitely some dos and don'ts of the hill that will help you have an awesome day.

A Beginner's Field Guide To Surviving The Slopes

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

The last time I donned a pair of skis, I was 15 -- and it wasn't even while cascading down a snow-white mountain. It was gliding down a modest hill in...

Ski Tips From A Newfound Skiing Addict

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

At 45, I am learning how to downhill ski and love it. To find out the best tips on how any adult can learn how to ski, I spoke with the experts. They ...

How To Prepare For Your First Ski Trip With The Kids

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

Getting the kids out on the slopes early is a terrific way to set your family up for awesome family adventures and vacations for years to come. And while many parents look most forward to the après part of their ski trip most, with some pre-planning, getting the kids out there on the hill for the first time can be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone.

Canada's Top 5 Family-Friendly Ski Resorts

Allison Eberle | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Wherever you're located throughout the vast country of Canada, it's likely there's a quality, family-friendly ski area within reach. Make this winter one of the best ever -- and save big bucks in the process -- by staying close to home.

Drone Falls From Sky, Nearly Hits Skier During World Cup In Italy

CP | Eric Willemsen, The Associated Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada

"It was huge luck that Marcel was not hurt."

Skiing The French Alps: Vive Le Difference

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Liste de seau is the French translation for the term "Bucket List". For most skiers, the French Alps is high on their list, and with good reason. The Alps are famed for their glamour, sophistication, and of course excellent skiing and even better après ski.

The Holiday Gift Guide For An Active Winter

Brent Bishop | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

Having the right mindset, a clear focus on health and the right tools can keep you active and healthy right into the New Year. Here are a few of my favourite picks for an active winter that can also make great holiday gifts for the active-minded.

Climate Change Means Rocky Patches Ahead On Canadian Ski Hills

The Tyee | Joshua Rapp Learn | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

How climate change is changing the business and lifestyle of skiing in Canada.

Grab Big Air At Revelstoke Mountain

Mark Sissons | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Travel
Mark Sissons

In skiing parlance, big air usually refers to launching off of large slope side jumps. B.C.'s Revelstoke Mountain Resort has taken the concept a step -- make that a giant leap -- further.

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes With These Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Whether you are a veteran on the slopes or a newbie braving the hills for the first time, the exercises below will strengthen your body so that you can ski and snowboard with (relatively) fewer aches and pains.

WATCH: Canadian Pro Skier Miraculously Survives 488-Metre Fall

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

“It’s like being in Mother Nature’s washing machine from hell."

Spring Destinations For Every Skier

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Living
Vacay.ca

Not everyone looks forward to seeing the snow melt. Spring is often the best season to hit the slopes, what with the warmer temperatures and longer sunny days. It's a time of year when a wide range of travellers share Canada's hills and mountains, from students on spring break to families on March Break to couples embracing that frisky energy in the air.

Travel: Panorama B.C.

Vitamin Daily | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Our winter weekend getaway to the new-and-improved Panorama Mountain Resort in southeast B.C. took us to the top of the world--here's our itinerary to help you achieve great heights, too.

Top Tips for Cross-Country Skiing Newbies

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Being outdoors and enjoying nature is one of the happiest parts of my life. Cross country skiing is in that category of happy experiences. In fact, it is probably at the very top of the list. It is an amazing way to be outside, get some fresh air and make friends. Best of all it is really easy to learn.

Here Is Your Inspiration To Keep Fit And Enjoy The Outdoors At Any Age!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

Sacha DeVoretz (author) and "Dundarave Dave" 70 years of age. In August 2013, Outside Magazine named the Grouse Grind one of the most dangerous hi...

Buckworth List: Ski The French Alps

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

The French Alps are on many avid skiers "bucket lists", but the expectation that the price is prohibitive prevents many from even exploring the possibility. Extra costs for lift tickets and lessons can escalate quickly. But in Valmorel France, the all-inclusive Club Med ski resort makes managing the cost easier than ever.

Wyoming: Travel to the Wild West

Vitamin Daily | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Wyoming's Jackson Hole Resort has enjoyed a long-standing reputation with powder-loving skiers and riders, but as soon as Ski Magazine deemed it #1 Resort in North America, VitaminDaily.com editor Christine Laroche bumped it to the top of her bucket list.

The Hottest Trends in Winter Sports Attire

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Next to true sportsmanship, my other passion is people watching on the ski hills. Trends have changed since the 90's when bright neon prints were seen everywhere on the mountains. Then, in the new millennium the clothes became oversized and hanging off of skiers and snowboarders alike. Now the clothes are more refined and dare I say even chic.

Why Skiing Makes You Feel Better

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.04.2013 | Canada Living

Need an excuse to go ahead and book that ski holiday this season? A new study finds that even one-off ski trips are actually good for your health. ...

Why You Should Start Skiing... Now

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I am slow as a sloth, ripping up the green runs and regularly have six year olds yelling at me to get out of their way. These four foot skiers publicly shaming me in front of their peers. Despite this, I still have a smile on my face. I love being outdoors, trying new trails and meeting wonderful people in the outdoor community.

LOOK: Olympic Hopefuls Hit Whistler

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

We recently told you that Whistler is opening 13 days early this year, but here's something else to get you stoked on the winter fun you're about to h...

Time To Hit The Slopes!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Whistler Blackcomb is opening 13 days early this year, delighting skiers and snowboarders alike. Whistler Mountain will open to snow-eaters on Satu...

Inside the Mind of An Olympic Athlete 99 Days Before Sochi

Kaya Turski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kaya Turski

During the wait, I had probably asked my coach, Toben, about five times what I should do about the speed. He shrugged, "You'll just have to feel this one, Kaya." Well, I felt it. The flow was there. I wasn't competing for anything or anyone but myself and instead of having the weight of the world on my shoulders, I was carrying everyone along for the ride. 

How to Travel After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I continue to be quite content to travel on my own to a town a few hours away or on a long flight around the world. It is always invigorating for me to venture out solo. Now instead of others being shocked by my willingness to travel on my own, there is a look of sympathy when I share with them that I will be going on vacation by myself. I can imagine the thoughts running through their head, "Why would a woman in her early 40s be traveling on her own? Is she newly divorced? She must be lonely."