Canada Skiing

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 11.26.2015 | 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 | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Living

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, 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."

NSFW: Naked Skiing Is Pure Courage

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

There were no shrinking violets among a group of 20 athletes who doffed their clothes and skied stark naked for a 2.5-minute sequence that is going vi...

My Journey to Sochi Has Been an Emotional Rollercoaster

Kaya Turski | Posted 12.06.2013 | Canada
Kaya Turski

At the beginning of my rehabilitation process, I had to find various ways to comfort myself. If the knee was or wasn't going to get better in time for the Olympics, at least I would know it much sooner than later. It was so easy to get discouraged, to give up, to wonder why I would return to skiing after it took so much from me already. So I made myself focus on what mattered. 

Climbing My Steep Hill to the Winter Olympics

Kaya Turski | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada
Kaya Turski

I'm Kaya. I travel the world throwing myself off big ski jumps, flying 75+ feet through the air doing different flips, spins and grabs at events like the X-Games. Just over four weeks ago while training on Mt Hood I experienced an ACL tear in my knee for the third time...

WATCH: Amazing Skiing Stunts Filmed In Calgary Alley

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

A group of filmmakers renowned the world over for their artistic and stunning portrayal of snow sports and the environmental concern that permeates th...

Which of These 5 Travelling Personalities Are You?

Brian Simpson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

To get the best March break experience for you and your family, I encourage you to plan your trip with your family members' individual interests and personalities in mind. To get you started, I've put together a few personalities to consider as March break approaches.

How I Overcame My Fear of Skiing in One Hour

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

For decades, I avoided skis, until last month when I figured I'd go for it, believing I had matured enough to avoid any reckless danger. Worst-case scenario? I'd fall a few times on a bunny hill and have a silly, self-deprecating travel article to share with you. Instead, this story is about the thrill of victory.

Love Skiing And Snowboarding? Try These Exercises

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.07.2013 | Canada Living

The next time you're going down a ski hill, play close attention to your legs. Or, for your overall health, the better question might be, how do yo...