X Games has officially and sadly concluded in picturesque Aspen, Colorado following last night's Ski Big Air and this afternoon's Men's Ski Superpipe Finals. In case you weren't watching at home, Big Air absolutely went off last night, as the...
There’s a reason “après” is a French word.   Cole Porter famously wrote, “I love Paris in the springtime.” But had the songwriter been born a few decades later and spent his late-March days on a snowboard in another francophone city,...
There is a growing movement towards alternative contests in skiing. Call it a diversification of the sport’s collective portfolio, recognition of the small but passionate chorus that always calls for more creativity and less spins. This scene’s most prominent,...
The Kootenays are perhaps more famous for their combustible slope substances than their brown suds, but Faceplant Ale is brewed right in the NBC (Nelson Brewing Company) studio, er, brewery on Latimer Street. The brew is certified organic (this...
SBC Skier has made its merry way north of our border to The Last Frontier and the world-renowned mecca of heli-skiing, Haines, Alaska, to cover the lone North American stop of the Freeride World Tour, along with prepping a...
At first Mark Abma's story appears to be that of so many other professional skiers: a mogul and park kid who, through a combination of skill, opportunity and passion rose to join the ranks of skiing's elite. But the...