Kris Cormier, or “Slicer” as he is better known, is originally a Maritimer. He learned to ski on the icy Eastern bumps of his native New Brunswick before moving west with childhood friends IFSA world champ Matty Richards and...
Nothing screams “I’m a pro, dude” like hefting around a couple of camera bodies mounted with those fancy white Canon zooms and a big honkin’ monopod. But how to carry all of that photo bling when you’re on the...
What’s it like to be Canada’s best halfpipe skier? Busy. Really busy. Riddle, who grew up in the City of Champions, spends every fall studying at the University of Alberta and is one of the few pro skiers who...
“Dates and hours of operation may vary and are subject to the whims of Mother Nature.”That’s what the message said. It was late December, circa ’93, and I was trying to find out the night-skiing hours for the Salmo...
Every fall a group of gnarly diehards gathers in the Laurentian mountains north of Montreal. Dressed in worn fleece and duck-taped gloves, they bring their own giant clippers and hatchets. After a full reconnaissance at the bottom, they load...
Skiing is an escape. Clicking in ejects us from the mundane, tortuous, or superfluous demands of everyday subsistence in a city. And while most Canadian cities are forced to battle snow and sub-zero temperatures over the winter months, Vancouver...