January 17, 2012
Sure, you could hack it in any ski town for a winter, but if you’re thinking about sticking it out you’re going to want more than just access to lifts. It takes a fine balance to make a perfect ski town: equal parts culture and deep snow. Fernie, BC, is one of the places we think we could settle down for a while
December 22, 2011
With the installation of the Polar Peak chair this fall, Fernie Alpine Resort opens up new cliff- and chute-studded terrain in a zone that, until now, saw only occasional action as bootpack-accessed spring skiing.
September 30, 2011
What happens when an athlete goes down hard on a film shoot? Cody Townsend and Matchstick’s Scott Gaffney told us what it was like from both sides of the lens.
July 15, 2011
Summer is road trip time. Load the car, crank the music, and head out on one of our favorite trips through ski country.
June 9, 2011
With the 2010 Winter Olympics around the corner, all eyes are on Whistler Blackcomb. The masses will descend on Whistler Mountain, where the official events will take place. Which means Blackcomb will be the place to ski. Locals know that Blackcomb outperforms its better-known neighbor when it comes to off-piste terrain and jibbing. Plus, Blackcomb’s lift lines are shorter, its park and pipe bigger, and its backcountry steeper. And with the new Peak-to-Peak gondola—a record-setting 2.73-mile-long feat of engineering—now connecting the two mountains, you can easily zip over to the big W. But with Blackcomb’s terrain, why bother?