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Winter gear you can't live without POC Cornea ($165) We wear a lot of eye-catching stuff, but nothing has ever received as many positive comments as these goggles. And yet that's not what makes the Cornea special. By attaching the lenses...
Read these tales of ice and snow on those winter nights that are just too cold to venture outdoors Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis By John Baldwin Self-published. $40 The ultimate guide to skiing in the back country of B.C.'s Coast Range from...
Some tips from 2007 World Champion in Moguls, Kristi Richards Kristi Richards, of Penticton, B.C., was the 2007 World Champion in Moguls, edging out Canadian teammate Jennifer Heil. From 2003 until last season, she has been a consistent top-five contender...
Some advice from 2006 gold medal Olympian, Chandra Crawford Chandra Crawford, of Canmore, Alberta, thrilled the country when she won gold in the sprint skating event in Torino in 2006. During her career, she's also won three World Cup medals-two gold...
2010 Olympian and half pipe pro, Justin Lamoureux, shares what works for him Along with two medals and numerous top 10 finishes on the World Cup circuit, Justin Lamoureux of Squamish, B.C., is a three-time Canadian half-pipe champion and a Torino...
I came back from a trip a couple weeks ago and discovered my wife bought a dog. I guess that's a sign I shouldn't go a way so much. She bought a new couch while I was away on a...
I've been following another blog lately "Hit the Road with Raffan", by James Raffan (and his attorney at law Thelma Thwartbender), and loving every bit of it. It's the gang at the Canadian Canoe Museum, who are going across the...
Why you should go to Whistler Olympic Park now Why now Because even though you're not competing in the Olympics, there's still something neat about skiing at the same world-class facility that the best cross-country teams will be hitting this winter.
Here are just a few adventures you should try this season Ski hut to hut in Quebec With 15 backcountry huts and 120 kilometres of marked trails, the Réserve Faunique de Papineau-Labelle, northeast of Ottawa, is the perfect place for a multi-night...
It's easily accessible and the only hut-to-hut ski trip in North America that rivals the classics of Europe The Wapta is the only hut-to-hut ski trip in North America that rivals the classics of Europe. It boasts easy access, multiple ski-mountaineering...
With 13 glaciers offering hundreds of turns, the 35-kilometre Spearhead Traverse is a classic ski tour for good reason Despite the proximity to the busy Blackcomb and Whistler ski areas, the Spearhead maintains a wild and remote feel with excellent scenery...
What La Traversée de Charlevoix lacks in turns and glaciers, it makes up for with a beautiful forested landscape and deep snow The rugged 105-kilometre cross-country-ski trail cuts through the ancient Laurentian Mountains and past the Hautes Gorges, the tallest rock...
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