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Beware of men who ski with a gumshield…

Nick May 11th, 2010

Sunshine Village is one of three ski resorts on Banff’s excellent tri-area ski lift ticket. It sits a short 20 minute drive from downtown Banff. It’s one of my favourite places to ski – it has a huge amount of interesting terrain, dramatic scenery, a great snow record and a long season, with skiing available well into May.  Today was cold, bright and crisp with a load of new snow – perfect conditions for an adventure… Read the rest of this entry »

Fernie & Kicking Horse Reader Holiday – Part 2

The Team January 18th, 2010

Part 2: Bowled over in Fernie

It’s the second day of our trip to Fernie, a gem of a Canadian resort, tucked away in British Columbia, and it had been snowing the previous night. There was six inches of fresh powder coating the upper part of the mountain. But more luck was to come our way.  

It is said that timing is everything and today readers of Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard magazine, on holiday in Fernie, Canada, got very lucky. 
Shaun shows us the way

Shaun shows us the way

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Heavy Snowfall Hammers Whistler Blackcomb

Nick January 15th, 2010

Snowbase reaches 297 centimetres or 9.7 feet; well over a metre/47 inches of snow has fallen in the past seven days

The latest storm to hit Whistler Blackcomb has dumped a whopping 70 centimetres or 28 inches in 24 hours, immersing the resort in deep winter conditions. Although the heavy snow and high winds prevented a number of lifts from opening today, the forecast for clearer skies this afternoon and tomorrow bodes well for weekend skiers and riders.

Heavy Snowfall Hammers Whistler Blackcomb. Photo: Ian Robertson

Heavy Snowfall Hammers Whistler Blackcomb. Photo: Ian Robertson

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Top Family Resorts in USA, Canada & France

The Team November 17th, 2009

It is a huge help when all the little extras can be booked before leaving the UK, such as ski school, child care, rentals & lift tickets so we have put together a quick pick of some of our favourite family ski resorts where everything can be done before you go, leaving you just to enjoy the snow.

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First signs of winter across USA & Canada

Nick October 2nd, 2009

It was just as if Mother Nature was waiting for the months to roll over to Autumn before blessing North America & Canada with the first snowfalls of the season. Here are some the latest photos to whet your appetite for what’s to come…

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