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On the trail of Alberta's lost ski hills

Unless you know where to look, there’s little evidence of a once-bustling ski industry outside the Big Three at Banff. Where families clad in one-piece nylon suits once shushed down runs at Wintergreen, Turner Valley and Pigeon Mountain, hikers now benefit from the grassy slopes left in their wake. 2,586 more words

Local News

Postcard from Andorra

This wasn’t planned. It isn’t even reasonable. But when hubby informed me that he had splurged on a snazzy hotel in the heart of Andorra’s ski resort, that he had paid in advance, that it was not refundable and, oops, that it meant having to take the kids out of school for a day, I said…. 542 more words

Food Discovery

Eco guilt surfaces on Christmas Eve

In Austria, as in much of Northern Europe, the ski industry is big business, worth billions of Euros and many small villages depend on the long ski-season for their livelihoods.  342 more words

Travel

20 Best North American Ski Resorts

With the recent blizzard on the east coast, I thought it was appropriate to write about the top 20 ski resorts in North America. 257 more words

Travel

Daytripping to the Eagle's Nest at Calabogie

What did you do?

We snowshoed to Eagle’s Nest lookout near Calabogie, the most dramatic vista in Eastern Ontario. Though we foolishly chose a day with a -29°C wind chill, our trail blazed through a forest that tamed the wind, making the trek delightful and bringing us into comfortable communion with nature. 790 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

Hitting the slopes in Whistler: Skiing is spectacular, but find time for activities at the Olympic Park

WHISTLER, B.C. — I’m approaching my sixth decade on this planet. I haven’t been on skis in 10 years. And I’ve never skied in the west, let alone on a mountain that was part of the Olympics. 563 more words

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