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Helmet Usage Is Up In Canada. Mostly.

Remember when helmets were taboo? It wasn’t too long ago. Anyone wearing a helmet on the slopes who was skiing or riding recreationally was looked at kind of funny. But with the advent of the park, and many snow stars going “mainstream” if you will, helmets have become the norm. I find there’s a similar […]

Updates From Across the Country

I was just reading a recent newsletter from the Canadian Ski Council, and they have a nice roundup of resort improvements this season across Canada. Click the links below to find updates on one close to you. Fernie Nakiska Kimberley Mont Tremblant Mont Sutton Whistler Blackcomb

Holiday Valley To Introduce Big Upgrades

Holiday Valley, a popular ski resort a couple of hours from here in the Buffalo, NY area, is rolling out some significant upgrades this year. A new 2500′ run, improved night skiing, a faster, better lift and more snowmaking are among the improvements the resort will be rolling out this year. All in, the resort […]

Snowboarding Season Finally Begins in Ontario

Better late than never, right? Major Ontario ski areas like Blue Mountain and Mt. St. Louis Moonstone are finally opening this weekend, as areas north of Toronto have been receiving heaps of snow all week. Most are opening in a limited capacity, though, with plans to open more lifts and runs as weather permits. In […]

Woe is Josh, Steve and Adam: Still No Snow

That’s right, folks. We’re into December, and still no goddamn snow out here in Ontario. It’s such a crapshoot up here. Some shredding seasons, like 2008, start in mid-November with a bang; in fact, according to this article, we were riding November 23 last year. Of course, it could be worse; in 2007, there was […]

Ontario Shredding Video

Just came across the video below starring shred pro T.J. Schneider. Looks like they did a few days at Ontario ski resorts, which is pretty cool. Featured resorts are Blue Mountain, Mt. St. Louis Moonstone, and Dagmar. Watching this video makes we want to get better at park riding.

Blue Mountain Opening Once Again

If you happen to live in Southern Ontario you still have an opportunity to check out Blue Mountain one last time before it shifts to green season: the resort will be open for riding and skiing once again this weekend. Details can be found at www.bluemountain.ca.

A Fine Spring Day at Blue Mountain

Yesterday Josh and I headed to Blue Mountain to get in some final turns. Blue¬† decided to re-open for the long weekend after some wacky weather dumped 30 centimetres, so we headed to Collingwood for a last hurrah. We had pretty low expectations for the day, as Blue reported 9 runs open, a 50cm base, […]

Seven Days to Mont Tremblant

One of my annual snowboarding pilgrimages is to Mont Tremblant, possibly one of the most famous ski areas in eastern North America. It’s famous with good reason: the vertical, facilities and European feel make it a preferred destination for pretty much anyone that lives in Ontario, Quebec or many parts of the eastern United States […]

Elevate: Ski, Snowboard & Lifestyle Magazine in Today’s National Post

The National Post, a relatively national newspaper here in Canada, included a print magazine supplement in today’s paper about skiing and snowboarding in Canada. It’s titled Element. You can view the supplement online here. I haven’t read through the whole thing but at first glance it looks pretty good for a free magazine. Highlights include: […]