On Friday I was a paddling virgin and despite poking a hole in my canoe, by Sunday I considered myself a bit of an expert in canoeing. My weekend canoeing trip started in the rain as our guide from Voyageur Quest, a soft-spoken young man named Chad picked us up from Yorkdale subway station in […]
Alpine touring, or ski touring, or skinning, is an oldschool form of skiing where you give up the comfort and convenience of a chair lift in favour of climbing up the mountain yourself. For those who don’t mind working for their supper and would rather breathe in fresh cold air while climbing up the quiet side […]
With snow and weather conditions varying widely between early, mid and late season, your chosen gear had better stand up to the rigors of hard use and be highly adaptable. Here are our picks for must have ski touring gear this winter.
In March 2013, two Swiss travelers, Arnaud Cottet and Benoît Goncerut visited Iran as part of a ski and snowboard photo and radio project called Timelapse Project. Both men are ex-freestyle competitors that have experienced adventures together throughout most of Europe. They were shocked however to discover a thriving ski community in of all places […]
We were lucky enough to see a sneak preview of Valhalla before it was released and can tell you it’s unlike any ski film we’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s unlike most any other type of film we’ve seen. The guys at Sweetgrass Productions masterfully tied together striking visuals with a simple but deep story […]