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Learning to Ski in Alberta

Whether you're young or old, it's never too late to give skiing or snowboarding a try. Video courtesy Go Ski Alberta.

How to Choose Downhill Skis – Kids

When it comes to buying children’s skis, you want to avoid choosing skis that “they’ll grow into.” Longer skis are harder to steer, which makes it tough to learn. It’s always possible to ski on shorter skis with comfort and control, but the opposite isn’t true.

Night Skiing Nirvanas

One of the best ways to kick off a ski vacation after a never-ending journey is to jump straight into ski gear and go night skiing under the floodlights with the extra magic of moonlight and starry serenity. All around North America, night skiing is gentrifying with freshly manicured corduroy, better lighting, longer hours, larger areas and fun après activities, attracting tourists and locals looking for post-work relaxation.

DIY Skis & the Value of a Boutique Shred

Johnny "Foon" Chilton, a career snowcat driver who had also trained as a cabinet maker, envisioned a light ski that was strong and stable. And he wanted to handcraft a ski with a wood core harvested from the very mountains he intended to ski.

How to Choose Downhill Skis – Size

What size skis do you need? Height, weight and your ability level all determine your ski size. As a general rule, look for a ski length that’s somewhere between your chin and the top of your head when you stand next to the upright skis.

Can Anyone Fly?

Believe the hype: catboarding rules and heliskiing is the best. And no matter who you are or where you come from, a good day in a heli or snowcat will reset your boundaries of how good life can be.