At the age of 5, my parents helped me navigate the bumps for the first time on Pineault at Camp Fortune in the Gatineau Hills. My passion for skiing really took off once we arrived at Ski Vorlage, the birthplace of my mother's skiing legacy. Snowy days, to long nights under the stars, it was here that I got the itch for skiing and the...
At the age of 5, my parents helped me navigate the bumps for the first time on Pineault at Camp Fortune in the Gatineau Hills. My passion for skiing really took off once we arrived at Ski Vorlage, the birthplace of my mother's skiing legacy. Snowy days, to long nights under the stars, it was here that I got the itch for skiing and the excitement that came along with it. After several seasons, eventually skiing every resort in the area, I became obsessed with the sport. Over the years, with family and friends, I began to explore more ski mountains, farther from home, discovering many unique, exciting and breathtaking resorts. What makes me excited? Is it the amazing views from the mountain tops, the high speed thrill of carving up the slopes, or a technical curiosity of the ski lifts... one thing is for sure, it's definitely the best way to enjoy the best season of the year, and one amazing life long passion.
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Mont SUTTON will open on December 9th


The snow guns have started, the new and the old ones! Winter seems to be on the mountain for good! The 50 new cm of snow received on the mountain in the last weeks and the encouraging temperatures of the next days allow for an opening on December 9. The cold temperatures of the last days allowed the snowmaking team to start the snow guns. Starting at 8:30 a.m. next Saturday, December 9, ski and snowboard enthusiasts will be able to make their first turns at Mont SUTTON. The excitement is already palpable among the employees on the mountain! The weekend will start on Friday, December 8, at Bar Le Tucker for the first Live Music Friday with Mannix. Starting at 4 p.m., everyone is invited to celebrate the beginning of the season in music before hitting the trails on the next morning. The Boutique Expérience SUTTON, the Snow School, and the customer service will be open for everyone's needs: season passes, SUTTON gift cards for Christmas gifts, equipment, lessons, tune-ups, etc. Source : M...

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Winter is here! Calling all ski, snowboard and snow enthusiasts!


Winter is here! Calling all ski, snowboard and snow enthusiasts! Are you passionate about skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing? Can't let your time on the slopes go undocumented?  Do you want to have a place to share your stories?  If your answer is yes, then we want to hear from you.  SlopeEdge is looking for ski, snowboard and snowshoe enthusiasts to serve as volunteer contributors while sharing their time on the slopes with us this winter in the form of writing and photos. We are interested in bringing on board new team members, to help create more content, and to expand our footprint and coverage. As it is a volunteer opportunity, you are free to contribute and post at your own frequency. If you are already documenting your experiences on the slopes through writing and photos, you are already doing what we are looking for. We want to provide you with a home to showcase the winter content you may already be creating. What We Do The main goal of SlopeEdge is to cre...

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About SlopeEdge


About SlopeEdge   SlopeEdge is dedicated to getting you up close and personal with skiing and adventure. From how-to guides, to our behind the scenes specials and our ski resort video tours, we bring you information and experiences that help you discover outdoor activities at the mountains in a new way. We are mountain sports lovers like you taking photos, recording video and writing about our experiences up in the slopes. So let all this eye-candy get you excited! Or better yet, share your experiences and adventures with us on the forums. To reach our webmaster, Shane Séguin, please send an email to webmaster@slopeedge.ca Please note that this website is not affiliated or connected to any business depicted within. Our Team

Shane Séguin - (Ottawa-Gatineau)

At the age of 5, my parents helped me navigate the bumps for the first time on Pineault at Camp Fortune in the Gatineau Hills. My passion for skiing really took off once we arrived at Ski Vorlage, the birthplace of my mother's skiing legacy. Snowy days, to long nights under the stars, it was here that I got the itch for skiing and the excitement that came along with it. After several seasons, eventually skiing every resort in the area, I became obsessed with the sport. Over the years, with family and friends, I began to explore more ski mountains, farther from home, discovering many unique, exciting and breathtaking resorts. What makes me excited? Is it the amazing views from the mountain tops, the high speed thrill of carving up the slopes, or a technical curiosity of the ski lifts... one thing is for sure, it's definitely the best way to enjoy the best season of the year, and one amazing life long passion. 

Ana Fonseca - (Ottawa-Gatineau)

I owe my first skiing experience to my husband who introduced me to this great sport at Mont Saint-Sauveur a few years ago. Previous to this ski weekend, I noticed my husband's contagious passion for downhill skiing through his long-time practice of it, as well as his mesmerizing descriptions, videos and pictures of several breathtaking Canadian mountain landscapes that he has had the fortune to experience mainly through his skiing; I had to give it a try. Exposure to these mountainous environments in Canada has also brought back fond memories of my upbringing in Latin America where I grew up surrounded by the majestic Andean mountains. As a result, I fell in love with the sport and the beautiful scenery of the awe-inspiring Canadian mountains.I am looking forward to enjoying many more ski weekends over the course of the years to come. 

Paul Giddings - (Eastern Townships)

I started skiing around 1980 with my elementary school program that would bring us up to the now defunct Glen Mountain near Knowlton in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. I wasn't warm to the idea of skiing at first but thanks to my grade 4 teacher, I am glad that she convinced me to go. The Glen ended up being my second home on weekends and days off from school for the winters to follow. I worked at Owl's Head for 12 years as a liftie in the winter months, and in the hotel during the summers and kept my connection to skiing. When I left Owl's Head in 2001 for a career change, I left skiing behind as well until 2012 when I rediscovered a new found passion for the sport. I enjoy discovering new ski areas, and I am a bit of a ski lift "nerd" at the same time. There is nothing more stress relieving to me than riding a chairlift and putting my two feet on skis at a ski hill for the day. My other interests are photography, music, hiking, and ski history. 

Paul Gordon - (Ottawa-Gatineau)

I got into skiing early, night skiing at Camp Fortune during elementary school. During high school, I had a season pass which caused a few skipped afternoons. I kept up skiing in high school with some straight all camber 210cm rockets when many buddies switched to snowboards during the early days of the sport. After high school though I basically stopped downhill skiing. I was based in Toronto for a while then Yellowknife up in the North West Territories where snow machining was the thing to do. Finally, when I moved back to Ottawa I decided to get back into alpine. I love downhill skiing... why had I stopped! Well, I bought some used Fischer Wateas 78's 181cms and got back on the hill. You don't forget how to ski. Anyway, I'm now hooked. Look I'm not some expert free rider or ex-racer but I like to go fast and I'll ski in any condition. I've switched up my skis a couple times now slowly moving to wider skis with more rocker. I've also tried Telemark skiing. I love skiing, I love being...

Leslie McLaughlin - (Laurentians)

I took my first ski lessons in Moleson, Switzerland at age 8, while living in Lahr, Germany. Returning to Ottawa in 1987, I continued learning with my dad at Vorlage, and through school at Edelweiss until I was 16. After that, I moved to Winnipeg (where it's very flat), and then pursued my academic studies after returning to Ottawa, where I also became a fusion bellydance instructor. As a result, I skied only twice between 1994-2010, the second instance of this being to teach Danny Fresh of Bad Company (BC Recordings, UK) to ski during a 2001 Ottawa tour date! Once I'd completed most of my MA, I picked up right where I'd left off (with my Munari rear-entry boots and 1993 K2s!) at Camp Fortune, which became my beloved home mountain for many years. I skied nearly every day after work, and started travelling to other mountains. In 2012 I learned about Whistler's gaper weekend and my love of skiing and costuming came together (thanks for that, bad santa joe!)! I combined my love of skiing ...

Matteo C - (Ottawa-Gatineau)

I started skiing 8 years ago at the age of 10, and since then have kept pushing myself to improve as my interest in it grew. My love for the mountains does not stop at skiing; I've enjoyed hiking and exploring nature since I was a toddler! I'm nowhere near a professional skier, but I have had the pleasure of skiing at many large mountains such as Okemo, Tremblant, and Whiteface. I hope to showcase my skiing adventures through Slope Edge in the East, and hopefully in the near future, out West!

Sunday River Opens New $2.2 Million Spruce Peak Triple Chairlift


For Jeff Olivier from Scarborough, Maine, pulling an all-nighter to get to Sunday River at 4:30 a.m. in hopes of securing the first chair on the new Spruce Peak Triple was a no-brainer. The next person didn't arrive to the mountain for another two hours. Hundreds of guests gathered at the base of the resort's new $2.2 million Spruce Peak Triple at 9 this morning to celebrate the grand opening.Resort officials set the stage with music and 400 pairs of commemorative sunglasses with "SPT 2.0" printed on each frame. Part of Sunday River's $4.7-million in capital improvements for the 2017-18 season, the new Spruce Peak Triple serves as the primary chairlift to the resort's Spruce Peak trails. The chairlift's modern technology will also make for a shorter ride, cutting passenger ride time from 11 minutes to eight minutes.Spanning 4,184 feet, this new chairlift extends 1,207 vertical feet from the base of Spruce Peak to the summit. One hundred and forty-five chairs are set to carry up to 1,48...

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Massive October & November Snow Kicks Kicking Horse into Opening Early – Over 13 feet YTD!


Kicking Horse Mountain Resort soars high being located in the Northernmost region of the Powder Highway, with record snowfall already this season is starting off like no other. Tucked among soaring peaks and recognized as the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada, Kicking Horse will kick off ski season with a Preview Weekend on Saturday & Sunday December 2nd & 3rd (official opening day on Friday, December 8th). For all weekend information visit our Events Calendar and for any further updated information please see our Snow Report or RCR App. Win a spot on the First Gondola! The seats for the very first Gondola of the season are up for grabs! Buy raffle tickets in the Plaza from 7:45am to 8:45am on Saturday December 2nd – 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. All proceeds will be donated to the Golden Food Bank. Bring a can of non-perishable food and you will get your name on a bonus ticket. The winner gets to pick 4 buddies to share the first gondola, skip the lift lines for the rest of the day, ...

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Ski Season Kicks Off This Saturday, December 2nd at Fernie Alpine Resort


Fernie excited to kick off the season with first chair tradition this Saturday, December 2nd! We are so proud of the passion for skiing and riding our community has! A great example of this incredible stoke is Greg Barrow- having snagged first chair for 17 years – now this is some feat. It has involved sleeping in his tent, with a cold weather certified sleeping bag at the base of the Elk Chair to hold this honour year after year. He is not alone as the masses have lined up to vie for this coveted seat. A big shout out to Greg and all of you who share his passion for skiing and riding. We look forward to sharing the smiles and the tradition of skiing and riding with all of you! Services available opening weekend; Guest Services & Tickets – 8am to 5pm Winter Sports School – Beginner Group Lessons & Early Season Private Lessons will be available Childcare – Open from 9am to 4pm Sports Alpine Retail Shop – 8:30am to 4:30pm Rental & Repair Shop – 8:30am to 4:30pm Daylodge – 8:3...

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Blue Mountain Ski Resort Adds a New Trail


Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario's largest mountain resort, will be increasing its trail count to 43 this season with the opening of a brand new ski trial. The Resort's newest black diamond run will be accessible via the Century Express high-speed six-pack chairlift and will take the overall skiable acreage at Blue Mountain to 365 acres. Blue Mountain's President and Chief Operating Officer, Dan Skelton said, "We have always found a way to make Blue Mountain bigger and better season after season. Along with the introduction of Mountaintop skating and enhancements to our terrain park, the additional run gives skiers and riders even more space to get outside and enjoy our winter playground." Since retiring the Badlands Double chairlift and moving the terrain park to the southern end of the Resort, teams at Blue were able to cut the new run along the same part of the Mountain where the Great Slide Ride once provided guests with a thrill ride down Blue Mountain. Known best for the cement burn...

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Camp Fortune opens Friday, November 24th


Ski season is here! We open Friday, November 24! Grab your skis and boards and join us for our opening day. We are committed to offering you the longest season possible and will be the first ski hill in the Outaouais to open. Hours of operation: November 24 from 9 am to 4 pmNovember 25 from 9 am to 4 pmNovember 26 from 9 am to 4 pm. Lift passes: $20 (+tx) for adults/students/seniors$15 (+tx) for youth 7-12 6$ (+tx) for 6 and under and 80 + Season passes:regular season pass rules apply. Almost Anytime and unlimited passes are valid. Conditions: Pineault will be open and we continue making snow and open more runs as soon as we can. We are working 24 / 7 when the weather allows. --------------------- Avant-ski December 9th We kick off the season with the third annual Avant-Ski party and ski/snowboard competition (comp by invite only but open to all spectators). The event starts at 6pm with the competition featuring some of the best riders in the east. Skate ramp, DJs, 18+ after party, pou...

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Tremblant slide season off to a stellar start


Tremblant's slide season officially begins at 8:30 am, and skiers and riders can expect fun and fanfare at the lifts, as well as exceptional conditions on 12 trails that form a throughway linking the summit to the North and South Side bases. As well, a number of features and one mid-sized jump await freestylers on the Progression Park trail (Alpine). Tremblant's 107 acres of skiable terrain are served by the Télécabine Express, Duncan Express, TGV, Lowell Thomas and Onésime lifts. Please view the snow report for our latest updates. Olympic Season To celebrate PyeongChang 2018 held this February, Tremblant is very pleased to welcome the PyeongChang Olympic booth at the Grand Manitou this Saturday and Sunday, November 25 & 26. The public is invited to discover details about the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and have a peek at South Korean culture. 24h Tremblant Optimal snow conditions are expected for this year's edition of the 24h Tremblant, taking place December 8-10. Uniting t...

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The 2017-2018 ski season begins and Sommet Saint-Sauveur celebrates Founding Member Louis Dufour’s 45th anniversary on the hill


It's with great emotion and pride that Sommet Saint-Sauveur launched the 2017-2018 season today and celebrated the arrival of a pivotal moment in its History. The Quebec Company is proud to highlight the 45th anniversary of one of its Founding member Louis Dufour as part of the family-owned company. Employees and skiers reunited to celebrate the beginning of ski season 2017-2018 A man and his passionFormer member of the Canadian Ski Team, honoree of many awards, including the Canadian Skiers of Distinction, given by SKI CANADA, the Réal Boulanger Award and the 2003 Personality of the Year presented by the Quebec Ski Area Association, this ski pioneer was inducted into the Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame in 1994, stressing not only his dedication but his passion for the sport. 'The company is lucky to have 45 years of passion and love of skiing among its management team, thanks to Louis Dufour. Synonym of passion and love for skiing, he is at the heart of a great part of the company's succe...

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Tremblant fires up its snowguns - It will soon be time to hit the trails and (re)discover the mountain

With snowmaking well underway since last night, the official countdown to opening date is finally on! November 23, skiers and riders of all calibres can find fun and inspiration on a few trails and discover – or rediscover ‒ Tremblant. Nansen : The mountain's longest trail, riders admire splendid scenery on an easy 6.1 km descent to the South Side. Perfect for capturing your youngest tribe member's first turns, the Nansen ends next to the Fairmont Tremblant where $6M was recently invested to refresh its public areas and restaurants.Erik Guay & Jasey-Jay Anderson ‒ Named after two Tremblant ambassador athletes, the trails are located on the South and North Sides respectively. A challenge to be approached with enthusiasm during an Olympic year when everything seems possible.Tam-Tam ‒ With glades, play modules and animal sculptures, this learning zone is designed to heighten Mountain Safety Code awareness while providing park users with sound slide tips. Reached via the Nansen, it app...

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2 million dollar investment at les Sommets


Proud of a memorable 2016-2017 winter season and a few weeks before the next ski season, group les Sommets announces a 2 million dollar investment throughout its hills, located in the Laurentians and in Ottawa. You'll find below a list of all the new projects expected this winter on our hills. Details and pictures found here. Sommet Saint-Sauveur: skiing earlier in the season 65 new super performing snow guns will be addedSnow making system will be upgradedThe restrooms will completely be renovated. Larger and more modern Sommet Saint-Sauveur, versant Avila: a new magical world att he snow tubing park Yurts will welcome visitorsSnowshoeing trails addedSnow fortsNew trails for crazy cartets Sommet Morin Heights The resto-bar gets a new look. New name Kicking Horse.Playroom designed in association with GriffonThe trail 364 is renamed as a tribute to the late Ross Cole Sommet Gabriel New branding! The «Top ski mini price» becomes «Love to ski, love the price» !A new lounge for parents at ...

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What's New at Silver Star Mountain for 2017-18

Celebrating 60 Years of Fun! This winter we are going all out! The '60 days of Giveaways' Competition has already started and will go throughout the winter season. On any given day, any moment, you could be surprised with of our fantastic giveaways. Prizes include Hot Air Balloon rides, Skydiving jumps, Waterways Houseboat Vacation, SilverStar Winter Getaway and many more. Click here to be part of one of the biggest Ski Resort Giveaways. SilverStar has invested in interior upgrades to its Town Hall. The renovation is designed to be multi-purpose, with a new coffee and beverage bar area as well as a revamped area to host large functions whether it be weddings, awards or school groups. Come check it out this winter! Two New PistenBully 400 Groomers have been purchased growing SilverStar's grooming fleet and keeping a focus on maintaining its world class corduroy. Great news for park lovers with new rails, features, and a new mini-terrain park with a sectioned off area for beginners. NEW ...

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RED Mountain Goes LIVE With Crowdfunding in Canada; Urges Fans to “Fight The Man. Own The Mountain.” U.S Launch To Follow In the Fall


Less than a year ago, RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC launched a $10 Million crowdfunding campaign online called "Fight the Man. Own The Mountain." This was the first time a for-profit resort had explored equity crowdfunding online and nobody knew what to expect. Fans of independent skiing and snowboarding showed up from far and wide to pledge their support and the resort surpassed its goal by several million dollars in Phase 1, known as "Test The Waters." Starting Monday, August 14th, Canadians can make good on their pledges and walk away actually owning a piece of one of North America's most storied ski resorts. "We planted our flag on this issue just as some of North America's most famous resorts were amalgamated," explains RED CEO Howard Katkov. "People were very passionate about keeping RED out of harm's way. And, within a month, we had surpassed our wildest dreams on the crowdfunding front. I just hope everyone in Canada will recognize that now is the time to make good on tho...

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Blue Mountain Introduces Mountaintop Skating

Blue Mountain Resort, a four-season destination in Ontario, will be host to another iconic Canadian winter pastime but with a unique twist. Crews are busy preparing to open Woodview Mountaintop Skating, a 1.1km skating path located at the top of the ski hill. More than a traditional skating experience, Woodview will feature an ice skate path that winds through a tree-covered trail that opens to a one-of-a-kind mountaintop view of Georgian Bay.  "We have offered skating on the Mill Pond in the Village for several seasons," notes Dan Skelton, President and COO of Blue Mountain Resort. "Many of our guests truly enjoy lacing up and getting on the ice as a part of their Blue Mountain getaway. We discovered a hidden opportunity at the top of the mountain where we could take an ice skating experience at Blue and literally elevate it." Now much more than a ski or snowboard destination, the team at Blue has become very good at diversifying the Resort's winter offerings. Mountaintop skating...

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Major Lift Capacity Increases

Skiers and snowboarders have a lot to get excited about for the 2017-18 ski season. Not only is Revelstoke Mountain Resort celebrating its 10th anniversary, it is also increasing lift capacity from 7,299 to 9,700 skiers per hour with the addition of new gondola cabins and chairs for the lifts. The Revelation Gondola will be fitted with 24 new cabins increasing lift capacity by 25%. The effect of this upgrade will be most noticeable at the village base, decreasing wait times and allowing people to load more quickly. An additional 21 chairs will also be installed on the Stoke Chair line to help carry more skiers up the mountain per hour. "The combination of adding more gondola cabins and chairs will enable our guests to do more of what they love – skiing Revelstoke's 3,121 acres of world-class terrain and increasing the speed of the lift lines by 25%," said Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Operations at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The possibility of adding a direct ski run from the top o...

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Monstrous New Panorama Terrain


Monstrous New Panorama Terrain  Steep, exhilarating, and downright epic, this is a monstrous NEW terrain addition! Panorama regretfully announces the opening of an additional 128 acres and a further 246 towering-feet of nasty, brutish and long terrain, suitable only for rock stars who can sleep with the lights off. For some maladjusted skiers and riders, this new terrain promises a lot of 'fun', in the vein of slaying dragons or mucking about with magic beans. But, they say this terrain is where the wild things are, and so now it's what the wild things get. The new area boasts four huge new double-black diamond lines guaranteed to make folks lose sleep. This means that Panorama now has 1,300 meters of vertical: that's an additional 75 meters and 52 hectares of terrain! The extra terrain also means a new resort distance record for a ski run: over 6.5 km long! This terrain expansion is available to skiers & riders for the 2017/2018 season. And that's not all, this is simply the ...

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What's New for 2017-18 at Nakiska Ski Area


Nakiska Ski Area, home of the Alpine Events at the '88 Calgary Olympic Games has been undergoing many improvements, upgrades and changes over the past few season, this one is no exception with some exciting changes and program updates. A few highlights include; VIP Parking Option Get down with the VIP life, Nakiska now has a Priority Parking Lot, the closest lot to the base area. Access to the lot is granted by purchasing a VIP Parking Pass! Up your park game with Park Lessons Master NaJibSka! Book a rail park lesson next season with our Nakiska Winter Sports School to improve your bag of tricks with our knowledgeable instructors that will work on your style, flow and confidence on all features in our park. Take it to the next level with Performance Private Lessons What's the goal of our new performance private lessons? That's up to you! Catering to what you want to learn, take these new lessons next season to improve your skills on carving, all mountain freestyle, freeskiing/riding, g...

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What's New for 2017-18 at Kimberley Alpine Resort


The team at Kimberley Alpine Resort takes pride in providing out guests with the best vacation and recreational experience possible, continuing with this tradition there are a number of changes and upgrades we're working on pre- ski season to ensure this one is one of our best yet! Some of the highlights include; New Eats & New Brew! We're looking forward to debuting a brand-new restaurant in the plaza at the base of the resort (where Montana's previously was) called Buckhorn & Main Mountain Eatery. Introduced near the end of last season, Kimberley is proud to now pour its own beer – try the Stemwinder Ale this winter, on tap at The Stemwinder Bar & Grill and at Buckhorn & Main. Host Mountain to NorAm & Para World Cup Races Starting in February 2018 and continuing into March we're excited to be hosting athletes from all over for the Para World Cup, Noram Finals and the Special Olympics events. Not only will this include racing in multiple categories by these amazing...

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What's New for 2017-18 at Kicking Horse


Kicking Horse is well known as being the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada and each ski season we make various improvements, upgrades and program changes in order to keep providing out guests with the world class experience they are accustomed to at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Some highlights for this season are; Just announced! Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to be only Freeride World Tour stop in Canada After a long summer season of anticipation, the Freeride World Tour (FWT) launched the official competition calendar featuring a completely revamped competition schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. This year, the FWT unveils two brand new locations for the opening events in Hakuba, Japan and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden, BC, Canada –two legendary freeride destinations. The FWT will be at Kicking Horse from February 3rd – 9th, 2018, for more information see the Press Release. Rippin' Betties Women's Clinic An affordable 2 day clinic led by a Golden local: "Led by women, fo...

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What's New for 2017-18 at Fernie

At Fernie Alpine Resort we strive each season to make improvements to our mountain operations and infrastructure to ensure we are providing the best experience possible for our guests. Here are some of the highlights we've been working on for this upcoming ski season; Famous for Legendary Powder! We'll leave loads of pow for you but with 2 new grooming cats, a winch cat and a free groomer we'll also make it nice for ripping cruisers, plus 2 new snow guns keep that pow never ending at Fernie on our non-groomed runs! New Eats & New Brew! We're looking forward to debuting a brand new restaurant in the plaza at the base of the resort (where Kelsey's previously was) called Legends Mountain Eatery. Introduced near the end of last season, Fernie is proud to now pour its own beer – try the Polar Peak Ale on tap this winter at The Fernie Griz Bar and Legends Mountain Eatery. More Space to Rip! On two popular runs – Arrow (blue #55) & Bow (blue #52), doing some dirt work that will help p...

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Snow is in the air at Killington Resort

Vermont's Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, has begun snowmaking in advance of the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup on November 24-26, 2017. Killington Resort was the first North American ski mountain to open its season to the general public in 2016 and last to close in 2017 for Eastern North America, in part because of the resort's advanced snowmaking and grooming prowess. Killington typically begins the longest season in the East with exclusive access for season pass holders, rewarding commitment to the resort with the first turns of the winter. Season Passes and Express Cards are still available to purchase for the 2017/18 season. While there is no confirmed window for Opening Day at this time, snowmaking lit up on Killington and Skye Peaks just before 11:00 p.m. Monday for testing prior to the season and the approaching Audi Ski World Cup races. Killington has dedicated a snowmaking team to...

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Sommet Saint-Sauveur gets the ball rolling with their snow guns


Proud to remain the ski resort with the longest season in Quebec, Sommet Saint-Sauveur got the ball rolling in the night from Monday to Tuesday, making their snow guns produce as much snow as possible. The resort let the race for the first ski resort to open for the 2017-2018 season, begin at the same time. Thumbing your nose at Mother NatureThanks to major investments this year, the Laurentians resort can be proud of launching its snow making season earlier this year and on a wider terrain. In doing so, the ground-breaking ski resort thumbs its nose at Mother Nature, which wrapped the province with summer temperatures over the last few weeks. Taking advantage of last night's cold window, Sommet Saint-Sauveur's snow growers took the opportunity to cover up the 70 trail with a beautiful white coat of snow, to the pure delight of ski enthusiasts, waiting for the beginning of the season with great anticipation. A riveting raceAs it is the case each year, many of the province's ski resorts...

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Sugarloaf to introduce Maine’s first cat-skiing operation on Burnt Mountain


After making the dream of skiing and riding on Burnt Mountain a reality in 2010, Sugarloaf announced today that it would make that experience even more accessible this winter by offering guests snow-cat serviced skiing and riding in the Androscoggin Glade, Little Androscoggin, and a newly-cut glade to be named this fall. This new winter offering is a cornerstone of Sugarloaf's new "sidecountry" skiing development that has been a signature piece of the resort's "Sugarloaf 2020" development plan. The resort has purchased a new 12 passenger snow cat, which it will use in tandem with an existing 12-passenger cat to transport skiers to the top of the Androscoggin Glade from the Log Yard, located below the bottom terminal of the King Pine chairlift. Glade cutting crews have worked this summer to develop a designated cat road, and to clear a new glade on Burnt Mountain which will add 100 acres of newly-developed terrain to explore. For years, Burnt Mountain and the Androscoggin Glade have onl...

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Guest experience gets even better at Killington Resort and Pico Mountain with $5.7 Million capital investment in winter infrastructure and renewable energy in 2018

​Carrying the momentum of a two-year commitment to host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017 and 2018, Vermont's Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, will offer a number of guest experience upgrades this coming season. POWDR has invested $5.7 million in capital improvements at Killington and Pico across the properties year-round attractions. The investments in 2017/2018 will further enhance snowmaking equipment and infrastructure, upgrade and rebuild lifts, expand summer activities at the resort and improve the overall experience at both resorts. Since POWDR purchased Killington Resort and Pico Mountain in 2007, infrastructure improvements have exceeded more than $50 million, including a new lift, lift drives, snowmaking systems and Killington's signature Peak Lodge. POWDR is committed to creating sustainable communities and engaging the next generation of action sports enthusiasts and their si...

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