Art + Soul

Back of the Pack Tactics

A user’s guide: lying, cheating, and manipulating your way to a great day in the backcountry.

Endurance Skiing from Canmore to Vancouver: What to Wear to Get You There

Lifts of Love 2015 Gallery

Mmmm, there’s nothing like the smell of hormones early in the morning.

Snowpack Revelations

The first day of 2014 found Chloe Vance in the backcountry. Standing on the precipice of another new year, she began to dig through the diverse accumulation of her personal past year’s “snowpack.”

Wisdom from Wounds

On December 1, 2011 a group of experienced skiers and snowboarders set out into the backcountry of Rogers Pass, BC.

Fun, Fine Food at 3,000 Feet

Understanding there are limits to backcountry eating, here is a list of the perfect meals that will turn a backcountry hut into a five-star restaurant!

Are You Avi Aware?

Whether you are ducking under the fence for a few lines or touring in the backcountry, travel in mountainous terrain comes with risk.

Energy Drinks: Enough Sugar to Fill a Ski Boot

Winter in the Bow Valley is a time when the term “butterlicious powder” earns approving looks and complaints about having to delayer to go to the bathroom receive sympathetic nods. Residents take advantage of the cold months with marathon cross-country ski trips, epic backcountry board sessions and formidable alpine ascents. All that hardcore winter-loving can really crush a person’s body. It’s hard to…

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How To Ski from Canmore To Banff via the Goat Creek Trail

Cheap Purchase Goat Creek should be on everyone’s winter bucket list. Cheap Goat Creek Trail from Canmore to Banff is a great classic cross-country ski of about 19 km with a net downhill.  Conditions this year are fantastic; the big downhills have good snow coverage and are not icy. The trail connects with the Spray River Loop trail in Banff…

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“Considerable” Consequences

When avalanche conditions “improve,” is it really safe to get out there?

Wooden Planks and Broomsticks: How Skiing Came to Banff

With three downhill ski areas and thousands of kilometres of backcountry ski terrain, it’s difficult to imagine life without skiing in Banff National Park. Gather round and hear the story of the first young skiers and the first pair of skis to ever shred these hills. – Highline The First Pair At the turn of the twentieth century, the first…

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