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The Greatest Snow on Earth™ is a good start, but can you  party in Park City?  We sent SnowAction's resident 80's remix, and seasoned veterans of a misspent youth in KitzbÜhel, Greg Sadil & Greg Cansdale, to put the Utah myth to the test   What better way to start the holiday than with a Buffalo Burger and fries, washed down...
Mellow cut runs through the trees are all well & good, but nothing gets real skiers’ blood pumping like big alpine terrain. In colorado that doesn’t get more spectacular than at Telluride. Even better, they actually encourage you to get stuck into it, with smart stuff like the gold hill staircase to ease access to the in-bounds back &...

Fernie Adds the Alpine

Mid-life growth spurts don’t get much better than this. Legendary for its persistent pow, great bowls and trees, Fernie had always lived in the shadow of its magnificent alpine terrain. If you had the cojones for the hike you could access it, but it was hard yards. Now the lift to the top of Polar Peak lets cruisers and...
Five years back Furano was set to be the next Niseko, at least according to the apartment spruikers. but then came the GFC, and more importantly, an attitude problem, their heavy-handed policing of the awesome off-piste made visiting frustrating, with so much great terrain on all sides you couldn’t get at. Well, now you can — for the upcoming season...
Sure, gear, technique & fitness all help, but the first law of powder skiing remains immutable anywhere lift accessed and busy, even Niseko. And even more so this year now that Americans have finally discovered it thanks to all the film crews who dropped in last winter. If you want guaranteed first shot at the goods forget argy-bargy in...
  Story Greg Cansdale Who am I kidding? There on the big screen are legends on skis and boards who are ripping up near vertical slopes. They are so out of my league that I quiver with mediocrity just thinking about doing what they seem to do so effortlessly. The Chugach Mountains look magnificent and inspire me to forget my mediocrity, to...

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