The Name Game – Origins of Blue Mountain’s Trail Names.
Chairlift and ski trail names can inspire, trigger anxiety, or make you chuckle. Some are punny (funny puns), while others play off a theme. It’s a difficult task, filling in the blanks on a resort trail map. Names like “Smart Alec” or “Big Baby” read like taunts, while others like “Hell’s Half Acre” are suspiciously nefarious. When you scratch beneath the surface, however, the names of Blue’s lifts and trails reflect the deep-rooted history and culture of the resort, relaying stories and remembering those who laid the groundwork for the sport of skiing in Ontario.Read More
Freeze The Day
While some flock to warmer climes during the snowy season, the adventuresome souls who remain are rewarded with breathtaking views, unspoiled scenery, and wintry magic. Whether you want to drop a line into the frozen bay, explore your town or hike to an icy waterfall, Escarpment has something for everyone this winter.Read More
The Last Rodeo?
When rumours began circulating that this season’s Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup would be the last, I was determined to find out if the tales were true. I booked a flight to Calgary, grabbed my skis, donned my cowboy hat, and headed to one of my favourite places in the Canadian Rockies.Read More
In Conversation with Kris Mahler
Coming off a World Cup win last season, Canada’s Kris Mahler shares his thoughts on going head-to-head against the best in the world at the FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals at his home club, Craigleith Ski Club, March 16-18, 2023.Read More
It’s hard to beat the mental and physical health benefits of rowing —the meditative movements calm the mind while the full-body effort engages all the major muscle groups. It’s not surprising that the sport of rowing is seeing a resurgence.Read More