Camp Mercier is a pure xc ski-and-snowshoe resort with fabulous terrain surrounded by a coniferous forest. [P] Camp Mercier

Quebec: Merci!

December 1, 2009 (Quebec) – I’ve talked with many skiers who’re intrigued at the thought of visiting the French-Canadian province of Quebec. Mostly Americans ask questions such as “Do they have mountains?”, “They have snow?”, … READ MORE → 0 comments

K-Country: stunning terrain and amazing ski options will keep you coming back for more. [P] Kananaskis Country

Kananaskis Country: Nordic Heaven

December 18, 2010 (Kananaskis Country, Alberta) – Last winter, we visited areas in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Montana, Idaho and Colorado — an amazing assortment of ranches, resorts, backcountry lodges, regions — and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Kids and families are welcome. [P] Trapp Family Lodge

Stowe: New England’s Cross-country Mecca

Nestled high on the flanks of Vermont’s highest peak (Mount Mansfield, 4,393 feet), the village of Stowe offers a wide variety of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities. Skiers can choose between North America’s first commercial … READ MORE → 0 comments

The Rock and Ice Ultra is a unique and grueling winter adventure. Credit: Rock and Ice Ultra

Going Big in Canada’s North

This past March 22-28 saw the second annual Rock and Ice Ultra take place in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. I first heard about this race when I read the article by Elinor Fish in last December’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

A cross-country skiers paradise... endless trails, breathtaking scenery  and fabulous accommodations[P]Don Portman"

Sun Mountain Lodge

Picture the cross-country skier’s paradise: endless groomed trails weaving o’er hill and dale with breathtaking scenery greeting the eyes at every turn, dotting the trails are warming huts, rest stops and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Wonderland: Wells Gray Nordic Skiing

The “whoomf” caught everyone by surprise. We had just finished eating lunch and were putting on our skins when that whoomf — the sound made by collapsing snow — quickly had … READ MORE → 0 comments


Diamond Quest: Northern Canada’s Rock and Ice Ultra 2008

Mineral prospectors trudge across far northern Canada’s expansive frozen landscape in search for geologic clues revealing the location of precious gold or diamond deposits. Only the heartiest and most adventurous souls are able to make … READ MORE → 0 comments

The Hills is a spa, a health ranch and a winter resort. Credit: The Hills Health Ranch

The Hills Health Ranch

I’m told that ski writers have it all. We travel to wondrous places, meet fascinating people and get paid big bucks to ski! I dare say most of that’s true except the part about the … READ MORE → 0 comments