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Places & Faces: Pass PowderKeg / Crowsnest Pass

Welcome to Pass Powderkeg, founded in 1938 in the Crowsnest Pass, a community of about 6500. In 1979, the four towns in the pass, Bellevue, Hillcrest, Coleman and Blairmore, merged to become Crowsnest Pass. This community-owned ski area is just one of the local recreation options in a region that offers gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, a…

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Places & Faces: Pine Valley

Pine Valley Snow Resort, 85 km north of Edmonton, began as a vision in 2006 when Dom and Gintra Kriangkum started fixing the place up on weekends between getting the kids to gymnastics and skiing at Rabbit Hill. In 2015, they moved from Edmonton to the Tawatinaw Valley to focus on the project. Dom and…

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Faces & Places: Castle Mountain

The approach to Castle Mountain in the South-West of Alberta is stunning.  The rolling ranches and hills transform to erect mountains in a matter of minutes. The ski area itself, Castle, is situated between Alberta Park land and Wildland park designations.  For the guest, this translates to a myriad of recreational options. This region has…

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Places & Faces: Vista Ridge

Based on many discussions over the past year with Kevin Grogan, I knew a visit to Vista Ridge was going to uncover all kinds of great ideas and innovative thinking.  And it was not to disappoint.  Timing meant I was going to miss familiar CWSAA faces Richard Roy and Kevin Grogan as they were away…

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Snowboard Canada RIDER’S Program

The RIDERS Program is a fun, skill-development based program that has been developed to grow the sport of snowboarding in Canada. The program provides kids with technical snowboarding skills so they can enjoy snowboarding for life!  The RIDERS Program is a tool to retain kids in the snow school longer, help them successfully join a…

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Passing of Artur Doppelmayr

9/16/1922 to 5/12/2017 Canada West recognizes the passing of an individual that has had an impact on skiing across Canada and around the globe. Canada West extends its thoughts and prayers to the family and many friends of Mr. Artur Doppelmayr. Artur Doppelmayr was a pioneer and trailblazer in the ropeway business. He took over…

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Jim Miles receives Sam DeGonge Award

Submitted by: Robert B. Kennedy, Q.C. Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP The 2017 meeting of the Association of Ski Defence Attorneys was held this year in Park City, Utah. Our meeting was graced by the presence of James D. Miles, Q.C., of Miles Davison LLP, Calgary, and Jim’s wife Helen. The occasion was the…

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Family Day encourages lots of new skiers

BC Family Day is February 13 and Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan's holidays are February 20.  These holidays bring many new families to the hills to try skiing and snowboarding for the first time. This year, many new skiers have been acquired with the new Never Ever Days program.  Check out this great new Go Ski…