Category Archives: Destinations

Panorama: Intrawest’s Other B.C. Ski Giant

Panorama (BC), Canada – There might be prettier vistas than the ones we had of Invermere, the 20+mile-long valley lake, nestled between the Rockies and the Purcells, the one Panorama’s literature calls “charming.” Perhaps lakeside splendor was just down the road, around a bend; or perhaps we were jaded. Several hours before, we’d been clamboring … Continue reading Panorama: Intrawest’s Other B.C. Ski Giant

Sunshine Village: A Slice of the Alps in Alberta

Banff (AB), Canada – Go ahead.  Tell your friends that you’re going skiing in western Canada.  What will you hear?   "Oh, so is this your first trip to Whistler?" Be more specific.  Tell them you’ll be skiing in the Banff area.   "Yeah, I hear Lake Louise has beautiful views." Then tell them all … Continue reading Sunshine Village: A Slice of the Alps in Alberta

Mont Orford: A Rough-Cut Gem

Magog (QC), Canada – We sat around the table chuckling arrogantly at the Mont Orford trail map.  Triple black diamonds are the overzealous creations of a marketing department run amok, and we were certain that Orford’s were no exception.  We prepared ourselves for a day of gentle corduroy cruising.  Boosting our spirits was the steady, … Continue reading Mont Orford: A Rough-Cut Gem

Smugglers’ Notch: The Family’s Wild Cousin

Jeffersonville, VT – Smugglers’ Notch has been racking up numerous awards over the past decade for their family programs: Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Travel & Leisure, Parents, FamilyFun, Mountain Sports & Living and others have all recognized the resort’s prowess in this regard. Even SKI Magazine‘s October 1999 issue named Smugglers’ Notch Resort … Continue reading Smugglers’ Notch: The Family’s Wild Cousin