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Jasper Ski Resort – Marmot Basin

Jasper Ski Resort – Marmot Basin

Do you like the idea of skiing in the Canadian Rockies? Well, there is a ski resort in Jasper called Marmot Basin, and it is truly fantastic! Imagine ridiculously beautiful mountain views in all directions, slopes that are not particularly busy and terrain that is varied enough to challenge skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. It is basically snow-heaven, and it’s less than 30 minutes drive from Jasper. Back in 2018 when we first started to learn to ski, if…

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12 mistakes to avoid for newbie skiers

12 mistakes to avoid for newbie skiers

There are plenty of mistakes to avoid for newbie skiers. Skiing or snowboarding seems like such a silly idea. I mean, whoever invented these sports is some kind of crazy genius. Who would have thought it would be a good idea to strap your feet onto slabs of wood and slide down mountains in the snow!? My husband Marc was keen to attempt to learn to ski together, but I have to admit, I was very dubious at first. I…

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Cypress Mountain Silver Pass – Worth it?

Cypress Mountain Silver Pass – Worth it?

This year, Marc and I bought the Silver Pass from Cypress Mountain. This pass allows you to ski as much as you want when it’s off-peak times. We have used it on several weekends and even more for a few hours ski practice after work. Now we have had a Silver Pass for (almost) a season, it is time to decide if we should buy one again next year. So, I thought I should look back over the last few…

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Sasquatch Mountain Resort – Skiing

Sasquatch Mountain Resort – Skiing

Do you like the idea of a ski resort that is within easy reach of Vancouver, that is pretty, has powdery snow and that is faaaar cheaper than Whistler? Well, it’s worth having a look at Sasquatch Mountain. Sasquatch Mountain is located in the Fraser Valley to the East of Vancouver (past Mission and near Harrison Lake.) Up until 2017, it was called Hemlock Mountain, and although it is a similar distance from Vancouver as Whistler, few of my friends…

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