Essential Gear for an Après Ski Session

Whether celebrating or cozying up, items for comfort and warmth off the slopes

It doesn’t get much better than warming up by a fireplace with friends, while sipping on something satisfying, after a long day on the slopes. The French word “après” (meaning after) has become synonymous with the various activities people partake in after a day of skiing or riding. Whether you’re getting cozy at Mount Engadine Lodge after a big tour in Kananaskis Country or skiing …

32,000 Acres of Backcountry Terrain at Baldface Lodge

No lifts, no crowds and fresh tracks on nearly every run: this is the premier ski and snowboard experience

Tucked away deep in the Southern Selkirks amid British Columbia’s myriad mountain ranges that stack up like a line of dominos across the province, Baldface Lodge is the epitome of an epic destination. On a clear day, it’s a short but breathtaking helicopter ride from nearby Nelson, BC. When the snow falls and the clouds roll in from the west—grounding all flights in the process—you …

In the Field with Aether Apparel

Testing the premium outdoor brand's latest gear in interior British Columbia's remote ranges

After a few flights, a couple hours in the car, a short jaunt in a helicopter and a ride in a steamy snowcat, we found ourselves overlooking British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains, surrounded by untracked powder without a lodge or any mark of human intervention in sight. Weather in the region can change quickly: what starts as a sunny morning can turn into a whiteout blizzard …