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Cross Country Skiing

Skiing With Our Dog

Whitehorse is not only lucky enough to be situated on Canada’s crowning jewel of cross country ski trails, but to have approximately ⅓ of that jewel welcome dogs!(Okay, maybe not quite like that – but that’s the same efficiency...

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Winter Sports Smackdown

So much winter, so little time. With Yukon’s abundance of winter recreation options, how do you choose your sport? Here’s some analysis to help you get the best personal rate of return on your athletic investment.Downhill...

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The Lake Below

Another strange phenomena occurred that happens to me in the mountains. We looked up the side hill for Nancy, but we couldn’t see her at all. We wondered where she had gone, It turned out that she indeed was climbing in...

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Waiting For Snow

In the summer, biathlon training consists of learning to shoot precisely —because there’s no snow, so skiing’s not an option, and it sucks learning the technical aspects of shooting a rifle in the freezing cold.Right now, on the...

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Winter Blues Breaker

During Yukon winters it’s important to keep yourself motivated to stay active, and to seek ways of making it fun.While suffering from my own lack of motivation, I searched for something that could rekindle my desire to...

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Taking Medicine to New Heights

Cambridge medical students are expected to be well-schooled in the art of social climbing, but Peter Steele, who studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, in England, chose mountain climbing instead.”There were some...

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Experiencing the North on Skis

In the early 1980s when Mike Gladish was working for the Canadian Weather Office, in Edmonton, he was given a choice between taking a job in Banff and taking a job in Whitehorse. He chose the latter.”I had just gotten into...

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