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Yukon is home to some of the best skiing!

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Pixabay

Homo sapiens’ decision to walk upright has brought many benefits, but low back pain however is definitely not one of them. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives, either through lifting something incorrectly, a skiing accident... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Sam Reimer

Since 1999, Simapalooza has become a yearly tradition for Yukoners to enjoy their local ski hill with a variety of events and prizes. Now in its 19th year, Simapalooza is bigger and better in anticipation for its 20th year anniversary next year... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Mike Smith, originally from Peace River, Alberta, completed his Masters of Science in Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University. While in Colorado he fell into avalanche research and after finishing his studies he asked the University of... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

With the prime backcountry skiing time of spring fast approaching, it’s important to know some safe tips and where to get information before heading out there. In collaboration with Yukon Avalanche Association President Jasmin Dobson and... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Jonah Clark

Icycle Sports started in the summer of 1998 by Patrick Plemel in his basement in Riverdale. In 1999 they opened their first location on Wood Street, then had multiple locations until 2006 when they moved to their current location on Quartz Road... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Yvonne Mueller

My husband and I learned to ski when we were three years old – something that is quite normal growing up in Switzerland in the 1980s – and we have enjoyed it ever since. So when we came to Whitehorse we were glad to learn about the Mount Sima ski... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Isaac Pumphrey

The Yukon’s Freestyle Ski History Back in 2013, it was hard to believe that Mount Sima had much of a future. “The Mountain was bankrupt,” said Tyler Nichol, the Mount Sima Terrain Park creator and builder. “I thought I was going to have to move... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Miche Genest

I’ve always loved the stories where people slip out of the present and into a different time; kid’s stories like Tom’s Midnight Garden, or the Narnia series, or, in adult fiction, The Time Traveller’s Wife. There’s something compelling about the... more

Beverages

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Brady and the Log Cabin Ski Society

Volunteers are gearing up for the Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross country ski race is on March 25, but starting in early March volunteers were driving up to Log Cabin, B.C. from Skagway, Alaska two times a week to set tracks for the course... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Courtesy of Claude Vallier

Interest in backcountry skiing in the Yukon has taken off, especially among tourists, says backcountry ski expert and guide Claude Vallier. Vallier recently published a backcountry guide book to the Haines Pass, to accompany the guide book he... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: courtesy of the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club

Registration is now open for the premiere Yukon Ski Marathon, hosted by the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club. The 50 km race is being held on Sunday, March 5 and begins at Mount Lorne, runs from there to Cowley Lake, then to Wolf Creek... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Courtesy of EDI Environmental Dynamics Ltd.

The EDI Hut to Hut, taking place this Saturday, is a family, social event that aims to encourage skiers of all ages and ability to participate while discovering new trails and three trail huts. Those huts will be heated and stocked with... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Andy Hedden

Cabin fever kicking in? Why fly south when you can visit a friendly neighbour? With Winter Fest happening this weekend, Haines Alaska is the place to be if you’re feeling like a road trip out of Territory. “The best part of this festival is that... more

Alaska

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Tess Casher

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! My dog happily wags her tail at the signs of going for a walk: puffy coats, warm... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Ben Horowitz

For many Yukoners, enjoying the backcountry is an integral part of their lifestyle whether they love to ski, snow machine, snowshoe or run sled dogs. They rely on their own experiences and common sense to keep themselves safe. Some have tuned into... more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Glenda Koh

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. more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Sylvie Geoffrey

Mount Sima is “the first mountain in North America to have a jump line in.” That’s what Graham Pollock says. He’s the head coach of the Yukon freestyle ski team. A jump line means a skier can take more than one jump in a row while going down a hill. more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“It requires a lot of discipline to stay on the trail – not just the ski trail,” says Gary Bailie, “but the trail of life.” Skiing is definitely a way of life for Bailie, who has been running and coaching the Whitehorse-based youth cross country... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Yukon Biathlon Club

Biathlon is an Olympic Sport that combines two incredibly different competitive activities. Which two incredibly different activities you ask? Biathlon is a combination of a cross country ski race and small-bore rifle marksmanship. In Europe, ... more

Yukon Winter