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Cross Country Skiing

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Proskida

“We’re just at the cusp of changing an entire sport, and it’s coming out of a town of 23-thousand people. It’s incredible where we’ve got to,” said Alastair Smith, co founder of Proskida. Current performance-monitoring technology that’s widely... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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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... Read 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. Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

If you have hiked up Kusawa Ridge, you may have spotted a rectangular lake below. This small lake is tucked away alongside the Kusawa Road, right beside the Takhini River and isn't visible from the road, from the river, nor from Kusawa Lake. This... Read more

Yukon Winter

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. Read more

Yukon Winter

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 move again. Read more

Yukon Active

"When I travel down south for meetings, other clubs are astounded and in awe of what we have here in Whitehorse," said Claude Chabot, Executive Director of the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club. "On our trails you can be cross-country skiing by... Read more

Yukon Active

Cross country skiing is one of the most versatile sports around and can be conducted at breakneck speed or, for most of us, at what is considered a social pace. As with most social activities, there is some etiquette involved. Read more

Yukon Winter

While we've seen a lot of (relatively) mild weather this season and the trends over the past few years have been to warmer winters, cold weather will come, like it or not. We do live in the north, after all. So what is the dedicated skier to do? Read more

Yukon Winter

The Mount Mac Loop was a skier's dream on Thanksgiving weekend: plenty of snow, frosty trees and, finally, some blue sky for a perfect holiday Monday. And, of course, it was the first time on skis since late April (or May, for those who didn't give u Read more

Yukon Winter

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 cross-country skiing,"... Read more

Yukon People

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 really excellent... Read more

Yukon People