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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Jim Bishop

December 1 is Global Fat Bike Day, a day to celebrate all things fat bike-related. But what exactly is fat biking and why get into it? I caught up with Jonah Clark, owner of Icycle sports, to find out about their celebration and why fat-biking is... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: 2016 HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA as represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

“The best place to view the ride is from up high,” says Inge Sumanik. “But, for me, it is standing next to the fence and feeling the ground shake.” “The ride” that she refers to is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. Since 1876, the... Read more

Yukon Music

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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... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.com

The ski swap happens every year. I’ve never been. I don’t know why, maybe because I always wake up too late on the Saturday of the swap, and I’ve heard that it’s not worth going unless you get there early. Read more

Yukon Active

The Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club (WCCS) will open its doors for the annual Winter Sports Swap and Fair this October 18 at 9:00 a.m. This swap is really a winter gear sale, and a wide range of secondhand winter equipment will be available. Read more

Yukon Active

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

A man once had a dream. He had a vision of a secure, environmentally-controlled building with reading rooms and plenty of white gloves. Read more

Yukon History

As I write this, Whitehorse is approaching record snowfalls for the month of November. November is often a month suitable only for the diehards, picking their way among the rocks as they head out for their daily exercise. Read more

Yukon Winter

Cheers and congratulations from What's Up Yukon to the winners of the "Picture Yourself in Frankfurt, Germany" contest! The winning photographs were drawn randomly after the contest closed April 30, with close to 100 entries. Renate Schmidt won the Read more

Yukon Archives

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

Each of us can be excused for overstating that which we are passionate about. But there was something in Mike Gladish's tone that suggested he really did mean it when he told me that cross-country skiing is the best exercise activity ever. As the ma 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