Ski Canada Magazine

RYAN REPORT – Elan Ripstick 106

As a gear reviewer I see products long before they make it to stores. I see a lot of new gear. Through all the noise of new skis, jackets, helmets and the rest a couple pieces usually stand out. My gut tells me they’ll be successful. Sometimes my picks are bang on. Sometimes I’m surprised. … More »

And Then They Were One – Park City & The Canyons

Big things really started to happen when Vail Resorts teamed up Park City with The Canyons. by RON BETTS in the December 2017 issue   Until recently, my favourite landing was Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. The airport closed in 1998 but anyone who landed there will remember it well. I even had the unforgettable … More »

Turning Local – Jasper & Marmot Basin

They came for a season and stayed forever. There’s something about Jasper and Marmot Basin that casts a spell. by RYAN STUART  *   photos: CHRIS BAIKIE  *  in Fall 2017 issue Erin Reade arrived in Jasper as just another Australian on a one-year Working Holiday Visa. Four years later Marmot Basin’s marketing manager is working to … More »

Test 2018 – Frontside Women Specific models

Test 2018 – Frontside Women Specific models by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue * price includes binding VÖLKL FLAIR SC E BEST FOR: Ex-racers  *  LENGTHS: 150, 155, 160, 165   *   RADIUS: 13.1@160   *   SIDECUT:  122-72-105   *   $1,049*   The E is key. That stands for efficiency and translates to 200 grams less per ski compared … More »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

Assessing the Risk

The chance of dying in an avalanche is probably a lot less than you think. by GEORGE KOCH  *  photos by GRANT GUNDERSON  *  in December 2017 issue Can you put a number to your chances of surviving your next backcountry skiing adventure? Should mountain guides deliver mathematical certainty in their risk assessments and terrain selection? … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Women

Suffrage has arrived in skiing. Women are finally getting the attention and equipment they deserve, including Ski Canada’s round-up of cutting-edge stuff made just for those rocking the XX chromosome. FOR THE CHIQUITA     Fittingly launched on International Women’s Day, the Chiquita is not just Coalition Snow’s first ski for girls, it’s also a message … More »

Combo: Mt. Cain and Black Diamond Route 105

Where: Vancouver Island, two hours north of Campbell River. Why: Ski right into the backcountry, explore all day. Suggested ski:  Black Diamond Route 105 Mount Cain is located a mile above the ocean on an island in the Pacific, so it’s no wonder that in a good winter the ski area sits near the top … More »

Away From It All – Boulder Hut

Boulder Hut has everything you want in a backcountry destination—and everything you don’t. by ANDREW FINDLAY  *  photos: STEVE OGLE  *  in December 2017 issue It was as though my worst nightmare and best dream were set for a parlay in the mountains. I was going to be trapped with a pack of millennial Instagrammer … More »

How To Get Layered

10 ways you’re probably screwing up on keeping warm. You shouldn’t be cold when skiing. It all comes down to how you dress—and most skiers could do better. According to the baselayer experts, the following are the top-10 mistakes most skiers make when it comes to keeping warm, dry and comfortable. by RYAN STUART in … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan Ripstick 106

As a gear reviewer I see products long before they make it to stores. I see a lot of new gear. Through all the noise of new skis, jackets, helmets and the rest a couple pieces usually stand out. My gut tells me they’ll be successful. Sometimes my picks are bang on. Sometimes I’m surprised. … More »

And Then They Were One – Park City & The Canyons

Big things really started to happen when Vail Resorts teamed up Park City with The Canyons. by RON BETTS in the December 2017 issue   Until recently, my favourite landing was Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong. The airport closed in 1998 but anyone who landed there will remember it well. I even had the unforgettable … More »

Turning Local – Jasper & Marmot Basin

They came for a season and stayed forever. There’s something about Jasper and Marmot Basin that casts a spell. by RYAN STUART  *   photos: CHRIS BAIKIE  *  in Fall 2017 issue Erin Reade arrived in Jasper as just another Australian on a one-year Working Holiday Visa. Four years later Marmot Basin’s marketing manager is working to … More »

Test 2018 – Frontside Women Specific models

Test 2018 – Frontside Women Specific models by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue * price includes binding VÖLKL FLAIR SC E BEST FOR: Ex-racers  *  LENGTHS: 150, 155, 160, 165   *   RADIUS: 13.1@160   *   SIDECUT:  122-72-105   *   $1,049*   The E is key. That stands for efficiency and translates to 200 grams less per ski compared … More »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

Assessing the Risk

The chance of dying in an avalanche is probably a lot less than you think. by GEORGE KOCH  *  photos by GRANT GUNDERSON  *  in December 2017 issue Can you put a number to your chances of surviving your next backcountry skiing adventure? Should mountain guides deliver mathematical certainty in their risk assessments and terrain selection? … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Women

Suffrage has arrived in skiing. Women are finally getting the attention and equipment they deserve, including Ski Canada’s round-up of cutting-edge stuff made just for those rocking the XX chromosome. FOR THE CHIQUITA     Fittingly launched on International Women’s Day, the Chiquita is not just Coalition Snow’s first ski for girls, it’s also a message … More »

Combo: Mt. Cain and Black Diamond Route 105

Where: Vancouver Island, two hours north of Campbell River. Why: Ski right into the backcountry, explore all day. Suggested ski:  Black Diamond Route 105 Mount Cain is located a mile above the ocean on an island in the Pacific, so it’s no wonder that in a good winter the ski area sits near the top … More »