Ski Canada Magazine

Noteworthy 2020: Fischer RC4 Podium GT

Usually only top-of-the-line gear comes with all the features. With ski boots, that means if you want all the bells and whistles—heat-mouldable liners, plush insulation, and lightweight and adjustable shells—you also have to buy the 130 flex, no matter how much you weigh or how hard you ski. With the Podium GT, Fischer eliminates the … More »

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Lange LX

LX Stands For Luxury    If 96mm is a rockclimbing shoe last and 104mm is a slipper, 102mm might be Goldilocks, especially in Lange’s LX ski boot. It’s available in men’s and women’s fits, flexes and sizes. Lange redesigned its widest boot for comfort, while the Dual Core shell construction uses a sandwich of plastic, harder … More »

Fit to Ski – part 1

BY MARCY VERBURG  Photos Wally Stemberger   Many of us do little or no dryland training in the off-season, which can result in muscle soreness, fatigue and injury, or just make our first few days on-slope unpleasant. But this can be remedied. Skiing isn’t like any other sport; you need to train for it specifically. … More »

Renoun Atlas

A Ski For Explorers An atlas can take you anywhere. On the ski hill, Renoun’s Atlas promises to do the same. The international award-winning Vermont brand’s ski is primarily a carving ski with an 81mm waist and a Titanal and maple wood core. But it also has enough versatility to dive into the bumps, navigate … More »

Find a Friend

The lightbulb moment for Jim McGovern came after setting up two Ontario teenagers with a local to show them around Whistler. “They had the best day of skiing ever,” McGovern remembers. “The ‘local’ elevated the experience. Inside knowledge is something most of us want when we find ourselves somewhere new, but there was no platform … More »

Test 2020 – Elan Black Edition Insomnia

Fast As A Porsche     Porsche builds fast, refined cars. Elan builds skis that make our sport more fun. And when the two companies work together on a product, we get excited about the potential. The Porsche Design Elan Amphibio takes all the premium on-piste technology Elan’s got and adds Porsche’s panache for style and … More »

Test 2020 – Blizzard Firebird HRC

BEST FOR: Feeling like a racer. LENGTHS:                158, 166, 174, 182 DIMENSIONS:           126/76/107 RADIUS:                   15@174  Even before our first tester came back gushing, everyone was lining up to test this ski on Mount Washington’s firm morning conditions. The bright orange topsheet was obviously eye candy, and the Firebird name backed up the promise of the … More »

Kicking Horse & Purcell Heli

Only got a day to play? And $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then do it right with Purcell Heli-Skiing and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, now just a stroll from hotel room to heli-pad. The cushiest part? There’s a cap of six people (plus two guides) in what’s usually a 10-seater Bell 205 heli, … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Fischer RC4 Podium GT

Usually only top-of-the-line gear comes with all the features. With ski boots, that means if you want all the bells and whistles—heat-mouldable liners, plush insulation, and lightweight and adjustable shells—you also have to buy the 130 flex, no matter how much you weigh or how hard you ski. With the Podium GT, Fischer eliminates the … More »

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Lange LX

LX Stands For Luxury    If 96mm is a rockclimbing shoe last and 104mm is a slipper, 102mm might be Goldilocks, especially in Lange’s LX ski boot. It’s available in men’s and women’s fits, flexes and sizes. Lange redesigned its widest boot for comfort, while the Dual Core shell construction uses a sandwich of plastic, harder … More »

Fit to Ski – part 1

BY MARCY VERBURG  Photos Wally Stemberger   Many of us do little or no dryland training in the off-season, which can result in muscle soreness, fatigue and injury, or just make our first few days on-slope unpleasant. But this can be remedied. Skiing isn’t like any other sport; you need to train for it specifically. … More »

Renoun Atlas

A Ski For Explorers An atlas can take you anywhere. On the ski hill, Renoun’s Atlas promises to do the same. The international award-winning Vermont brand’s ski is primarily a carving ski with an 81mm waist and a Titanal and maple wood core. But it also has enough versatility to dive into the bumps, navigate … More »

Find a Friend

The lightbulb moment for Jim McGovern came after setting up two Ontario teenagers with a local to show them around Whistler. “They had the best day of skiing ever,” McGovern remembers. “The ‘local’ elevated the experience. Inside knowledge is something most of us want when we find ourselves somewhere new, but there was no platform … More »

Test 2020 – Elan Black Edition Insomnia

Fast As A Porsche     Porsche builds fast, refined cars. Elan builds skis that make our sport more fun. And when the two companies work together on a product, we get excited about the potential. The Porsche Design Elan Amphibio takes all the premium on-piste technology Elan’s got and adds Porsche’s panache for style and … More »

Test 2020 – Blizzard Firebird HRC

BEST FOR: Feeling like a racer. LENGTHS:                158, 166, 174, 182 DIMENSIONS:           126/76/107 RADIUS:                   15@174  Even before our first tester came back gushing, everyone was lining up to test this ski on Mount Washington’s firm morning conditions. The bright orange topsheet was obviously eye candy, and the Firebird name backed up the promise of the … More »