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Testers’ Choice

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With the tape used to mask the topsheets gone, we can reveal our testers’ favourite skis in each category (as well as their sponsors). It’s time to match your own height, weight, style and so on with our Ski Canada Testers to see which skis might be worth a personal demo from your favourite shop… More »

Spoiled Brats

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A Porsche, a helicopter and condos fit for a king—for a pair of low-rent ski bums, it was an assignment to end all others. by Pat Lynch    Photos Gary Davidson  from Buyer’s Guide 2015 issue It was somewhere between the third and fourth doughnut that I decided my editor was probably right—delivering an $80,000 Porsche Cayman from… More »

Test 2015 – Expert All Mountain

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ALL TERRAIN CRUISING, LONG AND SHORT TURNS Expert All-Mountain skis are designed for aggressive, proficient skiers who rip down groomers, float through powder and cut through trees. With some born from a GS mindset, they have the ability to deliver amplified performance in all snow conditions, allowing you to fully experience the mountain on their… More »

High Performance 2015

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Developed in white-coated laboratories and tested, and retested, on groomers and hardpack at screaming speeds, High-Performance boards with their GS DNA are for the most demanding skiers. Ride like the pros on these thoroughbreds. from Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide 2015 Laser surgery Stöckli brings World Cup race technology to an all-new Laser High-Performance lineup. The wider… More »

Putting on Airs

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from Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide 2015 IN THE BACKCOUNTRY Rather than follow, BD decided to reinvent the airbag packs designed to keep skiers on the surface in an avalanche. Like others, the rugged Black Diamond Halo 28 ski pack has a 200-litre airbag hidden inside and a trigger handle in the shoulder strap, but instead… More »

Test 2015 – Slalom

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PRECISE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE SKIS FOR SHORT TO MEDIUM TURNS Slalom skis are short, fast-’n’-furious, high-performance rippers for technical mutants and fearless athletes—and therefore, they’re ideally suited for the small-mountain, riverbank ripper or the ice-pack bump-bobbler. The blender smoothies offer precision and excitement with more sidecut than any other type of ski. Their construction provides greater torsional… More »

What’s Trending

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from Buyer’s Guide 2015 He said, she said Overheard at Denver’s  2014 SIA trade show: “If that were a bicycle, it would be a $10,000 frame.” Michael Kay talking about Völkl’s BMT chassis. “Duuuuude. It’s legal now. Ha, ha, ha, ha. Next year they’ll be selling it at Walmart.” Some random guy with beady eyes… More »

Test 2015 – The Categories

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 Ski Canada Test 2015 reports will begin posting September 15   BIG MOUNTAIN Like the name says—and beyond Our freeride category continues to test the limits, through the trees, under the ropes and more. Big Mountain skis are seen all over the mountain today and on all ages. Manoeuvrability and stability make them popular choices… More »

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