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Layer Up For Warmth and Style – women’s skiwear

Buyer’s Guide 2019 – women Fully loaded Loose and long and loaded with every possible bell and whistle, the Helly Hansen Maroi Shell Jacket is ready for whatever a skier demands. An integrated vest zips in or out, helping regulate temperature. A pocket is lined with insulating Aerogel to keep phone batteries safe from power-sucking … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … More »

No Jet Skis, Please

Do your skis take off like a rocket, faster with each turn? Although controlling speed is the first thing a new skier learns, even the experts sometimes experience “jet skis.” Most skiers understand how turn shape can manage speed and that refined steering skills are key to keeping things under control. While turning your legs … More »

7 Reasons to Love Le Massif de Charlevoix

Perhaps the magic of Le Massif de Charlevoix is its relatively recent association with developer and Cirque du Soleil co-creator Daniel Gauthier. Or maybe it’s the mystery created by the meteor that sculpted the region 350 million years ago. More than likely, it’s about everything in between. by MARCY VERBURG and ADAM BUITENHUIS in the … More »

RYAN REPORT – The North Face Wool Baselayer Long-Sleeve

The most important pieces of clothing you wear are the ones sitting next to your skin. They’ll help keep you dry from the skin side, which translates to warmth. They’re your first line of insulation. And if your outer layers fail they’ll help keep you warm even if you get wet all the way through. … More »

RYAN REPORT – Early season deals: 20% off Mountain Collective

For once, Americans are paying more. Canadians can buy 32 days of skiing at 16 world class resorts at par, a savings of about 20 percent at present exchange rates. That’s the limited time offer on the Mountain Collective Pass, a lift ticket system that allows two free days of skiing and discounts on additional … More »

Notable Mentions 2017

By day four of any trade show most of the new gear one sees blurs into a kaleidoscope of marketing verbiage. That said, a few products manage to stand out in the Colorado haze. Photo: GEOFF HOLMAN * snow:, Snowwater Heli, B.C. by RYAN STUART in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue REVENGE SERVED COLD    … More »

Ski Cross Controversy

How a crease in the French racers’ pants led to a unique Olympic protest. by JANET LOVE MORRISON in the Fall 2014 issue At the Sochi Winter Olympics last February four appeals were taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). One of those appeals involved Canada. This one was matchless. The CAS is … More »

Boots 2013

The continued allure of the sidecountry and the growth of skiing variants have driven engineers back to their drawing boards. As can be expected, keywords include performance, comfort, feel, ease of entrance, weight (low, of course) and flex. Custom technologies like thermoforming have come into their own, no doubt in higher-end liners, but also in shells—with Fischer’s Vacuum system pioneering … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2013

Buyer's Guide 2013 cover

Ski season has begun!   Vol 41 No. 1     The Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue published August 21. Subscriber copies will begin delivery by Canada Post week of August 27, newsstand on sale week of September 3. Stay tuned for detailed contents. Alpine ski and boot listings here. Specs on every model alpine ski … More »

Layer Up For Warmth and Style – women’s skiwear

Buyer’s Guide 2019 – women Fully loaded Loose and long and loaded with every possible bell and whistle, the Helly Hansen Maroi Shell Jacket is ready for whatever a skier demands. An integrated vest zips in or out, helping regulate temperature. A pocket is lined with insulating Aerogel to keep phone batteries safe from power-sucking … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … More »

No Jet Skis, Please

Do your skis take off like a rocket, faster with each turn? Although controlling speed is the first thing a new skier learns, even the experts sometimes experience “jet skis.” Most skiers understand how turn shape can manage speed and that refined steering skills are key to keeping things under control. While turning your legs … More »

7 Reasons to Love Le Massif de Charlevoix

Perhaps the magic of Le Massif de Charlevoix is its relatively recent association with developer and Cirque du Soleil co-creator Daniel Gauthier. Or maybe it’s the mystery created by the meteor that sculpted the region 350 million years ago. More than likely, it’s about everything in between. by MARCY VERBURG and ADAM BUITENHUIS in the … More »

RYAN REPORT – The North Face Wool Baselayer Long-Sleeve

The most important pieces of clothing you wear are the ones sitting next to your skin. They’ll help keep you dry from the skin side, which translates to warmth. They’re your first line of insulation. And if your outer layers fail they’ll help keep you warm even if you get wet all the way through. … More »

RYAN REPORT – Early season deals: 20% off Mountain Collective

For once, Americans are paying more. Canadians can buy 32 days of skiing at 16 world class resorts at par, a savings of about 20 percent at present exchange rates. That’s the limited time offer on the Mountain Collective Pass, a lift ticket system that allows two free days of skiing and discounts on additional … More »

Notable Mentions 2017

By day four of any trade show most of the new gear one sees blurs into a kaleidoscope of marketing verbiage. That said, a few products manage to stand out in the Colorado haze. Photo: GEOFF HOLMAN * snow:, Snowwater Heli, B.C. by RYAN STUART in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue REVENGE SERVED COLD    … More »

Ski Cross Controversy

How a crease in the French racers’ pants led to a unique Olympic protest. by JANET LOVE MORRISON in the Fall 2014 issue At the Sochi Winter Olympics last February four appeals were taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). One of those appeals involved Canada. This one was matchless. The CAS is … More »

Boots 2013

The continued allure of the sidecountry and the growth of skiing variants have driven engineers back to their drawing boards. As can be expected, keywords include performance, comfort, feel, ease of entrance, weight (low, of course) and flex. Custom technologies like thermoforming have come into their own, no doubt in higher-end liners, but also in shells—with Fischer’s Vacuum system pioneering … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2013

Buyer's Guide 2013 cover

Ski season has begun!   Vol 41 No. 1     The Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue published August 21. Subscriber copies will begin delivery by Canada Post week of August 27, newsstand on sale week of September 3. Stay tuned for detailed contents. Alpine ski and boot listings here. Specs on every model alpine ski … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $3.75 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

Outside Canada?