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Jasper’s Best Watering Holes

During the Ski Canada Test 2017, the grading and critiquing of skis didn’t stop when the ski boots came off. It often spilled over, sometimes literally, into Jasper’s après establishments. No surprise the crew of testers and brand reps brag equal know-how, grading ambience and mixology as they do flex patterns and edge hold. Yet, despite … More »

How to Shoot Better

Ski Canada proverb: If you catch your best ski day ever on film, will anyone want to watch? Before you meditate on this, know that the answer depends on you. “If all you get is POV action footage, there’s not much of a story to tell, and without some kind of story, the footage will … More »

Where Are We, Dad?

I pride myself on my navigation skills; I’m always the guy leading the way, whether it’s at a ski area I’ve visited dozens of times or my first day. However today, we may not be lost, but… “Where are we, dad?”_ “Ahhh, I think we just keep going down here,” I stammer and then slide … More »

Curse of the Canuck

Could this be the year a Canadian finally wins the biggest comp in freeskiing? [ed. note: On February 9, 2017 Kylie Sivell placed third in the season opener in Andorra] The fact that a Canadian has never claimed the Freeride World Tour (FWT) overall title in the 10-year history of the extreme-skiing competition is astounding. … More »

Miracle at Cherry Bowl

There was no way anyone could have survived, thought the four Terrace locals. They’d just watched a massive avalanche rip across Cherry Bowl, an alpine bowl outside the Shames Mountain ski area in northern B.C., and gobble four ski tourers before racing to the valley hundreds of metres below. Regardless of the chances of survival, … More »

Big Mountain Test 2017

UNTRACKED AND UNRESTRAINED Where All-Mountain skis skid to a stop—right around the edge of the cliff—Big Mountain takes over. These are the skis the pros ride when they’re slashing Alaskan faces or winning extreme-skiing competitions. If you aspire to the same, this is the category to get you there, with skis that offer plenty of … More »

Skiing Uphill Gains Traction

At 7:00 a.m. on January 1, 2016 three skiers started skinning up Mt. Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island. They wanted to start the year off right: watching the sun rise over the peak before skiing powder down a backcountry run. They never made it. A ski patroller on early morning sweep sent them home … More »

Cruisers Test 2017

FUN SKIING ON MOSTLY GROOMED RUNS Think of this category of skis as your vehicle for a smooth Sunday drive. If a ski was tested that was too much for the category, we’ll let you know. Cruisers aren’t looking to weave through traffic, race around the track with the pros or explore much off-road. On these … More »

Slalom Test 2017

HIGH-PERFORMANCE SHORT-RADIUS TURNS These skis are designed to do one thing: make tight turns on hard snow. They can dabble elsewhere on the mountain, but are best confined to groomed runs under the guidance of expert skiers. In the right hands these skis will turn on a flake, hold an edge on ice and beg … More »

Carvers Test 2017

POWERFUL CARVING Skiing somewhere between the racecourse and the edge of the groomed, the skis in this category want to be skied hard, fast and down the fall line. In many cases manufacturers have taken World Cup race skis and tuned them so mere mortals can handle the power and edge grip they deliver. If … More »

Jasper’s Best Watering Holes

During the Ski Canada Test 2017, the grading and critiquing of skis didn’t stop when the ski boots came off. It often spilled over, sometimes literally, into Jasper’s après establishments. No surprise the crew of testers and brand reps brag equal know-how, grading ambience and mixology as they do flex patterns and edge hold. Yet, despite … More »

How to Shoot Better

Ski Canada proverb: If you catch your best ski day ever on film, will anyone want to watch? Before you meditate on this, know that the answer depends on you. “If all you get is POV action footage, there’s not much of a story to tell, and without some kind of story, the footage will … More »

Where Are We, Dad?

I pride myself on my navigation skills; I’m always the guy leading the way, whether it’s at a ski area I’ve visited dozens of times or my first day. However today, we may not be lost, but… “Where are we, dad?”_ “Ahhh, I think we just keep going down here,” I stammer and then slide … More »

Curse of the Canuck

Could this be the year a Canadian finally wins the biggest comp in freeskiing? [ed. note: On February 9, 2017 Kylie Sivell placed third in the season opener in Andorra] The fact that a Canadian has never claimed the Freeride World Tour (FWT) overall title in the 10-year history of the extreme-skiing competition is astounding. … More »

Miracle at Cherry Bowl

There was no way anyone could have survived, thought the four Terrace locals. They’d just watched a massive avalanche rip across Cherry Bowl, an alpine bowl outside the Shames Mountain ski area in northern B.C., and gobble four ski tourers before racing to the valley hundreds of metres below. Regardless of the chances of survival, … More »

Big Mountain Test 2017

UNTRACKED AND UNRESTRAINED Where All-Mountain skis skid to a stop—right around the edge of the cliff—Big Mountain takes over. These are the skis the pros ride when they’re slashing Alaskan faces or winning extreme-skiing competitions. If you aspire to the same, this is the category to get you there, with skis that offer plenty of … More »

Skiing Uphill Gains Traction

At 7:00 a.m. on January 1, 2016 three skiers started skinning up Mt. Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island. They wanted to start the year off right: watching the sun rise over the peak before skiing powder down a backcountry run. They never made it. A ski patroller on early morning sweep sent them home … More »

Cruisers Test 2017

FUN SKIING ON MOSTLY GROOMED RUNS Think of this category of skis as your vehicle for a smooth Sunday drive. If a ski was tested that was too much for the category, we’ll let you know. Cruisers aren’t looking to weave through traffic, race around the track with the pros or explore much off-road. On these … More »

Slalom Test 2017

HIGH-PERFORMANCE SHORT-RADIUS TURNS These skis are designed to do one thing: make tight turns on hard snow. They can dabble elsewhere on the mountain, but are best confined to groomed runs under the guidance of expert skiers. In the right hands these skis will turn on a flake, hold an edge on ice and beg … More »

Carvers Test 2017

POWERFUL CARVING Skiing somewhere between the racecourse and the edge of the groomed, the skis in this category want to be skied hard, fast and down the fall line. In many cases manufacturers have taken World Cup race skis and tuned them so mere mortals can handle the power and edge grip they deliver. If … More »

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