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RYAN REPORT – Indepth Gear: G3 Ion binding

In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. When G3 launched the Ion in 2014 it was the company’s second ski touring binding, an attempt to improve on the Onyx, their first try, and to compete with the minimalist … More »

Test 2018 – All-Mountain Women Skis

BLIZZARD BLACK PEARL 98 BEST FOR: Avoiding ice  *  LENGTHS: 152, 159, 166, 173  *  RADIUS: 15@166  *  SIDECUT: 135-98-119  *  $800   “We can put this ski on anyone and they’re going to have a blast. Unbelievable ski.” That’s the glowing praise from Dave Degelman, manager of Ski West in Calgary. He’s skied the three Black Pearl models and … More »

RYAN REPORT – SkiResortJobs.org

Ski bum jobs? There’s now a website for that Looking for a job in the ski industry just got a little easier. SkiResortJobs.org is a new website focused exclusively on uniting ski resorts with people eager to work in mountain towns. “From the perspective of a current ski area employee or anyone who wants to … More »

RYAN REPORT – First Snow

First snowfalls and long range forecasts One thing I know I don’t have control over is the weather. It doesn’t stop me from praying, burning skis, obsessively checking snow-forecast.com and allowing the weather to impact my mood, especially during ski season. As an optimist I generally assume any summer weather is a sign of a … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Backcountry

Interest in skiing beyond the ski area continues to grow and everyone is chasing to keep up. The gear keeps getting better, making getting out there less effort, safer and more fun. photo: ERIC BERGER * snow: Whistlerby Ryan Stuart, technical editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue THE “UN” BACKCOUNTRY BOOT     Everything about the … More »

RYAN REPORT – Smith Recalls Quantum Helmet

One thousand Canadian skiers and boarders should check their lid before heading out for their first turns of the year. This week Smith Optics announced a voluntary recall on its Quantum helmet. The Clearfield, Utah, based mountain bike and snow sport sunglass, goggle and helmet maker requests all owners return the helmet for repair. About … More »

RYAN REPORT – Panorama Expansion

Panorama adds 128 acres of expert terrain Panorama is staking a claim to the most exciting, and probably biggest, expansion at a Canadian ski hill this winter. Last week the resort announced the terrain addition, four double black runs cut through the steeps beyond Taynton Bowl. The 128 acres of new terrain is part of … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week

Eddie Bauer’s better than down The easiest way to tell if someone’s puffy jacket is filled with down or synthetic? Ripples. The ones that make every down jacket wearer look a bit like the Ghostbuster Marshmallow Man. In industry lingo it’s baffles, sown dividers throughout the jacket that keep the feathers and fibres in place. … More »

All-Mountain – Buyer’s Guide 2018

Splitting the All-Mountain category is hard to do, so we didn’t. If you want to simplify your life by owning one ski to do everything from carving groomers to scoring faceshots, this is where to look. This gear is versatile, practical and ready for whatever the conditions hold and the mountain brings. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

RYAN REPORT – Indepth Gear: G3 Ion binding

In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. When G3 launched the Ion in 2014 it was the company’s second ski touring binding, an attempt to improve on the Onyx, their first try, and to compete with the minimalist … More »

Test 2018 – All-Mountain Women Skis

BLIZZARD BLACK PEARL 98 BEST FOR: Avoiding ice  *  LENGTHS: 152, 159, 166, 173  *  RADIUS: 15@166  *  SIDECUT: 135-98-119  *  $800   “We can put this ski on anyone and they’re going to have a blast. Unbelievable ski.” That’s the glowing praise from Dave Degelman, manager of Ski West in Calgary. He’s skied the three Black Pearl models and … More »

RYAN REPORT – SkiResortJobs.org

Ski bum jobs? There’s now a website for that Looking for a job in the ski industry just got a little easier. SkiResortJobs.org is a new website focused exclusively on uniting ski resorts with people eager to work in mountain towns. “From the perspective of a current ski area employee or anyone who wants to … More »

RYAN REPORT – First Snow

First snowfalls and long range forecasts One thing I know I don’t have control over is the weather. It doesn’t stop me from praying, burning skis, obsessively checking snow-forecast.com and allowing the weather to impact my mood, especially during ski season. As an optimist I generally assume any summer weather is a sign of a … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Backcountry

Interest in skiing beyond the ski area continues to grow and everyone is chasing to keep up. The gear keeps getting better, making getting out there less effort, safer and more fun. photo: ERIC BERGER * snow: Whistlerby Ryan Stuart, technical editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue THE “UN” BACKCOUNTRY BOOT     Everything about the … More »

RYAN REPORT – Smith Recalls Quantum Helmet

One thousand Canadian skiers and boarders should check their lid before heading out for their first turns of the year. This week Smith Optics announced a voluntary recall on its Quantum helmet. The Clearfield, Utah, based mountain bike and snow sport sunglass, goggle and helmet maker requests all owners return the helmet for repair. About … More »

RYAN REPORT – Panorama Expansion

Panorama adds 128 acres of expert terrain Panorama is staking a claim to the most exciting, and probably biggest, expansion at a Canadian ski hill this winter. Last week the resort announced the terrain addition, four double black runs cut through the steeps beyond Taynton Bowl. The 128 acres of new terrain is part of … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week

Eddie Bauer’s better than down The easiest way to tell if someone’s puffy jacket is filled with down or synthetic? Ripples. The ones that make every down jacket wearer look a bit like the Ghostbuster Marshmallow Man. In industry lingo it’s baffles, sown dividers throughout the jacket that keep the feathers and fibres in place. … More »

All-Mountain – Buyer’s Guide 2018

Splitting the All-Mountain category is hard to do, so we didn’t. If you want to simplify your life by owning one ski to do everything from carving groomers to scoring faceshots, this is where to look. This gear is versatile, practical and ready for whatever the conditions hold and the mountain brings. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

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