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Ski Canada Test 2018 – Freeride

Freeride skis are inspired by deep snow, high speeds and big airs. These are the sticks the crazy guys and girls ski on in the movies. But that doesn’t mean you have to have their skill to handle them. Sure, some are dialed for negotiated Alaskan faces, but others are just as happy carving on … More »

RYAN REPORT – The Dome tests helmets

Website helps with helmet smarts CSA Z263.1. EN-1077. ASTM F2040. They may look like gibberish but each one stands for a different standard for the testing of snow sport helmets. Explaining the differences is just one aspect of the website HelmetFacts.com. A product of the company that owns Bell, Bollé, Cébé, Giro, Raskulls and Krash … More »

RYAN REPORT – Nordica Strider

In depth: Nordica Strider 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. Nordica was one of the first brands to make alpine touring boots – oldies will remember the TR line from the 1990s. But they haven’t made a … More »

What Kind of Ski Do You Need?

ALL-MOUNTAIN ALL TERRAIN, ANY SNOW Style: Versatile turns and speeds Waist size: 80-105mm Description: Keep it simple. Forget a quiver and go with one ski that can do it all. These jack of all conditions, turn shapes and runs won’t shy away from any assignment. They carve hard snow, float through powder and dice up … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Noteworthy

Refusing to be categorized, these products are some of the most exciting innovations of the year. DON’T DRINK THE ANTI-FREEZE     Like neon zinc to fight sunburn, Anti-Freeze Face Tape prevents frostbite with a pop of colour. The adhesive cotton patches block wind and insulate the skin against the nip of Old Man Winter. They … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Frontside

If your idea of the perfect run is groomed top to bottom, you’re in the right place. Within the spectrum is everything from cruising to nearly racing. DOUBLE DARE YA Klaus Obermeyer immigrated to Aspen, Colorado, from Germany in 1947 and started the ski outerwear company that still bears his name. Obermeyer’s enormous claims to … More »

MEC baselayers – How to wear it best

Wet. Cold. Hungry. The only three things that can ruin my ski day. But with the right layering strategy none of them should ever be an issue. Dressing properly addresses the first two, obviously, and should create some storage room for the third. The best way to stay dry and warm is to layer clothing … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan skis & White Wilderness Heli

Elan partners with White Wilderness Heli Skiing Elan’s Ripstick skis are designed for ripping powder, launching cliffs, playing in the trees and arcing huge turns in even bigger terrain. They’re a tool at home in the heli-ski world and now they have a partner to help refine the skis further. Elan Skis and White Wilderness … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Freeride

This gear is meant for skiing hard and fast in soft snow, steep terrain and tight trees. Best relegated to big mountains. by RYAN STUART, technical editor in Buyer’s Guide 2018 BIGGER IS BETTER     To give wider feet the same award-winning performance as the Alltrack Pro boots, Rossignol created the Track. It’s the same … 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 »

Ski Canada Test 2018 – Freeride

Freeride skis are inspired by deep snow, high speeds and big airs. These are the sticks the crazy guys and girls ski on in the movies. But that doesn’t mean you have to have their skill to handle them. Sure, some are dialed for negotiated Alaskan faces, but others are just as happy carving on … More »

RYAN REPORT – The Dome tests helmets

Website helps with helmet smarts CSA Z263.1. EN-1077. ASTM F2040. They may look like gibberish but each one stands for a different standard for the testing of snow sport helmets. Explaining the differences is just one aspect of the website HelmetFacts.com. A product of the company that owns Bell, Bollé, Cébé, Giro, Raskulls and Krash … More »

RYAN REPORT – Nordica Strider

In depth: Nordica Strider 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. Nordica was one of the first brands to make alpine touring boots – oldies will remember the TR line from the 1990s. But they haven’t made a … More »

What Kind of Ski Do You Need?

ALL-MOUNTAIN ALL TERRAIN, ANY SNOW Style: Versatile turns and speeds Waist size: 80-105mm Description: Keep it simple. Forget a quiver and go with one ski that can do it all. These jack of all conditions, turn shapes and runs won’t shy away from any assignment. They carve hard snow, float through powder and dice up … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Noteworthy

Refusing to be categorized, these products are some of the most exciting innovations of the year. DON’T DRINK THE ANTI-FREEZE     Like neon zinc to fight sunburn, Anti-Freeze Face Tape prevents frostbite with a pop of colour. The adhesive cotton patches block wind and insulate the skin against the nip of Old Man Winter. They … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Frontside

If your idea of the perfect run is groomed top to bottom, you’re in the right place. Within the spectrum is everything from cruising to nearly racing. DOUBLE DARE YA Klaus Obermeyer immigrated to Aspen, Colorado, from Germany in 1947 and started the ski outerwear company that still bears his name. Obermeyer’s enormous claims to … More »

MEC baselayers – How to wear it best

Wet. Cold. Hungry. The only three things that can ruin my ski day. But with the right layering strategy none of them should ever be an issue. Dressing properly addresses the first two, obviously, and should create some storage room for the third. The best way to stay dry and warm is to layer clothing … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan skis & White Wilderness Heli

Elan partners with White Wilderness Heli Skiing Elan’s Ripstick skis are designed for ripping powder, launching cliffs, playing in the trees and arcing huge turns in even bigger terrain. They’re a tool at home in the heli-ski world and now they have a partner to help refine the skis further. Elan Skis and White Wilderness … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Freeride

This gear is meant for skiing hard and fast in soft snow, steep terrain and tight trees. Best relegated to big mountains. by RYAN STUART, technical editor in Buyer’s Guide 2018 BIGGER IS BETTER     To give wider feet the same award-winning performance as the Alltrack Pro boots, Rossignol created the Track. It’s the same … 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 »

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1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax!

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