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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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