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Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Ready, Set, Go

For a few of us, the 2018-19 ski season has already begun; for most, there are still a lot of decisions to be made. But first, let me ask: How did you put your stuff away last spring? Are you the type who after your last run of the season carefully removes, dries and replaces … More »

Test 2019 – Fischer Pro MT 77 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ENIGMA It’s hard to categorize the Fischer Pro Mt 77 Ti. It’s part of Fischer’s all-mountain ski line, combining a wood core with weight-saving carbon. But it’s also a 77mm-waisted ski with a full sidewall and Titanal. That sounds to us like a powerful on-piste carver. We include … More »

Test 2019 – Elan Amphibio Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews TAKE IT TO THE BLACK Like it did with its Ripstick freeride ski and Delight women’s carver, Elan designers upped the performance on its Amphibio frontside and all-mountain skis by adding extra carbon. Where they were intermediate to advanced sticks before, they’re now pumped for higher speeds, harder snow … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Z-Line

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DEFYING NEWTON A non-Newtonian polymer doesn’t behave the way Sir Isaac Newton predicted matter should. Take the one discovered by RENOUN, a hand-crafted but innovative Vermont-based ski brand. According to RENOUN, when subjected to vibration it gets stiffer—and the stronger the vibration the stiffer it gets. RENOUN calls it … More »

Test 2019 – Prior Patroller

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE PATROL’S NOT JUST FOR EXPERTS New last year, the Whistler-made Prior Patroller showed itself to be a versatile pair of skis in our testing, capable of exploring the whole mountain no matter the conditions. This year, Prior tweaked the secret sauce to make it a little more approachable … More »

Alpine Ski Boots for walking

PIN FOR ALPINE SKI BOOTS These boots were made for walking. Just about every brand now makes an alpine-style boot with an easy-walking rubber sole and tech binding inserts for skinning uphill. The metal grooves at the heel and twin metal dimples at the toe allow a pin-style tech binding to hold onto the boot. … More »

One Tough McDuff – Short Turns

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old,” said George Burns. There’s no more apt description of one legendary skier, Bob McLennan, better known as simply McDuff. McLennan started skiing in the Laurentians more than 63 years ago and is still a common sight around Tremblant today. Having worked countless jobs … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon QST 106

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BETTER FLAX, BETTER PERFORMANCE To make its freeride-inspired all-mountain skis perform better when conditions are less than ideal, Salomon tweaked the construction of the QST 99 and 106, and the women’s QST Stella 106 and QST Lumen 99. It’s still using a mix of carbon and flax fibres laid … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Proof

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PROOF POSITIVE Firmly on the all-mountain side of freeride, Deviation’s The Proof could be a one-ski quiver. Its 16m turn radius is snappy, and a 101mm waist can rip a groomer or bound through the bumps. Plenty of tip rocker and just a bit in the tail allow it … More »

Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Ready, Set, Go

For a few of us, the 2018-19 ski season has already begun; for most, there are still a lot of decisions to be made. But first, let me ask: How did you put your stuff away last spring? Are you the type who after your last run of the season carefully removes, dries and replaces … More »

Test 2019 – Fischer Pro MT 77 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ENIGMA It’s hard to categorize the Fischer Pro Mt 77 Ti. It’s part of Fischer’s all-mountain ski line, combining a wood core with weight-saving carbon. But it’s also a 77mm-waisted ski with a full sidewall and Titanal. That sounds to us like a powerful on-piste carver. We include … More »

Test 2019 – Elan Amphibio Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews TAKE IT TO THE BLACK Like it did with its Ripstick freeride ski and Delight women’s carver, Elan designers upped the performance on its Amphibio frontside and all-mountain skis by adding extra carbon. Where they were intermediate to advanced sticks before, they’re now pumped for higher speeds, harder snow … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Z-Line

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DEFYING NEWTON A non-Newtonian polymer doesn’t behave the way Sir Isaac Newton predicted matter should. Take the one discovered by RENOUN, a hand-crafted but innovative Vermont-based ski brand. According to RENOUN, when subjected to vibration it gets stiffer—and the stronger the vibration the stiffer it gets. RENOUN calls it … More »

Test 2019 – Prior Patroller

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE PATROL’S NOT JUST FOR EXPERTS New last year, the Whistler-made Prior Patroller showed itself to be a versatile pair of skis in our testing, capable of exploring the whole mountain no matter the conditions. This year, Prior tweaked the secret sauce to make it a little more approachable … More »

Alpine Ski Boots for walking

PIN FOR ALPINE SKI BOOTS These boots were made for walking. Just about every brand now makes an alpine-style boot with an easy-walking rubber sole and tech binding inserts for skinning uphill. The metal grooves at the heel and twin metal dimples at the toe allow a pin-style tech binding to hold onto the boot. … More »

One Tough McDuff – Short Turns

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old,” said George Burns. There’s no more apt description of one legendary skier, Bob McLennan, better known as simply McDuff. McLennan started skiing in the Laurentians more than 63 years ago and is still a common sight around Tremblant today. Having worked countless jobs … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon QST 106

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BETTER FLAX, BETTER PERFORMANCE To make its freeride-inspired all-mountain skis perform better when conditions are less than ideal, Salomon tweaked the construction of the QST 99 and 106, and the women’s QST Stella 106 and QST Lumen 99. It’s still using a mix of carbon and flax fibres laid … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Proof

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PROOF POSITIVE Firmly on the all-mountain side of freeride, Deviation’s The Proof could be a one-ski quiver. Its 16m turn radius is snappy, and a 101mm waist can rip a groomer or bound through the bumps. Plenty of tip rocker and just a bit in the tail allow it … More »

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