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RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

RYAN REPORT – Free skiing and lessons at Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island is offering free rentals, lessons and lift ticket for first time skiers. The Discovery Days program runs December 8 to 20 and is part of the mountain’s continuing efforts to recruit new skiers. “Discovery Days are all about removing barriers and providing a fun snow experience,” says Mike … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Giro Range MIPS

We’re all different shapes and sizes, that’s why ski boots come in a variety of widths, forefoot heights, heel volumes, and lengths. Ski helmets not so much. Most people can fit in one of the three sizes most models come in, but not everyone has a “normal” shaped dome. For them there is the Giro … More »

AirBnSki

A match made in heaven? It depends who’s talking, but there are plenty of chalet, cabin and condo owners at or near ski resorts across the country, and around the world, who aren’t using their digs 24/7—and many more skiers who are looking for a bed (or 10) for the night. It was only a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Bella Coola Heli Sports wins at worlds

Bella Coola Heli Sports won the World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator category at the 5th Annual World Ski Awards, the only Canadian ski business to land an international award. “We’re stoked, it means a lot,” said Tim Wilkinson, marketing director at Bella Coola, on winning the award November 19 in Kitzbühel, Austria. “It’s a credit to … More »

RYAN REPORT – Instinct skis original art

Original artwork on skis is nothing new, but small Canadian brands are taking it to a local level. In the Buyer’s Guide I reported on 93 North Skis, a micro-ski brand out of Canmore that tapped Calgary artist Emily Beaudoin to design the top sheet on their first ski the all mountain Andromeda . Now … More »

RYAN REPORT – Registration opens for inaugural Arc’Teryx skills academy

Backcountry skills clinics are already filling up at the Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Academy, February 9 to 11 at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Created by Vancouver-based Arc’Teryx the weekend event includes more than 50 courses in mountain skills ranging from steep skiing to crevasse rescue. The clinics are taught by a combination of sponsored Arc’Teryx athletes … More »

The Long Wait is Over – Tres Hombres

Wow! Big news from Marmot Basin for experts across the country. The Jasper ski area just announced that after 44 years, the always closed and off-limits, crazy-steep, deliciously north-facing Tres Hombres will be open for skiing this winter. “It’s a no bullshit slope,” says Marmot’s Brian Rode. “There won’t be any winch-cat grooming on this … More »

Retallack snowcat skiing – The Great Equalizer

In another generation, Heather Smith might be helping her charges as a nurse, or a stewardess. But it’s 2017 and the mountain guide who looks more like a model has just analyzed the most recent weather data and snow conditions, finished answering our avalanche training questions and, while waiting for morning stragglers to board our … More »

RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

RYAN REPORT – Free skiing and lessons at Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island is offering free rentals, lessons and lift ticket for first time skiers. The Discovery Days program runs December 8 to 20 and is part of the mountain’s continuing efforts to recruit new skiers. “Discovery Days are all about removing barriers and providing a fun snow experience,” says Mike … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Giro Range MIPS

We’re all different shapes and sizes, that’s why ski boots come in a variety of widths, forefoot heights, heel volumes, and lengths. Ski helmets not so much. Most people can fit in one of the three sizes most models come in, but not everyone has a “normal” shaped dome. For them there is the Giro … More »

AirBnSki

A match made in heaven? It depends who’s talking, but there are plenty of chalet, cabin and condo owners at or near ski resorts across the country, and around the world, who aren’t using their digs 24/7—and many more skiers who are looking for a bed (or 10) for the night. It was only a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Bella Coola Heli Sports wins at worlds

Bella Coola Heli Sports won the World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator category at the 5th Annual World Ski Awards, the only Canadian ski business to land an international award. “We’re stoked, it means a lot,” said Tim Wilkinson, marketing director at Bella Coola, on winning the award November 19 in Kitzbühel, Austria. “It’s a credit to … More »

RYAN REPORT – Instinct skis original art

Original artwork on skis is nothing new, but small Canadian brands are taking it to a local level. In the Buyer’s Guide I reported on 93 North Skis, a micro-ski brand out of Canmore that tapped Calgary artist Emily Beaudoin to design the top sheet on their first ski the all mountain Andromeda . Now … More »

RYAN REPORT – Registration opens for inaugural Arc’Teryx skills academy

Backcountry skills clinics are already filling up at the Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Academy, February 9 to 11 at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Created by Vancouver-based Arc’Teryx the weekend event includes more than 50 courses in mountain skills ranging from steep skiing to crevasse rescue. The clinics are taught by a combination of sponsored Arc’Teryx athletes … More »

The Long Wait is Over – Tres Hombres

Wow! Big news from Marmot Basin for experts across the country. The Jasper ski area just announced that after 44 years, the always closed and off-limits, crazy-steep, deliciously north-facing Tres Hombres will be open for skiing this winter. “It’s a no bullshit slope,” says Marmot’s Brian Rode. “There won’t be any winch-cat grooming on this … More »

Retallack snowcat skiing – The Great Equalizer

In another generation, Heather Smith might be helping her charges as a nurse, or a stewardess. But it’s 2017 and the mountain guide who looks more like a model has just analyzed the most recent weather data and snow conditions, finished answering our avalanche training questions and, while waiting for morning stragglers to board our … More »

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