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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Trailer season

September is a transition month. From holidays to back to school. Summer to fall. Hot nights to cool evenings. With the transition comes the first thoughts of snow and skiing. To fuel those day dreams comes the first of the year’s ski movie trailers. Like the early crop of fruit, the first teasers are a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 2

Problem feet? The best boots when your dog’s don’t play nice by Ryan Stuart, technical editor For most people the boot buying advice we published earlier this ski season should help them find the ideal ski boot. But some of us are special and no matter how much heat molding and punching the local shop does … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Trailer season

September is a transition month. From holidays to back to school. Summer to fall. Hot nights to cool evenings. With the transition comes the first thoughts of snow and skiing. To fuel those day dreams comes the first of the year’s ski movie trailers. Like the early crop of fruit, the first teasers are a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 2

Problem feet? The best boots when your dog’s don’t play nice by Ryan Stuart, technical editor For most people the boot buying advice we published earlier this ski season should help them find the ideal ski boot. But some of us are special and no matter how much heat molding and punching the local shop does … More »

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