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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 – Video tribute to JP Auclair’s urban romp

A tribute to the best ski flick segment ever Likely the best known ski video segment is JP Auclair’s urban romp down the streets of Trail, Nelson and Rossland in the movie All.I.Can.  Yes, it’s the one you’re thinking of. He slides down snow banks, flips over driveways, sparks through intersections and catches the bus … More »

RYAN REPORT: Columbia Outdry Ex Eco Down Jacket

Yeah, it’s a mouthful. In short, the Columbia Outdry Ex Eco Down Jacket is an environmentally responsible, waterproof down jacket. No PFCs, no dye, responsibly sourced down, recycled materials and pulls, and waterproof and breathable. Basically, it’s a bad ass winter jacket that can handle the cold, the wet and judgement from your greenest friends. … More »

App helps find your way on slope

It doesn’t take a lot of fog to make even the most familiar run a mystery. Forget exploring the world’s largest resorts, even on a sunny day. Getting lost on ski hills is not hard. The SKADI app  promises to end the mystery of navigating ski resorts by becoming a guide on your phone and … More »

RYAN REPORT – Early season deals: 20% off Mountain Collective

For once, Americans are paying more. Canadians can buy 32 days of skiing at 16 world class resorts at par, a savings of about 20 percent at present exchange rates. That’s the limited time offer on the Mountain Collective Pass, a lift ticket system that allows two free days of skiing and discounts on additional … More »

More powder playground at Panorama

PANORAMA recently announced it’s “bigger, better and badder” this season. With a “monstrous” new terrain expansion, Pano’s 52-hectare “monster” expansion adds four new “brutish” double-diamond lines and a coveted 75 vertical metres, pushing the total skiable number to 1,300. Panorama says “the snow-collecting aspect of the terrain is legendary.” The first phase of an eventual … More »

Hudson’s Bay releases latest Olympic uniform

Earlier this month the Hudson’s Bay Company gathered 15 Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Toronto to launch its latest Team Canada Olympic uniforms. The athletes walked the cat walk in a patriotic mix of red, white and black and lots of “Canada” in big letters. “Being in all this Canadian gear really brings the team … More »

Thumbs Up

An acquaintance of mine was unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with skier’s thumb on both hands from a single fall. His treatment involved a cast on both wrists for six weeks. During his recovery period, I still have memories of his roommates arguing over who would help him in the bathroom. Skier’s thumb, also known … 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 – Video tribute to JP Auclair’s urban romp

A tribute to the best ski flick segment ever Likely the best known ski video segment is JP Auclair’s urban romp down the streets of Trail, Nelson and Rossland in the movie All.I.Can.  Yes, it’s the one you’re thinking of. He slides down snow banks, flips over driveways, sparks through intersections and catches the bus … More »

RYAN REPORT: Columbia Outdry Ex Eco Down Jacket

Yeah, it’s a mouthful. In short, the Columbia Outdry Ex Eco Down Jacket is an environmentally responsible, waterproof down jacket. No PFCs, no dye, responsibly sourced down, recycled materials and pulls, and waterproof and breathable. Basically, it’s a bad ass winter jacket that can handle the cold, the wet and judgement from your greenest friends. … More »

App helps find your way on slope

It doesn’t take a lot of fog to make even the most familiar run a mystery. Forget exploring the world’s largest resorts, even on a sunny day. Getting lost on ski hills is not hard. The SKADI app  promises to end the mystery of navigating ski resorts by becoming a guide on your phone and … More »

RYAN REPORT – Early season deals: 20% off Mountain Collective

For once, Americans are paying more. Canadians can buy 32 days of skiing at 16 world class resorts at par, a savings of about 20 percent at present exchange rates. That’s the limited time offer on the Mountain Collective Pass, a lift ticket system that allows two free days of skiing and discounts on additional … More »

More powder playground at Panorama

PANORAMA recently announced it’s “bigger, better and badder” this season. With a “monstrous” new terrain expansion, Pano’s 52-hectare “monster” expansion adds four new “brutish” double-diamond lines and a coveted 75 vertical metres, pushing the total skiable number to 1,300. Panorama says “the snow-collecting aspect of the terrain is legendary.” The first phase of an eventual … More »

Hudson’s Bay releases latest Olympic uniform

Earlier this month the Hudson’s Bay Company gathered 15 Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Toronto to launch its latest Team Canada Olympic uniforms. The athletes walked the cat walk in a patriotic mix of red, white and black and lots of “Canada” in big letters. “Being in all this Canadian gear really brings the team … More »

Thumbs Up

An acquaintance of mine was unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with skier’s thumb on both hands from a single fall. His treatment involved a cast on both wrists for six weeks. During his recovery period, I still have memories of his roommates arguing over who would help him in the bathroom. Skier’s thumb, also known … More »

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