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RYAN REPORT – Women’s Day: The X factor in skiing

Skiing is a male dominated industry. We make up more than half of skiers on the slopes and that ratio skews even farther when it comes to the employees, both at the resort and at the companies that make the gear we rely on. Happily there are exceptions to the rule. To celebrate Women’s Day … More »

RYAN REPORT – Spring Gloves

Last weekend at my local ski hill, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, it was classic March schizophrenic weather. Saturday started cold and quickly warmed up to full spring slush under a perfect blue sky. Sunday started mild and then swung back and forth as squalls and clouds pushed in and out. It was easy enough to … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week: Caffeine on the go

Early mornings. Late nights. Long days. Coffee and skiing go hand in mouth. For many skiers caffeine is essential to a good day on the slopes, but stopping in for a java cuts into time turning and can be especially costly on a powder day. Luckily a growing list of options exist for getting a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Look like an Olympian, take 2

Want to channel a little Darcy Sharpe or even Mikaël Kingsbury? Try a Columbia Sportswear jacket. The outdoor gear company founded in 1938 is supplying the uniforms to several Olympic teams including the Canadian mogul and freestyle ski teams. The mogul team’s uniform is exclusive and not available to the public. The half pipe and … More »

RYAN REPORT – Dress like an Olympian

If you’ve watched any Olympic skiing or snowboarding you’ve seen Oakley’s limited edition goggles. They just about fly off the snow and right out of the screen. Every Oakley athlete at the games is wearing the distinctive bright orange and yellow frames. The colour scheme carries over to shades and glasses on the speed skating … More »

Nouvelles du Québec

 * Years after pulling out of Colorado, Club Med announced it’s returning to North America, but this time the all-inclusive concept to skiing is coming to Canada. With the help of Cirque du Soleil’s co-founder, Daniel Gauthier, Le Massif in Quebec’s Charlevoix will see bottomless drinks and never-ending buffets after hundreds of GMs return from … More »

RYAN REPORT – Canadians podium at only home stop on Freeride World Tour

Logan Pehota won and Kylie Sivell took the bronze at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort stop on the Freeride World Tour. It was supposed to be the only North American event on the premiere and world wide freeskiing competition, but after the first event of the year, at Hakuba, Japan was cancelled Kicking Horse took … More »

Losing It On-Hill

Can you actually lose weight on a ski holiday given downhill skiing isn’t considered an aerobic sport? It turns out that skiing a full day can burn many more calories than I thought. The Compendium of Physical Activities is a database created by Dr. Bill Haskell, a Stanford University professor in 1993 (and updated in … More »

RYAN REPORT – See top ski film this Friday in Vancouver

Kye Petersen was destined for ski movie greatness. His dad, Trevor Petersen, was an iconic Canadian extreme skier, starring in movies and responsible for dozens of first descents. Kye grew up in the backcountry and skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb. After his dad died in an avalanche accident Kye retraced his last line; it was the first … More »

RYAN REPORT – Skiing features heavily at Vancouver film festival

The story of a mother and daughter skiing from Vancouver to Alaska and one of the most awarded ski films of the year are on the itinerary at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, February 9 to 17. Focus on adventures around the world the festival includes 83 films and 44 speakers at eight venues … More »

RYAN REPORT – Women’s Day: The X factor in skiing

Skiing is a male dominated industry. We make up more than half of skiers on the slopes and that ratio skews even farther when it comes to the employees, both at the resort and at the companies that make the gear we rely on. Happily there are exceptions to the rule. To celebrate Women’s Day … More »

RYAN REPORT – Spring Gloves

Last weekend at my local ski hill, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, it was classic March schizophrenic weather. Saturday started cold and quickly warmed up to full spring slush under a perfect blue sky. Sunday started mild and then swung back and forth as squalls and clouds pushed in and out. It was easy enough to … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week: Caffeine on the go

Early mornings. Late nights. Long days. Coffee and skiing go hand in mouth. For many skiers caffeine is essential to a good day on the slopes, but stopping in for a java cuts into time turning and can be especially costly on a powder day. Luckily a growing list of options exist for getting a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Look like an Olympian, take 2

Want to channel a little Darcy Sharpe or even Mikaël Kingsbury? Try a Columbia Sportswear jacket. The outdoor gear company founded in 1938 is supplying the uniforms to several Olympic teams including the Canadian mogul and freestyle ski teams. The mogul team’s uniform is exclusive and not available to the public. The half pipe and … More »

RYAN REPORT – Dress like an Olympian

If you’ve watched any Olympic skiing or snowboarding you’ve seen Oakley’s limited edition goggles. They just about fly off the snow and right out of the screen. Every Oakley athlete at the games is wearing the distinctive bright orange and yellow frames. The colour scheme carries over to shades and glasses on the speed skating … More »

Nouvelles du Québec

 * Years after pulling out of Colorado, Club Med announced it’s returning to North America, but this time the all-inclusive concept to skiing is coming to Canada. With the help of Cirque du Soleil’s co-founder, Daniel Gauthier, Le Massif in Quebec’s Charlevoix will see bottomless drinks and never-ending buffets after hundreds of GMs return from … More »

RYAN REPORT – Canadians podium at only home stop on Freeride World Tour

Logan Pehota won and Kylie Sivell took the bronze at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort stop on the Freeride World Tour. It was supposed to be the only North American event on the premiere and world wide freeskiing competition, but after the first event of the year, at Hakuba, Japan was cancelled Kicking Horse took … More »

Losing It On-Hill

Can you actually lose weight on a ski holiday given downhill skiing isn’t considered an aerobic sport? It turns out that skiing a full day can burn many more calories than I thought. The Compendium of Physical Activities is a database created by Dr. Bill Haskell, a Stanford University professor in 1993 (and updated in … More »

RYAN REPORT – See top ski film this Friday in Vancouver

Kye Petersen was destined for ski movie greatness. His dad, Trevor Petersen, was an iconic Canadian extreme skier, starring in movies and responsible for dozens of first descents. Kye grew up in the backcountry and skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb. After his dad died in an avalanche accident Kye retraced his last line; it was the first … More »

RYAN REPORT – Skiing features heavily at Vancouver film festival

The story of a mother and daughter skiing from Vancouver to Alaska and one of the most awarded ski films of the year are on the itinerary at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, February 9 to 17. Focus on adventures around the world the festival includes 83 films and 44 speakers at eight venues … More »

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1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

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