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Test 2019 women – Blizzard Firebird SRC

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FREE THE BIRD Not quite FIS but not far off, the Blizzard Firebird SRC skis are designed for ex-racers and anyone else who craves going silly fast on-piste. The Titanal and wood-core skis also use stringers of carbon to help dampen the inevitable vibration at high speed, helping the … More »

Banff Sunshine Ski Week

On offer at Sunshine Village this winter is a classic holiday: the Banff Sunshine Ski Week package. The 14 Sunday-to-Friday programs over the season each include accommodation at Banff National Park’s only ski-in/out posh digs, five days of lift passes, four days of either two-hour lessons or guiding (depending on your skill level), receptions, drinks, … More »

Test 2019 women – Nordica Sentra SL7

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FROM CHARGING TO CRUISING The five-ski Nordica Sentra line varies from a trench-laying missile SL7 to the beginner-friendly SL2. They share a preference for packed snow and come with bindings. Otherwise they vary in sidecut and construction. Balsa wood is prominent in the higher-performance skis. Fast-growing, and thus quickly … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon S/Max Blast

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BLAST TO THE MAX Usually ski technology slides downhill—designed and perfected for World Cup racers before it’s adopted in products for the masses. Edge Amplifier went the other way. Originally developed for Salomon’s new Blast series of intermediate and expert groomer skis, it was designed to help skiers stay … More »

Following Marie-Michèle Gagnon

The summer sizzled for national alping ski racer and Instagrammer Marie-Michèle Gagnon, 29, who’s fresh from the gym and rarin’ to go. Crashes in 2017 at Lake Louise left the Canadian with a torn ACL and a dislocated shoulder, forcing her off the Olympic track. But this summer she spun straw into her own gold … More »

Test 2019 – Stockli Laser AX

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE TURTLE ALWAYS WINS Rather than use an integral sheet of Titanal in the Laser AX’s sandwich construction, the Swiss craftsmen at Stöckli (or Stoeckli if you can’t make the two dots of an umlaut) cut a serpentine groove. At slow speeds it softens the Titanal layer; the ski … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Firebird Competition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BIRD ON FIRE From full FIS to laying trenches, Blizzard’s Firebird collection is all about going really fast on firm snow. Most of the 16 models are focused on the racecourse, whether it’s for the World Cup, your beer league or just dropping your buddies. All the skis include … More »

Test 2019 – Volkl Deacon 74

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A DEACON IN THE ICE Global warming is a bitch. It means variable snow is more likely at your resort. It’s for those days that Völkl made the Deacon. The iconic German brand’s newest carving ski is loaded with technology for skiing freeze-thaw conditions, in other words carving on … More »

Test 2019 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Test 2019 – Head V6

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LYT IS RIGHT Normally the thickness of a ski tapers from thickest at the centre under the binding to thinner at the tip and tail. Head flipped this norm around for its V-Series. More mass at the tip and tail helps start and finish the carve, says Head. Digging … More »

Test 2019 women – Blizzard Firebird SRC

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FREE THE BIRD Not quite FIS but not far off, the Blizzard Firebird SRC skis are designed for ex-racers and anyone else who craves going silly fast on-piste. The Titanal and wood-core skis also use stringers of carbon to help dampen the inevitable vibration at high speed, helping the … More »

Banff Sunshine Ski Week

On offer at Sunshine Village this winter is a classic holiday: the Banff Sunshine Ski Week package. The 14 Sunday-to-Friday programs over the season each include accommodation at Banff National Park’s only ski-in/out posh digs, five days of lift passes, four days of either two-hour lessons or guiding (depending on your skill level), receptions, drinks, … More »

Test 2019 women – Nordica Sentra SL7

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FROM CHARGING TO CRUISING The five-ski Nordica Sentra line varies from a trench-laying missile SL7 to the beginner-friendly SL2. They share a preference for packed snow and come with bindings. Otherwise they vary in sidecut and construction. Balsa wood is prominent in the higher-performance skis. Fast-growing, and thus quickly … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon S/Max Blast

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BLAST TO THE MAX Usually ski technology slides downhill—designed and perfected for World Cup racers before it’s adopted in products for the masses. Edge Amplifier went the other way. Originally developed for Salomon’s new Blast series of intermediate and expert groomer skis, it was designed to help skiers stay … More »

Following Marie-Michèle Gagnon

The summer sizzled for national alping ski racer and Instagrammer Marie-Michèle Gagnon, 29, who’s fresh from the gym and rarin’ to go. Crashes in 2017 at Lake Louise left the Canadian with a torn ACL and a dislocated shoulder, forcing her off the Olympic track. But this summer she spun straw into her own gold … More »

Test 2019 – Stockli Laser AX

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE TURTLE ALWAYS WINS Rather than use an integral sheet of Titanal in the Laser AX’s sandwich construction, the Swiss craftsmen at Stöckli (or Stoeckli if you can’t make the two dots of an umlaut) cut a serpentine groove. At slow speeds it softens the Titanal layer; the ski … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Firebird Competition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BIRD ON FIRE From full FIS to laying trenches, Blizzard’s Firebird collection is all about going really fast on firm snow. Most of the 16 models are focused on the racecourse, whether it’s for the World Cup, your beer league or just dropping your buddies. All the skis include … More »

Test 2019 – Volkl Deacon 74

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A DEACON IN THE ICE Global warming is a bitch. It means variable snow is more likely at your resort. It’s for those days that Völkl made the Deacon. The iconic German brand’s newest carving ski is loaded with technology for skiing freeze-thaw conditions, in other words carving on … More »

Test 2019 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Test 2019 – Head V6

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LYT IS RIGHT Normally the thickness of a ski tapers from thickest at the centre under the binding to thinner at the tip and tail. Head flipped this norm around for its V-Series. More mass at the tip and tail helps start and finish the carve, says Head. Digging … More »

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