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Test 2019 backcountry – Xalibu Torngat

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE HEIGHT OF QUEBEC It’s a sure sign of the rise of backcountry skiing that la belle province is home to another backcountry ski brand. Xalibu is an up-and-coming, randonnée-focused Quebec ski manufacturer and the Torngat is its newest and lightest ski, a long-distance workhorse. Named after the mountain … More »

Backcountry Boots & Bindings

KICKING GRAMS Whatever their spirit creature, ski-touring boots keep getting lighter. The Do-it-all Bragging top-notch downhill and backcountry technology, Lange’s new XT Free 130 is ready for any powder-hunting mission. It uses Dual Core in the shell, a way of mixing different densities of plastic for better power transfer and flex. The Grilamid plastic is … More »

Adapt – or faceplant

Let’s be honest. We all faceplant from time to time. While it’s tempting to blame the snow, the root cause is really our failure to anticipate changes in the snow and therefore change our approach. by Nigel HARISON CSIA III, CSCF II  *  photos: SECTION 8 SNOWSPORTS  *  snow: Villarica and Llaima volcanoes, Chile Any given … More »

Ski to New Heights – Chamonix

Chamonix’s hardcore reputation as “the Alps on steroids” hangs on the spectacular peaks that surround. But it’s also France, so just because you’re tackling the Vallée Blanche—the classic guided day-long tour that involves some first hairy steps on a fixed rope followed by 22 km of off-piste intermediate/advanced cruising through speech-defying, serac-dappled snowscapes—doesn’t mean you … More »

Test 2019 women – K2 Tough Luv

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SO MUCH SKI LOVE K2 took the 20th anniversary of its Women’s Alliance as an excuse to rethink almost its entire female-focused ski line. In the LUV Machine line of on-piste skis are two new models, the 72Ti and 74. The 72Ti is a missile with a 72mm waist … More »

Test 2019 women – Volkl Secret

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DON’T TELL THE GUYS The women’s version of the popular Völkl Mantra M5 (now in its fifth reincarnation) is the Secret. It shares many of the same attributes that make the M5 one of the most anticipated skis coming out this year, including a Titanal frame, carbon tips and … More »

Test 2019 women – Line Pandora 94

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LIKE A CHARM Line tapped pro skier Hadley Hammer for input on its new all-mountain ski, the Pandora. “The most important thing about a ski is versatility,” she says. “You’re never skiing the same conditions all day long.” The three-ski collection takes three distinct takes on the sentiment of … More »

Five Minutes With Vail Resorts CEO Katz

When Vail Resorts’ Chairman of the Board and CEO Rob Katz addressed members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on September 11, 2018, it had been 17 years since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. More important, it had been a decade since the meltdown of the global economy … More »

Test 2019 women – Sego Up 108

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DYER’S DESIGN For the last decade, Lynsey Dyer has reigned as one of the best big-mountain skiers in the world. The American has starred in ski movies, won big-mountain comps and has skied on six continents—and the Sego UP 108 is her ski. Dyer worked with Sego owner and … More »

Test 2019 women – RMU Valhalla 95

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews STIFFER IS BETTER To design the Valhalla 95, RMU talked to women patrollers, rippers and pros, then sent out 30 pairs of skis with slight tweaks. What the company found was that women want a stiff and powerful all-mountain ski. You can ramp up the performance even more by … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Xalibu Torngat

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE HEIGHT OF QUEBEC It’s a sure sign of the rise of backcountry skiing that la belle province is home to another backcountry ski brand. Xalibu is an up-and-coming, randonnée-focused Quebec ski manufacturer and the Torngat is its newest and lightest ski, a long-distance workhorse. Named after the mountain … More »

Backcountry Boots & Bindings

KICKING GRAMS Whatever their spirit creature, ski-touring boots keep getting lighter. The Do-it-all Bragging top-notch downhill and backcountry technology, Lange’s new XT Free 130 is ready for any powder-hunting mission. It uses Dual Core in the shell, a way of mixing different densities of plastic for better power transfer and flex. The Grilamid plastic is … More »

Adapt – or faceplant

Let’s be honest. We all faceplant from time to time. While it’s tempting to blame the snow, the root cause is really our failure to anticipate changes in the snow and therefore change our approach. by Nigel HARISON CSIA III, CSCF II  *  photos: SECTION 8 SNOWSPORTS  *  snow: Villarica and Llaima volcanoes, Chile Any given … More »

Ski to New Heights – Chamonix

Chamonix’s hardcore reputation as “the Alps on steroids” hangs on the spectacular peaks that surround. But it’s also France, so just because you’re tackling the Vallée Blanche—the classic guided day-long tour that involves some first hairy steps on a fixed rope followed by 22 km of off-piste intermediate/advanced cruising through speech-defying, serac-dappled snowscapes—doesn’t mean you … More »

Test 2019 women – K2 Tough Luv

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SO MUCH SKI LOVE K2 took the 20th anniversary of its Women’s Alliance as an excuse to rethink almost its entire female-focused ski line. In the LUV Machine line of on-piste skis are two new models, the 72Ti and 74. The 72Ti is a missile with a 72mm waist … More »

Test 2019 women – Volkl Secret

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DON’T TELL THE GUYS The women’s version of the popular Völkl Mantra M5 (now in its fifth reincarnation) is the Secret. It shares many of the same attributes that make the M5 one of the most anticipated skis coming out this year, including a Titanal frame, carbon tips and … More »

Test 2019 women – Line Pandora 94

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LIKE A CHARM Line tapped pro skier Hadley Hammer for input on its new all-mountain ski, the Pandora. “The most important thing about a ski is versatility,” she says. “You’re never skiing the same conditions all day long.” The three-ski collection takes three distinct takes on the sentiment of … More »

Five Minutes With Vail Resorts CEO Katz

When Vail Resorts’ Chairman of the Board and CEO Rob Katz addressed members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on September 11, 2018, it had been 17 years since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. More important, it had been a decade since the meltdown of the global economy … More »

Test 2019 women – Sego Up 108

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews DYER’S DESIGN For the last decade, Lynsey Dyer has reigned as one of the best big-mountain skiers in the world. The American has starred in ski movies, won big-mountain comps and has skied on six continents—and the Sego UP 108 is her ski. Dyer worked with Sego owner and … More »

Test 2019 women – RMU Valhalla 95

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews STIFFER IS BETTER To design the Valhalla 95, RMU talked to women patrollers, rippers and pros, then sent out 30 pairs of skis with slight tweaks. What the company found was that women want a stiff and powerful all-mountain ski. You can ramp up the performance even more by … More »

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