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RYAN REPORT – Panorama’s Monster Expansion

Six days after the last snowfall I drop into The Monster and sink up to my waist. For the next 10 minutes I work my way down the steeps, trees and rock garden in lightly tracked up powder. This is not what I expected to find during Christmas Break at Panorama Mountain Resort.   The … More »

RYAN REPORT – The North Face Wool Baselayer Long-Sleeve

The most important pieces of clothing you wear are the ones sitting next to your skin. They’ll help keep you dry from the skin side, which translates to warmth. They’re your first line of insulation. And if your outer layers fail they’ll help keep you warm even if you get wet all the way through. … More »

RYAN REPORT – Head Kore

I don’t recommend judging a ski by its graphics, but when it comes to the Head Kore it applies. With an almost iridescent logo that hides in most lighting conditions and a stealthy dark, graphic-less top deck, the Kore line of three skis looked big mountain bad ass. Like they could charge the biggest terrain … More »

RYAN REPORT – Arc’Teryx air bag pack owners just got $250 richer

Anyone who ski tours in sub -20C weather knows nothing works quite as well in the freezing cold.  That goes for the Arc’Teryx Voltair Avalanche Airbags. When the backpacks went on sale last winter Arc’Teryx advertised the battery powered air bag pack as working unimpeded down to -30C. But a winter of testing later is … More »

RYAN REPORT – $66-million investment for Blackcomb

Stop wondering if Vail Resorts will maintain Whistler-Blackcomb’s industry leading lift network. A year after buying the mega-resort, the mega-resort owner announced a plan to build three new lifts for next winter.  A 10-passenger gondola highlights the $66-million planned investment. The new lift will replace the Wizard and Solar chairlifts on Blackcomb Mountain. Leaving from the Blackcomb … More »

How To Get Layered

10 ways you’re probably screwing up on keeping warm. You shouldn’t be cold when skiing. It all comes down to how you dress—and most skiers could do better. According to the baselayer experts, the following are the top-10 mistakes most skiers make when it comes to keeping warm, dry and comfortable. by RYAN STUART in … More »

A Safer Backcountry

Only about 28 per cent of people buried in an avalanche survive. These four essentials promise to improve that number. Mammut Barryvox  ($425 ) The Barryvox makes beacon searching a no-brainer. Press the only button and the LCD screen directs the user in what to do. The three antennae can pick up a signal from … More »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Faction Collective’s ‘This is Home’

It’s a fundamental question of philosophy: are we who we are because of where we’ve been and what we’ve experienced or is it all genetics? That’s the question at the heart of This is Home, a 45 minute globe trotting ski movie from The Faction Collective. The Swiss ski brands team of athletes welcome each … More »

RYAN REPORT – Panorama’s Monster Expansion

Six days after the last snowfall I drop into The Monster and sink up to my waist. For the next 10 minutes I work my way down the steeps, trees and rock garden in lightly tracked up powder. This is not what I expected to find during Christmas Break at Panorama Mountain Resort.   The … More »

RYAN REPORT – The North Face Wool Baselayer Long-Sleeve

The most important pieces of clothing you wear are the ones sitting next to your skin. They’ll help keep you dry from the skin side, which translates to warmth. They’re your first line of insulation. And if your outer layers fail they’ll help keep you warm even if you get wet all the way through. … More »

RYAN REPORT – Head Kore

I don’t recommend judging a ski by its graphics, but when it comes to the Head Kore it applies. With an almost iridescent logo that hides in most lighting conditions and a stealthy dark, graphic-less top deck, the Kore line of three skis looked big mountain bad ass. Like they could charge the biggest terrain … More »

RYAN REPORT – Arc’Teryx air bag pack owners just got $250 richer

Anyone who ski tours in sub -20C weather knows nothing works quite as well in the freezing cold.  That goes for the Arc’Teryx Voltair Avalanche Airbags. When the backpacks went on sale last winter Arc’Teryx advertised the battery powered air bag pack as working unimpeded down to -30C. But a winter of testing later is … More »

RYAN REPORT – $66-million investment for Blackcomb

Stop wondering if Vail Resorts will maintain Whistler-Blackcomb’s industry leading lift network. A year after buying the mega-resort, the mega-resort owner announced a plan to build three new lifts for next winter.  A 10-passenger gondola highlights the $66-million planned investment. The new lift will replace the Wizard and Solar chairlifts on Blackcomb Mountain. Leaving from the Blackcomb … More »

How To Get Layered

10 ways you’re probably screwing up on keeping warm. You shouldn’t be cold when skiing. It all comes down to how you dress—and most skiers could do better. According to the baselayer experts, the following are the top-10 mistakes most skiers make when it comes to keeping warm, dry and comfortable. by RYAN STUART in … More »

A Safer Backcountry

Only about 28 per cent of people buried in an avalanche survive. These four essentials promise to improve that number. Mammut Barryvox  ($425 ) The Barryvox makes beacon searching a no-brainer. Press the only button and the LCD screen directs the user in what to do. The three antennae can pick up a signal from … More »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Faction Collective’s ‘This is Home’

It’s a fundamental question of philosophy: are we who we are because of where we’ve been and what we’ve experienced or is it all genetics? That’s the question at the heart of This is Home, a 45 minute globe trotting ski movie from The Faction Collective. The Swiss ski brands team of athletes welcome each … More »

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