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RYAN REPORT – gifts for the man on your list

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. Just about every guy I know would be happy to receive any of these items. Icebreaker Tech Top Long Sleeve Crewe What every guy should wear on any ski day. This stuff’s soft and seems to … More »

In Defence of Narrow Skis

  ‘‘I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness and ski width… ’’ Repeated visits to an orthopaedic surgeon revealed exactly how my knees had worn with time. This got me to wondering how much my life of skiing had to do with my knee problems. I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for her

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. If you’re like me, you try hard to buy the right gift for the women in your life but usually manage to fail. I feel your frustration. I’d like to promise these are guaranteed winners. And … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for skiing families

The second in our series of Gift Guide posts for skiers on your list. One of my favourite kinds of gifts to give is the one everyone in the family is going to enjoy. Give it to your own family, to a friend opening their ski chalet for your clan or as a unique gift … More »

RYAN REPORT – Stocking Stuffers

Twas a fortnight before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The ski gear was in the roof box well before bed In hopes that tomorrow the family would shred But Mom and Dad hadn’t finished their Christmas shopping and so they joined the crowds in the … More »

Persian Powder

From Iceland to India, the Andes to the Atlas Mountains, feather-in-the-cap ski trips are competitive with some adventure travellers. Will skiing in Iran become commonplace on social media posts this season? in December 2017 issue Airfare to Tehran? Cheaper than flying to Europe. Lift passes and accommodation? A lot cheaper than in Europe or North … More »

RYAN REPORT – This is why bibs beat pants: Trew Trewth Bib

I’m a bib man. Not because I spill down my front all the time, but because I hate snow down my pants. I’m talking bib ski pants, obviously. And while they may seem a little old school, I’m not alone. Those that have seen the light prefer not to expose butt crack ever again. The … More »

RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

RYAN REPORT – Free skiing and lessons at Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island is offering free rentals, lessons and lift ticket for first time skiers. The Discovery Days program runs December 8 to 20 and is part of the mountain’s continuing efforts to recruit new skiers. “Discovery Days are all about removing barriers and providing a fun snow experience,” says Mike … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Giro Range MIPS

We’re all different shapes and sizes, that’s why ski boots come in a variety of widths, forefoot heights, heel volumes, and lengths. Ski helmets not so much. Most people can fit in one of the three sizes most models come in, but not everyone has a “normal” shaped dome. For them there is the Giro … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for the man on your list

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. Just about every guy I know would be happy to receive any of these items. Icebreaker Tech Top Long Sleeve Crewe What every guy should wear on any ski day. This stuff’s soft and seems to … More »

In Defence of Narrow Skis

  ‘‘I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness and ski width… ’’ Repeated visits to an orthopaedic surgeon revealed exactly how my knees had worn with time. This got me to wondering how much my life of skiing had to do with my knee problems. I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for her

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. If you’re like me, you try hard to buy the right gift for the women in your life but usually manage to fail. I feel your frustration. I’d like to promise these are guaranteed winners. And … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for skiing families

The second in our series of Gift Guide posts for skiers on your list. One of my favourite kinds of gifts to give is the one everyone in the family is going to enjoy. Give it to your own family, to a friend opening their ski chalet for your clan or as a unique gift … More »

RYAN REPORT – Stocking Stuffers

Twas a fortnight before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The ski gear was in the roof box well before bed In hopes that tomorrow the family would shred But Mom and Dad hadn’t finished their Christmas shopping and so they joined the crowds in the … More »

Persian Powder

From Iceland to India, the Andes to the Atlas Mountains, feather-in-the-cap ski trips are competitive with some adventure travellers. Will skiing in Iran become commonplace on social media posts this season? in December 2017 issue Airfare to Tehran? Cheaper than flying to Europe. Lift passes and accommodation? A lot cheaper than in Europe or North … More »

RYAN REPORT – This is why bibs beat pants: Trew Trewth Bib

I’m a bib man. Not because I spill down my front all the time, but because I hate snow down my pants. I’m talking bib ski pants, obviously. And while they may seem a little old school, I’m not alone. Those that have seen the light prefer not to expose butt crack ever again. The … More »

RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

RYAN REPORT – Free skiing and lessons at Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island is offering free rentals, lessons and lift ticket for first time skiers. The Discovery Days program runs December 8 to 20 and is part of the mountain’s continuing efforts to recruit new skiers. “Discovery Days are all about removing barriers and providing a fun snow experience,” says Mike … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Giro Range MIPS

We’re all different shapes and sizes, that’s why ski boots come in a variety of widths, forefoot heights, heel volumes, and lengths. Ski helmets not so much. Most people can fit in one of the three sizes most models come in, but not everyone has a “normal” shaped dome. For them there is the Giro … More »

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