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RYAN REPORT – Help break snow angel world record this weekend

Be part of an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most snow angels at the same time on Saturday February 3. Taking place at multiple locations across the country simultaneously the effort is in support of Canadian Ski Patrol Day 2018 and is sponsored by Helly Hansen. “Canada’s ski patrollers are Canada’s … More »

RYAN REPORT – New era for Whistler Ski and Snowboard festival

It started as an end of season contest to crown the best all around skiers and snowboards, slowly morphed into a community and arts celebration, looked like it might fade into oblivion and is now making a comeback. On January 15, Whistler Blackcomb announced that the World Ski and Snowboard Festival will return for a 23rd … More »

RYAN REPORT – Too much snow closes Mount Washington

Apparently it can snow too much. Just ask Mount Washington Alpine Resort where 80 centimetres overnight on Saturday, January 20 made it impossible for the mountain to open on Sunday. Already the week before had been a good one at the Vancouver Island resort; their snow base had doubled in six days. Saturday dawned benignly, … More »

RYAN REPORT – Scary Chairlift Rides

I think ski lifts are one of the world’s great inventions. Ninety nine percent of the time they whisk us to the top without drama. But every now and then things go wrong. Power outages, mechanical problems, howling winds: they’ve all conspired to turn just another chairlift ride into one I wish I’d never taken. … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan Ripstick 106

As a gear reviewer I see products long before they make it to stores. I see a lot of new gear. Through all the noise of new skis, jackets, helmets and the rest a couple pieces usually stand out. My gut tells me they’ll be successful. Sometimes my picks are bang on. Sometimes I’m surprised. … More »

RYAN REPORT – She jumps, she turns, she skis

Need an excuse to rally the ladies for a day of skiing? How about the International Women’s Ski Day, Saturday January 20. Skiing is a male dominated sport. Guys make up more than their 50 percent share of people in lift lines and are the vast majority of those employed in the industry. IWSD is … 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 – Help break snow angel world record this weekend

Be part of an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most snow angels at the same time on Saturday February 3. Taking place at multiple locations across the country simultaneously the effort is in support of Canadian Ski Patrol Day 2018 and is sponsored by Helly Hansen. “Canada’s ski patrollers are Canada’s … More »

RYAN REPORT – New era for Whistler Ski and Snowboard festival

It started as an end of season contest to crown the best all around skiers and snowboards, slowly morphed into a community and arts celebration, looked like it might fade into oblivion and is now making a comeback. On January 15, Whistler Blackcomb announced that the World Ski and Snowboard Festival will return for a 23rd … More »

RYAN REPORT – Too much snow closes Mount Washington

Apparently it can snow too much. Just ask Mount Washington Alpine Resort where 80 centimetres overnight on Saturday, January 20 made it impossible for the mountain to open on Sunday. Already the week before had been a good one at the Vancouver Island resort; their snow base had doubled in six days. Saturday dawned benignly, … More »

RYAN REPORT – Scary Chairlift Rides

I think ski lifts are one of the world’s great inventions. Ninety nine percent of the time they whisk us to the top without drama. But every now and then things go wrong. Power outages, mechanical problems, howling winds: they’ve all conspired to turn just another chairlift ride into one I wish I’d never taken. … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan Ripstick 106

As a gear reviewer I see products long before they make it to stores. I see a lot of new gear. Through all the noise of new skis, jackets, helmets and the rest a couple pieces usually stand out. My gut tells me they’ll be successful. Sometimes my picks are bang on. Sometimes I’m surprised. … More »

RYAN REPORT – She jumps, she turns, she skis

Need an excuse to rally the ladies for a day of skiing? How about the International Women’s Ski Day, Saturday January 20. Skiing is a male dominated sport. Guys make up more than their 50 percent share of people in lift lines and are the vast majority of those employed in the industry. IWSD is … 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 »

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