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Helly Hansen extends Alpine Canada partnership

Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Helly Hansen have officially extended their partnership for another four years. Helly Hansen, the leading apparel provider for ski professionals around the world, will be outfitting ACA athletes, coaches and staff through the end of the winter 2022/2023 season, covering the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing and ACA’s 100th anniversary … More »

Growing Skis – Instinct Killer Ski Corp

Heading south from Rossland, B.C., the road descends steadily toward the U.S. border until a single track angles off like a runaway truck lane. Al Eagleton’s driveway leads to his two-storey workshop and world headquarters of Instinct Killer Ski Corp., one of a growing number of independent ski brands in Western Canada. Eagleton’s 12-hectare patch … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

Foote on Feet

Ask any skier who spends more than 40 days a year on snow if he or she has any funny-looking foot bumps. Chances are good they’ll have grape-sized bumps on the back of their heels, a tender swelling on the top of the foot or a protrusion on the side of their foot. These areas … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – K2 Wayback & Talkback

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews METAL LIGHTWEIGHT Because Titanal adds dampening and edge grip, it’s a common ingredient in skis. But in the soft snow of the backcountry most manufacturers don’t think it’s worth the weight penalty. K2 disagrees. For its redesigned Wayback and women’s Talkback family of backcountry skis, K2 added Titanal underfoot … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Volkl Mantra V.Werks

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BACKCOUNTRY MANTRA Völkl’s Mantra V.Werks is the super light version of its popular M5 Mantra, an on-piste, all-mountain weapon. While not a backcountry-specific ski, its wood core is lighter than the M5, optimizing it to play out of the ski area. The V.Werks has a carbon topsheet, while the … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Dynafit Speed 90

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews GREEN = GO FAST Dynafit Speed 90 straddles the line between upward efficiency and enough performance to get down in style. The company says the Speed 90 is its highest performance-to-weight ski. It uses a paulownia wood core wrapped in a carbon-fibreglass mix with a “micro-sidewall,” basically a short … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Atomic Backland 107

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BACK AND BEYOND The Atomic Backland 107 melds the freeride performance of Atomic’s Bent Chetler with the lightweight build of the Backland family. The result is a backcountry tool up to the progressive antics of today’s powder-hungry skiers. From the Bent Chetler it borrows HRZN tech, upturned edges around … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Icelantic Natural 101

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE WAY OF THE OWL Balsa is one of the lightest woods in nature, making it the best wood for the core of Icelantic’s backcountry-focused Natural 101 (the women’s equivalent is the Mystic 97). Wrapped in multiple layers of fibreglass with a full P-tex sidewall, it’s built tough in … More »

Helly Hansen extends Alpine Canada partnership

Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Helly Hansen have officially extended their partnership for another four years. Helly Hansen, the leading apparel provider for ski professionals around the world, will be outfitting ACA athletes, coaches and staff through the end of the winter 2022/2023 season, covering the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing and ACA’s 100th anniversary … More »

Growing Skis – Instinct Killer Ski Corp

Heading south from Rossland, B.C., the road descends steadily toward the U.S. border until a single track angles off like a runaway truck lane. Al Eagleton’s driveway leads to his two-storey workshop and world headquarters of Instinct Killer Ski Corp., one of a growing number of independent ski brands in Western Canada. Eagleton’s 12-hectare patch … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

Foote on Feet

Ask any skier who spends more than 40 days a year on snow if he or she has any funny-looking foot bumps. Chances are good they’ll have grape-sized bumps on the back of their heels, a tender swelling on the top of the foot or a protrusion on the side of their foot. These areas … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – K2 Wayback & Talkback

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews METAL LIGHTWEIGHT Because Titanal adds dampening and edge grip, it’s a common ingredient in skis. But in the soft snow of the backcountry most manufacturers don’t think it’s worth the weight penalty. K2 disagrees. For its redesigned Wayback and women’s Talkback family of backcountry skis, K2 added Titanal underfoot … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Volkl Mantra V.Werks

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BACKCOUNTRY MANTRA Völkl’s Mantra V.Werks is the super light version of its popular M5 Mantra, an on-piste, all-mountain weapon. While not a backcountry-specific ski, its wood core is lighter than the M5, optimizing it to play out of the ski area. The V.Werks has a carbon topsheet, while the … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Dynafit Speed 90

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews GREEN = GO FAST Dynafit Speed 90 straddles the line between upward efficiency and enough performance to get down in style. The company says the Speed 90 is its highest performance-to-weight ski. It uses a paulownia wood core wrapped in a carbon-fibreglass mix with a “micro-sidewall,” basically a short … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Atomic Backland 107

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BACK AND BEYOND The Atomic Backland 107 melds the freeride performance of Atomic’s Bent Chetler with the lightweight build of the Backland family. The result is a backcountry tool up to the progressive antics of today’s powder-hungry skiers. From the Bent Chetler it borrows HRZN tech, upturned edges around … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Icelantic Natural 101

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE WAY OF THE OWL Balsa is one of the lightest woods in nature, making it the best wood for the core of Icelantic’s backcountry-focused Natural 101 (the women’s equivalent is the Mystic 97). Wrapped in multiple layers of fibreglass with a full P-tex sidewall, it’s built tough in … More »

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