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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 »

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