Ski Canada Magazine

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $3.75 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

Outside Canada?

Test 2019 – Stockli Laser AX

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE TURTLE ALWAYS WINS Rather than use an integral sheet of Titanal in the Laser AX’s sandwich construction, the Swiss craftsmen at Stöckli (or Stoeckli if you can’t make the two dots of an umlaut) cut a serpentine groove. At slow speeds it softens the Titanal layer; the ski … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Firebird Competition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BIRD ON FIRE From full FIS to laying trenches, Blizzard’s Firebird collection is all about going really fast on firm snow. Most of the 16 models are focused on the racecourse, whether it’s for the World Cup, your beer league or just dropping your buddies. All the skis include … More »

Test 2019 – Volkl Deacon 74

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A DEACON IN THE ICE Global warming is a bitch. It means variable snow is more likely at your resort. It’s for those days that Völkl made the Deacon. The iconic German brand’s newest carving ski is loaded with technology for skiing freeze-thaw conditions, in other words carving on … More »

Test 2019 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Test 2019 – Head V6

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LYT IS RIGHT Normally the thickness of a ski tapers from thickest at the centre under the binding to thinner at the tip and tail. Head flipped this norm around for its V-Series. More mass at the tip and tail helps start and finish the carve, says Head. Digging … More »

Test 2019 – Rossignol Hero Elite Multi-Turn Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PICK YOUR RADIUS The most approachable of Rossignol’s revamped line of race and high-performance carving skis is the Hero Elite MT Ti. The sandwich construction layers a poplar centre with sheets of Titanal to create a ski, says Rossi, that grabs the groomed like a race ski, but with … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Matrix

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews GET LOST IN THE MATRIX The Matrix may be Deviation’s most groomer-focused ski, but it’s no one-trick stick. Handmade at Deviation’s Portland, Oregon, factory, The Matrix has a unique wood core of ash vertically sandwiched between strips of purpleheart, an aptly named tropical hardwood. Running along the sidewalls, the … More »

Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Test 2019 – Fischer Pro MT 77 Ti

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ENIGMA It’s hard to categorize the Fischer Pro Mt 77 Ti. It’s part of Fischer’s all-mountain ski line, combining a wood core with weight-saving carbon. But it’s also a 77mm-waisted ski with a full sidewall and Titanal. That sounds to us like a powerful on-piste carver. We … More »

Test 2019 – Elan Amphibio Black Edition

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews TAKE IT TO THE BLACK Like it did with its Ripstick freeride ski and Delight women’s carver, Elan designers upped the performance on its Amphibio frontside and all-mountain skis by adding extra carbon. Where they were intermediate to advanced sticks before, they’re now pumped for higher speeds, harder … More »

Test 2019 – Stockli Laser AX

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews THE TURTLE ALWAYS WINS Rather than use an integral sheet of Titanal in the Laser AX’s sandwich construction, the Swiss craftsmen at Stöckli (or Stoeckli if you can’t make the two dots of an umlaut) cut a serpentine groove. At slow speeds it softens the Titanal layer; the ski … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Firebird Competition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BIRD ON FIRE From full FIS to laying trenches, Blizzard’s Firebird collection is all about going really fast on firm snow. Most of the 16 models are focused on the racecourse, whether it’s for the World Cup, your beer league or just dropping your buddies. All the skis include … More »

Test 2019 – Volkl Deacon 74

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A DEACON IN THE ICE Global warming is a bitch. It means variable snow is more likely at your resort. It’s for those days that Völkl made the Deacon. The iconic German brand’s newest carving ski is loaded with technology for skiing freeze-thaw conditions, in other words carving on … More »

Test 2019 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Test 2019 – Head V6

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LYT IS RIGHT Normally the thickness of a ski tapers from thickest at the centre under the binding to thinner at the tip and tail. Head flipped this norm around for its V-Series. More mass at the tip and tail helps start and finish the carve, says Head. Digging … More »

Test 2019 – Rossignol Hero Elite Multi-Turn Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PICK YOUR RADIUS The most approachable of Rossignol’s revamped line of race and high-performance carving skis is the Hero Elite MT Ti. The sandwich construction layers a poplar centre with sheets of Titanal to create a ski, says Rossi, that grabs the groomed like a race ski, but with … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Matrix

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews GET LOST IN THE MATRIX The Matrix may be Deviation’s most groomer-focused ski, but it’s no one-trick stick. Handmade at Deviation’s Portland, Oregon, factory, The Matrix has a unique wood core of ash vertically sandwiched between strips of purpleheart, an aptly named tropical hardwood. Running along the sidewalls, the … More »

Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Test 2019 – Fischer Pro MT 77 Ti

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ENIGMA It’s hard to categorize the Fischer Pro Mt 77 Ti. It’s part of Fischer’s all-mountain ski line, combining a wood core with weight-saving carbon. But it’s also a 77mm-waisted ski with a full sidewall and Titanal. That sounds to us like a powerful on-piste carver. We … More »

Test 2019 – Elan Amphibio Black Edition

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews TAKE IT TO THE BLACK Like it did with its Ripstick freeride ski and Delight women’s carver, Elan designers upped the performance on its Amphibio frontside and all-mountain skis by adding extra carbon. Where they were intermediate to advanced sticks before, they’re now pumped for higher speeds, harder … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $3.75 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

Outside Canada?