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Test 2019 – Volkl Mantra M5

 Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FIXING WHAT AIN’T BROKEN When it came to refurbishing the super-popular Mantra, Völkl went for friendlier. To that end the fifth generation, the Mantra M5, is narrower and turnier. Waist width fell from 100mm to 96, and turn radius from 23m to 19. But the biggest change is the … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Ellipse

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ATV FOR THE SNOW Deviation calls The Ellipse an ATV because of its go-anywhere abilities. Like all the company’s skis, it features purple heart, a super-tough, dramatically coloured wood. Laid along the edges, and tapered from tip to tail, with more purple toward the ends and more … More »

Test 2019 – Atomic Vantage 90 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PICK YOUR POISON Some people love the feel of carbon skis. Others prefer the power of titanium. Usually a ski only comes with one construction or the other, but with the Atomic Vantage family you have choices. The 107-, 97- and 90mm-waist models incorporate a titanium mesh, which cuts … More »

Test 2019 – Stockli Stormrider 88

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews   BEST SKI IN A STORM Light, powerful and hand-built, the Stöckli Stormrider family sits in a grey area between the backcountry, freeride and all-mountain categories. The 88 is the newest and lightest of the bunch, with the narrowest profile, a wood core and fibreglass topsheet. Swiss-made Stöckli doesn’t … More »

One Helluva First Descent

With a one-in-four death rate, successfully climbing K2 on the Pakistan-China border, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a truly awe-inspiring feat. To ski down it, well, that’s never been done—until July 22 when Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied into the record books. Bargiel’s 3,000-vertical-metre solo run from the Savage Mountain’s 8,611m peak to Base … More »

Dropping into Revy

Some skiers think Revelstoke can be hard to reach with roads to and through town often covered in all that pesky snow. Most people fly into Kelowna and Kamloops two-and-a-half to three hours away, and the town’s tiny airport has no regular service. But that’s changing thanks to Everything Revelstoke. The local shuttle and tour … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … More »

A Safer Backcountry

Only about 28 per cent of people buried in an avalanche survive. These four essentials promise to improve that number. Mammut Barryvox  ($425 ) The Barryvox makes beacon searching a no-brainer. Press the only button and the LCD screen directs the user in what to do. The three antennae can pick up a signal from … More »

Combo: Mont-Sainte-Anne & Salomon S/Lab X-Alp

Mont-Sainte-Anne Where: The resort perched above the St. Lawrence, northeast of Quebec City. Why: Not worrying about groomers or skiers plowing you over. Suggested ski:  Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Earn your on-piste turns and an extra helping of poutine on one of four dedicated uphill routes. Climbing both sides of the mountain, the marked skin tracks … More »

Posh Powder – The Josie

Hip resort, even hipper hotel. Soon to be looking more like accomms in St. Moritz than Rossland, B.C., Red Mountain welcomed in March North America’s latest slopeside boutique hotel, The Josie by Nobel House. With 106 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer locally-inspired craft cooking (done fancy or casual, inside or out), a spa, ski … More »

Test 2019 – Volkl Mantra M5

 Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FIXING WHAT AIN’T BROKEN When it came to refurbishing the super-popular Mantra, Völkl went for friendlier. To that end the fifth generation, the Mantra M5, is narrower and turnier. Waist width fell from 100mm to 96, and turn radius from 23m to 19. But the biggest change is the … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Ellipse

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ATV FOR THE SNOW Deviation calls The Ellipse an ATV because of its go-anywhere abilities. Like all the company’s skis, it features purple heart, a super-tough, dramatically coloured wood. Laid along the edges, and tapered from tip to tail, with more purple toward the ends and more … More »

Test 2019 – Atomic Vantage 90 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PICK YOUR POISON Some people love the feel of carbon skis. Others prefer the power of titanium. Usually a ski only comes with one construction or the other, but with the Atomic Vantage family you have choices. The 107-, 97- and 90mm-waist models incorporate a titanium mesh, which cuts … More »

Test 2019 – Stockli Stormrider 88

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews   BEST SKI IN A STORM Light, powerful and hand-built, the Stöckli Stormrider family sits in a grey area between the backcountry, freeride and all-mountain categories. The 88 is the newest and lightest of the bunch, with the narrowest profile, a wood core and fibreglass topsheet. Swiss-made Stöckli doesn’t … More »

One Helluva First Descent

With a one-in-four death rate, successfully climbing K2 on the Pakistan-China border, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a truly awe-inspiring feat. To ski down it, well, that’s never been done—until July 22 when Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied into the record books. Bargiel’s 3,000-vertical-metre solo run from the Savage Mountain’s 8,611m peak to Base … More »

Dropping into Revy

Some skiers think Revelstoke can be hard to reach with roads to and through town often covered in all that pesky snow. Most people fly into Kelowna and Kamloops two-and-a-half to three hours away, and the town’s tiny airport has no regular service. But that’s changing thanks to Everything Revelstoke. The local shuttle and tour … More »

Only in Bavaria …

Wacky ol’ Germany never fails to amuse. From bosom-boasting yodellers to spontaneous outbursts of slap-dancing in lederhosen, skiing at the true Alpine classic of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a cultural must. The Bavarians, in particular, never fail to find rewarding uses for their favourite tipple, such as the not-yet-famous warm beer shooter topped with whipped cream that’s … More »

A Safer Backcountry

Only about 28 per cent of people buried in an avalanche survive. These four essentials promise to improve that number. Mammut Barryvox  ($425 ) The Barryvox makes beacon searching a no-brainer. Press the only button and the LCD screen directs the user in what to do. The three antennae can pick up a signal from … More »

Combo: Mont-Sainte-Anne & Salomon S/Lab X-Alp

Mont-Sainte-Anne Where: The resort perched above the St. Lawrence, northeast of Quebec City. Why: Not worrying about groomers or skiers plowing you over. Suggested ski:  Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Earn your on-piste turns and an extra helping of poutine on one of four dedicated uphill routes. Climbing both sides of the mountain, the marked skin tracks … More »

Posh Powder – The Josie

Hip resort, even hipper hotel. Soon to be looking more like accomms in St. Moritz than Rossland, B.C., Red Mountain welcomed in March North America’s latest slopeside boutique hotel, The Josie by Nobel House. With 106 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer locally-inspired craft cooking (done fancy or casual, inside or out), a spa, ski … More »

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