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RYAN REPORT – Powder porn to help ease the angst of spring

Not ready for winter to end? I feel your pain. I spent far too much of my ski season in the office and not enough – never enough – on snow, shredding powder. With some of my best turns in the last few weeks I feel like I’m getting into the groove just as powder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Day cat skiing rules

I’m on my way to the interior of British Columbia, on assignment for Ski Canada Magazine, as I write this. My job this week is to check out three of the province’s cat skiing operations that run day trips. While most cat companies specialize in multi-day packages, there are about six in B.C. and one … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Intuition turns 25

Ask just about anyone that works on skis and they’ll tell you their most important piece of equipment is their boots. Their the connection between body and ski and unhappy feet equal miserable people. The key to warm, comfortable and high performance boots is fit. Wrapped in a hard shell of plastic a good fitting … More »

RYAN REPORT – Women’s Day: The X factor in skiing

Skiing is a male dominated industry. We make up more than half of skiers on the slopes and that ratio skews even farther when it comes to the employees, both at the resort and at the companies that make the gear we rely on. Happily there are exceptions to the rule. To celebrate Women’s Day … More »

RYAN REPORT – Spring Gloves

Last weekend at my local ski hill, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, it was classic March schizophrenic weather. Saturday started cold and quickly warmed up to full spring slush under a perfect blue sky. Sunday started mild and then swung back and forth as squalls and clouds pushed in and out. It was easy enough to … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week: Caffeine on the go

Early mornings. Late nights. Long days. Coffee and skiing go hand in mouth. For many skiers caffeine is essential to a good day on the slopes, but stopping in for a java cuts into time turning and can be especially costly on a powder day. Luckily a growing list of options exist for getting a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Look like an Olympian, take 2

Want to channel a little Darcy Sharpe or even Mikaël Kingsbury? Try a Columbia Sportswear jacket. The outdoor gear company founded in 1938 is supplying the uniforms to several Olympic teams including the Canadian mogul and freestyle ski teams. The mogul team’s uniform is exclusive and not available to the public. The half pipe and … More »

RYAN REPORT – Dress like an Olympian

If you’ve watched any Olympic skiing or snowboarding you’ve seen Oakley’s limited edition goggles. They just about fly off the snow and right out of the screen. Every Oakley athlete at the games is wearing the distinctive bright orange and yellow frames. The colour scheme carries over to shades and glasses on the speed skating … More »

RYAN REPORT – Canadians podium at only home stop on Freeride World Tour

Logan Pehota won and Kylie Sivell took the bronze at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort stop on the Freeride World Tour. It was supposed to be the only North American event on the premiere and world wide freeskiing competition, but after the first event of the year, at Hakuba, Japan was cancelled Kicking Horse took … More »

RYAN REPORT – See top ski film this Friday in Vancouver

Kye Petersen was destined for ski movie greatness. His dad, Trevor Petersen, was an iconic Canadian extreme skier, starring in movies and responsible for dozens of first descents. Kye grew up in the backcountry and skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb. After his dad died in an avalanche accident Kye retraced his last line; it was the first … More »

RYAN REPORT – Powder porn to help ease the angst of spring

Not ready for winter to end? I feel your pain. I spent far too much of my ski season in the office and not enough – never enough – on snow, shredding powder. With some of my best turns in the last few weeks I feel like I’m getting into the groove just as powder … More »

RYAN REPORT – Day cat skiing rules

I’m on my way to the interior of British Columbia, on assignment for Ski Canada Magazine, as I write this. My job this week is to check out three of the province’s cat skiing operations that run day trips. While most cat companies specialize in multi-day packages, there are about six in B.C. and one … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Intuition turns 25

Ask just about anyone that works on skis and they’ll tell you their most important piece of equipment is their boots. Their the connection between body and ski and unhappy feet equal miserable people. The key to warm, comfortable and high performance boots is fit. Wrapped in a hard shell of plastic a good fitting … More »

RYAN REPORT – Women’s Day: The X factor in skiing

Skiing is a male dominated industry. We make up more than half of skiers on the slopes and that ratio skews even farther when it comes to the employees, both at the resort and at the companies that make the gear we rely on. Happily there are exceptions to the rule. To celebrate Women’s Day … More »

RYAN REPORT – Spring Gloves

Last weekend at my local ski hill, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, it was classic March schizophrenic weather. Saturday started cold and quickly warmed up to full spring slush under a perfect blue sky. Sunday started mild and then swung back and forth as squalls and clouds pushed in and out. It was easy enough to … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week: Caffeine on the go

Early mornings. Late nights. Long days. Coffee and skiing go hand in mouth. For many skiers caffeine is essential to a good day on the slopes, but stopping in for a java cuts into time turning and can be especially costly on a powder day. Luckily a growing list of options exist for getting a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Look like an Olympian, take 2

Want to channel a little Darcy Sharpe or even Mikaël Kingsbury? Try a Columbia Sportswear jacket. The outdoor gear company founded in 1938 is supplying the uniforms to several Olympic teams including the Canadian mogul and freestyle ski teams. The mogul team’s uniform is exclusive and not available to the public. The half pipe and … More »

RYAN REPORT – Dress like an Olympian

If you’ve watched any Olympic skiing or snowboarding you’ve seen Oakley’s limited edition goggles. They just about fly off the snow and right out of the screen. Every Oakley athlete at the games is wearing the distinctive bright orange and yellow frames. The colour scheme carries over to shades and glasses on the speed skating … More »

RYAN REPORT – Canadians podium at only home stop on Freeride World Tour

Logan Pehota won and Kylie Sivell took the bronze at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort stop on the Freeride World Tour. It was supposed to be the only North American event on the premiere and world wide freeskiing competition, but after the first event of the year, at Hakuba, Japan was cancelled Kicking Horse took … More »

RYAN REPORT – See top ski film this Friday in Vancouver

Kye Petersen was destined for ski movie greatness. His dad, Trevor Petersen, was an iconic Canadian extreme skier, starring in movies and responsible for dozens of first descents. Kye grew up in the backcountry and skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb. After his dad died in an avalanche accident Kye retraced his last line; it was the first … More »

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