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RYAN REPORT: Columbia Outdry Ex Eco Down Jacket

Yeah, it’s a mouthful. In short, the Columbia Outdry Ex Eco Down Jacket is an environmentally responsible, waterproof down jacket. No PFCs, no dye, responsibly sourced down, recycled materials and pulls, and waterproof and breathable. Basically, it’s a bad ass winter jacket that can handle the cold, the wet and judgement from your greenest friends. … More »

App helps find your way on slope

It doesn’t take a lot of fog to make even the most familiar run a mystery. Forget exploring the world’s largest resorts, even on a sunny day. Getting lost on ski hills is not hard. The SKADI app  promises to end the mystery of navigating ski resorts by becoming a guide on your phone and … More »

RYAN REPORT – Early season deals: 20% off Mountain Collective

For once, Americans are paying more. Canadians can buy 32 days of skiing at 16 world class resorts at par, a savings of about 20 percent at present exchange rates. That’s the limited time offer on the Mountain Collective Pass, a lift ticket system that allows two free days of skiing and discounts on additional … More »

Hudson’s Bay releases latest Olympic uniform

Earlier this month the Hudson’s Bay Company gathered 15 Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Toronto to launch its latest Team Canada Olympic uniforms. The athletes walked the cat walk in a patriotic mix of red, white and black and lots of “Canada” in big letters. “Being in all this Canadian gear really brings the team … More »

RYAN REPORT – Ski and help scientists with Mountain Hub

There’s lots of citizen science projects out there. Bird counts, water sampling, sifting through data and scanning pictures have all helped scientists with their research. Now your backcountry ski missions can help too. Mountain Hub , an app designed to track and log backcountry adventures, has partnered with a handful of organizations to provide data on … More »

RYAN REPORT – GoPro Hero6 review

The newest GoPro is here. The sixth iteration of compact, super tough, and impressive shooting Kleenex of action cameras is an improvement on past versions, but you better have your computer or phone on the cutting edge too if you want to use it to its fullest potential. Like the Hero5, the newest version is … More »

RYAN REPORT – The Dome tests helmets

Website helps with helmet smarts CSA Z263.1. EN-1077. ASTM F2040. They may look like gibberish but each one stands for a different standard for the testing of snow sport helmets. Explaining the differences is just one aspect of the website HelmetFacts.com. A product of the company that owns Bell, Bollé, Cébé, Giro, Raskulls and Krash … More »

RYAN REPORT – Nordica Strider

In depth: Nordica Strider In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. Nordica was one of the first brands to make alpine touring boots – oldies will remember the TR line from the 1990s. But they haven’t made a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan skis & White Wilderness Heli

Elan partners with White Wilderness Heli Skiing Elan’s Ripstick skis are designed for ripping powder, launching cliffs, playing in the trees and arcing huge turns in even bigger terrain. They’re a tool at home in the heli-ski world and now they have a partner to help refine the skis further. Elan Skis and White Wilderness … More »

RYAN REPORT – Indepth Gear: G3 Ion binding

In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. When G3 launched the Ion in 2014 it was the company’s second ski touring binding, an attempt to improve on the Onyx, their first try, and to compete with the minimalist … More »

RYAN REPORT: Columbia Outdry Ex Eco Down Jacket

Yeah, it’s a mouthful. In short, the Columbia Outdry Ex Eco Down Jacket is an environmentally responsible, waterproof down jacket. No PFCs, no dye, responsibly sourced down, recycled materials and pulls, and waterproof and breathable. Basically, it’s a bad ass winter jacket that can handle the cold, the wet and judgement from your greenest friends. … More »

App helps find your way on slope

It doesn’t take a lot of fog to make even the most familiar run a mystery. Forget exploring the world’s largest resorts, even on a sunny day. Getting lost on ski hills is not hard. The SKADI app  promises to end the mystery of navigating ski resorts by becoming a guide on your phone and … More »

RYAN REPORT – Early season deals: 20% off Mountain Collective

For once, Americans are paying more. Canadians can buy 32 days of skiing at 16 world class resorts at par, a savings of about 20 percent at present exchange rates. That’s the limited time offer on the Mountain Collective Pass, a lift ticket system that allows two free days of skiing and discounts on additional … More »

Hudson’s Bay releases latest Olympic uniform

Earlier this month the Hudson’s Bay Company gathered 15 Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Toronto to launch its latest Team Canada Olympic uniforms. The athletes walked the cat walk in a patriotic mix of red, white and black and lots of “Canada” in big letters. “Being in all this Canadian gear really brings the team … More »

RYAN REPORT – Ski and help scientists with Mountain Hub

There’s lots of citizen science projects out there. Bird counts, water sampling, sifting through data and scanning pictures have all helped scientists with their research. Now your backcountry ski missions can help too. Mountain Hub , an app designed to track and log backcountry adventures, has partnered with a handful of organizations to provide data on … More »

RYAN REPORT – GoPro Hero6 review

The newest GoPro is here. The sixth iteration of compact, super tough, and impressive shooting Kleenex of action cameras is an improvement on past versions, but you better have your computer or phone on the cutting edge too if you want to use it to its fullest potential. Like the Hero5, the newest version is … More »

RYAN REPORT – The Dome tests helmets

Website helps with helmet smarts CSA Z263.1. EN-1077. ASTM F2040. They may look like gibberish but each one stands for a different standard for the testing of snow sport helmets. Explaining the differences is just one aspect of the website HelmetFacts.com. A product of the company that owns Bell, Bollé, Cébé, Giro, Raskulls and Krash … More »

RYAN REPORT – Nordica Strider

In depth: Nordica Strider In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. Nordica was one of the first brands to make alpine touring boots – oldies will remember the TR line from the 1990s. But they haven’t made a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan skis & White Wilderness Heli

Elan partners with White Wilderness Heli Skiing Elan’s Ripstick skis are designed for ripping powder, launching cliffs, playing in the trees and arcing huge turns in even bigger terrain. They’re a tool at home in the heli-ski world and now they have a partner to help refine the skis further. Elan Skis and White Wilderness … More »

RYAN REPORT – Indepth Gear: G3 Ion binding

In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. When G3 launched the Ion in 2014 it was the company’s second ski touring binding, an attempt to improve on the Onyx, their first try, and to compete with the minimalist … More »

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

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