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RYAN REPORT – First Snow

First snowfalls and long range forecasts One thing I know I don’t have control over is the weather. It doesn’t stop me from praying, burning skis, obsessively checking snow-forecast.com and allowing the weather to impact my mood, especially during ski season. As an optimist I generally assume any summer weather is a sign of a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Smith Recalls Quantum Helmet

One thousand Canadian skiers and boarders should check their lid before heading out for their first turns of the year. This week Smith Optics announced a voluntary recall on its Quantum helmet. The Clearfield, Utah, based mountain bike and snow sport sunglass, goggle and helmet maker requests all owners return the helmet for repair. About … More »

RYAN REPORT – Panorama Expansion

Panorama adds 128 acres of expert terrain Panorama is staking a claim to the most exciting, and probably biggest, expansion at a Canadian ski hill this winter. Last week the resort announced the terrain addition, four double black runs cut through the steeps beyond Taynton Bowl. The 128 acres of new terrain is part of … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week

Eddie Bauer’s better than down The easiest way to tell if someone’s puffy jacket is filled with down or synthetic? Ripples. The ones that make every down jacket wearer look a bit like the Ghostbuster Marshmallow Man. In industry lingo it’s baffles, sown dividers throughout the jacket that keep the feathers and fibres in place. … More »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Trailer season

September is a transition month. From holidays to back to school. Summer to fall. Hot nights to cool evenings. With the transition comes the first thoughts of snow and skiing. To fuel those day dreams comes the first of the year’s ski movie trailers. Like the early crop of fruit, the first teasers are a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 2

Problem feet? The best boots when your dog’s don’t play nice by Ryan Stuart, technical editor For most people the boot buying advice we published earlier this ski season should help them find the ideal ski boot. But some of us are special and no matter how much heat molding and punching the local shop does … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 1

In my opinion ski boots are the most essential piece in the kit. Skis, poles, clothing: I can make do with not a perfect fit. Anything but my customized boots hurt – I whine all day long – and make it hard to keep toes warm, causing me to whine even more. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

RYAN REPORT – Freeride World Tour Returns to Canada

For the first time Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will host a stop on the main event Freeride World Tour this winter. FWT made the announcement on Tuesday, rolling out a line up of five events for the top tier of the competitive freeskiing circuit. “We are thrilled to announce that Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, #GoldenBC … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Osprey SnowKit

Ask Ski Canada editor Iain MacMillan what happens when you don’t carry-on your ski boots when flying and you’ll hear a terrifying tale of woe. Just imagine arriving in Japan to the kind of conditions everyone tells you about: none-stop dumping, no one skiing off the runs, waist deep puffy powder. But none of your … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 3

In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 3 of 3. by Ryan Stuart, tech editor Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand is something shiny and new. But maybe they’re not the right pair for you? The best way of finding … More »

RYAN REPORT – First Snow

First snowfalls and long range forecasts One thing I know I don’t have control over is the weather. It doesn’t stop me from praying, burning skis, obsessively checking snow-forecast.com and allowing the weather to impact my mood, especially during ski season. As an optimist I generally assume any summer weather is a sign of a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Smith Recalls Quantum Helmet

One thousand Canadian skiers and boarders should check their lid before heading out for their first turns of the year. This week Smith Optics announced a voluntary recall on its Quantum helmet. The Clearfield, Utah, based mountain bike and snow sport sunglass, goggle and helmet maker requests all owners return the helmet for repair. About … More »

RYAN REPORT – Panorama Expansion

Panorama adds 128 acres of expert terrain Panorama is staking a claim to the most exciting, and probably biggest, expansion at a Canadian ski hill this winter. Last week the resort announced the terrain addition, four double black runs cut through the steeps beyond Taynton Bowl. The 128 acres of new terrain is part of … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week

Eddie Bauer’s better than down The easiest way to tell if someone’s puffy jacket is filled with down or synthetic? Ripples. The ones that make every down jacket wearer look a bit like the Ghostbuster Marshmallow Man. In industry lingo it’s baffles, sown dividers throughout the jacket that keep the feathers and fibres in place. … More »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Trailer season

September is a transition month. From holidays to back to school. Summer to fall. Hot nights to cool evenings. With the transition comes the first thoughts of snow and skiing. To fuel those day dreams comes the first of the year’s ski movie trailers. Like the early crop of fruit, the first teasers are a … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 2

Problem feet? The best boots when your dog’s don’t play nice by Ryan Stuart, technical editor For most people the boot buying advice we published earlier this ski season should help them find the ideal ski boot. But some of us are special and no matter how much heat molding and punching the local shop does … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying ski boots – pt 1

In my opinion ski boots are the most essential piece in the kit. Skis, poles, clothing: I can make do with not a perfect fit. Anything but my customized boots hurt – I whine all day long – and make it hard to keep toes warm, causing me to whine even more. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

RYAN REPORT – Freeride World Tour Returns to Canada

For the first time Kicking Horse Mountain Resort will host a stop on the main event Freeride World Tour this winter. FWT made the announcement on Tuesday, rolling out a line up of five events for the top tier of the competitive freeskiing circuit. “We are thrilled to announce that Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, #GoldenBC … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Osprey SnowKit

Ask Ski Canada editor Iain MacMillan what happens when you don’t carry-on your ski boots when flying and you’ll hear a terrifying tale of woe. Just imagine arriving in Japan to the kind of conditions everyone tells you about: none-stop dumping, no one skiing off the runs, waist deep puffy powder. But none of your … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 3

In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 3 of 3. by Ryan Stuart, tech editor Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand is something shiny and new. But maybe they’re not the right pair for you? The best way of finding … More »

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