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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 – SkiResortJobs.org

Ski bum jobs? There’s now a website for that Looking for a job in the ski industry just got a little easier. SkiResortJobs.org is a new website focused exclusively on uniting ski resorts with people eager to work in mountain towns. “From the perspective of a current ski area employee or anyone who wants to … 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 »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … 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 – SkiResortJobs.org

Ski bum jobs? There’s now a website for that Looking for a job in the ski industry just got a little easier. SkiResortJobs.org is a new website focused exclusively on uniting ski resorts with people eager to work in mountain towns. “From the perspective of a current ski area employee or anyone who wants to … 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 »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

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