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RYAN REPORT – Head Kore

I don’t recommend judging a ski by its graphics, but when it comes to the Head Kore it applies. With an almost iridescent logo that hides in most lighting conditions and a stealthy dark, graphic-less top deck, the Kore line of three skis looked big mountain bad ass. Like they could charge the biggest terrain … More »

RYAN REPORT – Arc’Teryx air bag pack owners just got $250 richer

Anyone who ski tours in sub -20C weather knows nothing works quite as well in the freezing cold.  That goes for the Arc’Teryx Voltair Avalanche Airbags. When the backpacks went on sale last winter Arc’Teryx advertised the battery powered air bag pack as working unimpeded down to -30C. But a winter of testing later is … More »

RYAN REPORT – $66-million investment for Blackcomb

Stop wondering if Vail Resorts will maintain Whistler-Blackcomb’s industry leading lift network. A year after buying the mega-resort, the mega-resort owner announced a plan to build three new lifts for next winter.  A 10-passenger gondola highlights the $66-million planned investment. The new lift will replace the Wizard and Solar chairlifts on Blackcomb Mountain. Leaving from the Blackcomb … More »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Faction Collective’s ‘This is Home’

It’s a fundamental question of philosophy: are we who we are because of where we’ve been and what we’ve experienced or is it all genetics? That’s the question at the heart of This is Home, a 45 minute globe trotting ski movie from The Faction Collective. The Swiss ski brands team of athletes welcome each … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for you

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. You’ve been good this year, right? And I’m sure you need another ________(feel free to insert anything you want). I’m giving you permission to give yourself a Christmas present this year as a reward for all … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for the man on your list

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. Just about every guy I know would be happy to receive any of these items. Icebreaker Tech Top Long Sleeve Crewe What every guy should wear on any ski day. This stuff’s soft and seems to … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for her

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. If you’re like me, you try hard to buy the right gift for the women in your life but usually manage to fail. I feel your frustration. I’d like to promise these are guaranteed winners. And … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for skiing families

The second in our series of Gift Guide posts for skiers on your list. One of my favourite kinds of gifts to give is the one everyone in the family is going to enjoy. Give it to your own family, to a friend opening their ski chalet for your clan or as a unique gift … More »

RYAN REPORT – Stocking Stuffers

Twas a fortnight before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The ski gear was in the roof box well before bed In hopes that tomorrow the family would shred But Mom and Dad hadn’t finished their Christmas shopping and so they joined the crowds in the … More »

RYAN REPORT – Head Kore

I don’t recommend judging a ski by its graphics, but when it comes to the Head Kore it applies. With an almost iridescent logo that hides in most lighting conditions and a stealthy dark, graphic-less top deck, the Kore line of three skis looked big mountain bad ass. Like they could charge the biggest terrain … More »

RYAN REPORT – Arc’Teryx air bag pack owners just got $250 richer

Anyone who ski tours in sub -20C weather knows nothing works quite as well in the freezing cold.  That goes for the Arc’Teryx Voltair Avalanche Airbags. When the backpacks went on sale last winter Arc’Teryx advertised the battery powered air bag pack as working unimpeded down to -30C. But a winter of testing later is … More »

RYAN REPORT – $66-million investment for Blackcomb

Stop wondering if Vail Resorts will maintain Whistler-Blackcomb’s industry leading lift network. A year after buying the mega-resort, the mega-resort owner announced a plan to build three new lifts for next winter.  A 10-passenger gondola highlights the $66-million planned investment. The new lift will replace the Wizard and Solar chairlifts on Blackcomb Mountain. Leaving from the Blackcomb … More »

RYAN REPORT – Video: Faction Collective’s ‘This is Home’

It’s a fundamental question of philosophy: are we who we are because of where we’ve been and what we’ve experienced or is it all genetics? That’s the question at the heart of This is Home, a 45 minute globe trotting ski movie from The Faction Collective. The Swiss ski brands team of athletes welcome each … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for you

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. You’ve been good this year, right? And I’m sure you need another ________(feel free to insert anything you want). I’m giving you permission to give yourself a Christmas present this year as a reward for all … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for the man on your list

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. Just about every guy I know would be happy to receive any of these items. Icebreaker Tech Top Long Sleeve Crewe What every guy should wear on any ski day. This stuff’s soft and seems to … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for her

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. If you’re like me, you try hard to buy the right gift for the women in your life but usually manage to fail. I feel your frustration. I’d like to promise these are guaranteed winners. And … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for skiing families

The second in our series of Gift Guide posts for skiers on your list. One of my favourite kinds of gifts to give is the one everyone in the family is going to enjoy. Give it to your own family, to a friend opening their ski chalet for your clan or as a unique gift … More »

RYAN REPORT – Stocking Stuffers

Twas a fortnight before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The ski gear was in the roof box well before bed In hopes that tomorrow the family would shred But Mom and Dad hadn’t finished their Christmas shopping and so they joined the crowds in the … More »

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

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