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Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

How To Get Layered

10 ways you’re probably screwing up on keeping warm. You shouldn’t be cold when skiing. It all comes down to how you dress—and most skiers could do better. According to the baselayer experts, the following are the top-10 mistakes most skiers make when it comes to keeping warm, dry and comfortable. by RYAN STUART in … More »

In Defence of Narrow Skis

  ‘‘I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness and ski width… ’’ Repeated visits to an orthopaedic surgeon revealed exactly how my knees had worn with time. This got me to wondering how much my life of skiing had to do with my knee problems. I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 1

Ski Canada magazine is introducing a new series of posts from tech editor Ryan Stuart on all things alpine skiing. Watch for regular updates In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 1 of 3. Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand … More »

Why Skis Turn

You may find that I constantly harp on the idea of edging the ski to turn when it seems more intuitive to “turn” the skis to turn, but there is good reason for this. Modern skis for groomed slopes have a pronounced hourglass shape compared to skis of a few decades ago. Even backcountry skis … More »

The right fit

Tech Talk by Lou Rosenfeld “When I buckle my boots, my feet hurt like hell. Can you fix my boots so my feet stop hurting?” This is one of the most commonly heard questions (and complaints) in ski shops around the world. Over the years I’ve probably addressed the problem hundreds of times, varying the … More »

The Science Behind Helmets

Protecting your head isn’t about colour and styling, it’s knowing a helmet’s limitations – and your own by Jasper Shealy with Robert Johnson and Carl Ettlinger from Fall 2008 issue – originally posted December 5, 2008 Jasper Shealy is Professor Emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY. This article includes material from Robert Wilson, Professor, … More »

Gear That Made a Difference

As Ski Canada celebrates its 40th birthday this season, we thought a nostalgic look back each issue was an appropriate way to rejoice. Leading the sentimental season is a subject we all love to muse about: iconic ski equipment. Although everyone has a personal list of favourite gear, there are some real milestones that have shaped the direction … More »

Long live the revolution

Revolution

Freeride skis have come a long way in the past decade. It was buttery smooth, exhilaratingly fast and dumbfoundingly easy. It liberated me to ski harmonically with the contours of the terrain. My route meandered whimsically where before it would have been a regimented fall line. Trees and rocks became a new dimension of intrigue. That … More »

Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

How To Get Layered

10 ways you’re probably screwing up on keeping warm. You shouldn’t be cold when skiing. It all comes down to how you dress—and most skiers could do better. According to the baselayer experts, the following are the top-10 mistakes most skiers make when it comes to keeping warm, dry and comfortable. by RYAN STUART in … More »

In Defence of Narrow Skis

  ‘‘I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness and ski width… ’’ Repeated visits to an orthopaedic surgeon revealed exactly how my knees had worn with time. This got me to wondering how much my life of skiing had to do with my knee problems. I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 1

Ski Canada magazine is introducing a new series of posts from tech editor Ryan Stuart on all things alpine skiing. Watch for regular updates In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 1 of 3. Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand … More »

Why Skis Turn

You may find that I constantly harp on the idea of edging the ski to turn when it seems more intuitive to “turn” the skis to turn, but there is good reason for this. Modern skis for groomed slopes have a pronounced hourglass shape compared to skis of a few decades ago. Even backcountry skis … More »

The right fit

Tech Talk by Lou Rosenfeld “When I buckle my boots, my feet hurt like hell. Can you fix my boots so my feet stop hurting?” This is one of the most commonly heard questions (and complaints) in ski shops around the world. Over the years I’ve probably addressed the problem hundreds of times, varying the … More »

The Science Behind Helmets

Protecting your head isn’t about colour and styling, it’s knowing a helmet’s limitations – and your own by Jasper Shealy with Robert Johnson and Carl Ettlinger from Fall 2008 issue – originally posted December 5, 2008 Jasper Shealy is Professor Emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY. This article includes material from Robert Wilson, Professor, … More »

Gear That Made a Difference

As Ski Canada celebrates its 40th birthday this season, we thought a nostalgic look back each issue was an appropriate way to rejoice. Leading the sentimental season is a subject we all love to muse about: iconic ski equipment. Although everyone has a personal list of favourite gear, there are some real milestones that have shaped the direction … More »

Long live the revolution

Revolution

Freeride skis have come a long way in the past decade. It was buttery smooth, exhilaratingly fast and dumbfoundingly easy. It liberated me to ski harmonically with the contours of the terrain. My route meandered whimsically where before it would have been a regimented fall line. Trees and rocks became a new dimension of intrigue. That … More »

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