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Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Layer Up For Warmth and Style – women’s skiwear

Buyer’s Guide 2019 – women Fully loaded Loose and long and loaded with every possible bell and whistle, the Helly Hansen Maroi Shell Jacket is ready for whatever a skier demands. An integrated vest zips in or out, helping regulate temperature. A pocket is lined with insulating Aerogel to keep phone batteries safe from power-sucking … More »

The Anorak is Back

Eighties retro is cool. Even fanny packs are in. So it’s no surprise the funky anorak is making a comeback. If you have neglected your stretching, the pullover jacket may not be your thing, but otherwise eliminating half a zip cuts bulk and weight, and the cleaner look is also more thermally efficient. And you … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

Alpine Ski Boots for walking

PIN FOR ALPINE SKI BOOTS These boots were made for walking. Just about every brand now makes an alpine-style boot with an easy-walking rubber sole and tech binding inserts for skinning uphill. The metal grooves at the heel and twin metal dimples at the toe allow a pin-style tech binding to hold onto the boot. … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

Hydration On The Hill – Buyer’s Guide 2019

HYDRATION ON THE HILL You wouldn’t go for a bike ride without bringing water, yet few of us give much thought to hydration on the slopes. Proper hydration means you’ll be warmer, and probably ski longer and better, too. Here’s how to do it on the slopes. Camelbak Zoid Got your back Hydration bladders are … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

Rise of the Craft Ski-eries

The number of ski brands seems to be growing exponentially and most are boutique or craft brands. Just like the craft breweries, they are often tapping into the “buy local” movement. A short internet search reveals 416 legitimate ski brands. There are several ski-makers on the pages of this Buyer’s Guide we hadn’t heard of … More »

Shape Up for the Season – Fit to ski part 1

We place big demands on our bodies whether we’re ripping it on hardpack and crud or skinning up looking for untouched powder in unfamiliar terrain. Even on leisurely days we still need to be in top condition to prevent injury and ski until last chair. Doing some dryland training ahead of the season can help … More »

Reaching Lofty Heights

Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in more than 40 years. Indeed, she was the first to win a World Cup slalom since Betsy Clifford in 1971. Mielzinski credits a lot of … More »

Layer Up For Warmth and Style – women’s skiwear

Buyer’s Guide 2019 – women Fully loaded Loose and long and loaded with every possible bell and whistle, the Helly Hansen Maroi Shell Jacket is ready for whatever a skier demands. An integrated vest zips in or out, helping regulate temperature. A pocket is lined with insulating Aerogel to keep phone batteries safe from power-sucking … More »

The Anorak is Back

Eighties retro is cool. Even fanny packs are in. So it’s no surprise the funky anorak is making a comeback. If you have neglected your stretching, the pullover jacket may not be your thing, but otherwise eliminating half a zip cuts bulk and weight, and the cleaner look is also more thermally efficient. And you … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

Alpine Ski Boots for walking

PIN FOR ALPINE SKI BOOTS These boots were made for walking. Just about every brand now makes an alpine-style boot with an easy-walking rubber sole and tech binding inserts for skinning uphill. The metal grooves at the heel and twin metal dimples at the toe allow a pin-style tech binding to hold onto the boot. … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

Hydration On The Hill – Buyer’s Guide 2019

HYDRATION ON THE HILL You wouldn’t go for a bike ride without bringing water, yet few of us give much thought to hydration on the slopes. Proper hydration means you’ll be warmer, and probably ski longer and better, too. Here’s how to do it on the slopes. Camelbak Zoid Got your back Hydration bladders are … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

Rise of the Craft Ski-eries

The number of ski brands seems to be growing exponentially and most are boutique or craft brands. Just like the craft breweries, they are often tapping into the “buy local” movement. A short internet search reveals 416 legitimate ski brands. There are several ski-makers on the pages of this Buyer’s Guide we hadn’t heard of … More »

Shape Up for the Season – Fit to ski part 1

We place big demands on our bodies whether we’re ripping it on hardpack and crud or skinning up looking for untouched powder in unfamiliar terrain. Even on leisurely days we still need to be in top condition to prevent injury and ski until last chair. Doing some dryland training ahead of the season can help … More »

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