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Faction Prodigy 2.0

Faction Prodigy 2.0 ALL-MOUNTAIN VIRTUOSO     The Prodigy 2.0 takes Faction’s park ski and sets it loose all over the mountain. Inspired by the antics of the company’s sponsored pitchman and YouTube star Candide Thovex, who’s known for creatively turning everything and anything around the world into a terrain park, the Prodigy 2.0 adds girth, … More »

How to Buy a Ski Helmet

How to buy a ski helmet     Seems like more but almost 80 per cent of us always wear a helmet on the slopes, according to a 2017 StatsCan survey. That’s spawned a lot of options for lids. Here’s our advice. Style: Unless you’re bashing gates, go for a half-shell helmet, which protects to about … More »

Test 2020: Fischer My Ranger 96 Ti

Fischer My Ranger 96 Ti BEST FOR: Taking your skiing to the next level. LENGTHS:              158, 166, 174 DIMENSIONS:         128/95/120 RADIUS:                 17@166 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800 OTHER MODELS:    My Ranger 90 Ti  Ski Canada women tested the My Ranger 90 and 96 at Mount Washington. Testers found both models forgiving, fun and versatile. “An easy-carving ski … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Atomic Bent Chetler Grateful Dead Edition

WHAT WOULD THE GRATEFUL DEAD SKI?     The Grateful Dead’s free-form, creative and mellow music has always been the soundtrack to skiing. Now it’s the inspiration for the artwork, too. “The way we draw lines down a mountain or wave is the same improv the Dead have in their music,” says pro skier and Dead … More »

Outerwear 2020

Outerwear 2020 Québécois cold or Coastal wet, what you wear on the outside is key to staying comfortable. For cold weather In the Alpha LIFALOFT Jacket and women’s Whitewall LIFALOFT Jacket Helly Hansen borrowed the breathable technology it developed for mid-layers and stuffed it into a resort-inspired shell. Thinner and lighter than synthetic insulation and … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Test 2020: Salomon S/Force Bold

Salomon S/Force Bold BEST FOR: Being bold, on-piste LENGTHS: 170,177,184 DIMENSIONS: 132/84/116 RADIUS: 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1199 OTHER MODELS: S/Force 11, S/Force 9, S/Force 7 Last year Salomon introduced the S/Max series as a small step down from its race family. This year it eases up just a little more in the S/Force, a group … More »

Boot Flex

Boot Flex How stiff a boot do you need? Boot manufacturers use a flexibility number to measure stiffness but there is still no industry standard for flex. In general the higher the number, the harder it is to bend your ankle joint inside the boot. A stiffer boot transfers more power to the ski. And … More »

Icelantic Riveter

Icelantic Riveter RIVETING FEMALE PERFORMANCE     The Pioneer was so well received as a quiver of one, Icelantic created a women’s equivalent, the Riveter. It has the same tapered shape, tip and tail rocker, and 7mm of camber underfoot. A poplar core adds plenty of pop without a ton of weight. The Riveter comes in … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

Faction Prodigy 2.0

Faction Prodigy 2.0 ALL-MOUNTAIN VIRTUOSO     The Prodigy 2.0 takes Faction’s park ski and sets it loose all over the mountain. Inspired by the antics of the company’s sponsored pitchman and YouTube star Candide Thovex, who’s known for creatively turning everything and anything around the world into a terrain park, the Prodigy 2.0 adds girth, … More »

How to Buy a Ski Helmet

How to buy a ski helmet     Seems like more but almost 80 per cent of us always wear a helmet on the slopes, according to a 2017 StatsCan survey. That’s spawned a lot of options for lids. Here’s our advice. Style: Unless you’re bashing gates, go for a half-shell helmet, which protects to about … More »

Test 2020: Fischer My Ranger 96 Ti

Fischer My Ranger 96 Ti BEST FOR: Taking your skiing to the next level. LENGTHS:              158, 166, 174 DIMENSIONS:         128/95/120 RADIUS:                 17@166 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800 OTHER MODELS:    My Ranger 90 Ti  Ski Canada women tested the My Ranger 90 and 96 at Mount Washington. Testers found both models forgiving, fun and versatile. “An easy-carving ski … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Atomic Bent Chetler Grateful Dead Edition

WHAT WOULD THE GRATEFUL DEAD SKI?     The Grateful Dead’s free-form, creative and mellow music has always been the soundtrack to skiing. Now it’s the inspiration for the artwork, too. “The way we draw lines down a mountain or wave is the same improv the Dead have in their music,” says pro skier and Dead … More »

Outerwear 2020

Outerwear 2020 Québécois cold or Coastal wet, what you wear on the outside is key to staying comfortable. For cold weather In the Alpha LIFALOFT Jacket and women’s Whitewall LIFALOFT Jacket Helly Hansen borrowed the breathable technology it developed for mid-layers and stuffed it into a resort-inspired shell. Thinner and lighter than synthetic insulation and … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Test 2020: Salomon S/Force Bold

Salomon S/Force Bold BEST FOR: Being bold, on-piste LENGTHS: 170,177,184 DIMENSIONS: 132/84/116 RADIUS: 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1199 OTHER MODELS: S/Force 11, S/Force 9, S/Force 7 Last year Salomon introduced the S/Max series as a small step down from its race family. This year it eases up just a little more in the S/Force, a group … More »

Boot Flex

Boot Flex How stiff a boot do you need? Boot manufacturers use a flexibility number to measure stiffness but there is still no industry standard for flex. In general the higher the number, the harder it is to bend your ankle joint inside the boot. A stiffer boot transfers more power to the ski. And … More »

Icelantic Riveter

Icelantic Riveter RIVETING FEMALE PERFORMANCE     The Pioneer was so well received as a quiver of one, Icelantic created a women’s equivalent, the Riveter. It has the same tapered shape, tip and tail rocker, and 7mm of camber underfoot. A poplar core adds plenty of pop without a ton of weight. The Riveter comes in … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

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