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Frontside 2017

Sexy has finally made its way into frontside skiing. Groomers and carving may sound staid, but with direct trickle-down from the World Cup and substantial R&D, some of the most exciting developments these days are taking place on the frontside of the mountain. The bottom line: adding weight reductions and easier skiing to firm-snow performance, … More »

Backcountry 2017

The grams keep falling. The quest for efficiency beyond the ski area boundaries continues to push innovation for lighter weights in ski gear without sacrificing performance. Today, a lot of the new technology we’re seeing in all-mountain and big-mountain categories is coming from here. And we like where we’re headed. by RYAN STUART in Buyer’s Guide … More »

Backside 2017

Experimentation is where it’s at. From bindings to boots, poles to skis, freeride has always been about trying stuff: tweaking sidecuts and ski shapes; widening and lowering bindings; even making quick-release poles. Anything goes. in Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue QUICK RELEASE Pole straps are great at keeping you attached to your poles, but sometimes that’s the … More »

All-Mountain

More niche than niche. The all-mountain category is spreading wide and far across your ski area, into every niche and nook. By ditching weight, tweaking sidecuts, adjusting rocker and using innovative materials, ski manufacturers are getting closer than ever to the Holy Grail of the do-it-all ski—whatever that means to you. (To see what we … More »

What’s Trending

When does a fad become something more? Every year new ideas, styles, colours and flavours emerge. Some of them stick around to change the sport for the better—think rocker shape to skis nowadays. Others not so much—we’re looking at you, SnowBlades. Here are the ones to watch this year. WHAT WOMEN WANT    Walking around … More »

YOU’RE SAYING IT WRONG

You don’t pronounce every company’s name the way it looks. DALE OF NORWAY Known for: Traditional and modern Scandinavian wool sweaters worn by our national ski team. How you probably say it: Like your cousin Dale in Wisconsin. Now say it properly: Daalay JYTTE Known for: Sweet merino wool toques. How you probably say it: … More »

GEAR GUIDE 2017

The Changing Face of Gear by RYAN STUART, Technical Editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue Change is one of life’s few guarantees. As skiers, we see evidence of this all the time. No two winters are the same—especially these days. Resorts and gear manufacturers are always tweaking this and messing with that. Skis grow curves, … More »

Alpine Boots 2016

No matter how you cut it, the link between our feet and skis is a critical factor in not only how we perform, but also how we enjoy ourselves. With today’s technological advances, the mantra coming from the manufacturers remains: comfort and performance don’t have to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. BOOT UPGRADES   … More »

Frontside 2016

Classic Frontside skiers typically look for narrower waist widths than the true All-Mountain crowd—generally less than 85mm. This season expect to see revamped cores, lightweight modifications and vibration control technologies in most manufacturers’ lineups. Frontside skis are upping the ante in performance, resulting in more aggressive boards built to rip and carve the hard-pack. A … More »

Big Mountain 2016

While the Big Mountain category has expanded, with virtually every manufacturer developing a series, this year’s SIA saw a general drop in girth: waist widths generally max out under 120mm, with the majority under 110mm. As for graphics, the days of cartoons on LSD also seem to be behind us. Expect the real flair to … More »

Frontside 2017

Sexy has finally made its way into frontside skiing. Groomers and carving may sound staid, but with direct trickle-down from the World Cup and substantial R&D, some of the most exciting developments these days are taking place on the frontside of the mountain. The bottom line: adding weight reductions and easier skiing to firm-snow performance, … More »

Backcountry 2017

The grams keep falling. The quest for efficiency beyond the ski area boundaries continues to push innovation for lighter weights in ski gear without sacrificing performance. Today, a lot of the new technology we’re seeing in all-mountain and big-mountain categories is coming from here. And we like where we’re headed. by RYAN STUART in Buyer’s Guide … More »

Backside 2017

Experimentation is where it’s at. From bindings to boots, poles to skis, freeride has always been about trying stuff: tweaking sidecuts and ski shapes; widening and lowering bindings; even making quick-release poles. Anything goes. in Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue QUICK RELEASE Pole straps are great at keeping you attached to your poles, but sometimes that’s the … More »

All-Mountain

More niche than niche. The all-mountain category is spreading wide and far across your ski area, into every niche and nook. By ditching weight, tweaking sidecuts, adjusting rocker and using innovative materials, ski manufacturers are getting closer than ever to the Holy Grail of the do-it-all ski—whatever that means to you. (To see what we … More »

What’s Trending

When does a fad become something more? Every year new ideas, styles, colours and flavours emerge. Some of them stick around to change the sport for the better—think rocker shape to skis nowadays. Others not so much—we’re looking at you, SnowBlades. Here are the ones to watch this year. WHAT WOMEN WANT    Walking around … More »

YOU’RE SAYING IT WRONG

You don’t pronounce every company’s name the way it looks. DALE OF NORWAY Known for: Traditional and modern Scandinavian wool sweaters worn by our national ski team. How you probably say it: Like your cousin Dale in Wisconsin. Now say it properly: Daalay JYTTE Known for: Sweet merino wool toques. How you probably say it: … More »

GEAR GUIDE 2017

The Changing Face of Gear by RYAN STUART, Technical Editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue Change is one of life’s few guarantees. As skiers, we see evidence of this all the time. No two winters are the same—especially these days. Resorts and gear manufacturers are always tweaking this and messing with that. Skis grow curves, … More »

Alpine Boots 2016

No matter how you cut it, the link between our feet and skis is a critical factor in not only how we perform, but also how we enjoy ourselves. With today’s technological advances, the mantra coming from the manufacturers remains: comfort and performance don’t have to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. BOOT UPGRADES   … More »

Frontside 2016

Classic Frontside skiers typically look for narrower waist widths than the true All-Mountain crowd—generally less than 85mm. This season expect to see revamped cores, lightweight modifications and vibration control technologies in most manufacturers’ lineups. Frontside skis are upping the ante in performance, resulting in more aggressive boards built to rip and carve the hard-pack. A … More »

Big Mountain 2016

While the Big Mountain category has expanded, with virtually every manufacturer developing a series, this year’s SIA saw a general drop in girth: waist widths generally max out under 120mm, with the majority under 110mm. As for graphics, the days of cartoons on LSD also seem to be behind us. Expect the real flair to … More »

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