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High Performance 2012

There’s no better place than Germany to check out today’s highest performance technology. The industry show ISPO exceeded expectations, featuring a High-Performance revival. And the message was as clear as schnapps: the industry knows you’re a carving, frontside ripper; they’ve identified you as a connoisseur; and they’ve broken all the rules to please you: deconstructing … More »

Frontside 2012

The ski industry considers Frontside skiers as those who dream of sugar-coated waffles—corduroy bathed in a shimmering layer of fresh flakes. Their playground lies under and near the lifts, where access is best and fall lines are guaranteed. The innovations for these skiers come clearly in the form of rocker technology, which promises easier turn … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012 Gear

  The Best of ISPO (and Wurst of Munich) Every year the ski industry convenes in cities like Montreal and Denver, but the biggest Gong Show when it comes to skiing and winter sports takes place in Bavaria’s capital city, Munich. ISPO, the planet’s largest industry sports show, is home to more than 2,000 exhibitors … More »

Survival of the Fittest

For most of Ski Canada’s 40 years of publishing, the first issue of the season has always included the country’s most complete Gear Guide of new ski equipment. The keeners repeatedly tell us that, long before the snow settles on most of our hills, Ski Canada’s pages of facts, figures and photos as well as our … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2011

Every January the global ski industry convenes in North America for international bragging rights. After 37 years of Las Vegas playing host, the dog and pony show was moved to Denver’s spectacular Colorado Convention Center last year where some 845 brands exposed their latest and greatest—and Ski Canada was there to look, listen, poke and … More »

All Mountain 2011

All Mountain 2011.3

All-Mountain means just about everything. This is a ski that loves abuse and can just as easily carve hardpack as float through powder or provide stability in crud. Expect solid wood core skis jacked up with dampening technologies with a variety of hybrid constructions, many using a sidewall underfoot and capped extremes.   top row, … More »

Big Mountain 2011

Big-Mountain translates to huge underfoots, lots of rocker and graphic excess. It’s a much smaller segment than the ubiquitous All-Mountain category but this is where the ski strikes back, now influencing the snowboard industry with profiles that slash and smear rather than carve and grip. Big-Mountain boards are typically sold flat since riders can choose … More »

High Performance 2011

High Performance 2011

High-Performance means the best Frontside skis. Period. These shredders with high-octane pedigrees urge their owners’ best performances. Hear the noise – these come with all the World Cup and Olympic circuit bells and vuvuzelas. More than experts only, this category is for connoisseurs. Can you tell the difference between shaken and stirred? If yes, shop … More »

Frontside 2011

Frontside collection 1

Whether or not ski industry marketing types will admit it, the Frontside category may be the least sexy but it’s also what most skiers in Canada are looking for. Near the lifts on groomed runs is where Frontside skiers spend most or all of their time. Think intermediates and advanced skiers who want a little game improvement to … More »

Boots 2011

Boots 2011.1

As the ski industry enters new frontiers, accessories are clearly following suit. Purpose-built boots, bindings and poles cover the range from race-ready to hiking-friendly. This year most of the innovation takes place at the latter end of the spectrum as the Alpine Touring or AT segment increasingly influences the rest of the market. Performance redesigned … More »

High Performance 2012

There’s no better place than Germany to check out today’s highest performance technology. The industry show ISPO exceeded expectations, featuring a High-Performance revival. And the message was as clear as schnapps: the industry knows you’re a carving, frontside ripper; they’ve identified you as a connoisseur; and they’ve broken all the rules to please you: deconstructing … More »

Frontside 2012

The ski industry considers Frontside skiers as those who dream of sugar-coated waffles—corduroy bathed in a shimmering layer of fresh flakes. Their playground lies under and near the lifts, where access is best and fall lines are guaranteed. The innovations for these skiers come clearly in the form of rocker technology, which promises easier turn … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012 Gear

  The Best of ISPO (and Wurst of Munich) Every year the ski industry convenes in cities like Montreal and Denver, but the biggest Gong Show when it comes to skiing and winter sports takes place in Bavaria’s capital city, Munich. ISPO, the planet’s largest industry sports show, is home to more than 2,000 exhibitors … More »

Survival of the Fittest

For most of Ski Canada’s 40 years of publishing, the first issue of the season has always included the country’s most complete Gear Guide of new ski equipment. The keeners repeatedly tell us that, long before the snow settles on most of our hills, Ski Canada’s pages of facts, figures and photos as well as our … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2011

Every January the global ski industry convenes in North America for international bragging rights. After 37 years of Las Vegas playing host, the dog and pony show was moved to Denver’s spectacular Colorado Convention Center last year where some 845 brands exposed their latest and greatest—and Ski Canada was there to look, listen, poke and … More »

All Mountain 2011

All Mountain 2011.3

All-Mountain means just about everything. This is a ski that loves abuse and can just as easily carve hardpack as float through powder or provide stability in crud. Expect solid wood core skis jacked up with dampening technologies with a variety of hybrid constructions, many using a sidewall underfoot and capped extremes.   top row, … More »

Big Mountain 2011

Big-Mountain translates to huge underfoots, lots of rocker and graphic excess. It’s a much smaller segment than the ubiquitous All-Mountain category but this is where the ski strikes back, now influencing the snowboard industry with profiles that slash and smear rather than carve and grip. Big-Mountain boards are typically sold flat since riders can choose … More »

High Performance 2011

High Performance 2011

High-Performance means the best Frontside skis. Period. These shredders with high-octane pedigrees urge their owners’ best performances. Hear the noise – these come with all the World Cup and Olympic circuit bells and vuvuzelas. More than experts only, this category is for connoisseurs. Can you tell the difference between shaken and stirred? If yes, shop … More »

Frontside 2011

Frontside collection 1

Whether or not ski industry marketing types will admit it, the Frontside category may be the least sexy but it’s also what most skiers in Canada are looking for. Near the lifts on groomed runs is where Frontside skiers spend most or all of their time. Think intermediates and advanced skiers who want a little game improvement to … More »

Boots 2011

Boots 2011.1

As the ski industry enters new frontiers, accessories are clearly following suit. Purpose-built boots, bindings and poles cover the range from race-ready to hiking-friendly. This year most of the innovation takes place at the latter end of the spectrum as the Alpine Touring or AT segment increasingly influences the rest of the market. Performance redesigned … More »

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Just $3.75 an issue!

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

Outside Canada?