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Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #4

1.  Precise, warm, compact, streamlined, easy on-and-off…all appropriate adjectives for the Women’s Beast by Dynafit ($899). Built for freeride feet, it’s also happy skinning back up. Accurate power transmission via Dynafit’s Precision Lock System is immediate when the shell, cuff and stiff magnesium spoiler are in Ski Mode. At only 1,300g, it’s almost danceable—just don’t drive … More »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

MEC baselayers – How to wear it best

Wet. Cold. Hungry. The only three things that can ruin my ski day. But with the right layering strategy none of them should ever be an issue. Dressing properly addresses the first two, obviously, and should create some storage room for the third. The best way to stay dry and warm is to layer clothing … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #1

Geoff Holman’s unique cover shot this month, taken with his drone, is a first for Ski Canada. Like POV cameras that not long ago became ubiquitous on ski helmets everywhere, drones are taking social media show-offs to new heights. We tested out the Mavic Pro from industry giant DJI for a few weeks and couldn’t … More »

Gear & Gadgets Winter 2017

1. Who needs another logoed team jacket or club T-shirt? How about a custom-knit, non-itch, 100-per-cent merino wool JYTTE toque? Made in Sun Valley, Idaho, by Canadian expat Jytte (pronounced “You-Tay”—that’s Danish for sweet-looking beanie), it’s definitely keeper-schwag. Add your own logo, colours and design for US$20 per lid (that’s half the retail price) plus … More »

Gear & Gadgets December 2016

As a key layer under your shell or on its own breaking trail, Smartwool hit it out of the park with its Propulsion 60 Jacket ($209), also in women’s. Added to a layer of soft, non-itch merino wool is a front panel of nylon and extra insulation, providing a perfect combo of multi-sport warmth, wicking … More »

New product reviews

by RAY O’REILLY in the Fall 2016 issue With all the Euro-influence in the ski world, stumbling at pronouncing a product name can give it street cred, so we were surprised to learn Sevaen (Sa-VAY-in) is made right here in Canada—Nova Scotia, in fact. Even the source fibres are North American. Keeping sailors warm and … More »

Backcountry Essentials

Staying safe in the backcountry will always be about making the right decisions. But Mother Nature can be random and make things difficult for our journeys and adventures. When that happens, these products might just keep you alive. by RYAN STUART in December 2015 issue   The North Face Modulator ($1,000; thenorthface.com) The best way to … More »

Gear & Gadgets Winter 2016

1. Skiwear or streetwear, Helly Hansen’s Regulate Midlayer Jacket ($160) is a fresh departure from traditional insulators worn under a shell and is just as hip as a stand-alone. Versatile and with clean subtle lines that define the freeride look, it subtly combines Helly’s patented H2Flow insulating technology and is compatible with 3-in-1 outer layers. HellyHansen.com … More »

The new technology of layering

One day last winter it was -19 C at the bottom of Lake Louise and -1 C at the top. Known as an inversion, because the typical temperature gradient of getting colder as elevation rises is turned upside down, it’s a nice mountain phenomenon for skiers, but also a conundrum. Skiing is already tricky for … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #4

1.  Precise, warm, compact, streamlined, easy on-and-off…all appropriate adjectives for the Women’s Beast by Dynafit ($899). Built for freeride feet, it’s also happy skinning back up. Accurate power transmission via Dynafit’s Precision Lock System is immediate when the shell, cuff and stiff magnesium spoiler are in Ski Mode. At only 1,300g, it’s almost danceable—just don’t drive … More »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

MEC baselayers – How to wear it best

Wet. Cold. Hungry. The only three things that can ruin my ski day. But with the right layering strategy none of them should ever be an issue. Dressing properly addresses the first two, obviously, and should create some storage room for the third. The best way to stay dry and warm is to layer clothing … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #1

Geoff Holman’s unique cover shot this month, taken with his drone, is a first for Ski Canada. Like POV cameras that not long ago became ubiquitous on ski helmets everywhere, drones are taking social media show-offs to new heights. We tested out the Mavic Pro from industry giant DJI for a few weeks and couldn’t … More »

Gear & Gadgets Winter 2017

1. Who needs another logoed team jacket or club T-shirt? How about a custom-knit, non-itch, 100-per-cent merino wool JYTTE toque? Made in Sun Valley, Idaho, by Canadian expat Jytte (pronounced “You-Tay”—that’s Danish for sweet-looking beanie), it’s definitely keeper-schwag. Add your own logo, colours and design for US$20 per lid (that’s half the retail price) plus … More »

Gear & Gadgets December 2016

As a key layer under your shell or on its own breaking trail, Smartwool hit it out of the park with its Propulsion 60 Jacket ($209), also in women’s. Added to a layer of soft, non-itch merino wool is a front panel of nylon and extra insulation, providing a perfect combo of multi-sport warmth, wicking … More »

New product reviews

by RAY O’REILLY in the Fall 2016 issue With all the Euro-influence in the ski world, stumbling at pronouncing a product name can give it street cred, so we were surprised to learn Sevaen (Sa-VAY-in) is made right here in Canada—Nova Scotia, in fact. Even the source fibres are North American. Keeping sailors warm and … More »

Backcountry Essentials

Staying safe in the backcountry will always be about making the right decisions. But Mother Nature can be random and make things difficult for our journeys and adventures. When that happens, these products might just keep you alive. by RYAN STUART in December 2015 issue   The North Face Modulator ($1,000; thenorthface.com) The best way to … More »

Gear & Gadgets Winter 2016

1. Skiwear or streetwear, Helly Hansen’s Regulate Midlayer Jacket ($160) is a fresh departure from traditional insulators worn under a shell and is just as hip as a stand-alone. Versatile and with clean subtle lines that define the freeride look, it subtly combines Helly’s patented H2Flow insulating technology and is compatible with 3-in-1 outer layers. HellyHansen.com … More »

The new technology of layering

One day last winter it was -19 C at the bottom of Lake Louise and -1 C at the top. Known as an inversion, because the typical temperature gradient of getting colder as elevation rises is turned upside down, it’s a nice mountain phenomenon for skiers, but also a conundrum. Skiing is already tricky for … More »

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Just $3.75 an issue!

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

Outside Canada?