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Trying Transceivers

Nine avalanche beacons were put to the test by novices and pros to determine their effectiveness in the backcountry.  BY F.M. SWANGARD, MD AND BOB SAYER, CSGA in Winter 2015 issue Not all avalanche tragedies can be spared by electronics but to venture into the backcountry without a transceiver is nothing short of foolish. Your … More »

The Christmas Wish List

Whether it’s for yourself or your loved ones, you can’t go wrong with the gift of gear. from December 2014 issue 1.A nylon core for durability, an outer layer of merino wool with its millions of air pockets for warmth and natural odour resistance, and a touch of Lycra for fit… Icebreaker has the combo … More »

Putting on Airs

from Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide 2015 IN THE BACKCOUNTRY Rather than follow, BD decided to reinvent the airbag packs designed to keep skiers on the surface in an avalanche. Like others, the rugged Black Diamond Halo 28 ski pack has a 200-litre airbag hidden inside and a trigger handle in the shoulder strap, but instead … More »

Gear & Gadgets * Winter 2014

by Ray O’Reilly in the Winter 2014 issue   1.  Nice wheels! No, seriously, if you could add a motor to this bag, you’d drive it through an airport. Tough and durable, High Sierra’s Pro Series Trapezoid Wheeled Duffel (US$160) isn’t so heavy that half of your 23-kg airline limit is taken up just by … More »

Forced Air

Within two seconds I knew I couldn’t ski out of it.” What started as a small avalanche below Martin Lefebrve’s skis had propagated 20m above and all around him. It quickly took him off his feet and sent him downhill. In desperation he pulled the handle of his avalanche airbag. The pop and hiss told … More »

Made in our Mountains

Looking to upgrade your kit? How about spending some bucks at home? Manufacturers in Western Canada have you covered from head to toe with some of the finest products on the market. I’d love to say I crossed Canada looking for this stuff, but there was so much to choose from right here in my … More »

From the Ski Canada Test Kitchen

We’ve taken new gear to the mountains and come up with some picks to pack.   Olympus’s OM-D E-M5 ($1,299) won a pride of awards last year, so on a hunch it was chosen for last year’s Readers’ Trip to Champéry, Switzerland. The dust- and splash-proof model is but a third of the size and … More »

All Teched Out

Whether or not your ski experience is going to be revolutionized, it sure is fun to play in the candy store.  by Ryan Stuart in Winter 2013 issue 1.  The Drift HD Ghost takes your average head cam and makes it dead easy to use with WiFi connectivity, a remote control with indicator lights, an … More »

Overhead Cams

THESE DAYS YOU’RE NAKED WITHOUT YOUR POV. by John Schwirtlich in Spring 2012 issue There’s only one way to describe shooting with a waterproof POV or helmet camera: fun and productive. For almost 10 years I’ve been staff photographer/videographer at the powder mecca of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, in Blue River, B.C. I record skiers’ powder fantasies coming true … More »

Trying Transceivers

Nine avalanche beacons were put to the test by novices and pros to determine their effectiveness in the backcountry.  BY F.M. SWANGARD, MD AND BOB SAYER, CSGA in Winter 2015 issue Not all avalanche tragedies can be spared by electronics but to venture into the backcountry without a transceiver is nothing short of foolish. Your … More »

The Christmas Wish List

Whether it’s for yourself or your loved ones, you can’t go wrong with the gift of gear. from December 2014 issue 1.A nylon core for durability, an outer layer of merino wool with its millions of air pockets for warmth and natural odour resistance, and a touch of Lycra for fit… Icebreaker has the combo … More »

Putting on Airs

from Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide 2015 IN THE BACKCOUNTRY Rather than follow, BD decided to reinvent the airbag packs designed to keep skiers on the surface in an avalanche. Like others, the rugged Black Diamond Halo 28 ski pack has a 200-litre airbag hidden inside and a trigger handle in the shoulder strap, but instead … More »

Gear & Gadgets * Winter 2014

by Ray O’Reilly in the Winter 2014 issue   1.  Nice wheels! No, seriously, if you could add a motor to this bag, you’d drive it through an airport. Tough and durable, High Sierra’s Pro Series Trapezoid Wheeled Duffel (US$160) isn’t so heavy that half of your 23-kg airline limit is taken up just by … More »

Forced Air

Within two seconds I knew I couldn’t ski out of it.” What started as a small avalanche below Martin Lefebrve’s skis had propagated 20m above and all around him. It quickly took him off his feet and sent him downhill. In desperation he pulled the handle of his avalanche airbag. The pop and hiss told … More »

Made in our Mountains

Looking to upgrade your kit? How about spending some bucks at home? Manufacturers in Western Canada have you covered from head to toe with some of the finest products on the market. I’d love to say I crossed Canada looking for this stuff, but there was so much to choose from right here in my … More »

From the Ski Canada Test Kitchen

We’ve taken new gear to the mountains and come up with some picks to pack.   Olympus’s OM-D E-M5 ($1,299) won a pride of awards last year, so on a hunch it was chosen for last year’s Readers’ Trip to Champéry, Switzerland. The dust- and splash-proof model is but a third of the size and … More »

All Teched Out

Whether or not your ski experience is going to be revolutionized, it sure is fun to play in the candy store.  by Ryan Stuart in Winter 2013 issue 1.  The Drift HD Ghost takes your average head cam and makes it dead easy to use with WiFi connectivity, a remote control with indicator lights, an … More »

Overhead Cams

THESE DAYS YOU’RE NAKED WITHOUT YOUR POV. by John Schwirtlich in Spring 2012 issue There’s only one way to describe shooting with a waterproof POV or helmet camera: fun and productive. For almost 10 years I’ve been staff photographer/videographer at the powder mecca of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, in Blue River, B.C. I record skiers’ powder fantasies coming true … More »

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