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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 »

Woolly Warmth

 The fine undercoat of goats from Inner Mongolia goes into what’s possibly the world’s lightest, most ultra-soft luxury cashmere tuques. Handmade in Nepal from fair-wage, eco-friendly Ocabini. £55 includes shipping to Canada: www.ocabini.com  Ooooo! Nice sweater. Neve’s Ultra-fine, soft and non-itch 100-per-cent merino wool is 100-per-cent style. The Nicola Full Zip Cardigan ($164) in charcoal is Nordic enough for après ski, yet classy enough … More »

Gear & Gadgets

from 40th Anniversary issue  A leader in on-slope safety products, POC’s melon protection lineup includes the Receptor Backcountry helmet ($299). With its patented MIPS System, rotational forces to the brain (through serious oblique or lateral crashes) are reduced when a replaceable pin shears and the helmet’s liner releases from its outer shell. www.pocsports.com  Whether you’re catching an epic powder day in … More »

Gear & Gadgets Fall 2011

  Special thanks to sponsors at the Ski Canada Test at Silver Star 1 You don’t need a day skiing bumps to appreciate the advantages of a Max Sports Bra Top from Shock Absorber ($67). Google “bounceometer” (when the boss isn’t around) for a visual demonstration of how Shock Absorber can reduce damaging breast bounce … 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 »

Woolly Warmth

 The fine undercoat of goats from Inner Mongolia goes into what’s possibly the world’s lightest, most ultra-soft luxury cashmere tuques. Handmade in Nepal from fair-wage, eco-friendly Ocabini. £55 includes shipping to Canada: www.ocabini.com  Ooooo! Nice sweater. Neve’s Ultra-fine, soft and non-itch 100-per-cent merino wool is 100-per-cent style. The Nicola Full Zip Cardigan ($164) in charcoal is Nordic enough for après ski, yet classy enough … More »

Gear & Gadgets

from 40th Anniversary issue  A leader in on-slope safety products, POC’s melon protection lineup includes the Receptor Backcountry helmet ($299). With its patented MIPS System, rotational forces to the brain (through serious oblique or lateral crashes) are reduced when a replaceable pin shears and the helmet’s liner releases from its outer shell. www.pocsports.com  Whether you’re catching an epic powder day in … More »

Gear & Gadgets Fall 2011

  Special thanks to sponsors at the Ski Canada Test at Silver Star 1 You don’t need a day skiing bumps to appreciate the advantages of a Max Sports Bra Top from Shock Absorber ($67). Google “bounceometer” (when the boss isn’t around) for a visual demonstration of how Shock Absorber can reduce damaging breast bounce … More »

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1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax!

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