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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 »

Test 2012 Preview

Testers3

Ski Canada Test 2012 was hosted by Silver Star Mountain, BC February 20 – 25, 2011. Reports will appear in the fall 2011 issues beginning with the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue publishing week of August 22. First test reports in Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue are expert (now online) and adventure all mountain categories. Recommendations. Meet the … More »

Fall 2010

* Ubiquitous glove creator Swany has yet another head-turning offering hanging in the shop window. The RC-25 i-Finger ($45) is a nifty, lightweight softshell glove that allows you to use your smartphone or iPod touchscreen in order to ignore your chairlift seatmates better. www.swanyamerica.com * Winter temperatures vary as much as your activity level and Columbia is … More »

Elan: Slovenian for common sense

W hen was the last time you put your skis on the wrong feet? It’s normally pretty well impossible to do, but I managed to swap my right and left unintentionally at a sneak peek of Elan’s new Amphibio line of skis not long ago—and immediately realized something was wrong. It also convinced me that Elan has got something right.   Other … More »

Long live the revolution

Revolution

Freeride skis have come a long way in the past decade. It was buttery smooth, exhilaratingly fast and dumbfoundingly easy. It liberated me to ski harmonically with the contours of the terrain. My route meandered whimsically where before it would have been a regimented fall line. Trees and rocks became a new dimension of intrigue. That … More »

Ski geometry

Ski Geometry 101

Heart of the matter As the ski industry pushes its boundaries, skis, boots and bindings have followed suit. Behind every astounding pro trick, you’ll find an army of engineers looking to produce better-suited technology. The result is an ever-growing skier’s lexicon. Here’s some of base information on keywords like sidecut, radius and camber as well … 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 »

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 »

Test 2012 Preview

Testers3

Ski Canada Test 2012 was hosted by Silver Star Mountain, BC February 20 – 25, 2011. Reports will appear in the fall 2011 issues beginning with the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue publishing week of August 22. First test reports in Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue are expert (now online) and adventure all mountain categories. Recommendations. Meet the … More »

Fall 2010

* Ubiquitous glove creator Swany has yet another head-turning offering hanging in the shop window. The RC-25 i-Finger ($45) is a nifty, lightweight softshell glove that allows you to use your smartphone or iPod touchscreen in order to ignore your chairlift seatmates better. www.swanyamerica.com * Winter temperatures vary as much as your activity level and Columbia is … More »

Elan: Slovenian for common sense

W hen was the last time you put your skis on the wrong feet? It’s normally pretty well impossible to do, but I managed to swap my right and left unintentionally at a sneak peek of Elan’s new Amphibio line of skis not long ago—and immediately realized something was wrong. It also convinced me that Elan has got something right.   Other … More »

Long live the revolution

Revolution

Freeride skis have come a long way in the past decade. It was buttery smooth, exhilaratingly fast and dumbfoundingly easy. It liberated me to ski harmonically with the contours of the terrain. My route meandered whimsically where before it would have been a regimented fall line. Trees and rocks became a new dimension of intrigue. That … More »

Ski geometry

Ski Geometry 101

Heart of the matter As the ski industry pushes its boundaries, skis, boots and bindings have followed suit. Behind every astounding pro trick, you’ll find an army of engineers looking to produce better-suited technology. The result is an ever-growing skier’s lexicon. Here’s some of base information on keywords like sidecut, radius and camber as well … 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 »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $3.75 an issue!

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

Outside Canada?