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Easy Cruisers Test 2016

Mid-range performance in long and short turns Don’t be fooled by the “easy” in this category title. It doesn’t refer to “easy terrain” but to “easy cruising.” The category is all about effortlessly travelling across the slope on a smooth, surefooted ride, one that delivers the assurance and confidence needed to explore all the possibilities … More »

On-piste Cruisers Test 2016

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GS-RADIUS TURNS Test day for On-Piste Cruisers last February was a fast one. If you love carving, edge hold and energy, keep reading. This is a category of race, detuned race or high-performance skis that typically shares similar construction, technology and under-boot widths ranging from 68-83mm. At Sun Peaks, the Ski Canada team turned … More »

Adventure All Mt. Test 2016

ALL-TERRAIN SKIING, MODERATE SPEEDS, MEDIUM TURNS Some days just get better and better. With our “Triple A” category, you can’t really do anything wrong—no matter what your mom says! These skis are designed to make you look good, feel good and generally become a better person. The Adventure All-Mountain category is sporty, it’s fun and … More »

Meet the Testers 2016

Test Team 2016 – Men   *   Test Team 2016 – Women With the tape used to mask the topsheets gone, we can reveal our testers’ favourite skis in each category (as well as their sponsors). It’s time to match your own height, weight, style and so on with our Ski Canada Testers to … More »

Expert All Mountain Test 2016

ALL-TERRAIN CRUISING, LONG AND SHORT TURNS Expert All-Mountain skis are designed for proficient skiers who like to rip groomers, float through powder and slash through the trees. Their amplified performance and all-terrain arrogance allow riders to push in all conditions and fully experience the mountain with a hard-charging attitude. Their functional versatility defines the rules … More »

Slalom Test 2016

PRECISE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE SKIS FOR SHORT TO MEDIUM TURNS Slalom skis are the shortest of the test ski bunch, but with more sidecut allowing for quick turns and solid edge grip. As a bonus users get a confident performance machine that loves a burst of speed. Its hourglass shape accelerates with a predictable bam-o-rama, “oh yes, … More »

Big Mountain Test 2016

LIKE THE NAME SAYS—AND BEYOND If you talk about the progression of skiing in the past 15 years, it’s impossible not to include Vancouver-born Shane McConkey’s name in the conversation. The appropriately titled documentary of his life, McConkey, should be required viewing for all skiers. His is the story of a true pioneer, someone who, … More »

Ski Canada Test 2016 intro

photo: ADAM STEIN * tester: Christian Armstrong  Part 1   Big Mountain  *  Expert All-Mountain  *  Slalom  *  On-Piste Cruisers  *  Easy Cruisers  *  Powder WRITTEN BY D’ARCY SEGO AND RON BETTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADAM STEIN TEST PIT CO-ORDINATION BY JOE GRIERSON It was pretty much a home run to Sun Peaks last February for the Ski … More »

Ski Canada Test 2016

Test 2016 at Sun Peaks Resort February 23 – 27, 2015 Test 2016 reports now online and in SkiFinder. * Expert All Mountain * Big Mountain category * Slalom category * Adventure All Mountain * On-Piste Cruisers * Easy Cruisers Ski Canada Test results from past years here and on SkiFinder. Use SkiFinder to input your skiing characteristics and … More »

Easy Cruisers – Test 2015

MID-RANGE PERFORMANCE IN LONG AND SHORT TURNS These skis are expected to offer excellent value, but also strong performance at intermediate to advanced speeds on groomed slopes. Appropriate criteria such as ease of initiation and stability were given a lot of attention in identifying the best skis in this category. Easy Cruisers represent, for many … More »

Easy Cruisers Test 2016

Mid-range performance in long and short turns Don’t be fooled by the “easy” in this category title. It doesn’t refer to “easy terrain” but to “easy cruising.” The category is all about effortlessly travelling across the slope on a smooth, surefooted ride, one that delivers the assurance and confidence needed to explore all the possibilities … More »

On-piste Cruisers Test 2016

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GS-RADIUS TURNS Test day for On-Piste Cruisers last February was a fast one. If you love carving, edge hold and energy, keep reading. This is a category of race, detuned race or high-performance skis that typically shares similar construction, technology and under-boot widths ranging from 68-83mm. At Sun Peaks, the Ski Canada team turned … More »

Adventure All Mt. Test 2016

ALL-TERRAIN SKIING, MODERATE SPEEDS, MEDIUM TURNS Some days just get better and better. With our “Triple A” category, you can’t really do anything wrong—no matter what your mom says! These skis are designed to make you look good, feel good and generally become a better person. The Adventure All-Mountain category is sporty, it’s fun and … More »

Meet the Testers 2016

Test Team 2016 – Men   *   Test Team 2016 – Women With the tape used to mask the topsheets gone, we can reveal our testers’ favourite skis in each category (as well as their sponsors). It’s time to match your own height, weight, style and so on with our Ski Canada Testers to … More »

Expert All Mountain Test 2016

ALL-TERRAIN CRUISING, LONG AND SHORT TURNS Expert All-Mountain skis are designed for proficient skiers who like to rip groomers, float through powder and slash through the trees. Their amplified performance and all-terrain arrogance allow riders to push in all conditions and fully experience the mountain with a hard-charging attitude. Their functional versatility defines the rules … More »

Slalom Test 2016

PRECISE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE SKIS FOR SHORT TO MEDIUM TURNS Slalom skis are the shortest of the test ski bunch, but with more sidecut allowing for quick turns and solid edge grip. As a bonus users get a confident performance machine that loves a burst of speed. Its hourglass shape accelerates with a predictable bam-o-rama, “oh yes, … More »

Big Mountain Test 2016

LIKE THE NAME SAYS—AND BEYOND If you talk about the progression of skiing in the past 15 years, it’s impossible not to include Vancouver-born Shane McConkey’s name in the conversation. The appropriately titled documentary of his life, McConkey, should be required viewing for all skiers. His is the story of a true pioneer, someone who, … More »

Ski Canada Test 2016 intro

photo: ADAM STEIN * tester: Christian Armstrong  Part 1   Big Mountain  *  Expert All-Mountain  *  Slalom  *  On-Piste Cruisers  *  Easy Cruisers  *  Powder WRITTEN BY D’ARCY SEGO AND RON BETTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADAM STEIN TEST PIT CO-ORDINATION BY JOE GRIERSON It was pretty much a home run to Sun Peaks last February for the Ski … More »

Ski Canada Test 2016

Test 2016 at Sun Peaks Resort February 23 – 27, 2015 Test 2016 reports now online and in SkiFinder. * Expert All Mountain * Big Mountain category * Slalom category * Adventure All Mountain * On-Piste Cruisers * Easy Cruisers Ski Canada Test results from past years here and on SkiFinder. Use SkiFinder to input your skiing characteristics and … More »

Easy Cruisers – Test 2015

MID-RANGE PERFORMANCE IN LONG AND SHORT TURNS These skis are expected to offer excellent value, but also strong performance at intermediate to advanced speeds on groomed slopes. Appropriate criteria such as ease of initiation and stability were given a lot of attention in identifying the best skis in this category. Easy Cruisers represent, for many … More »

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