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Test 2014 – On-Piste Cruisers

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GS-RADIUS TURNS Let’s face it, deep down we all like speed. Don’t believe me? Name the gold medallist at the last Olympics, or any Olympics for that matter, in competitive walking. Don’t worry, I had to Google it as well. Now name your favourite sprinter, downhiller, Formula One driver or the claim to fame … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 – Big Mountain

Like the name says—and beyond written by Erin Keam in Fall 2013 issue The lineup of big, wide, long skis designed to tame the mountain’s endless terrain beyond the groomers is only getting bigger and better. If you don’t yet have a pair, what are you waiting for? When the snow gets deeper and the … More »

Meet the Testers

Tester roster for the 2014 Test at Fernie Alpine Resort Test was conducted week of March 4, 2013 Rosters include bios for each tester and their top 3 highest scoring skis in each category. WOMEN MEN  Testers | Women WENDY ANDERSON Ht, Wt, Age: 5’2″, 115 lbs, 39 Style: Technical, Expert; CSIA III, CSCF II Started … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 * Slalom

Precise, high-performance skis for short to medium turns The trend in skis lately seems to be leaning more toward the freeride side of the fence. We’re seeing wider profiles, more twintips and longer-radius geometry—essentially skis that are designed to be jacks-of-all-trades. Admittedly, not every skier will have a need for a modern slalom ski, still … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 – Expert All Mountain

All-terrain cruising, long and short turns This is one of Ski Canada’s most anticipated categories. Expert All-Mountain skis are loved by the best resort skiers in the west, but also by many easterners who know how to rip. By definition, they’re expected to do everything and to be tested aggressively. They may have been borne … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 ..Part 1 Intro

Fernie Test 2014 The Categories Explained Test criteria Skier Abilities   Seven Ski Canada categories were tested again at Fernie this year, with favourite Expert All-Mountain and new kid Slalom in this issue. Also tested at Fernie were: Big Mountain for the freeriding ilk; On-Piste Cruisers and Easy Cruising for groomed slopes at a range … More »

Turning Tricks

Ski Canada procured the services of Fernie’s best park rats to test some of this season’s hottest twintips. written by Ron Betts * twintips test co-ordinator Dylan Siggers * photos Henry Georgi * in Winter 2013 issue Don’t let your snowboarding buddies tell you they “saved” our sport by influencing us with terrain parks and later … More »

Powder Test 2013

by Ron Betts, technical editor test * photos: John Schwirtlich in Winter 2013 issue Made for Powder This year’s crop of fat boys was put to work by the guides at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing.     Every sport has its holy grail, its pinnacle. In hockey it’s the hat trick, baseball the grand slam, golf the … More »

Easy Cruising * Test 2013

Think of all the things that make skiing easier now than it has ever been. It’s 2012 and we have it made. The Polar Peak chair, which opened last season at Fernie Alpine Resort, is an example of what’s possible in chairlift construction. This winter in North America, there are 115 new lifts due for … More »

Adventure All Mountain * Test 2013

by Ron Betts in Fall 2012 issue Everywhere you look these days—magazines, online, television—there’s someone telling you how to be better, to improve, to go farther, faster, stronger than you ever thought possible. Motivation is not just for posters anymore. Skiing better has always motivated me. It’s a sport that, if you really want to … More »

Test 2014 – On-Piste Cruisers

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GS-RADIUS TURNS Let’s face it, deep down we all like speed. Don’t believe me? Name the gold medallist at the last Olympics, or any Olympics for that matter, in competitive walking. Don’t worry, I had to Google it as well. Now name your favourite sprinter, downhiller, Formula One driver or the claim to fame … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 – Big Mountain

Like the name says—and beyond written by Erin Keam in Fall 2013 issue The lineup of big, wide, long skis designed to tame the mountain’s endless terrain beyond the groomers is only getting bigger and better. If you don’t yet have a pair, what are you waiting for? When the snow gets deeper and the … More »

Meet the Testers

Tester roster for the 2014 Test at Fernie Alpine Resort Test was conducted week of March 4, 2013 Rosters include bios for each tester and their top 3 highest scoring skis in each category. WOMEN MEN  Testers | Women WENDY ANDERSON Ht, Wt, Age: 5’2″, 115 lbs, 39 Style: Technical, Expert; CSIA III, CSCF II Started … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 * Slalom

Precise, high-performance skis for short to medium turns The trend in skis lately seems to be leaning more toward the freeride side of the fence. We’re seeing wider profiles, more twintips and longer-radius geometry—essentially skis that are designed to be jacks-of-all-trades. Admittedly, not every skier will have a need for a modern slalom ski, still … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 – Expert All Mountain

All-terrain cruising, long and short turns This is one of Ski Canada’s most anticipated categories. Expert All-Mountain skis are loved by the best resort skiers in the west, but also by many easterners who know how to rip. By definition, they’re expected to do everything and to be tested aggressively. They may have been borne … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 ..Part 1 Intro

Fernie Test 2014 The Categories Explained Test criteria Skier Abilities   Seven Ski Canada categories were tested again at Fernie this year, with favourite Expert All-Mountain and new kid Slalom in this issue. Also tested at Fernie were: Big Mountain for the freeriding ilk; On-Piste Cruisers and Easy Cruising for groomed slopes at a range … More »

Turning Tricks

Ski Canada procured the services of Fernie’s best park rats to test some of this season’s hottest twintips. written by Ron Betts * twintips test co-ordinator Dylan Siggers * photos Henry Georgi * in Winter 2013 issue Don’t let your snowboarding buddies tell you they “saved” our sport by influencing us with terrain parks and later … More »

Powder Test 2013

by Ron Betts, technical editor test * photos: John Schwirtlich in Winter 2013 issue Made for Powder This year’s crop of fat boys was put to work by the guides at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing.     Every sport has its holy grail, its pinnacle. In hockey it’s the hat trick, baseball the grand slam, golf the … More »

Easy Cruising * Test 2013

Think of all the things that make skiing easier now than it has ever been. It’s 2012 and we have it made. The Polar Peak chair, which opened last season at Fernie Alpine Resort, is an example of what’s possible in chairlift construction. This winter in North America, there are 115 new lifts due for … More »

Adventure All Mountain * Test 2013

by Ron Betts in Fall 2012 issue Everywhere you look these days—magazines, online, television—there’s someone telling you how to be better, to improve, to go farther, faster, stronger than you ever thought possible. Motivation is not just for posters anymore. Skiing better has always motivated me. It’s a sport that, if you really want to … More »

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