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Expert All Mountain * Test 2013

  Expert All-Mountain skis are designed to be the perfect companion for resort skiing in the west. In this category versatility is the name of the game. Think of your ski day: for a warm-up ripping some groomers, you want a ski that carves and responds with power, edge grip and stability; then up into the alpine and … More »

Slalom * Test 2013

Contrary to the belief of some living in western powder meccas, the death of the Slalom category has been greatly exaggerated. But for those used to eastern hardpack—and  especially the competitive ilk who dominate Ontario’s private ski club scene—Slalom skis are of particular interest and a far more realistic choice for a quiver. Slalom skis make you move, … More »

The Categories Explained

And now, even more! A total of seven Ski Canada categories were tested at Fernie this year, with new kid-on-the-block Slalom making a comeback. Also tested at Fernie were: On-Piste Cruisers and Easy Cruising for groomed slopes at a range of speed limits; Big Mountain for those who want to test variable terrain and conditions; Expert All-Mountain and Adventure … More »

Ski Test 2013

Skis Tested Expert All Mountain  Adventure All Mountain Slalom  Big Mountain  Powder Test at Wiegele Helicopter Skiing On-Piste Cruisers Easy Cruise Twintips The Categories Explained Meet the testers By knowing who the testers are in the Ski Canada Test you can find testers similar to your personal characteristics and see which skis they prefer. Testers … More »

Park & Fly

Ski Canada’s team of twintip testers played all over the mountain to show off this category’s versatility. by Ron Betts .. test co-ordinator Jeremy Cooper .. photos John Evely   In the late ’90s Wade Garrod, the head coach of the Silver Star Freestyle Club, wanted his skiers to excel at more than just the traditional freestyle disciplines of moguls … More »

Powder Ski Test 2012

  Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing provided the perfect snow, terrain and guides to evaluate this season’s crop of wide boys. BY RON BETTS, TEST EDITOR PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN SCHWIRTLICH from 40th Anniversary issue The sport of skiing has undergone some remarkable changes in the last few decades. New technology in clothing, electronics, boots, bindings and skis has allowed skiers … More »

Easy Cruising – 2012

Mid-range performance in long and short turns. Written by Ron Betts, Test Editor Have you ever watched a ski video—you know the ones I’m talking about, where the athletes rip perfect turns down a 50-degree slope before airing off a cliff—and thought to yourself, “I’ll never do that.” Well, friends, you’re not alone. For a large portion of the ski population, … 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 »

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 »

Best of the Test

All 2007 Ski Test data is available for subscribers at www.skicanadamag.com, so there’s not much point ?lling pages with numbers again—but maybe it’s worth reviewing some highlights. BEST TUNING There is an unofficial competition going on among suppliers to turn out the killer tune that makes their skis feel the best they can. At Ski … More »

Expert All Mountain * Test 2013

  Expert All-Mountain skis are designed to be the perfect companion for resort skiing in the west. In this category versatility is the name of the game. Think of your ski day: for a warm-up ripping some groomers, you want a ski that carves and responds with power, edge grip and stability; then up into the alpine and … More »

Slalom * Test 2013

Contrary to the belief of some living in western powder meccas, the death of the Slalom category has been greatly exaggerated. But for those used to eastern hardpack—and  especially the competitive ilk who dominate Ontario’s private ski club scene—Slalom skis are of particular interest and a far more realistic choice for a quiver. Slalom skis make you move, … More »

The Categories Explained

And now, even more! A total of seven Ski Canada categories were tested at Fernie this year, with new kid-on-the-block Slalom making a comeback. Also tested at Fernie were: On-Piste Cruisers and Easy Cruising for groomed slopes at a range of speed limits; Big Mountain for those who want to test variable terrain and conditions; Expert All-Mountain and Adventure … More »

Ski Test 2013

Skis Tested Expert All Mountain  Adventure All Mountain Slalom  Big Mountain  Powder Test at Wiegele Helicopter Skiing On-Piste Cruisers Easy Cruise Twintips The Categories Explained Meet the testers By knowing who the testers are in the Ski Canada Test you can find testers similar to your personal characteristics and see which skis they prefer. Testers … More »

Park & Fly

Ski Canada’s team of twintip testers played all over the mountain to show off this category’s versatility. by Ron Betts .. test co-ordinator Jeremy Cooper .. photos John Evely   In the late ’90s Wade Garrod, the head coach of the Silver Star Freestyle Club, wanted his skiers to excel at more than just the traditional freestyle disciplines of moguls … More »

Powder Ski Test 2012

  Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing provided the perfect snow, terrain and guides to evaluate this season’s crop of wide boys. BY RON BETTS, TEST EDITOR PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN SCHWIRTLICH from 40th Anniversary issue The sport of skiing has undergone some remarkable changes in the last few decades. New technology in clothing, electronics, boots, bindings and skis has allowed skiers … More »

Easy Cruising – 2012

Mid-range performance in long and short turns. Written by Ron Betts, Test Editor Have you ever watched a ski video—you know the ones I’m talking about, where the athletes rip perfect turns down a 50-degree slope before airing off a cliff—and thought to yourself, “I’ll never do that.” Well, friends, you’re not alone. For a large portion of the ski population, … 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 »

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 »

Best of the Test

All 2007 Ski Test data is available for subscribers at www.skicanadamag.com, so there’s not much point ?lling pages with numbers again—but maybe it’s worth reviewing some highlights. BEST TUNING There is an unofficial competition going on among suppliers to turn out the killer tune that makes their skis feel the best they can. At Ski … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $3.75 an issue!

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

Outside Canada?