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Ski Tests

Buyer’s Guide

Every January hundreds of international ski brands gather for their annual conference to showcase their latest gear, and Ski Canada is there to look, listen, poke, and prod. The result each year is our buyer’s guide to the best new alpine ski gear.

Tech Talk

Gear & Gadgets

Backcountry

Alpine ski & Boot Specs & Retail Pricing

Latest feature articles on ski gear:

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Lange LX

LX Stands For Luxury    If 96mm is a rockclimbing shoe last and 104mm is a slipper, 102mm might be Goldilocks, especially in Lange’s LX ski boot. It’s available in men’s and women’s fits, flexes and sizes. Lange redesigned its widest boot for comfort, while the Dual Core shell construction uses a sandwich of plastic, harder … More »

Renoun Atlas

A Ski For Explorers An atlas can take you anywhere. On the ski hill, Renoun’s Atlas promises to do the same. The international award-winning Vermont brand’s ski is primarily a carving ski with an 81mm waist and a Titanal and maple wood core. But it also has enough versatility to dive into the bumps, navigate … More »

Test 2020 – Elan Black Edition Insomnia

Fast As A Porsche     Porsche builds fast, refined cars. Elan builds skis that make our sport more fun. And when the two companies work together on a product, we get excited about the potential. The Porsche Design Elan Amphibio takes all the premium on-piste technology Elan’s got and adds Porsche’s panache for style and … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Fischer RC4 Podium GT

Usually only top-of-the-line gear comes with all the features. With ski boots, that means if you want all the bells and whistles—heat-mouldable liners, plush insulation, and lightweight and adjustable shells—you also have to buy the 130 flex, no matter how much you weigh or how hard you ski. With the Podium GT, Fischer eliminates the … More »

Friendlier Firebird

    If the World Cup-calibre Firebird WC boots are the level of performance you want but you don’t have the masochism to shove your feet into them—grinding is mandatory—Tecnica now has a friendlier option, the Firebird R collection. The six-boot family retains nearly the same racecourse build, precision fit (a comparatively generous 96mm last and … More »

Future of Rentals

    Lugging skis to, through and from the airport, paying baggage fees and then doing it all again in reverse. There’s nothing vacation-like about BYO on a ski holiday. In the past renting was a headache, a time waster and the selection disappointing, but things have changed. While we still think you should always bring … More »

Death to Plastics

    Plastic is everywhere. Literally. The average Canadian throws away about 85 kg of the stuff a year. And it takes at least 500 years for it to break down in landfill. In the meantime, it degrades into tiny particles that are polluting water and climbing the food chain. Pretty depressing stuff. Weaning ourselves off … More »

Nerd Alert: Tech Will Make You Better

    These three products tap technology in the quest for safer, more efficient and technically superior skiing. Snowcookie: Put one of the Oreo-sized sensors on each ski and another in a harness on your chest and start skiing. To help dial in better technique, the sensors send information back to an artificial intelligence-powered iPhone app … More »

From Space to the Slopes

    NASA used aerogel to keep astronauts alive in temperatures that make a cold day on the Prairies seem warm (a sunny day on the moon tops out around -127° Celsius). The foam-like substance is lighter and more insulating than down feathers or synthetic fibres. It’s been around since 1931, but new tweaks are making … More »

Ski Tests

Buyer’s Guide

Every January hundreds of international ski brands gather for their annual conference to showcase their latest gear, and Ski Canada is there to look, listen, poke, and prod. The result each year is our buyer’s guide to the best new alpine ski gear.

Tech Talk

Gear & Gadgets

Backcountry

Alpine ski & Boot Specs & Retail Pricing

Latest feature articles on ski gear:

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Lange LX

LX Stands For Luxury    If 96mm is a rockclimbing shoe last and 104mm is a slipper, 102mm might be Goldilocks, especially in Lange’s LX ski boot. It’s available in men’s and women’s fits, flexes and sizes. Lange redesigned its widest boot for comfort, while the Dual Core shell construction uses a sandwich of plastic, harder … More »

Renoun Atlas

A Ski For Explorers An atlas can take you anywhere. On the ski hill, Renoun’s Atlas promises to do the same. The international award-winning Vermont brand’s ski is primarily a carving ski with an 81mm waist and a Titanal and maple wood core. But it also has enough versatility to dive into the bumps, navigate … More »

Test 2020 – Elan Black Edition Insomnia

Fast As A Porsche     Porsche builds fast, refined cars. Elan builds skis that make our sport more fun. And when the two companies work together on a product, we get excited about the potential. The Porsche Design Elan Amphibio takes all the premium on-piste technology Elan’s got and adds Porsche’s panache for style and … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Fischer RC4 Podium GT

Usually only top-of-the-line gear comes with all the features. With ski boots, that means if you want all the bells and whistles—heat-mouldable liners, plush insulation, and lightweight and adjustable shells—you also have to buy the 130 flex, no matter how much you weigh or how hard you ski. With the Podium GT, Fischer eliminates the … More »

Friendlier Firebird

    If the World Cup-calibre Firebird WC boots are the level of performance you want but you don’t have the masochism to shove your feet into them—grinding is mandatory—Tecnica now has a friendlier option, the Firebird R collection. The six-boot family retains nearly the same racecourse build, precision fit (a comparatively generous 96mm last and … More »

Future of Rentals

    Lugging skis to, through and from the airport, paying baggage fees and then doing it all again in reverse. There’s nothing vacation-like about BYO on a ski holiday. In the past renting was a headache, a time waster and the selection disappointing, but things have changed. While we still think you should always bring … More »

Death to Plastics

    Plastic is everywhere. Literally. The average Canadian throws away about 85 kg of the stuff a year. And it takes at least 500 years for it to break down in landfill. In the meantime, it degrades into tiny particles that are polluting water and climbing the food chain. Pretty depressing stuff. Weaning ourselves off … More »

Nerd Alert: Tech Will Make You Better

    These three products tap technology in the quest for safer, more efficient and technically superior skiing. Snowcookie: Put one of the Oreo-sized sensors on each ski and another in a harness on your chest and start skiing. To help dial in better technique, the sensors send information back to an artificial intelligence-powered iPhone app … More »

From Space to the Slopes

    NASA used aerogel to keep astronauts alive in temperatures that make a cold day on the Prairies seem warm (a sunny day on the moon tops out around -127° Celsius). The foam-like substance is lighter and more insulating than down feathers or synthetic fibres. It’s been around since 1931, but new tweaks are making … More »

Subscribe and SAVE!

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

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