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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:

The Anorak is Back

Eighties retro is cool. Even fanny packs are in. So it’s no surprise the funky anorak is making a comeback. If you have neglected your stretching, the pullover jacket may not be your thing, but otherwise eliminating half a zip cuts bulk and weight, and the cleaner look is also more thermally efficient. And you … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

Alpine Ski Boots for walking

PIN FOR ALPINE SKI BOOTS These boots were made for walking. Just about every brand now makes an alpine-style boot with an easy-walking rubber sole and tech binding inserts for skinning uphill. The metal grooves at the heel and twin metal dimples at the toe allow a pin-style tech binding to hold onto the boot. … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

Hydration On The Hill – Buyer’s Guide 2019

HYDRATION ON THE HILL You wouldn’t go for a bike ride without bringing water, yet few of us give much thought to hydration on the slopes. Proper hydration means you’ll be warmer, and probably ski longer and better, too. Here’s how to do it on the slopes. Camelbak Zoid Got your back Hydration bladders are … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

Rise of the Craft Ski-eries

The number of ski brands seems to be growing exponentially and most are boutique or craft brands. Just like the craft breweries, they are often tapping into the “buy local” movement. A short internet search reveals 416 legitimate ski brands. There are several ski-makers on the pages of this Buyer’s Guide we hadn’t heard of … More »

Shop Talk – basic jargon for ski shopping

SHOP TALK “Rocker,” “camber,” “playful,” “float,” “taper”…does all the lexicology in ski gear sometimes leave you confused but nodding in agreement? Here’s a glossary of some basic jargon that goes along with ski shopping. EARLY RISE in the tip and tail is about moving the contact point of the ski with the snow surface toward … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2019 gear intro

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at the show?” This question is the ski show equivalent of “How’s the weather?” When your job description includes keeping up with every new development in ski equipment, and you’ve seen the latest from 30 brands in less than 48 hours, the standard small-talk opener is a hard question … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #4

1.  Precise, warm, compact, streamlined, easy on-and-off…all appropriate adjectives for the Women’s Beast by Dynafit ($899). Built for freeride feet, it’s also happy skinning back up. Accurate power transmission via Dynafit’s Precision Lock System is immediate when the shell, cuff and stiff magnesium spoiler are in Ski Mode. At only 1,300g, it’s almost danceable—just don’t drive … 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:

The Anorak is Back

Eighties retro is cool. Even fanny packs are in. So it’s no surprise the funky anorak is making a comeback. If you have neglected your stretching, the pullover jacket may not be your thing, but otherwise eliminating half a zip cuts bulk and weight, and the cleaner look is also more thermally efficient. And you … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

Alpine Ski Boots for walking

PIN FOR ALPINE SKI BOOTS These boots were made for walking. Just about every brand now makes an alpine-style boot with an easy-walking rubber sole and tech binding inserts for skinning uphill. The metal grooves at the heel and twin metal dimples at the toe allow a pin-style tech binding to hold onto the boot. … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

Hydration On The Hill – Buyer’s Guide 2019

HYDRATION ON THE HILL You wouldn’t go for a bike ride without bringing water, yet few of us give much thought to hydration on the slopes. Proper hydration means you’ll be warmer, and probably ski longer and better, too. Here’s how to do it on the slopes. Camelbak Zoid Got your back Hydration bladders are … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

Rise of the Craft Ski-eries

The number of ski brands seems to be growing exponentially and most are boutique or craft brands. Just like the craft breweries, they are often tapping into the “buy local” movement. A short internet search reveals 416 legitimate ski brands. There are several ski-makers on the pages of this Buyer’s Guide we hadn’t heard of … More »

Shop Talk – basic jargon for ski shopping

SHOP TALK “Rocker,” “camber,” “playful,” “float,” “taper”…does all the lexicology in ski gear sometimes leave you confused but nodding in agreement? Here’s a glossary of some basic jargon that goes along with ski shopping. EARLY RISE in the tip and tail is about moving the contact point of the ski with the snow surface toward … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2019 gear intro

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at the show?” This question is the ski show equivalent of “How’s the weather?” When your job description includes keeping up with every new development in ski equipment, and you’ve seen the latest from 30 brands in less than 48 hours, the standard small-talk opener is a hard question … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #4

1.  Precise, warm, compact, streamlined, easy on-and-off…all appropriate adjectives for the Women’s Beast by Dynafit ($899). Built for freeride feet, it’s also happy skinning back up. Accurate power transmission via Dynafit’s Precision Lock System is immediate when the shell, cuff and stiff magnesium spoiler are in Ski Mode. At only 1,300g, it’s almost danceable—just don’t drive … More »

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

Outside Canada?