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Buyer’s Guide 2015

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Volume 43 #1 Buyer’s Guide 2015 published week of August 25, 2014  photo: CHRISTOPH SCHOCH  *  skier: Mariella Eisenhauer  photo: RYAN CREARY  *  snow: Mica Heli, Revelstoke BC CONTENTS GEAR UP! 2015 SKIS  *  BOOTS  *  BINDINGS North American ski shops experienced one of their best winters ever, with sales up seven per cent over… More »

Winter 2014

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Volume 42 #4 PUBLISHED WEEK OF JANUARY 27, 2014 FEATURES WHAT’S A MEDAL WORTH? Judged vs. timed sports: the value of Olympic gold. By George Koch IT’S TWINS! The Fernie Freeride Team proudly announces the arrival of some favourites from the twintip toy box. By Ron Betts BACK OF BEYOND You don’t have to look… More »

December 2013

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Vol. 42 #3 PUBLISHED WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2013   CONTENTS SKI CANADA TEST 2014 PART 3: CRUISERS Mid-range performance in long and short turns. Written by Ron Betts POWDER SKIS Fat boys, off-piste, heli- and cat-skiing. Written by Ron Betts  FEATURES RACER READY? For elite athletes and their families, sacrificing education in pursuit of… More »

Fall 2013

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Vol. 42 #2     PUBLISHED WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2013 CONTENTS SKI CANADA TEST 2014 PART 2: BIG MOUNTAIN, ADVENTURE ALL-MOUNTAIN AND ON-PISTE CRUISERS Fernie once again took up the challenge of hosting North America’s longest-running magazine ski test. Written by Erin Keam, D’Arcy Sego and Ron Betts FEATURES FORCED AIR A safer way… More »

Buyer’s Guide 2014

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Vol 42  #1     Published week of August 19, 2013  CONTENTS BUYER’S GUIDE 2014 GEAR FOR THE GODS By Marty McLennan, Technical Editor SKIS * High Performance * All Mountain * Big Mt./Freeski *Park, Pipe & Beyond BOOTS * BINDINGS SKI CANADA TEST 2014 PART 1: EXPERT ALL-MOUNTAIN AND SLALOM Fernie once again took up the… More »

Winter 2013

photo: GRANT GUNDERSON  * skier: Cody Townsend  * snow: Steven's Pass WA

Vol. 41  #4 Published week of January 21, 2013.     FEATURES HOW SAFE? Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic. MADE FOR POWDER This year’s crop of fat boys was put through their paces by the guides at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing…. More »

December 2012

photo: MARTIN SODERQVIST; skier: Reine Barkered; snow: Montafon, Austria

Vol. 41  #3     Published week of November 19, 2012     SKI CANADA TEST 2013 *  PART 3 EASY CRUISING Fernie took up the challenge of hosting North America’s longest-running magazine ski test. Written by Ron Betts FEATURES THE GREAT CANADIAN FALL GUY It wasn’t James Bond who made it look easy, it was… More »

Fall 2012

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Vol. 41 #2   Published week of October 15, 2012 SKI CANADA TEST 2013 PART 2 : BIG MOUNTAIN, ADVENTURE ALL-MOUNTAIN AND ON-PISTE CRUISERS Fernie took up the challenge of hosting North America’s longest-running magazine ski test. Written by Ron Betts FEATURES SET THE TONE Bolder, brighter, slimmer… How are  you looking for 2013? By Ryan… More »

Buyer’s Guide 2013

Buyer's Guide 2013

Vol 41  #1 Published week of August 20, 2012   BUYER’S GUIDE 2013 WE’VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY By Marty McLennan, Technical Editor News & Trends All Mountain skis  Big Mountain skis High performance skis Frontside skis Park & Beyond Boots Bindings                         … More »

Spring 2012 issue

photo: Dan Carr * skier: Tim Durtschi * snow: Revelstoke  BC

Vol 40 #5     published week of February 6, 2012   FEATURES CROSSHAIRS 10 page photo flash OVERHEAD CAMS These days you’re naked without your POV. By John Schwirtlich AVALANCHE! It took an accident in the Alps to make Karolina Ekman fully appreciate the power of Mother Nature. GENTLE GIANT The other side of… More »