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Buyer’s Guide 2013

Vol 41  #1

Published week of August 20, 2012

photo: BRYN HUGHES

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Alpine ski poles  

1000+ ski & boot specs and Canadian prices

 

SKI CANADA TEST 2013

The categories explained

PART 1: SLALOM AND EXPERT ALL-MOUNTAIN

Fernie took up the challenge of hosting North America’s longest-running magazine ski test. Written by Ron Betts and Ian March

FEATURES

OVERCOMING THE ODDS

Despite 22 years of controversy, it appears Jumbo Glacier Resort, North America’s most dramatic ski area development in decades, is at the finish line. By George Koch

GROUP THERAPY

Skiing Switzerland’s most famous peak can be surprisingly reasonable. Bringing buddies: priceless. By Marty McLennan

HOTEL ALBERTA

Sure, the song’s title is Hotel California. But the Eagles were writing about Jasper, weren’t they? On a dark Alberta highway… By Lori Knowles

REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS The editor has his run. ‘My best run’. By Iain MacMillan

YOUR RUN Opening our mail bag.

SHORT TURNS News, gossip and racy photos.

RANT & RAVE Down with faffing. By Leslie Woit

CROSSHAIRS A skiers’ gallery.

COMPETITION Skiing’s gladiators. By Tobias c. van Veen

CAUGHT & SHOT By Martin Söderqvist