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Buyer’s Guide 2014

Vol 42  #1

 

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  Published week of August 19, 2013

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

 FEATURES

THE ROAD TO REFINEMENT
How a pair of nacho-munching ski bums went from déclassé to douchebag in five mind-blowing meals served up in Whistler.
By Pat Lynch

BOOMING MOUNTAIN CAMPS
A spiritual ride for women that tones all levels of the body and mind.
By tobias c. van Veen

RETURN TRIP
The tiny perfect village of Champéry welcomed Ski Canada on its third annual Readers‘ Trip to Switzerland.
By Iain MacMillan

MOGULS TO MASSAGE
If the body falls apart at Tremblant, a visit to a Laurentian spa is just what the vacation doctor ordered.
By Ian Merringer

THE SEVEN-MONTH ITCH
As the days get shorter in Canada, the urge to scratch starts to burn. Why not open your ski season by closing down Chile’s?
By Leslie Woit

 REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS
The editor has his run.
By Iain MacMillan

YOUR RUN
Opening our mail bag.

SHORT TURNS
News, gossip and racy photos.

CROSSHAIRS
A skiers’ gallery.

TECH TALK
The right fit.
By Lou Rosenfeld

GEAR & GADGETS

CAUGHT & SHOT
By Steve Ogle