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Buyer’s Guide 2016

Vol. 44 #1

published week of August 24, 2015

cover F2 600

photo: STEPHANE GODIN  *  skier: Lucas Swieykowski  *  snow: Rosa Khutor, Russia

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photo: YVES GARNEAU  *  skier: Jonas Delogne  *  snow: Verbier, Switzerland

CONTENTS

BACK TO THE FUTURE – 2016 Skis, Boots, Bindings & Poles

By Marty McLennan,
Technical Editor

* News and Trends From the Trenches

* He Said, She Said

* All Mountain skis

* Big Mountain skis

* Frontside skis

* Alpine ski boots

 

SKI CANADA TEST 2016

 PART 1: BIG MOUNTAIN,  EXPERT ALL-MOUNTAINSLALOM

Sun Peaks welcomed back the Ski Canada entourage for five days of putting next year’s best skis to the test.

Meet the Testers

Written by D’Arcy Sego and Ron Betts,
Test Editors

FEATURES

BIG SPARKLING STARS

Two great ski resorts and one rub-down: Big White, Silver Star and Sparkling Hill offer more than family playtime in the heart of the Okanagan. By LESLIE WOIT

5 REASONS TO LOVE VERBIER

Ski Canada readers discovered first-hand why Verbier is one of the iconic resorts of the Alps. by Iain MacMillan

CONNECT THE HUTS

Selkirk Mountain Experience’s playground now includes three chalets and unlimited turns to be earned. by MATT COTÉ

TO SERVE & PROTECT

Is body armour a necessity now as our sport becomes more aggressive? by RYAN STUART

 REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS

The editor has his run. by Iain MacMillan

YOUR RUN

Opening our mail bag.

SHORT TURNS

News, gossip and racy photos.

* Take 5 With Dustin Cook

CROSSHAIRS

A skiers’ gallery.

WESTERN VIEW

Fly or drive? by GEORGE KOCH

CAUGHT & SHOT by CRAIG MOORE