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Vol 45 #1

published week of August 22, 2016

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photo: ADAM CLARK * skier: Reine Barkered * snow: Abisko, Sweden

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photo: BLAKE JORGENSON * skier: Ian Macintosh * snow: Blackcomb Mountain

GEAR GUIDE 2017

THE CHANGING FACE OF GEAR

Skis, boots and beyond, there’s plenty in store for 2017.
By RYAN STUART, Technical Editor

What’s Trending

You’re saying it wrong

ALL-MOUNTAIN  *  FRONTSIDE  *  BACKSIDE  *  BACKCOUNTRY  *  RACE & PARK  *  NOTABLE MENTIONS

SKI CANADA TEST 2017

What kind of skier are YOU?

PART 1: ALL-MOUNTAIN

Ski Canada gathered a group of 40 testers in Jasper, Alberta, last March to test more than 120 pairs of skis in six categories on the beautiful slopes of Marmot Basin.

 Written by RYAN STUART, Test Editor

FEATURES

IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT…
 …get out of the ski industry. With climate change now out of the realm of the theoretical, ski resorts are adapting in different ways.
BY IAN MERRINGER

 CLUB MED SURVIVAL GUIDE
 Ski Canada readers returned to the all-inclusive buffet, bar and backcountry, this time at La Plagne 2100 high in the French Alps.
BY IAIN MacMILLAN AND SARAH STALLAN

A CHILE RECEPTION
The jagged Andean peaks of Portillo and the mysterious volcano of Corralco are a unique combination of what South American skiing has to offer.
BY GEORGE KOCH

OUT ON PATROL
The crew at Fernie Alpine Resort is super pro, but they still have a blast bombing around the mountain.
BY PAT LYNCH

LIVING WINTER-TO-WINTER
There’s a fraternity of hemisphere-hopping ski instructors who don’t miss the long days of summer.
MATT BARNES, a Ski Canada instruction editor, is one of them.

REGULARS

FIRST TRACKS  Whistler: A New Era  BY IAIN MacMILLAN

 SHORT TURNS  News, gossip and racy photos.

     * Drone On 

CROSSHAIRS  A skiers’ gallery.

 CAUGHT & SHOT     BY Zoya Lynch