Ski Canada Magazine

Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Ready, Set, Go

For a few of us, the 2018-19 ski season has already begun; for most, there are still a lot of decisions to be made. But first, let me ask: How did you put your stuff away last spring? Are you the type who after your last run of the season carefully removes, dries and replaces … More »

The Anorak is Back

Eighties retro is cool. Even fanny packs are in. So it’s no surprise the funky anorak is making a comeback. If you have neglected your stretching, the pullover jacket may not be your thing, but otherwise eliminating half a zip cuts bulk and weight, and the cleaner look is also more thermally efficient. And you … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

One Tough McDuff – Short Turns

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old,” said George Burns. There’s no more apt description of one legendary skier, Bob McLennan, better known as simply McDuff. McLennan started skiing in the Laurentians more than 63 years ago and is still a common sight around Tremblant today. Having worked countless jobs … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

Hydration On The Hill – Buyer’s Guide 2019

HYDRATION ON THE HILL You wouldn’t go for a bike ride without bringing water, yet few of us give much thought to hydration on the slopes. Proper hydration means you’ll be warmer, and probably ski longer and better, too. Here’s how to do it on the slopes. Camelbak Zoid Got your back Hydration bladders are … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »

Ticking the Boxes in Jasper

Notes from my last visit to Jasper: Tough terrain? Tres Hombres, Charlie’s Bowl, Cornice, Eagle Ridge and all that touring to be done down the Icefields Parkway…CHECK! Town life? Genuine unpretentious people, no splitting energy between town and a slopeside village, few chain stores, huge choice of restaurants, walkable surroundings (including home from après ski), … More »

Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Ready, Set, Go

For a few of us, the 2018-19 ski season has already begun; for most, there are still a lot of decisions to be made. But first, let me ask: How did you put your stuff away last spring? Are you the type who after your last run of the season carefully removes, dries and replaces … More »

The Anorak is Back

Eighties retro is cool. Even fanny packs are in. So it’s no surprise the funky anorak is making a comeback. If you have neglected your stretching, the pullover jacket may not be your thing, but otherwise eliminating half a zip cuts bulk and weight, and the cleaner look is also more thermally efficient. And you … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

One Tough McDuff – Short Turns

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old,” said George Burns. There’s no more apt description of one legendary skier, Bob McLennan, better known as simply McDuff. McLennan started skiing in the Laurentians more than 63 years ago and is still a common sight around Tremblant today. Having worked countless jobs … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

Hydration On The Hill – Buyer’s Guide 2019

HYDRATION ON THE HILL You wouldn’t go for a bike ride without bringing water, yet few of us give much thought to hydration on the slopes. Proper hydration means you’ll be warmer, and probably ski longer and better, too. Here’s how to do it on the slopes. Camelbak Zoid Got your back Hydration bladders are … More »

What’s in Store This Fall

1. Finding the right balance of grip and glide in a climbing skin is a challenge, but G3’s Alpinist+ series, made for specific conditions, purposes and gear, have you covered. The Alpinist+ Grip, for example, is one of five new skins—made in Canada—and is specifically intended for steeper pitches and icier tracks. All Alpinist+ skins … More »