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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 »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Women

Suffrage has arrived in skiing. Women are finally getting the attention and equipment they deserve, including Ski Canada’s round-up of cutting-edge stuff made just for those rocking the XX chromosome. FOR THE CHIQUITA     Fittingly launched on International Women’s Day, the Chiquita is not just Coalition Snow’s first ski for girls, it’s also a message … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Noteworthy

Refusing to be categorized, these products are some of the most exciting innovations of the year. DON’T DRINK THE ANTI-FREEZE     Like neon zinc to fight sunburn, Anti-Freeze Face Tape prevents frostbite with a pop of colour. The adhesive cotton patches block wind and insulate the skin against the nip of Old Man Winter. They … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Frontside

If your idea of the perfect run is groomed top to bottom, you’re in the right place. Within the spectrum is everything from cruising to nearly racing. DOUBLE DARE YA Klaus Obermeyer immigrated to Aspen, Colorado, from Germany in 1947 and started the ski outerwear company that still bears his name. Obermeyer’s enormous claims to … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #1

Geoff Holman’s unique cover shot this month, taken with his drone, is a first for Ski Canada. Like POV cameras that not long ago became ubiquitous on ski helmets everywhere, drones are taking social media show-offs to new heights. We tested out the Mavic Pro from industry giant DJI for a few weeks and couldn’t … More »

What’s Trending

What’s the latest in ski gear? Where’s the sport heading? When we take a step back and look around there are trends in motion, changing the landscape in ski width, media, sunglasses and head protection. Here’s where you’ll get educated, so on that first chairlift ride this winter you’ll be the one geeking out on … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Osprey SnowKit

Ask Ski Canada editor Iain MacMillan what happens when you don’t carry-on your ski boots when flying and you’ll hear a terrifying tale of woe. Just imagine arriving in Japan to the kind of conditions everyone tells you about: none-stop dumping, no one skiing off the runs, waist deep puffy powder. But none of your … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 2

In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 2 of 3 by Ryan Stuart, tech editor Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand is something shiny and new. But maybe they’re not the right pair for you? The best way of finding … 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 »

Gear & Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets by RAY O’REILLY in the December 2017 issue 1. Ever had a midlayer so comfy you wanted to sleep in it? Outdoor Research’s Ascendant hoody ($270) is soft and stretchy in all the right places, while at the same time strong, warm and all techie. In six colour combos, men’s and women’s … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Women

Suffrage has arrived in skiing. Women are finally getting the attention and equipment they deserve, including Ski Canada’s round-up of cutting-edge stuff made just for those rocking the XX chromosome. FOR THE CHIQUITA     Fittingly launched on International Women’s Day, the Chiquita is not just Coalition Snow’s first ski for girls, it’s also a message … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Noteworthy

Refusing to be categorized, these products are some of the most exciting innovations of the year. DON’T DRINK THE ANTI-FREEZE     Like neon zinc to fight sunburn, Anti-Freeze Face Tape prevents frostbite with a pop of colour. The adhesive cotton patches block wind and insulate the skin against the nip of Old Man Winter. They … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Frontside

If your idea of the perfect run is groomed top to bottom, you’re in the right place. Within the spectrum is everything from cruising to nearly racing. DOUBLE DARE YA Klaus Obermeyer immigrated to Aspen, Colorado, from Germany in 1947 and started the ski outerwear company that still bears his name. Obermeyer’s enormous claims to … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #1

Geoff Holman’s unique cover shot this month, taken with his drone, is a first for Ski Canada. Like POV cameras that not long ago became ubiquitous on ski helmets everywhere, drones are taking social media show-offs to new heights. We tested out the Mavic Pro from industry giant DJI for a few weeks and couldn’t … More »

What’s Trending

What’s the latest in ski gear? Where’s the sport heading? When we take a step back and look around there are trends in motion, changing the landscape in ski width, media, sunglasses and head protection. Here’s where you’ll get educated, so on that first chairlift ride this winter you’ll be the one geeking out on … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Osprey SnowKit

Ask Ski Canada editor Iain MacMillan what happens when you don’t carry-on your ski boots when flying and you’ll hear a terrifying tale of woe. Just imagine arriving in Japan to the kind of conditions everyone tells you about: none-stop dumping, no one skiing off the runs, waist deep puffy powder. But none of your … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 2

In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 2 of 3 by Ryan Stuart, tech editor Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand is something shiny and new. But maybe they’re not the right pair for you? The best way of finding … More »

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