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Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Why Buy Custom?

Buying a ski made just for you is easier and more affordable than ever. And while it may seem like a realm for those who know exactly what they want, it’s even more valuable for those who don’t. “The skier who will benefit most from a custom ski is the one who has one aspect … More »

Rise of the Craft Ski-eries

The number of ski brands seems to be growing exponentially and most are boutique or craft brands. Just like the craft breweries, they are often tapping into the “buy local” movement. A short internet search reveals 416 legitimate ski brands. There are several ski-makers on the pages of this Buyer’s Guide we hadn’t heard of … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan Ripstick 106

As a gear reviewer I see products long before they make it to stores. I see a lot of new gear. Through all the noise of new skis, jackets, helmets and the rest a couple pieces usually stand out. My gut tells me they’ll be successful. Sometimes my picks are bang on. Sometimes I’m surprised. … More »

Combo: Chilkat Pass and Volkl VTA 98

Where: Northern Coast Range between Haines Junction, Yukon, and Haines, Alaska. Why: Wide-open ridges heading off in every direction. Suggested ski:  Völkl VTA 98 When the well-known spines of the mountains around Haines are socked in, the Chilkat Pass, just up the road and serviced by a good paved road, is often sunny and ready … More »

RYAN REPORT – Instinct skis original art

Original artwork on skis is nothing new, but small Canadian brands are taking it to a local level. In the Buyer’s Guide I reported on 93 North Skis, a micro-ski brand out of Canmore that tapped Calgary artist Emily Beaudoin to design the top sheet on their first ski the all mountain Andromeda . Now … More »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 3

In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 3 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 »

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 »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 1

Ski Canada magazine is introducing a new series of posts from tech editor Ryan Stuart on all things alpine skiing. Watch for regular updates In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 1 of 3. Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand … More »

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Why Buy Custom?

Buying a ski made just for you is easier and more affordable than ever. And while it may seem like a realm for those who know exactly what they want, it’s even more valuable for those who don’t. “The skier who will benefit most from a custom ski is the one who has one aspect … More »

Rise of the Craft Ski-eries

The number of ski brands seems to be growing exponentially and most are boutique or craft brands. Just like the craft breweries, they are often tapping into the “buy local” movement. A short internet search reveals 416 legitimate ski brands. There are several ski-makers on the pages of this Buyer’s Guide we hadn’t heard of … More »

RYAN REPORT – Elan Ripstick 106

As a gear reviewer I see products long before they make it to stores. I see a lot of new gear. Through all the noise of new skis, jackets, helmets and the rest a couple pieces usually stand out. My gut tells me they’ll be successful. Sometimes my picks are bang on. Sometimes I’m surprised. … More »

Combo: Chilkat Pass and Volkl VTA 98

Where: Northern Coast Range between Haines Junction, Yukon, and Haines, Alaska. Why: Wide-open ridges heading off in every direction. Suggested ski:  Völkl VTA 98 When the well-known spines of the mountains around Haines are socked in, the Chilkat Pass, just up the road and serviced by a good paved road, is often sunny and ready … More »

RYAN REPORT – Instinct skis original art

Original artwork on skis is nothing new, but small Canadian brands are taking it to a local level. In the Buyer’s Guide I reported on 93 North Skis, a micro-ski brand out of Canmore that tapped Calgary artist Emily Beaudoin to design the top sheet on their first ski the all mountain Andromeda . Now … More »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 3

In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 3 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 »

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 »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 1

Ski Canada magazine is introducing a new series of posts from tech editor Ryan Stuart on all things alpine skiing. Watch for regular updates In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 1 of 3. Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand … More »

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