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Combo: Shames Backcountry & Raccoon Grizzly 116

Where: Beyond the lifts at Shames Mountain, a small ski area near Terrace, B.C. Why: Huge Coast Range terrain a short tour from the lifts. Suggested ski:  Raccoon Grizzly 116 Pull back from Shames on Google Earth and be prepared to drool. From the top lift, a ridge leads up into a network of huge … More »

RYAN REPORT – This is why bibs beat pants: Trew Trewth Bib

I’m a bib man. Not because I spill down my front all the time, but because I hate snow down my pants. I’m talking bib ski pants, obviously. And while they may seem a little old school, I’m not alone. Those that have seen the light prefer not to expose butt crack ever again. The … More »

Combo: Icefields Parkway & Elan Ibex 94 Carbon

Icefields Parkway Where: The famous highway through the Canadian Rockies between Lake Louise and Jasper. Why: Dry powder, amazing scenery and easy-access couloirs, even in May. Suggested ski: Elan Ibex 94 Carbon Something about the geology of the Canadian Rockies lends itself to creating skiable couloirs, and the Icefields Parkway is the best way of … More »

RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

Combo: Gros Morne & K2 Wayback 88

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Where: On the west coast of Newfoundland, where the earth’s crust meets the ocean. Why: The steep hillsides of the park’s “ponds” are ideal ski terrain. Suggested ski: K2 Wayback 88 Gros Morne protects a series of freshwater fjords that cuts deep into The Rock’s coast. Carved by glaciers, the same steep … More »

RYAN REPORT – Registration opens for inaugural Arc’Teryx skills academy

Backcountry skills clinics are already filling up at the Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Academy, February 9 to 11 at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Created by Vancouver-based Arc’Teryx the weekend event includes more than 50 courses in mountain skills ranging from steep skiing to crevasse rescue. The clinics are taught by a combination of sponsored Arc’Teryx athletes … More »

RYAN REPORT – Ski and help scientists with Mountain Hub

There’s lots of citizen science projects out there. Bird counts, water sampling, sifting through data and scanning pictures have all helped scientists with their research. Now your backcountry ski missions can help too. Mountain Hub , an app designed to track and log backcountry adventures, has partnered with a handful of organizations to provide data on … More »

RYAN REPORT – Nordica Strider

In depth: Nordica Strider In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. Nordica was one of the first brands to make alpine touring boots – oldies will remember the TR line from the 1990s. But they haven’t made a … More »

What Kind of Ski Do You Need?

ALL-MOUNTAIN ALL TERRAIN, ANY SNOW Style: Versatile turns and speeds Waist size: 80-105mm Description: Keep it simple. Forget a quiver and go with one ski that can do it all. These jack of all conditions, turn shapes and runs won’t shy away from any assignment. They carve hard snow, float through powder and dice up … More »

RYAN REPORT – Indepth Gear: G3 Ion binding

In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. When G3 launched the Ion in 2014 it was the company’s second ski touring binding, an attempt to improve on the Onyx, their first try, and to compete with the minimalist … More »

Combo: Shames Backcountry & Raccoon Grizzly 116

Where: Beyond the lifts at Shames Mountain, a small ski area near Terrace, B.C. Why: Huge Coast Range terrain a short tour from the lifts. Suggested ski:  Raccoon Grizzly 116 Pull back from Shames on Google Earth and be prepared to drool. From the top lift, a ridge leads up into a network of huge … More »

RYAN REPORT – This is why bibs beat pants: Trew Trewth Bib

I’m a bib man. Not because I spill down my front all the time, but because I hate snow down my pants. I’m talking bib ski pants, obviously. And while they may seem a little old school, I’m not alone. Those that have seen the light prefer not to expose butt crack ever again. The … More »

Combo: Icefields Parkway & Elan Ibex 94 Carbon

Icefields Parkway Where: The famous highway through the Canadian Rockies between Lake Louise and Jasper. Why: Dry powder, amazing scenery and easy-access couloirs, even in May. Suggested ski: Elan Ibex 94 Carbon Something about the geology of the Canadian Rockies lends itself to creating skiable couloirs, and the Icefields Parkway is the best way of … More »

RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

Combo: Gros Morne & K2 Wayback 88

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Where: On the west coast of Newfoundland, where the earth’s crust meets the ocean. Why: The steep hillsides of the park’s “ponds” are ideal ski terrain. Suggested ski: K2 Wayback 88 Gros Morne protects a series of freshwater fjords that cuts deep into The Rock’s coast. Carved by glaciers, the same steep … More »

RYAN REPORT – Registration opens for inaugural Arc’Teryx skills academy

Backcountry skills clinics are already filling up at the Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Academy, February 9 to 11 at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Created by Vancouver-based Arc’Teryx the weekend event includes more than 50 courses in mountain skills ranging from steep skiing to crevasse rescue. The clinics are taught by a combination of sponsored Arc’Teryx athletes … More »

RYAN REPORT – Ski and help scientists with Mountain Hub

There’s lots of citizen science projects out there. Bird counts, water sampling, sifting through data and scanning pictures have all helped scientists with their research. Now your backcountry ski missions can help too. Mountain Hub , an app designed to track and log backcountry adventures, has partnered with a handful of organizations to provide data on … More »

RYAN REPORT – Nordica Strider

In depth: Nordica Strider In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. Nordica was one of the first brands to make alpine touring boots – oldies will remember the TR line from the 1990s. But they haven’t made a … More »

What Kind of Ski Do You Need?

ALL-MOUNTAIN ALL TERRAIN, ANY SNOW Style: Versatile turns and speeds Waist size: 80-105mm Description: Keep it simple. Forget a quiver and go with one ski that can do it all. These jack of all conditions, turn shapes and runs won’t shy away from any assignment. They carve hard snow, float through powder and dice up … More »

RYAN REPORT – Indepth Gear: G3 Ion binding

In this occasionally repeating feature we take a deep dive into the R&D behind some of the most interesting gear in the ski world. When G3 launched the Ion in 2014 it was the company’s second ski touring binding, an attempt to improve on the Onyx, their first try, and to compete with the minimalist … More »

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