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RYAN REPORT – Panorama’s Monster Expansion

Six days after the last snowfall I drop into The Monster and sink up to my waist. For the next 10 minutes I work my way down the steeps, trees and rock garden in lightly tracked up powder. This is not what I expected to find during Christmas Break at Panorama Mountain Resort.   The … More »

Test 2018 – Freeride Women Specific Models

by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue VÖLKL 100EIGHT W BEST FOR: Power skiers in deep snow   *   LENGTHS:  157, 165, 173   *   RADIUS:  16.7@165   *   SIDECUT:  141-108-124   *   $799   The first thing every tester noticed about the 100Eight W was its weight. For a 108mm-waisted ski, it only weighs 1.7 kg per ski. That’s … More »

Ski Canada Test 2018 – Freeride

Freeride skis are inspired by deep snow, high speeds and big airs. These are the sticks the crazy guys and girls ski on in the movies. But that doesn’t mean you have to have their skill to handle them. Sure, some are dialed for negotiated Alaskan faces, but others are just as happy carving on … 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 »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Freeride

This gear is meant for skiing hard and fast in soft snow, steep terrain and tight trees. Best relegated to big mountains. by RYAN STUART, technical editor in Buyer’s Guide 2018 BIGGER IS BETTER     To give wider feet the same award-winning performance as the Alltrack Pro boots, Rossignol created the Track. It’s the same … More »

Curse of the Canuck

Could this be the year a Canadian finally wins the biggest comp in freeskiing? [ed. note: On February 9, 2017 Kylie Sivell placed third in the season opener in Andorra] The fact that a Canadian has never claimed the Freeride World Tour (FWT) overall title in the 10-year history of the extreme-skiing competition is astounding. … More »

Hucking for Gold

How does one get to ski places like Vallnord-Arcalis (Andorra), Chamonix, Fieberbrunn (Austria), Haines and Verbier all in one season? Start by hucking yourself off a cliff a few thousand times, and then do it while smiling for the judges. Logan Pehota of Whistler (Pemberton actually and son of one of Canada’s first freeskiing stars, … More »

Turning in the Deep

Skiing powder is all flow, not fighting with the elements. by Felix Tanguay It’s about going deep, feeling the resistance of the snow against your whole body while flying into the next turn. It’s almost like being weightless, and letting gravity do her magic. Here are a few tips to help get that flow (and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2014 – Gear For The Gods

  By Marty McLennan, Technical Editor The Citius, Altius, Fortius motto associated with this winter’s party in Sochi has little to do with early Olympians. The original team was led by power-hoarding Zeus. As far as he was concerned, mankind was dirt (clay, to be exact). The real hero of the story was Prometheus, who … More »

English and Freeride Spoken Here

It’s hard to tell who’s had a bigger influence over the Swiss town of Verbier, the adoring Brits or the international BigMountain set. Story and photos by Marty McLennan It’s a bluebird day, the snows are deep and the giggles have become unstoppable. Life’s pretty damn good for this desk jockey with a penchant for … More »

RYAN REPORT – Panorama’s Monster Expansion

Six days after the last snowfall I drop into The Monster and sink up to my waist. For the next 10 minutes I work my way down the steeps, trees and rock garden in lightly tracked up powder. This is not what I expected to find during Christmas Break at Panorama Mountain Resort.   The … More »

Test 2018 – Freeride Women Specific Models

by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue VÖLKL 100EIGHT W BEST FOR: Power skiers in deep snow   *   LENGTHS:  157, 165, 173   *   RADIUS:  16.7@165   *   SIDECUT:  141-108-124   *   $799   The first thing every tester noticed about the 100Eight W was its weight. For a 108mm-waisted ski, it only weighs 1.7 kg per ski. That’s … More »

Ski Canada Test 2018 – Freeride

Freeride skis are inspired by deep snow, high speeds and big airs. These are the sticks the crazy guys and girls ski on in the movies. But that doesn’t mean you have to have their skill to handle them. Sure, some are dialed for negotiated Alaskan faces, but others are just as happy carving on … 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 »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Freeride

This gear is meant for skiing hard and fast in soft snow, steep terrain and tight trees. Best relegated to big mountains. by RYAN STUART, technical editor in Buyer’s Guide 2018 BIGGER IS BETTER     To give wider feet the same award-winning performance as the Alltrack Pro boots, Rossignol created the Track. It’s the same … More »

Curse of the Canuck

Could this be the year a Canadian finally wins the biggest comp in freeskiing? [ed. note: On February 9, 2017 Kylie Sivell placed third in the season opener in Andorra] The fact that a Canadian has never claimed the Freeride World Tour (FWT) overall title in the 10-year history of the extreme-skiing competition is astounding. … More »

Hucking for Gold

How does one get to ski places like Vallnord-Arcalis (Andorra), Chamonix, Fieberbrunn (Austria), Haines and Verbier all in one season? Start by hucking yourself off a cliff a few thousand times, and then do it while smiling for the judges. Logan Pehota of Whistler (Pemberton actually and son of one of Canada’s first freeskiing stars, … More »

Turning in the Deep

Skiing powder is all flow, not fighting with the elements. by Felix Tanguay It’s about going deep, feeling the resistance of the snow against your whole body while flying into the next turn. It’s almost like being weightless, and letting gravity do her magic. Here are a few tips to help get that flow (and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2014 – Gear For The Gods

  By Marty McLennan, Technical Editor The Citius, Altius, Fortius motto associated with this winter’s party in Sochi has little to do with early Olympians. The original team was led by power-hoarding Zeus. As far as he was concerned, mankind was dirt (clay, to be exact). The real hero of the story was Prometheus, who … More »

English and Freeride Spoken Here

It’s hard to tell who’s had a bigger influence over the Swiss town of Verbier, the adoring Brits or the international BigMountain set. Story and photos by Marty McLennan It’s a bluebird day, the snows are deep and the giggles have become unstoppable. Life’s pretty damn good for this desk jockey with a penchant for … More »

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