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Test 2019 – Elan Ripstick Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews ONCE YOU GO BLACK… Elan killed it with its freeride-inspired Ripstick last year. It pleased chargers and laid-back skiers alike, with dedicated left and right skis, tapered flex and lots of shape. This year Elan takes it to the next level by wrapping the wood core with extra sheets … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Rustler 9

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews NEW RUSTLER IN TOWN Last winter Blizzard launched the Rustler family with two models, both more than 100mm underfoot. This season it introduces the thinner brother, the 94mm-waisted Rustler 9. Like the bigger sizes, the 9 uses a multi-layer wood core of poplar, beech, balsa and paulownia, and a … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Endurance

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews MOOD-READING SKI RENOUN says its HDT technology reduces chatter by 300 per cent, translating into an overall smoother, more stable ride in any conditions. The secret is a unique polymer laid into eight channels in the ski. The polymer changes in response to vibration, growing stiffer as vibration increases … More »

Test 2019 – Skevik Sevrin

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SILVERSTAR BOMBER Designed at the foot of SilverStar Mountain Resort, the Skevik Sevrin is made for skiing from the steeps of Putnam Creek to laying trenches on the Silver Woods groomers. A maple wood core runs right to the sidewall, and is sandwiched with triaxial fibreglass on top and … More »

Test 2019 – K2 Pinnacle 88 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews HIGHER PINNACLE The Pinnacle series is K2’s well-liked all-mountain rippers. Debuted in various widths over the last couple of years, these skis are versatile tools that happily transition from powder to bumps, hardpack and back again. This year K2 continues to fine-tune the winning line. To give the Pinnacle … More »

Combo: Icefall Lodge & Fischer Hannibal

Icefall Lodge Where: A trio of backcountry huts high in the Canadian Rockies, northwest of Golden. Why: Long tours, tree laps, peak bagging and huge terrain. Suggested ski: Fischer Hannibal When storms climb over the Canadian Rockies, they hang up on the 3,350-metre pinnacles right above Icefall Lodge, shedding a little more of the white … More »

Combo: Revelstoke Mountain Resort & Icelantic Nomad 105 Lite

Where: The massive ski hill right above the town of Revelstoke. Why: Terrain worthy of caviar dreams but lift-ticket priced. Suggested ski:  Icelantic Nomad 105 Lite RMR is surrounded by cat- and heli-skiing terrain—in fact, you can do both right out of the base area. Or with the right set-up and a little local beta, … More »

Combo: Mt. Cain and Black Diamond Route 105

Where: Vancouver Island, two hours north of Campbell River. Why: Ski right into the backcountry, explore all day. Suggested ski:  Black Diamond Route 105 Mount Cain is located a mile above the ocean on an island in the Pacific, so it’s no wonder that in a good winter the ski area sits near the top … 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 »

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 »

Test 2019 – Elan Ripstick Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews ONCE YOU GO BLACK… Elan killed it with its freeride-inspired Ripstick last year. It pleased chargers and laid-back skiers alike, with dedicated left and right skis, tapered flex and lots of shape. This year Elan takes it to the next level by wrapping the wood core with extra sheets … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Rustler 9

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews NEW RUSTLER IN TOWN Last winter Blizzard launched the Rustler family with two models, both more than 100mm underfoot. This season it introduces the thinner brother, the 94mm-waisted Rustler 9. Like the bigger sizes, the 9 uses a multi-layer wood core of poplar, beech, balsa and paulownia, and a … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Endurance

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews MOOD-READING SKI RENOUN says its HDT technology reduces chatter by 300 per cent, translating into an overall smoother, more stable ride in any conditions. The secret is a unique polymer laid into eight channels in the ski. The polymer changes in response to vibration, growing stiffer as vibration increases … More »

Test 2019 – Skevik Sevrin

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SILVERSTAR BOMBER Designed at the foot of SilverStar Mountain Resort, the Skevik Sevrin is made for skiing from the steeps of Putnam Creek to laying trenches on the Silver Woods groomers. A maple wood core runs right to the sidewall, and is sandwiched with triaxial fibreglass on top and … More »

Test 2019 – K2 Pinnacle 88 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews HIGHER PINNACLE The Pinnacle series is K2’s well-liked all-mountain rippers. Debuted in various widths over the last couple of years, these skis are versatile tools that happily transition from powder to bumps, hardpack and back again. This year K2 continues to fine-tune the winning line. To give the Pinnacle … More »

Combo: Icefall Lodge & Fischer Hannibal

Icefall Lodge Where: A trio of backcountry huts high in the Canadian Rockies, northwest of Golden. Why: Long tours, tree laps, peak bagging and huge terrain. Suggested ski: Fischer Hannibal When storms climb over the Canadian Rockies, they hang up on the 3,350-metre pinnacles right above Icefall Lodge, shedding a little more of the white … More »

Combo: Revelstoke Mountain Resort & Icelantic Nomad 105 Lite

Where: The massive ski hill right above the town of Revelstoke. Why: Terrain worthy of caviar dreams but lift-ticket priced. Suggested ski:  Icelantic Nomad 105 Lite RMR is surrounded by cat- and heli-skiing terrain—in fact, you can do both right out of the base area. Or with the right set-up and a little local beta, … More »

Combo: Mt. Cain and Black Diamond Route 105

Where: Vancouver Island, two hours north of Campbell River. Why: Ski right into the backcountry, explore all day. Suggested ski:  Black Diamond Route 105 Mount Cain is located a mile above the ocean on an island in the Pacific, so it’s no wonder that in a good winter the ski area sits near the top … 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 »

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 »

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