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Turning Tricks

Ski Canada procured the services of Fernie’s best park rats to test some of this season’s hottest twintips. written by Ron Betts * twintips test co-ordinator Dylan Siggers * photos Henry Georgi * in Winter 2013 issue Don’t let your snowboarding buddies tell you they “saved” our sport by influencing us with terrain parks and later … More »

Easy Cruising * Test 2013

Think of all the things that make skiing easier now than it has ever been. It’s 2012 and we have it made. The Polar Peak chair, which opened last season at Fernie Alpine Resort, is an example of what’s possible in chairlift construction. This winter in North America, there are 115 new lifts due for … More »

Adventure All Mountain * Test 2013

by Ron Betts in Fall 2012 issue Everywhere you look these days—magazines, online, television—there’s someone telling you how to be better, to improve, to go farther, faster, stronger than you ever thought possible. Motivation is not just for posters anymore. Skiing better has always motivated me. It’s a sport that, if you really want to … More »

On-Piste Cruisers * Test 2013

Some people dream about flying, others dream about winning the lottery, for some it’s the steamy stuff—not for mention in a (mostly) morally upstanding publication like Ski Canada. But for many diehard skiers, we have “white dreams”—equally as stimulating, and I dare say satisfying, as their steamier counterparts. Sometimes I’m neck deep in powder, choking … More »

Big Mountain * Test 2013

  “Do I really need a pair of Big Mountain skis in my quiver?” My answer to that question is unequivocally “Yes, yes you do!” Whether you ski in the east or west, skis with a waist of 90mm or more will give you a more solid platform and allow you to ski in more … More »

Expert All Mountain * Test 2013

  Expert All-Mountain skis are designed to be the perfect companion for resort skiing in the west. In this category versatility is the name of the game. Think of your ski day: for a warm-up ripping some groomers, you want a ski that carves and responds with power, edge grip and stability; then up into the alpine and … More »

Slalom * Test 2013

Contrary to the belief of some living in western powder meccas, the death of the Slalom category has been greatly exaggerated. But for those used to eastern hardpack—and  especially the competitive ilk who dominate Ontario’s private ski club scene—Slalom skis are of particular interest and a far more realistic choice for a quiver. Slalom skis make you move, … More »

The Categories Explained

And now, even more! A total of seven Ski Canada categories were tested at Fernie this year, with new kid-on-the-block Slalom making a comeback. Also tested at Fernie were: On-Piste Cruisers and Easy Cruising for groomed slopes at a range of speed limits; Big Mountain for those who want to test variable terrain and conditions; Expert All-Mountain and Adventure … More »

Ski Test 2013

Skis Tested Expert All Mountain  Adventure All Mountain Slalom  Big Mountain  Powder Test at Wiegele Helicopter Skiing On-Piste Cruisers Easy Cruise Twintips The Categories Explained Meet the testers By knowing who the testers are in the Ski Canada Test you can find testers similar to your personal characteristics and see which skis they prefer. Testers … More »

Your Run – Spring 2012

LEFT AND RIGHT. RIGHT? » I read your review of the Elan Amphibio with great interest (“Elan: Slovenian for common sense,” First Tracks, Winter 2011). But I have a question. When you accidentally skied with the skis switched left for right, what was the effect? You indicated that something was obviously wrong. Was there noticeable change in stability or control characteristics? Overall, … More »

Turning Tricks

Ski Canada procured the services of Fernie’s best park rats to test some of this season’s hottest twintips. written by Ron Betts * twintips test co-ordinator Dylan Siggers * photos Henry Georgi * in Winter 2013 issue Don’t let your snowboarding buddies tell you they “saved” our sport by influencing us with terrain parks and later … More »

Easy Cruising * Test 2013

Think of all the things that make skiing easier now than it has ever been. It’s 2012 and we have it made. The Polar Peak chair, which opened last season at Fernie Alpine Resort, is an example of what’s possible in chairlift construction. This winter in North America, there are 115 new lifts due for … More »

Adventure All Mountain * Test 2013

by Ron Betts in Fall 2012 issue Everywhere you look these days—magazines, online, television—there’s someone telling you how to be better, to improve, to go farther, faster, stronger than you ever thought possible. Motivation is not just for posters anymore. Skiing better has always motivated me. It’s a sport that, if you really want to … More »

On-Piste Cruisers * Test 2013

Some people dream about flying, others dream about winning the lottery, for some it’s the steamy stuff—not for mention in a (mostly) morally upstanding publication like Ski Canada. But for many diehard skiers, we have “white dreams”—equally as stimulating, and I dare say satisfying, as their steamier counterparts. Sometimes I’m neck deep in powder, choking … More »

Big Mountain * Test 2013

  “Do I really need a pair of Big Mountain skis in my quiver?” My answer to that question is unequivocally “Yes, yes you do!” Whether you ski in the east or west, skis with a waist of 90mm or more will give you a more solid platform and allow you to ski in more … More »

Expert All Mountain * Test 2013

  Expert All-Mountain skis are designed to be the perfect companion for resort skiing in the west. In this category versatility is the name of the game. Think of your ski day: for a warm-up ripping some groomers, you want a ski that carves and responds with power, edge grip and stability; then up into the alpine and … More »

Slalom * Test 2013

Contrary to the belief of some living in western powder meccas, the death of the Slalom category has been greatly exaggerated. But for those used to eastern hardpack—and  especially the competitive ilk who dominate Ontario’s private ski club scene—Slalom skis are of particular interest and a far more realistic choice for a quiver. Slalom skis make you move, … More »

The Categories Explained

And now, even more! A total of seven Ski Canada categories were tested at Fernie this year, with new kid-on-the-block Slalom making a comeback. Also tested at Fernie were: On-Piste Cruisers and Easy Cruising for groomed slopes at a range of speed limits; Big Mountain for those who want to test variable terrain and conditions; Expert All-Mountain and Adventure … More »

Ski Test 2013

Skis Tested Expert All Mountain  Adventure All Mountain Slalom  Big Mountain  Powder Test at Wiegele Helicopter Skiing On-Piste Cruisers Easy Cruise Twintips The Categories Explained Meet the testers By knowing who the testers are in the Ski Canada Test you can find testers similar to your personal characteristics and see which skis they prefer. Testers … More »

Your Run – Spring 2012

LEFT AND RIGHT. RIGHT? » I read your review of the Elan Amphibio with great interest (“Elan: Slovenian for common sense,” First Tracks, Winter 2011). But I have a question. When you accidentally skied with the skis switched left for right, what was the effect? You indicated that something was obviously wrong. Was there noticeable change in stability or control characteristics? Overall, … More »

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