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Meet the Testers

Tester roster for the 2014 Test at Fernie Alpine Resort Test was conducted week of March 4, 2013 Rosters include bios for each tester and their top 3 highest scoring skis in each category. WOMEN MEN  Testers | Women WENDY ANDERSON Ht, Wt, Age: 5’2″, 115 lbs, 39 Style: Technical, Expert; CSIA III, CSCF II Started … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 * Slalom

Precise, high-performance skis for short to medium turns The trend in skis lately seems to be leaning more toward the freeride side of the fence. We’re seeing wider profiles, more twintips and longer-radius geometry—essentially skis that are designed to be jacks-of-all-trades. Admittedly, not every skier will have a need for a modern slalom ski, still … 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 »

Powder Test 2013

by Ron Betts, technical editor test * photos: John Schwirtlich in Winter 2013 issue Made for Powder This year’s crop of fat boys was put to work by the guides at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing.     Every sport has its holy grail, its pinnacle. In hockey it’s the hat trick, baseball the grand slam, golf the … 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 »

Buyer’s Guide 2013

Buyer's Guide 2013 cover

Ski season has begun!   Vol 41 No. 1     The Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue published August 21. Subscriber copies will begin delivery by Canada Post week of August 27, newsstand on sale week of September 3. Stay tuned for detailed contents. Alpine ski and boot listings here. Specs on every model alpine ski … 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 »

Meet the Testers

Tester roster for the 2014 Test at Fernie Alpine Resort Test was conducted week of March 4, 2013 Rosters include bios for each tester and their top 3 highest scoring skis in each category. WOMEN MEN  Testers | Women WENDY ANDERSON Ht, Wt, Age: 5’2″, 115 lbs, 39 Style: Technical, Expert; CSIA III, CSCF II Started … More »

Ski Canada Test 2014 * Slalom

Precise, high-performance skis for short to medium turns The trend in skis lately seems to be leaning more toward the freeride side of the fence. We’re seeing wider profiles, more twintips and longer-radius geometry—essentially skis that are designed to be jacks-of-all-trades. Admittedly, not every skier will have a need for a modern slalom ski, still … 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 »

Powder Test 2013

by Ron Betts, technical editor test * photos: John Schwirtlich in Winter 2013 issue Made for Powder This year’s crop of fat boys was put to work by the guides at Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing.     Every sport has its holy grail, its pinnacle. In hockey it’s the hat trick, baseball the grand slam, golf the … 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 »

Buyer’s Guide 2013

Buyer's Guide 2013 cover

Ski season has begun!   Vol 41 No. 1     The Buyer’s Guide 2013 issue published August 21. Subscriber copies will begin delivery by Canada Post week of August 27, newsstand on sale week of September 3. Stay tuned for detailed contents. Alpine ski and boot listings here. Specs on every model alpine ski … 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 »

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