Ski Canada Magazine

Tough Choice

Have multi-resort passes changed the way you ski? by STEVEN THRENDYLE in Buyer’s Guide 2021 issue Few innovations have disrupted—and reconfigured—the cost of ski holidays, and indeed how we choose where to ski, quite like Vail’s Epic Pass, Alterra’s Ikon Pass and the Mountain Collective membership. According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), more … More »

Nordica Santa Anna 104

Ski Test 2021 NORDICA SANTA ANNA BEST FOR: A freeride buddy.  The “Free” version of the Santa Ana is the hippy sister of the family. It shares the same lightweight balsa wood core as the regular Santa Ana’s, but has a softer and more rounded tip and tail. And as the Free models get wider, … More »

All The Better to See You With

Goggles keep getting bigger fields of view, which means we can see and ski better. The wall-to-wall lens on Giro’s Contour Goggle is the largest field-of-view yet from the brand. But that’s not all the tech in this model. There’s a three-layer foam system, venting that absorbs water and pushes it to the outside to … More »

Big Dreams for Zincton

David Harley believes the mountain resort business model is broken. The sport’s future does not lie in bringing planeloads of skiers into Denver International Airport and shuttling them off to cookie-cutter areas along an interstate. Rather, Harley thinks adventurous skiers will come to Zincton, his proposed new four-season resort near New Denver, a remote mountain … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 Intro

Canada’s largest, most extensive guide to new gear starts off the ski season. Last January found Ski Canada in Denver, Colorado, at the Outdoor Retailer trade show, the massive annual convention where ski, snowboard and associated outdoor brands come to launch next year’s products to North Americans. This is where one gets to touch, feel, … More »

K2: The Impossible Descent

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, mountain-culture junkies have turned to the internet to get their adrenaline fix. In mid-July, Red Bull Media House dropped K2: The Impossible Descent, the story of Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel’s successful linkage of a non-stop ski route down the world’s second-highest peak. Perhaps Bargiel thought skiing might prove somewhat safer? … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     Performance boots and wide feet used to be mutually exclusive. Higher-flexing boots typically were only available in skinny lasts. But manufacturers are starting to realize that people with high-volume feet who rip don’t want to ski in pain. Both the Fischer RC One HV and Salomon S/Pro HV are high … More »

How My Ski Season Ended

by Iain MacMillan in Buyer’s Guide 2021 Even though I couldn’t see the contents of my ski bag displayed on the airport X-ray machine monitor, I knew immediately why the suddenly not-bored security clerk at Pearson raised her eyebrows. “It’s just my ice axe,” I answered her unasked question as indifferently as possible, “you know, … More »

Gear & Gadgets Vol 48.4

Gear & Gadgets APPLE AIRPODS PRO   Don’t crank the volume in a noisy gondola, at the gym or on a long flight, cancel the background clutter with a tap on Apple’s AirPods Pro with Active Noise Cancellation or “anti noise,” an inverted-phase waveform invented in the ’80s to prevent ear damage in U.S. military … More »

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Tough Choice

Have multi-resort passes changed the way you ski? by STEVEN THRENDYLE in Buyer’s Guide 2021 issue Few innovations have disrupted—and reconfigured—the cost of ski holidays, and indeed how we choose where to ski, quite like Vail’s Epic Pass, Alterra’s Ikon Pass and the Mountain Collective membership. According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), more … More »

Nordica Santa Anna 104

Ski Test 2021 NORDICA SANTA ANNA BEST FOR: A freeride buddy.  The “Free” version of the Santa Ana is the hippy sister of the family. It shares the same lightweight balsa wood core as the regular Santa Ana’s, but has a softer and more rounded tip and tail. And as the Free models get wider, … More »

All The Better to See You With

Goggles keep getting bigger fields of view, which means we can see and ski better. The wall-to-wall lens on Giro’s Contour Goggle is the largest field-of-view yet from the brand. But that’s not all the tech in this model. There’s a three-layer foam system, venting that absorbs water and pushes it to the outside to … More »

Big Dreams for Zincton

David Harley believes the mountain resort business model is broken. The sport’s future does not lie in bringing planeloads of skiers into Denver International Airport and shuttling them off to cookie-cutter areas along an interstate. Rather, Harley thinks adventurous skiers will come to Zincton, his proposed new four-season resort near New Denver, a remote mountain … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 Intro

Canada’s largest, most extensive guide to new gear starts off the ski season. Last January found Ski Canada in Denver, Colorado, at the Outdoor Retailer trade show, the massive annual convention where ski, snowboard and associated outdoor brands come to launch next year’s products to North Americans. This is where one gets to touch, feel, … More »

K2: The Impossible Descent

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, mountain-culture junkies have turned to the internet to get their adrenaline fix. In mid-July, Red Bull Media House dropped K2: The Impossible Descent, the story of Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel’s successful linkage of a non-stop ski route down the world’s second-highest peak. Perhaps Bargiel thought skiing might prove somewhat safer? … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     Performance boots and wide feet used to be mutually exclusive. Higher-flexing boots typically were only available in skinny lasts. But manufacturers are starting to realize that people with high-volume feet who rip don’t want to ski in pain. Both the Fischer RC One HV and Salomon S/Pro HV are high … More »

How My Ski Season Ended

by Iain MacMillan in Buyer’s Guide 2021 Even though I couldn’t see the contents of my ski bag displayed on the airport X-ray machine monitor, I knew immediately why the suddenly not-bored security clerk at Pearson raised her eyebrows. “It’s just my ice axe,” I answered her unasked question as indifferently as possible, “you know, … More »