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Tough Choice – Multi-resort passes

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 »

The Swiss Connection

The Swiss Connection Since 2018, phase one of Zermatt’s most ambitious lift-building project this century has been open to skiers and tourists. The four-km-long Matterhorn Glacier Ride 3S cableway reaches Europe’s highest cable car station at 3,820m, near the peak of the Klein Matterhorn at the western end of the Monte Rosa massif. Phase two, … More »

10 More Things to Worry About

 by IAIN MACMILLAN in Fall 2020 issue Hunkered down at the cottage during the summer I was bitten by a bat. In the neck. While I slept. Dodging all the vampire jokes on one of my seven trips to the hospital in Parry Sound for rabies inoculations, I was thinking that at least I’m not … More »

DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP ski test

SKI TEST 2021 DPS PAGODA PISTE 90 RP * ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Intermediates and up looking to improve The Pagoda Piste is DPS’s take on a resort-focused ski. It mixes the carbon fibre laminate construction perfected by the Utah company, with a lively aspen wood core tip-to-tail, and damping ash laminate under the bindings. Then … More »

Elan Wildcat 86 CX ski test

SKI TEST 2021 ELAN WILDCAT 86 CX * ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A one-ski, all-mountain solution particularly for Easterners. The advantage of an asymmetric ski (i.e., a designated left and right ski) is efficiency. For instance, in the Wildcat, Elan’s new all-mountain line, structural material is strategically applied along the inside of the ski … More »

Keep The Dream Alive – Italy

VIVA ITALIA!_ In these crazy times, Italy provides fodder when thinking about our next great ski adventure. We asked six well-travelled Ski Canada contributors for their best memories of peaks, powder and pasta. Sauze d’Oulx/Sestriere/Via Lattea BY ERIC KENDALL At the age of seven I was a ski-god. And to prove it, I still have … More »

Salomon Stance 88 Ski Test

SKI TEST 2021 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN SALOMON STANCE 88 BEST FOR: Powerful all-mountain skiers. Usually our female testers love a stiff, metal-laminate ski. But with a construction identical to the unisex-equivalent Stance, including two sheets of Titanal and a poplar and karuba wood core, they weren’t sure what to make of the powerful Stance … More »

Dynastar M-Pro 90 Ski Test

SKI TEST 2021 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE DYNASTAR M-PRO 90 BEST FOR: Advanced skiers looking for a versatile weapon.  Testers unanimously praised the 90mm version of the M-Pro. Generous tip rocker and a predictable, smooth flex made it easy to turn at any speed. A full width of metal under the binding helped it … More »

Nordica Enforcer 94 Ski Test

SKI TEST 2021 * ALL-MOUNTAIN NORDICA ENFORCER 94 BEST SUITED FOR: Taking your all-mountain game up a notch or two Whether chopped-up powder or fresh corduroy, the new Enforcer felt dialled. “Damp, carves well and forgiving in uneven terrain,” said Ryan Stuart. Already a versatile and well-loved ski, Nordica tinkered with the construction and shape … More »

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Tough Choice – Multi-resort passes

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 »

The Swiss Connection

The Swiss Connection Since 2018, phase one of Zermatt’s most ambitious lift-building project this century has been open to skiers and tourists. The four-km-long Matterhorn Glacier Ride 3S cableway reaches Europe’s highest cable car station at 3,820m, near the peak of the Klein Matterhorn at the western end of the Monte Rosa massif. Phase two, … More »

10 More Things to Worry About

10 More Things

 by IAIN MACMILLAN in Fall 2020 issue Hunkered down at the cottage during the summer I was bitten by a bat. In the neck. While I slept. Dodging all the vampire jokes on one of my seven trips to the hospital in Parry Sound for rabies inoculations, I was thinking that at least I’m not … More »

DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP ski test

DPS Pagoda ski test

SKI TEST 2021 DPS PAGODA PISTE 90 RP * ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Intermediates and up looking to improve The Pagoda Piste is DPS’s take on a resort-focused ski. It mixes the carbon fibre laminate construction perfected by the Utah company, with a lively aspen wood core tip-to-tail, and damping ash laminate under the bindings. Then … More »

Elan Wildcat 86 CX ski test

ski test Elan Wildcat

SKI TEST 2021 ELAN WILDCAT 86 CX * ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A one-ski, all-mountain solution particularly for Easterners. The advantage of an asymmetric ski (i.e., a designated left and right ski) is efficiency. For instance, in the Wildcat, Elan’s new all-mountain line, structural material is strategically applied along the inside of the ski … More »

Keep The Dream Alive – Italy

VIVA ITALIA!_ In these crazy times, Italy provides fodder when thinking about our next great ski adventure. We asked six well-travelled Ski Canada contributors for their best memories of peaks, powder and pasta. Sauze d’Oulx/Sestriere/Via Lattea BY ERIC KENDALL At the age of seven I was a ski-god. And to prove it, I still have … More »

Salomon Stance 88 Ski Test

Salomon Stance ski test

SKI TEST 2021 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN SALOMON STANCE 88 BEST FOR: Powerful all-mountain skiers. Usually our female testers love a stiff, metal-laminate ski. But with a construction identical to the unisex-equivalent Stance, including two sheets of Titanal and a poplar and karuba wood core, they weren’t sure what to make of the powerful Stance … More »

Dynastar M-Pro 90 Ski Test

ski test Dynastar M-Pro

SKI TEST 2021 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE DYNASTAR M-PRO 90 BEST FOR: Advanced skiers looking for a versatile weapon.  Testers unanimously praised the 90mm version of the M-Pro. Generous tip rocker and a predictable, smooth flex made it easy to turn at any speed. A full width of metal under the binding helped it … More »