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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 »

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 »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »

Elan Ripstick 106 ski test

SKI TEST 2021 ELAN RIPSTICK 106 * FREERIDE * EDITORS’ CHOICE * Best for: A western skier looking for a do-it-all workhorse. A 106mm waist is at the top end of what we consider an all-mountain width, but the Ripstick encouraged us to keep an open mind. This is a sequel and looks and feels … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »