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On The Road Again – classic BC boys trip

Cowboy, Rustin and Les Lapins stop in at Big White, SilverStar, Revelstoke and Whitewater on a classic B.C. boys’ trip. Attaining a good nickname is a bit like the process of losing a ski: it arrives unwelcome, unexpected and it’s funny to everyone but the recipient. The best, like the one Sean Kerrigan earned on … More »

Instinct Seeker Ski Test

Instinct Seeker

SKI TEST 2021 INSTINCT SEEKER * POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: B.C. syle pow skiing, whether at the resort or in the backcountry The Seeker is a big, beefy ski—115 underfoot and nearly 15 cm wide at the tip—but when we picked it up it felt like our eyes were deceiving us. Even with … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

SKI TEST 2021 K2 DISRUPTION MTI ALLIANCE * WOMEN  *  GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Shredding firm snow on-piste, from bumps to groomers Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Head Power Joy ski test

Ski Test 2021 Head Power Joy * women Best for: Cruising the groomers With a vibration-absorbing chip, a slalom-oriented profile and race-style sandwich construction, Head says the Power Joy is a direct descendant from its World Cup skis. But our women testers didn’t reach a consensus on whether it lived up to the pedigree. “Fast, … More »

K2 Disruption 82 Ti ski test

K2 Disruption

SKI TEST 2021 K2 DISRUPTION 82 TI * GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Railing from edge-to-edge at high speed Nimble, quick, turny, stable, fast. In other words, hold on. K2’s new on-piste ski family kept even the hardest-charging testers grinning. “The faster you ski, the better it gets,” wrote Chris Grover. “It loved to … More »

Head SuperShape E-Rally ski test

SKI TEST 2021 HEAD SUPERSHAPE E-RALLY * GROOMERS BEST FOR: Railing from edge-to-edge, groomers to tracked-up back bowls More than one tester described the e-Rally with car-racing metaphors. For instance, Steve Acciaroli wrote, “Edge and go; enjoy the ride with a sports-car feel.” Indeed, the SuperShape family’s heritage descends from Head’s race ski line, including … More »

Lake Louise Summit Platter RIP

“No beginner terrain off this lift” the redundant sign at the bottom read. It didn’t matter if it was read before a liftee offered the cold plastic circle to put between your legs—no beginner would make it to the top of the Summit Platter anyway. Rising to the peak of Lake Louise Ski Resort, the … More »

Fischer RC4 CT ski test

Fischer RC4 CT

SKI TEST 2021 FISCHER RC4 CT * GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Expert racing, in and out of gates This is a World Cup ski in all but certification: RC stands for Race Cut. Plus, it’s glow-in-the-dark yellow and has a massive binding plate, a cut-out in the tip, and is narrow, turny and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

On The Road Again – classic BC boys trip

Cowboy, Rustin and Les Lapins stop in at Big White, SilverStar, Revelstoke and Whitewater on a classic B.C. boys’ trip. Attaining a good nickname is a bit like the process of losing a ski: it arrives unwelcome, unexpected and it’s funny to everyone but the recipient. The best, like the one Sean Kerrigan earned on … More »

Instinct Seeker Ski Test

Instinct Seeker

SKI TEST 2021 INSTINCT SEEKER * POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: B.C. syle pow skiing, whether at the resort or in the backcountry The Seeker is a big, beefy ski—115 underfoot and nearly 15 cm wide at the tip—but when we picked it up it felt like our eyes were deceiving us. Even with … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

SKI TEST 2021 K2 DISRUPTION MTI ALLIANCE * WOMEN  *  GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Shredding firm snow on-piste, from bumps to groomers Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Head Power Joy ski test

Ski Test 2021 Head Power Joy * women Best for: Cruising the groomers With a vibration-absorbing chip, a slalom-oriented profile and race-style sandwich construction, Head says the Power Joy is a direct descendant from its World Cup skis. But our women testers didn’t reach a consensus on whether it lived up to the pedigree. “Fast, … More »

K2 Disruption 82 Ti ski test

K2 Disruption

SKI TEST 2021 K2 DISRUPTION 82 TI * GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Railing from edge-to-edge at high speed Nimble, quick, turny, stable, fast. In other words, hold on. K2’s new on-piste ski family kept even the hardest-charging testers grinning. “The faster you ski, the better it gets,” wrote Chris Grover. “It loved to … More »

Head SuperShape E-Rally ski test

SKI TEST 2021 HEAD SUPERSHAPE E-RALLY * GROOMERS BEST FOR: Railing from edge-to-edge, groomers to tracked-up back bowls More than one tester described the e-Rally with car-racing metaphors. For instance, Steve Acciaroli wrote, “Edge and go; enjoy the ride with a sports-car feel.” Indeed, the SuperShape family’s heritage descends from Head’s race ski line, including … More »

Lake Louise Summit Platter RIP

“No beginner terrain off this lift” the redundant sign at the bottom read. It didn’t matter if it was read before a liftee offered the cold plastic circle to put between your legs—no beginner would make it to the top of the Summit Platter anyway. Rising to the peak of Lake Louise Ski Resort, the … More »

Fischer RC4 CT ski test

Fischer RC4 CT

SKI TEST 2021 FISCHER RC4 CT * GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Expert racing, in and out of gates This is a World Cup ski in all but certification: RC stands for Race Cut. Plus, it’s glow-in-the-dark yellow and has a massive binding plate, a cut-out in the tip, and is narrow, turny and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

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