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Combo: Shames Backcountry & Raccoon Grizzly 116

Where: Beyond the lifts at Shames Mountain, a small ski area near Terrace, B.C. Why: Huge Coast Range terrain a short tour from the lifts. Suggested ski:  Raccoon Grizzly 116 Pull back from Shames on Google Earth and be prepared to drool. From the top lift, a ridge leads up into a network of huge … More »

RYAN REPORT – Stocking Stuffers

Twas a fortnight before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The ski gear was in the roof box well before bed In hopes that tomorrow the family would shred But Mom and Dad hadn’t finished their Christmas shopping and so they joined the crowds in the … More »

RYAN REPORT – This is why bibs beat pants: Trew Trewth Bib

I’m a bib man. Not because I spill down my front all the time, but because I hate snow down my pants. I’m talking bib ski pants, obviously. And while they may seem a little old school, I’m not alone. Those that have seen the light prefer not to expose butt crack ever again. The … More »

Combo: Icefields Parkway & Elan Ibex 94 Carbon

Icefields Parkway Where: The famous highway through the Canadian Rockies between Lake Louise and Jasper. Why: Dry powder, amazing scenery and easy-access couloirs, even in May. Suggested ski: Elan Ibex 94 Carbon Something about the geology of the Canadian Rockies lends itself to creating skiable couloirs, and the Icefields Parkway is the best way of … More »

RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

RYAN REPORT – Free skiing and lessons at Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island is offering free rentals, lessons and lift ticket for first time skiers. The Discovery Days program runs December 8 to 20 and is part of the mountain’s continuing efforts to recruit new skiers. “Discovery Days are all about removing barriers and providing a fun snow experience,” says Mike … More »

Combo: Gros Morne & K2 Wayback 88

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Where: On the west coast of Newfoundland, where the earth’s crust meets the ocean. Why: The steep hillsides of the park’s “ponds” are ideal ski terrain. Suggested ski: K2 Wayback 88 Gros Morne protects a series of freshwater fjords that cuts deep into The Rock’s coast. Carved by glaciers, the same steep … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Giro Range MIPS

We’re all different shapes and sizes, that’s why ski boots come in a variety of widths, forefoot heights, heel volumes, and lengths. Ski helmets not so much. Most people can fit in one of the three sizes most models come in, but not everyone has a “normal” shaped dome. For them there is the Giro … More »

RYAN REPORT – Bella Coola Heli Sports wins at worlds

Bella Coola Heli Sports won the World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator category at the 5th Annual World Ski Awards, the only Canadian ski business to land an international award. “We’re stoked, it means a lot,” said Tim Wilkinson, marketing director at Bella Coola, on winning the award November 19 in Kitzbühel, Austria. “It’s a credit to … More »

RYAN REPORT – Instinct skis original art

Original artwork on skis is nothing new, but small Canadian brands are taking it to a local level. In the Buyer’s Guide I reported on 93 North Skis, a micro-ski brand out of Canmore that tapped Calgary artist Emily Beaudoin to design the top sheet on their first ski the all mountain Andromeda . Now … More »

Combo: Shames Backcountry & Raccoon Grizzly 116

Where: Beyond the lifts at Shames Mountain, a small ski area near Terrace, B.C. Why: Huge Coast Range terrain a short tour from the lifts. Suggested ski:  Raccoon Grizzly 116 Pull back from Shames on Google Earth and be prepared to drool. From the top lift, a ridge leads up into a network of huge … More »

RYAN REPORT – Stocking Stuffers

Twas a fortnight before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The ski gear was in the roof box well before bed In hopes that tomorrow the family would shred But Mom and Dad hadn’t finished their Christmas shopping and so they joined the crowds in the … More »

RYAN REPORT – This is why bibs beat pants: Trew Trewth Bib

I’m a bib man. Not because I spill down my front all the time, but because I hate snow down my pants. I’m talking bib ski pants, obviously. And while they may seem a little old school, I’m not alone. Those that have seen the light prefer not to expose butt crack ever again. The … More »

Combo: Icefields Parkway & Elan Ibex 94 Carbon

Icefields Parkway Where: The famous highway through the Canadian Rockies between Lake Louise and Jasper. Why: Dry powder, amazing scenery and easy-access couloirs, even in May. Suggested ski: Elan Ibex 94 Carbon Something about the geology of the Canadian Rockies lends itself to creating skiable couloirs, and the Icefields Parkway is the best way of … More »

RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

RYAN REPORT – Free skiing and lessons at Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island is offering free rentals, lessons and lift ticket for first time skiers. The Discovery Days program runs December 8 to 20 and is part of the mountain’s continuing efforts to recruit new skiers. “Discovery Days are all about removing barriers and providing a fun snow experience,” says Mike … More »

Combo: Gros Morne & K2 Wayback 88

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Where: On the west coast of Newfoundland, where the earth’s crust meets the ocean. Why: The steep hillsides of the park’s “ponds” are ideal ski terrain. Suggested ski: K2 Wayback 88 Gros Morne protects a series of freshwater fjords that cuts deep into The Rock’s coast. Carved by glaciers, the same steep … More »

RYAN REPORT – Gear of the Week – Giro Range MIPS

We’re all different shapes and sizes, that’s why ski boots come in a variety of widths, forefoot heights, heel volumes, and lengths. Ski helmets not so much. Most people can fit in one of the three sizes most models come in, but not everyone has a “normal” shaped dome. For them there is the Giro … More »

RYAN REPORT – Bella Coola Heli Sports wins at worlds

Bella Coola Heli Sports won the World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator category at the 5th Annual World Ski Awards, the only Canadian ski business to land an international award. “We’re stoked, it means a lot,” said Tim Wilkinson, marketing director at Bella Coola, on winning the award November 19 in Kitzbühel, Austria. “It’s a credit to … More »

RYAN REPORT – Instinct skis original art

Original artwork on skis is nothing new, but small Canadian brands are taking it to a local level. In the Buyer’s Guide I reported on 93 North Skis, a micro-ski brand out of Canmore that tapped Calgary artist Emily Beaudoin to design the top sheet on their first ski the all mountain Andromeda . Now … More »

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