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Test 2020: DPS Wailer 100 Alchemist RP

Test 2020: DPS Wailer 100 Alchemist RP BEST FOR: Anyone who loves tight turns in the bumps, trees and groomers. LENGTHS:              171, 179, 184, 189 DIMENSIONS:         133/100/118 RADIUS:                 15@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1399 OTHER MODELS:    Wailer 112, Wailer 100 RP  It’s not just an eye-catcher! Where a lot of skis we tested veer toward expert-focused power, … More »

How to Buy Ski Gloves

No body part is as susceptible to the cold as your fingers. The key to keeping them toasty is a tug of war between dryness and insulation. Moisture robs heat. Even when it’s relatively warm, fingers can go numb if they get wet. Water comes from two directions: outside and inside. Outside: Gloves and mitts … More »

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104 BEST FOR: An all-mountain, everyday ski for strong skiers who like a little girth. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186, 191 DIMENSIONS:         135/104/124 RADIUS:                 18.5@186 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800 OTHER SIZES:        115, 110, 100, 93, 88  On test day, the Enforcer sometimes felt smaller than it looked, pivoting on autopilot in the … More »

Test 2020: Line Vision 98

Test 2020: Line Vision 98 BEST FOR: One ski for the entire mountain, including the backcountry. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186 DIMENSIONS:         131/98/119 RADIUS:                 18@179 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700  Don’t judge a ski by its specs, particularly the surprising Vision 98. A 1,500-gram ski with paulownia wood and carbon in the core sounds like a touring ski … More »

Test 2020: Elan Wingman 86CTi

Test 2020: Elan Wingman 86CTi BEST FOR: Those searching for a classic do-everything all-mountain ski. LENGTHS:              160, 166, 172, 178, 184 DIMENSIONS:         127/86/113 RADIUS:                 17@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    86Ti, 82Cti, 82Ti, 78T, 78C  Everyone needs a good wingman. The 86Cti is a great one, which was the nearly unanimous feedback from the testers. … More »

Test 2020: Rossignol Nova 14 Ti

Test 2020: Rossignol Nova 14 Ti BEST FOR: High-speed railing. LENGTHS:                153, 160, 167 DIMENSIONS:           123/74/109 RADIUS:                   12@160 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600 OTHER MODELS:      10 Ti, 8 CA, 6, 4  Like the unisex-equivalent React family, the Novas are carving skis with a race pedigree. None more so than the Nova 14 Ti, the most demanding … More »

Fischer RC One 82 GT

Fischer RC One 82 GT SMOOTH AS SAILING     Five of the six skis in Fischer’s new RC One family contain Bafatex, the same composite fibre used in racing yachts to make them super-light and stiff. Placed in the tip and tail of these firm snow-leaning, all-mountain skis, the Bafatex creates a playfulness that contrasts … More »

Test 2020: Prior Northwest 110

Prior Northwest 110 BEST FOR: Those needing a pow ski but who don’t want to be left wanting when it gets tracked up. LENGTHS:              178, 184, 190 DIMENSIONS:         138/110/132 RADIUS:                 23@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $899 OTHER MODELS:    100  The Northwest 110 is the ski Prior’s staff and pro athletes were asking for. A one-ski quiver for … More »

Faction Prodigy 2.0

Faction Prodigy 2.0 ALL-MOUNTAIN VIRTUOSO     The Prodigy 2.0 takes Faction’s park ski and sets it loose all over the mountain. Inspired by the antics of the company’s sponsored pitchman and YouTube star Candide Thovex, who’s known for creatively turning everything and anything around the world into a terrain park, the Prodigy 2.0 adds girth, … More »

How to Buy a Ski Helmet

How to buy a ski helmet     Seems like more but almost 80 per cent of us always wear a helmet on the slopes, according to a 2017 StatsCan survey. That’s spawned a lot of options for lids. Here’s our advice. Style: Unless you’re bashing gates, go for a half-shell helmet, which protects to about … More »

Test 2020: DPS Wailer 100 Alchemist RP

Test 2020: DPS Wailer 100 Alchemist RP BEST FOR: Anyone who loves tight turns in the bumps, trees and groomers. LENGTHS:              171, 179, 184, 189 DIMENSIONS:         133/100/118 RADIUS:                 15@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1399 OTHER MODELS:    Wailer 112, Wailer 100 RP  It’s not just an eye-catcher! Where a lot of skis we tested veer toward expert-focused power, … More »

How to Buy Ski Gloves

No body part is as susceptible to the cold as your fingers. The key to keeping them toasty is a tug of war between dryness and insulation. Moisture robs heat. Even when it’s relatively warm, fingers can go numb if they get wet. Water comes from two directions: outside and inside. Outside: Gloves and mitts … More »

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104 BEST FOR: An all-mountain, everyday ski for strong skiers who like a little girth. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186, 191 DIMENSIONS:         135/104/124 RADIUS:                 18.5@186 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800 OTHER SIZES:        115, 110, 100, 93, 88  On test day, the Enforcer sometimes felt smaller than it looked, pivoting on autopilot in the … More »

Test 2020: Line Vision 98

Test 2020: Line Vision 98 BEST FOR: One ski for the entire mountain, including the backcountry. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186 DIMENSIONS:         131/98/119 RADIUS:                 18@179 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700  Don’t judge a ski by its specs, particularly the surprising Vision 98. A 1,500-gram ski with paulownia wood and carbon in the core sounds like a touring ski … More »

Test 2020: Elan Wingman 86CTi

Test 2020: Elan Wingman 86CTi BEST FOR: Those searching for a classic do-everything all-mountain ski. LENGTHS:              160, 166, 172, 178, 184 DIMENSIONS:         127/86/113 RADIUS:                 17@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    86Ti, 82Cti, 82Ti, 78T, 78C  Everyone needs a good wingman. The 86Cti is a great one, which was the nearly unanimous feedback from the testers. … More »

Test 2020: Rossignol Nova 14 Ti

Test 2020: Rossignol Nova 14 Ti BEST FOR: High-speed railing. LENGTHS:                153, 160, 167 DIMENSIONS:           123/74/109 RADIUS:                   12@160 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600 OTHER MODELS:      10 Ti, 8 CA, 6, 4  Like the unisex-equivalent React family, the Novas are carving skis with a race pedigree. None more so than the Nova 14 Ti, the most demanding … More »

Fischer RC One 82 GT

Fischer RC One 82 GT SMOOTH AS SAILING     Five of the six skis in Fischer’s new RC One family contain Bafatex, the same composite fibre used in racing yachts to make them super-light and stiff. Placed in the tip and tail of these firm snow-leaning, all-mountain skis, the Bafatex creates a playfulness that contrasts … More »

Test 2020: Prior Northwest 110

Prior Northwest 110 BEST FOR: Those needing a pow ski but who don’t want to be left wanting when it gets tracked up. LENGTHS:              178, 184, 190 DIMENSIONS:         138/110/132 RADIUS:                 23@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $899 OTHER MODELS:    100  The Northwest 110 is the ski Prior’s staff and pro athletes were asking for. A one-ski quiver for … More »

Faction Prodigy 2.0

Faction Prodigy 2.0 ALL-MOUNTAIN VIRTUOSO     The Prodigy 2.0 takes Faction’s park ski and sets it loose all over the mountain. Inspired by the antics of the company’s sponsored pitchman and YouTube star Candide Thovex, who’s known for creatively turning everything and anything around the world into a terrain park, the Prodigy 2.0 adds girth, … More »

How to Buy a Ski Helmet

How to buy a ski helmet     Seems like more but almost 80 per cent of us always wear a helmet on the slopes, according to a 2017 StatsCan survey. That’s spawned a lot of options for lids. Here’s our advice. Style: Unless you’re bashing gates, go for a half-shell helmet, which protects to about … More »

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