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Instinct Pretty Savage – Test 2022

Instinct Pretty Savage Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 INSTINCT PRETTY SAVAGE * FREERIDE/POWDER * WOMEN BEST FOR: Lighter skiers looking to ski off-piste with aggression. The Pretty Savage is similar to the Original Sender, but designed for lighter-weight skiers. In the fresh snow at Mount Washington we sent it out under women, teenagers and some of our more confident … More »

WNDR Alpine Vital 100 – Test 2022

WNDR Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 WNDR ALPINE VITAL 100 – FREERIDE/POWDER BEST FOR: A one-ski quiver for the environmentally conscious expert.  As much as we would all love to be gentler on the planet, few of us are willing to do it at the expense of performance. WNDR is dedicated to achieving both. The Vital is … More »

Renoun Citadel – Test 2022

Renoun Citadel Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 RENOUN CITADEL * FREERIDE/POWDER BEST FOR: A lightweight ride that doesn’t ski like it. Rarely do we compliment a ski for feeling heavy, but the Citadel is no ordinary ski. It’s the lightweight that stings like a heavyweight. Renoun, a direct-to-consumer Vermont-based skimaker, uses the same basic construction in all its … More »

Line Pandora 110 – Test 2022

Line Pandora Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 LINE PANDORA 110 * FREERIDE/POWDER * WOMEN BEST FOR: Women’s powder ski that can still turn on the groomers. Wide, rockered and light left little doubt what Line designed the Pandora 110 for, and in Mount Washington’s deep and steep it made testers happy. “So much fun in the powder,” swooned … More »

Zag Slap 104 – Test 2022

Zag Slap

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ZAG SLAP 104 * FREERIDE/POWDER BEST FOR: A weapon for backcountry skiers focused on the down. Zag, a Chamonix-based ski manufacturer relatively new to Canada, calls the Slap family “freeride touring skis.” That about sums up this fun ski. It feels much lighter than its mid-weight 1,900g construction would suggest. The … More »

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide Big air, steep lines, deep snow and untracked slopes have always been the aspirational aspects of skiing. They looked like fun in the movies and magazine pictures, but always seemed out of the skill level or reality for most of us—until recently. We still need the skills to manage and safely … More »

Volkl Rise Beyond 96 – Test 2022

Volkl Rise Beyond - Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL RISE BEYOND 96 * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Crushing vertical and ripping the down.  Weighing less than 1,300g per ski, we fully expected the Rise Beyond 96 to feel great on the skin track. What we weren’t ready for was how well it performed on the way down. … More »

CMH Gobbles Up Purcell

Rudi Gertsch

After 47 years apart, the Gertsch family is reuniting with CMH Heli-Skiing. Swiss-born Rudi Gertsch helped Austrian-born Hans Gmoser start CMH in the 1960s, before Gertsch lifted off to start Purcell Heli-Skiing in 1974. His son Jeff and daughter-in-law Katie eventually took over the daily operations. Last summer, the Gertsch family decided to sell Purcell … More »

Mind Your Bs and ZQs

Tecnica recycle

We all want to buy products that are gentle on the Earth and fair to the people who make them. However, recognizing these stars in a rack of jackets or a wall of skis is anything but obvious. Help is coming in a multitude of certifications. Like organic food, these third-party organizations work with companies … More »

Dynastar E Lite 9 – Test 2022

Dynastar E Lite Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 DYNASTAR E LITE 9 * WOMEN * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Hard carving and fast skiing from first chair to last Not quite as wild as the unisex Speed, but it’s similar in build and personality. Our women testers found clicking into the E Lite 9 was like tapping … More »

Instinct Pretty Savage – Test 2022

Instinct Pretty Savage Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 INSTINCT PRETTY SAVAGE * FREERIDE/POWDER * WOMEN BEST FOR: Lighter skiers looking to ski off-piste with aggression. The Pretty Savage is similar to the Original Sender, but designed for lighter-weight skiers. In the fresh snow at Mount Washington we sent it out under women, teenagers and some of our more confident … More »

WNDR Alpine Vital 100 – Test 2022

WNDR Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 WNDR ALPINE VITAL 100 – FREERIDE/POWDER BEST FOR: A one-ski quiver for the environmentally conscious expert.  As much as we would all love to be gentler on the planet, few of us are willing to do it at the expense of performance. WNDR is dedicated to achieving both. The Vital is … More »

Renoun Citadel – Test 2022

Renoun Citadel Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 RENOUN CITADEL * FREERIDE/POWDER BEST FOR: A lightweight ride that doesn’t ski like it. Rarely do we compliment a ski for feeling heavy, but the Citadel is no ordinary ski. It’s the lightweight that stings like a heavyweight. Renoun, a direct-to-consumer Vermont-based skimaker, uses the same basic construction in all its … More »

Line Pandora 110 – Test 2022

Line Pandora Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 LINE PANDORA 110 * FREERIDE/POWDER * WOMEN BEST FOR: Women’s powder ski that can still turn on the groomers. Wide, rockered and light left little doubt what Line designed the Pandora 110 for, and in Mount Washington’s deep and steep it made testers happy. “So much fun in the powder,” swooned … More »

Zag Slap 104 – Test 2022

Zag Slap

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ZAG SLAP 104 * FREERIDE/POWDER BEST FOR: A weapon for backcountry skiers focused on the down. Zag, a Chamonix-based ski manufacturer relatively new to Canada, calls the Slap family “freeride touring skis.” That about sums up this fun ski. It feels much lighter than its mid-weight 1,900g construction would suggest. The … More »

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide Big air, steep lines, deep snow and untracked slopes have always been the aspirational aspects of skiing. They looked like fun in the movies and magazine pictures, but always seemed out of the skill level or reality for most of us—until recently. We still need the skills to manage and safely … More »

Volkl Rise Beyond 96 – Test 2022

Volkl Rise Beyond - Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL RISE BEYOND 96 * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Crushing vertical and ripping the down.  Weighing less than 1,300g per ski, we fully expected the Rise Beyond 96 to feel great on the skin track. What we weren’t ready for was how well it performed on the way down. … More »

CMH Gobbles Up Purcell

Rudi Gertsch

After 47 years apart, the Gertsch family is reuniting with CMH Heli-Skiing. Swiss-born Rudi Gertsch helped Austrian-born Hans Gmoser start CMH in the 1960s, before Gertsch lifted off to start Purcell Heli-Skiing in 1974. His son Jeff and daughter-in-law Katie eventually took over the daily operations. Last summer, the Gertsch family decided to sell Purcell … More »

Mind Your Bs and ZQs

Tecnica recycle

We all want to buy products that are gentle on the Earth and fair to the people who make them. However, recognizing these stars in a rack of jackets or a wall of skis is anything but obvious. Help is coming in a multitude of certifications. Like organic food, these third-party organizations work with companies … More »

Dynastar E Lite 9 – Test 2022

Dynastar E Lite Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 DYNASTAR E LITE 9 * WOMEN * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Hard carving and fast skiing from first chair to last Not quite as wild as the unisex Speed, but it’s similar in build and personality. Our women testers found clicking into the E Lite 9 was like tapping … More »

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