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Kneebinding

Knee Deep in Research It’s never a good idea to end up in the back seat, but especially on skis. Add a bit of a twist, arms behind you, weight on the inside edge of your downhill ski and you’ve just created the prescription for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, aka the most common … More »

Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler

Pangea Pod Hotel – not great for sleepwalkers If you equate affordable Whistler with living in your van, think again. Pod-dwelling is the Coast Range’s most gabbed about cheap (relatively) and cheerful billet, a capsule concept just a few minutes’ walk (or stumble) in ski boots from the gondola and every bar, boutique and beauty … More »

Alpine Canada throwback

Recognize talent when you see it? (And a few long-time ski industry types…?) The 100th-year anniversary of Alpine Canada was on December 20 and this little gem of a print drifted our way from the archives of Nancy Greene Raine. From left to right at Craigleith Ski Club in Collingwood: Leo Vogrin (Coach), Al Safrata, … More »

How to Buy a Puffy Jacket

A better puffy Everyone needs a down jacket for staying warm at rest stops, on chilly summit tops or organizing in parking lots. Down on its own is fine, but the latest crop of puffies is giving the sleeping bags with sleeves a 21st-century upgrade. Marmot West Rib Parka: Marmot doubles down. First it stuffs … More »

Q & A With Kingsbury

“It’s good to be king,” Tom Petty used to sing. These words are printed on Mikaël Kingsbury’s lucky T-shirt that he’s worn for every competition since 2010. Kingsbury is officially the most accomplished mogul skier of all time. His dream started with the Freestyle Ski Team at Saint-Sauveur when he was eight years old. Today, … More »

Sleeping at Altitude

How to Handle Elevation No matter how much dryland training I do before my ski trips to the Alps or U.S. West, I’m invariably exhausted during my first few days. It can’t be just the jet lag since I don’t have similar problems when I visit the U.K. Likewise, much to the surprise of my … More »

How to Buy Ski Goggles

What you need to know about buying ski goggles     Here are three main variables to consider when goggle shopping. 1. Lens shape: Lenses are either spherical, curving horizontally and vertically, or cylindrical, only curving horizontally. Spherical has less distortion and glare. Making cylindrical lenses is a simpler process, so they are often less expensive. … More »

New Hope For Cape Smokey

New Hope For Cape Smokey by RON BETTS The song “Rise Again,” by songwriter Leon Dubinsky, is an anthem for the resiliency of the Cape Breton spirit. Those lyrics will hopefully ring true for skiers in the northern part of Cape Breton Island, where it was recently announced that the Cape Smokey ski area had … More »

Noteworthy: Smith 4D Mag goggles

BETTER WITH BUBBLE     Smith went through more than 140 prototypes and had to build brand-new machines and manufacturing systems to make the first curved goggle lens, the 4D Mag. Where most goggles end suddenly at the bottom, the 4D lens continues to curve under, adding significant field of vision looking down the hill—25 per … More »

Topping Up Tremblant

Whether you like it old school or new school, there seems to be no lack of new investment popping up all over the village of Mont Tremblant, making it hard to keep up with the “what’s new, what’s hot?” every season. There may still be only one St-Hubert village location (and it’s an “Express”), but … More »

Kneebinding

Knee Deep in Research It’s never a good idea to end up in the back seat, but especially on skis. Add a bit of a twist, arms behind you, weight on the inside edge of your downhill ski and you’ve just created the prescription for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, aka the most common … More »

Pangea Pod Hotel Whistler

Pangea Pod Hotel – not great for sleepwalkers If you equate affordable Whistler with living in your van, think again. Pod-dwelling is the Coast Range’s most gabbed about cheap (relatively) and cheerful billet, a capsule concept just a few minutes’ walk (or stumble) in ski boots from the gondola and every bar, boutique and beauty … More »

Alpine Canada throwback

Recognize talent when you see it? (And a few long-time ski industry types…?) The 100th-year anniversary of Alpine Canada was on December 20 and this little gem of a print drifted our way from the archives of Nancy Greene Raine. From left to right at Craigleith Ski Club in Collingwood: Leo Vogrin (Coach), Al Safrata, … More »

How to Buy a Puffy Jacket

A better puffy Everyone needs a down jacket for staying warm at rest stops, on chilly summit tops or organizing in parking lots. Down on its own is fine, but the latest crop of puffies is giving the sleeping bags with sleeves a 21st-century upgrade. Marmot West Rib Parka: Marmot doubles down. First it stuffs … More »

Q & A With Kingsbury

“It’s good to be king,” Tom Petty used to sing. These words are printed on Mikaël Kingsbury’s lucky T-shirt that he’s worn for every competition since 2010. Kingsbury is officially the most accomplished mogul skier of all time. His dream started with the Freestyle Ski Team at Saint-Sauveur when he was eight years old. Today, … More »

Sleeping at Altitude

How to Handle Elevation No matter how much dryland training I do before my ski trips to the Alps or U.S. West, I’m invariably exhausted during my first few days. It can’t be just the jet lag since I don’t have similar problems when I visit the U.K. Likewise, much to the surprise of my … More »

How to Buy Ski Goggles

What you need to know about buying ski goggles     Here are three main variables to consider when goggle shopping. 1. Lens shape: Lenses are either spherical, curving horizontally and vertically, or cylindrical, only curving horizontally. Spherical has less distortion and glare. Making cylindrical lenses is a simpler process, so they are often less expensive. … More »

New Hope For Cape Smokey

New Hope For Cape Smokey by RON BETTS The song “Rise Again,” by songwriter Leon Dubinsky, is an anthem for the resiliency of the Cape Breton spirit. Those lyrics will hopefully ring true for skiers in the northern part of Cape Breton Island, where it was recently announced that the Cape Smokey ski area had … More »

Noteworthy: Smith 4D Mag goggles

BETTER WITH BUBBLE     Smith went through more than 140 prototypes and had to build brand-new machines and manufacturing systems to make the first curved goggle lens, the 4D Mag. Where most goggles end suddenly at the bottom, the 4D lens continues to curve under, adding significant field of vision looking down the hill—25 per … More »

Topping Up Tremblant

Whether you like it old school or new school, there seems to be no lack of new investment popping up all over the village of Mont Tremblant, making it hard to keep up with the “what’s new, what’s hot?” every season. There may still be only one St-Hubert village location (and it’s an “Express”), but … More »

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1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax! Outside Canada is additional for postage.