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Lost & Found Dept.

LOST & FOUND DEPT.   Traditionally, Recco technology has been used by ski patrollers searching for buried avalanche victims. Following the death of his skiing partner in Åre, Sweden, in 1972, Recco founder Markus Granhed developed what he felt was a faster way to search for buried skiers than using rescue dogs. Truth be told, … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

Bienvenue Au Canada

Bienvenue Au Canada Club Med Québec Charlevoix   Cirque du Soleil co-founder and Le Massif owner Daniel Gauthier may not have been successful at convincing the IOC that his home hill’s 770 vertical metres was enough for a men’s downhill run, but he has many supporters who prefer his successful wooing of an 850-bed, all-inclusive … More »

Noteworthy 2020: DAHU Swiss Ski Boot

The comfortable ski boot saga continues They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Don’t tell the ski boot designers who keep trying to create a comfortable ski boot that also skis well. DAHU Swiss Ski Boot is the latest to attempt the seemingly impossible. … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Smartwool Intraknit 3D

Smartwool Intraknit 3D GRANNY WAS RIGHT  From running shoes to socks, knitting is enjoying a moment in Granny’s sunroom. High-tech knit construction allows for fewer seams, adaptable fit and customizable performance. One of the best examples is Smartwool’s new Intraknit 3D Performance Apparel. The company started with its mainstay, merino wool, and blended it with … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Leki BOA glove

Leki BOA glove BOA FOR BETTER POLE PLANTS  To improve the connection between its Trigger S pole system and matching gloves, LEKI teamed up with BOA. Everything from ski boots to sandals has used the dial and cable system to improve fit and stability over laces. It does the same in the Progressive BOA S … More »

Your Burning Questions – Dr. John’s E.R.

On the chairlift, at après-ski or sometimes through the magazine, I’m often asked medical questions beyond what I typically attend to in a big-city E.R. Here are a few that have surfaced more than once. Why does my friend Errol fart so much when he skis? Increased flatus at higher elevations is a phenomenon called … More »

Fit to Ski – part 1

BY MARCY VERBURG  Photos Wally Stemberger   Many of us do little or no dryland training in the off-season, which can result in muscle soreness, fatigue and injury, or just make our first few days on-slope unpleasant. But this can be remedied. Skiing isn’t like any other sport; you need to train for it specifically. … More »

Find a Friend

The lightbulb moment for Jim McGovern came after setting up two Ontario teenagers with a local to show them around Whistler. “They had the best day of skiing ever,” McGovern remembers. “The ‘local’ elevated the experience. Inside knowledge is something most of us want when we find ourselves somewhere new, but there was no platform … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Fischer RC4 Podium GT

Usually only top-of-the-line gear comes with all the features. With ski boots, that means if you want all the bells and whistles—heat-mouldable liners, plush insulation, and lightweight and adjustable shells—you also have to buy the 130 flex, no matter how much you weigh or how hard you ski. With the Podium GT, Fischer eliminates the … More »

Lost & Found Dept.

LOST & FOUND DEPT.   Traditionally, Recco technology has been used by ski patrollers searching for buried avalanche victims. Following the death of his skiing partner in Åre, Sweden, in 1972, Recco founder Markus Granhed developed what he felt was a faster way to search for buried skiers than using rescue dogs. Truth be told, … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

Bienvenue Au Canada

Bienvenue Au Canada Club Med Québec Charlevoix   Cirque du Soleil co-founder and Le Massif owner Daniel Gauthier may not have been successful at convincing the IOC that his home hill’s 770 vertical metres was enough for a men’s downhill run, but he has many supporters who prefer his successful wooing of an 850-bed, all-inclusive … More »

Noteworthy 2020: DAHU Swiss Ski Boot

The comfortable ski boot saga continues They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Don’t tell the ski boot designers who keep trying to create a comfortable ski boot that also skis well. DAHU Swiss Ski Boot is the latest to attempt the seemingly impossible. … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Smartwool Intraknit 3D

Smartwool Intraknit 3D GRANNY WAS RIGHT  From running shoes to socks, knitting is enjoying a moment in Granny’s sunroom. High-tech knit construction allows for fewer seams, adaptable fit and customizable performance. One of the best examples is Smartwool’s new Intraknit 3D Performance Apparel. The company started with its mainstay, merino wool, and blended it with … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Leki BOA glove

Leki BOA glove BOA FOR BETTER POLE PLANTS  To improve the connection between its Trigger S pole system and matching gloves, LEKI teamed up with BOA. Everything from ski boots to sandals has used the dial and cable system to improve fit and stability over laces. It does the same in the Progressive BOA S … More »

Your Burning Questions – Dr. John’s E.R.

On the chairlift, at après-ski or sometimes through the magazine, I’m often asked medical questions beyond what I typically attend to in a big-city E.R. Here are a few that have surfaced more than once. Why does my friend Errol fart so much when he skis? Increased flatus at higher elevations is a phenomenon called … More »

Fit to Ski – part 1

BY MARCY VERBURG  Photos Wally Stemberger   Many of us do little or no dryland training in the off-season, which can result in muscle soreness, fatigue and injury, or just make our first few days on-slope unpleasant. But this can be remedied. Skiing isn’t like any other sport; you need to train for it specifically. … More »

Find a Friend

The lightbulb moment for Jim McGovern came after setting up two Ontario teenagers with a local to show them around Whistler. “They had the best day of skiing ever,” McGovern remembers. “The ‘local’ elevated the experience. Inside knowledge is something most of us want when we find ourselves somewhere new, but there was no platform … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Fischer RC4 Podium GT

Usually only top-of-the-line gear comes with all the features. With ski boots, that means if you want all the bells and whistles—heat-mouldable liners, plush insulation, and lightweight and adjustable shells—you also have to buy the 130 flex, no matter how much you weigh or how hard you ski. With the Podium GT, Fischer eliminates the … More »

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Just $5.00 an issue!

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