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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 »

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 »

Noteworthy 2020: Auclair Race Fusion glove

Auclair Race Fusion glove Magic armour Auclair’s Race Fusion glove might make gate bashing almost comfortable. Lining the back of the hand and fingers of their newest race glove is a layer of D3O. Most of the time the material is soft and flexible. But hit it and it instantly stiffens to absorb and dissipate … More »

Hanging Out in Cortina

“Oh…what do I do now, Edoardo?” I yell back up tentatively to my smiley young mountain guide. The steel cable that my harness is securely clipped to has disappeared deep into the snow and the next cable is nowhere in sight. Although I’m in a crawl position, I’m so vertical, the back of my helmet … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Coming soon ….. We’ve been working hard this summer to bring you all the new alpine gear reports for the spanking new ski season ahead. The 2020 Buyer’s Guide publishes soon.

Caught & Shot

Nailed it! photo: MICHAEL OVERBECK in Winter 2019 issue

Island Tours – The 5,040 Peak Hut

One of the first public backcountry huts on Vancouver Island opened for skiing in January. The 5,040 Peak Hut sits at 1,350m on a subalpine ridge above the highway between Port Alberni and Tofino. Most winters the area receives huge amounts of snow—the average snowpack at the hut is more than four metres. And it’s … More »

Flying Over Washington

Don’t get any ideas: this concrete pillar is not Mount Washington’s newest terrain park feature and it’s not an artistic ode to communism, either. It’s one of the towers that, by this summer, will support a series of ziplines zigzagging across Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The $3.5-million project aims to step up the year-round, non-sliding … 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 »

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 »

Noteworthy 2020: Auclair Race Fusion glove

Auclair Race Fusion glove Magic armour Auclair’s Race Fusion glove might make gate bashing almost comfortable. Lining the back of the hand and fingers of their newest race glove is a layer of D3O. Most of the time the material is soft and flexible. But hit it and it instantly stiffens to absorb and dissipate … More »

Hanging Out in Cortina

“Oh…what do I do now, Edoardo?” I yell back up tentatively to my smiley young mountain guide. The steel cable that my harness is securely clipped to has disappeared deep into the snow and the next cable is nowhere in sight. Although I’m in a crawl position, I’m so vertical, the back of my helmet … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Coming soon ….. We’ve been working hard this summer to bring you all the new alpine gear reports for the spanking new ski season ahead. The 2020 Buyer’s Guide publishes soon.

Caught & Shot

Nailed it! photo: MICHAEL OVERBECK in Winter 2019 issue

Island Tours – The 5,040 Peak Hut

One of the first public backcountry huts on Vancouver Island opened for skiing in January. The 5,040 Peak Hut sits at 1,350m on a subalpine ridge above the highway between Port Alberni and Tofino. Most winters the area receives huge amounts of snow—the average snowpack at the hut is more than four metres. And it’s … More »

Flying Over Washington

Don’t get any ideas: this concrete pillar is not Mount Washington’s newest terrain park feature and it’s not an artistic ode to communism, either. It’s one of the towers that, by this summer, will support a series of ziplines zigzagging across Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The $3.5-million project aims to step up the year-round, non-sliding … More »

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