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Tech Talk 2022

Microchip Your Ski Day Dave loved skiing, climbing and beer, which he drank in copious quantities after each near-death experience. We called him “Chopper Dave” since he spent so much time in helicopters—as a patient. Dave and I climbed and skied together all over the world. Life with Dave was a series of entertaining mishaps … More »

Parablacks: Seemed Like a Good Idea

50th Anniversary looking back Back in the day, when the epitome of style was skiing with feet and legs glued together as one on skinny, unshaped 207s, there was an increased risk of crossing one’s ski tips. The solution, we were told and sold, was a clever little accessory called Parablack, which consisted of a … More »

Ski Tuning – DIY or Pro?

You nailed a rock. You lose every race. You skid on firm snow. You haven’t waxed or sharpened your skis in weeks. Months? Whatever the reason, it’s time for a tune. But what does that mean? Can you DIY it? If not, how do you choose a good shop and what should you ask for? … More »

Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

How To Get Layered

10 ways you’re probably screwing up on keeping warm. You shouldn’t be cold when skiing. It all comes down to how you dress—and most skiers could do better. According to the baselayer experts, the following are the top-10 mistakes most skiers make when it comes to keeping warm, dry and comfortable. by RYAN STUART in … More »

In Defence of Narrow Skis

  ‘‘I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness and ski width… ’’ Repeated visits to an orthopaedic surgeon revealed exactly how my knees had worn with time. This got me to wondering how much my life of skiing had to do with my knee problems. I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 1

Ski Canada magazine is introducing a new series of posts from tech editor Ryan Stuart on all things alpine skiing. Watch for regular updates In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 1 of 3. Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand … More »

Why Skis Turn

You may find that I constantly harp on the idea of edging the ski to turn when it seems more intuitive to “turn” the skis to turn, but there is good reason for this. Modern skis for groomed slopes have a pronounced hourglass shape compared to skis of a few decades ago. Even backcountry skis … More »

The right fit

Tech Talk by Lou Rosenfeld “When I buckle my boots, my feet hurt like hell. Can you fix my boots so my feet stop hurting?” This is one of the most commonly heard questions (and complaints) in ski shops around the world. Over the years I’ve probably addressed the problem hundreds of times, varying the … More »

Tech Talk

Tech Talk 2022

Microchip Your Ski Day Dave loved skiing, climbing and beer, which he drank in copious quantities after each near-death experience. We called him “Chopper Dave” since he spent so much time in helicopters—as a patient. Dave and I climbed and skied together all over the world. Life with Dave was a series of entertaining mishaps … More »

Parablacks: Seemed Like a Good Idea

50th Anniversary looking back Back in the day, when the epitome of style was skiing with feet and legs glued together as one on skinny, unshaped 207s, there was an increased risk of crossing one’s ski tips. The solution, we were told and sold, was a clever little accessory called Parablack, which consisted of a … More »

Ski Tuning – DIY or Pro?

You nailed a rock. You lose every race. You skid on firm snow. You haven’t waxed or sharpened your skis in weeks. Months? Whatever the reason, it’s time for a tune. But what does that mean? Can you DIY it? If not, how do you choose a good shop and what should you ask for? … More »

Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Tuning Tip – Be Efficient

Today’s Tuning Tip: Be Efficient. Develop a fast but effective tuning routine that you can repeat every time you tune. Nobody wants to be stuck working on their gear for hours and developing a routine will help you get the same outcome every time allowing you to spend more time doing other things with your … More »

How To Get Layered

10 ways you’re probably screwing up on keeping warm. You shouldn’t be cold when skiing. It all comes down to how you dress—and most skiers could do better. According to the baselayer experts, the following are the top-10 mistakes most skiers make when it comes to keeping warm, dry and comfortable. by RYAN STUART in … More »

In Defence of Narrow Skis

  ‘‘I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness and ski width… ’’ Repeated visits to an orthopaedic surgeon revealed exactly how my knees had worn with time. This got me to wondering how much my life of skiing had to do with my knee problems. I’d noticed a direct relationship between pain, snow hardness … More »

RYAN REPORT – Buying Advice – Skis pt 1

Ski Canada magazine is introducing a new series of posts from tech editor Ryan Stuart on all things alpine skiing. Watch for regular updates In the market for a new pair of skis? Here’s what you need to know. Part 1 of 3. Buying new skis is both exciting and nerve racking. In one hand … More »

Why Skis Turn

You may find that I constantly harp on the idea of edging the ski to turn when it seems more intuitive to “turn” the skis to turn, but there is good reason for this. Modern skis for groomed slopes have a pronounced hourglass shape compared to skis of a few decades ago. Even backcountry skis … More »

The right fit

Tech Talk by Lou Rosenfeld “When I buckle my boots, my feet hurt like hell. Can you fix my boots so my feet stop hurting?” This is one of the most commonly heard questions (and complaints) in ski shops around the world. Over the years I’ve probably addressed the problem hundreds of times, varying the … More »

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