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Buyer’s Guide

Renoun Atlas Ski Test

Renoun Atlas

SKI TEST 2021 RENOUN ATLAS * GROOMERS BEST FOR: Intermediate to advanced skiers weighing more than 150 pounds  Testers were unanimous in praising the Atlas’s ability to wander wherever the map led them. “Very stable at speed but also quick to turn in bumps and trees,” wrote Paul Laperrière, calling it his favourite ski of … More »

Fischer Hannibal 106 Ski Test

Fischer Hannibal

SKI TEST 2021 FISCHER HANNIBAL 106 * POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Deep-snow touring missions Titanal is a rare ingredient for a touring-focused ski and almost unheard of in this weight class. In the redesigned Hannibal, Fischer added the metal alloy to its Air Tec construction, a milled-out wood centre that lightens the already … More »

Blizzard Zero G 85 Ski Test

Blizzard Zero G

SKI TEST 2021 BLIZZARD ZERO G 85 * POWDER BEST FOR: Ski mountaineering and multi-day spring tours At first, this “skinny” ski may look as if you’re touring on “matchsticks,” as Heather MacMillan put it, but any concerns go away quickly, whether going up, down or across. There’s no denying the 85mm waist is considered … More »

Line Pandora 94 Ski Test

Line Pandora

SKI TEST 2021 LINE PANDORA 94 * POWDER * WOMEN BEST FOR: Ladies wanting a light all-mountain /freeride ski  Some resort skis are light enough for the backcountry. Others are touring skis with enough umph to hold their own inbounds. Line’s Pandora family covers the line between the two. Its construction marries Line’s playful freeride … More »

Atomic Backland Ski Test

Atomic Backland

SKI TEST 2021 ATOMIC BACKLAND * POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Someone looking for a lightweight rig that can still hack the hill From firm groomers to knee-deep fluff and back again, the Backland impressed us with its versatility. While tester Ryan Stuart wouldn’t say it railed, its semi-cap construction, nearly full-length sidewall and … More »

Kindred Rambler Ski Test

SKI TEST 2021 KINDRED RAMBLER * POWDER BEST FOR: A dedicated powder day.  If this were a beauty pageant, the Rambler would win. No question. The inlaid wood veneer graphics are spectacular, original and fit with the brand’s home near the base of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island. The Rambler is a piece of art … More »

Instinct Seeker Ski Test

Instinct Seeker

SKI TEST 2021 INSTINCT SEEKER * POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: B.C. syle pow skiing, whether at the resort or in the backcountry The Seeker is a big, beefy ski—115 underfoot and nearly 15 cm wide at the tip—but when we picked it up it felt like our eyes were deceiving us. Even with … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

SKI TEST 2021 K2 DISRUPTION MTI ALLIANCE * WOMEN  *  GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Shredding firm snow on-piste, from bumps to groomers Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Head Power Joy ski test

Ski Test 2021 Head Power Joy * women Best for: Cruising the groomers With a vibration-absorbing chip, a slalom-oriented profile and race-style sandwich construction, Head says the Power Joy is a direct descendant from its World Cup skis. But our women testers didn’t reach a consensus on whether it lived up to the pedigree. “Fast, … More »

Buyer’s Guide

Renoun Atlas Ski Test

Renoun Atlas

SKI TEST 2021 RENOUN ATLAS * GROOMERS BEST FOR: Intermediate to advanced skiers weighing more than 150 pounds  Testers were unanimous in praising the Atlas’s ability to wander wherever the map led them. “Very stable at speed but also quick to turn in bumps and trees,” wrote Paul Laperrière, calling it his favourite ski of … More »

Fischer Hannibal 106 Ski Test

Fischer Hannibal

SKI TEST 2021 FISCHER HANNIBAL 106 * POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Deep-snow touring missions Titanal is a rare ingredient for a touring-focused ski and almost unheard of in this weight class. In the redesigned Hannibal, Fischer added the metal alloy to its Air Tec construction, a milled-out wood centre that lightens the already … More »

Blizzard Zero G 85 Ski Test

Blizzard Zero G

SKI TEST 2021 BLIZZARD ZERO G 85 * POWDER BEST FOR: Ski mountaineering and multi-day spring tours At first, this “skinny” ski may look as if you’re touring on “matchsticks,” as Heather MacMillan put it, but any concerns go away quickly, whether going up, down or across. There’s no denying the 85mm waist is considered … More »

Line Pandora 94 Ski Test

Line Pandora

SKI TEST 2021 LINE PANDORA 94 * POWDER * WOMEN BEST FOR: Ladies wanting a light all-mountain /freeride ski  Some resort skis are light enough for the backcountry. Others are touring skis with enough umph to hold their own inbounds. Line’s Pandora family covers the line between the two. Its construction marries Line’s playful freeride … More »

Atomic Backland Ski Test

Atomic Backland

SKI TEST 2021 ATOMIC BACKLAND * POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Someone looking for a lightweight rig that can still hack the hill From firm groomers to knee-deep fluff and back again, the Backland impressed us with its versatility. While tester Ryan Stuart wouldn’t say it railed, its semi-cap construction, nearly full-length sidewall and … More »

Kindred Rambler Ski Test

SKI TEST 2021 KINDRED RAMBLER * POWDER BEST FOR: A dedicated powder day.  If this were a beauty pageant, the Rambler would win. No question. The inlaid wood veneer graphics are spectacular, original and fit with the brand’s home near the base of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island. The Rambler is a piece of art … More »

Instinct Seeker Ski Test

Instinct Seeker

SKI TEST 2021 INSTINCT SEEKER * POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: B.C. syle pow skiing, whether at the resort or in the backcountry The Seeker is a big, beefy ski—115 underfoot and nearly 15 cm wide at the tip—but when we picked it up it felt like our eyes were deceiving us. Even with … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

SKI TEST 2021 K2 DISRUPTION MTI ALLIANCE * WOMEN  *  GROOMERS * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Shredding firm snow on-piste, from bumps to groomers Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Head Power Joy ski test

Ski Test 2021 Head Power Joy * women Best for: Cruising the groomers With a vibration-absorbing chip, a slalom-oriented profile and race-style sandwich construction, Head says the Power Joy is a direct descendant from its World Cup skis. But our women testers didn’t reach a consensus on whether it lived up to the pedigree. “Fast, … More »

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