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Buyer’s Guide

Buyer’s Guide 2022 selection

CARVING MASTER  The Deacon was already a fully loaded, frontside punisher before Völkl ordained it to the next level, the Deacon 76 Master. Upgrades are the same as the M6 Mantra: an ash wood core and tailored carbon tip, which should add energy to the turn exit, smoothness in all conditions, and light but stable … More »

Safer Gear – Buyer’s Guide 22

 We’re not the fun police or Astar, the Play Safe robot, but we also know injuries suck. The right gear can keep you skiing, instead of sidelined. Sweet Protection Grimner 2Vi MIPS Lots of helmets claim to prevent brain injuries better than others, but Sweet Protection is one of the few companies that can put … More »

Tailgating and Lodge Dodging

 If nothing else, last season taught us that hunting for a table in a packed ski lodge is unnecessary. With the right gear and the right attitude, the parking lot, hell, even your backpack, has everything you need. Osprey Glade 12 It’s amazing what you can fit in a small space. The Glade may be … More »

Dress to Impress

 Hiding under these stylish exteriors is technology to keep you comfortable. Kari Traa Silja Long Sleeve and Pant: Heritage ski patterns in a modern aesthetic is how we’d describe the print on this cozy duo of top and bottom, both made of soft merino wool. $140; karitraa.com Helly Hansen Lifaloft Air Insulated Flannel Shirt Jacket: … More »

Racer Ready? 2022 Gear

 Whether it’s competing or just skiing like you do, here’s some help to get you down fast—and safely. Auclair Race Fusion To protect hands from gate bashing, Auclair harnessed the morphing armour of D3O. Most of the time the polymer built into the back of the glove is soft and flexible, but an impact excites … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2022 Intro

  Look What’s Coming!  With all the gloomy predictions, who would have thought that last winter would prove to be an excellent one for the ski industry. Ontario excepted. Looking for an alternative to sun vacations, parties and mall time, lapsed and avid skiers bought passes and gear, often in record numbers. ULLR spread his … More »

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 »

Buyer’s Guide

Buyer’s Guide 2022 selection

CARVING MASTER  The Deacon was already a fully loaded, frontside punisher before Völkl ordained it to the next level, the Deacon 76 Master. Upgrades are the same as the M6 Mantra: an ash wood core and tailored carbon tip, which should add energy to the turn exit, smoothness in all conditions, and light but stable … More »

Safer Gear – Buyer’s Guide 22

 We’re not the fun police or Astar, the Play Safe robot, but we also know injuries suck. The right gear can keep you skiing, instead of sidelined. Sweet Protection Grimner 2Vi MIPS Lots of helmets claim to prevent brain injuries better than others, but Sweet Protection is one of the few companies that can put … More »

Tailgating and Lodge Dodging

 If nothing else, last season taught us that hunting for a table in a packed ski lodge is unnecessary. With the right gear and the right attitude, the parking lot, hell, even your backpack, has everything you need. Osprey Glade 12 It’s amazing what you can fit in a small space. The Glade may be … More »

Dress to Impress

 Hiding under these stylish exteriors is technology to keep you comfortable. Kari Traa Silja Long Sleeve and Pant: Heritage ski patterns in a modern aesthetic is how we’d describe the print on this cozy duo of top and bottom, both made of soft merino wool. $140; karitraa.com Helly Hansen Lifaloft Air Insulated Flannel Shirt Jacket: … More »

Racer Ready? 2022 Gear

 Whether it’s competing or just skiing like you do, here’s some help to get you down fast—and safely. Auclair Race Fusion To protect hands from gate bashing, Auclair harnessed the morphing armour of D3O. Most of the time the polymer built into the back of the glove is soft and flexible, but an impact excites … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2022 Intro

  Look What’s Coming!  With all the gloomy predictions, who would have thought that last winter would prove to be an excellent one for the ski industry. Ontario excepted. Looking for an alternative to sun vacations, parties and mall time, lapsed and avid skiers bought passes and gear, often in record numbers. ULLR spread his … More »

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 »

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