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Buyer’s Guide

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

Osprey Glade 12 It’s amazing what you can fit in a small space. The Glade may be only 12 litres (it also comes in a 5-litre version), but it has room for lunch, an extra layer and the included 2.5-litre hydration bladder. It can also carry skis and has a dedicated avalanche tool pocket. Once … 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

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 the molecules, stiffening up the padding and dispersing the force. It means these premium leather and waterproof gloves … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2022 Intro

 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 wealth fairly evenly; just … More »

Renoun Atlas Ski Test

Renoun Atlas

 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 the test. “Stiff but not hard to control.” You can almost hear Atlas’s designers saying “Exactly!” Inside the … More »

Fischer Hannibal 106 Ski Test

Fischer Hannibal

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 feathery paulownia wood core by 25 per cent. This addition of Titanal adds downhill performance to … More »

Blizzard Zero G 85 Ski Test

Blizzard Zero G

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 narrow in today’s wide world of powder. At just over one kg per ski, (250g more with … More »

Line Pandora 94 Ski Test

Line Pandora

 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 skis (a mix of cap and vertical sidewalls and five different sidecuts) with attributes we mostly see on backcountry-specific … More »

Atomic Backland Ski Test

Atomic Backland

LENGTHS:                 164, 172, 180, 188 DIMENSIONS:           129/100/120 @ 180 RADIUS:                   19 @ 180 WEIGHT:                   1.4 kg OTHER MODELS:        117, 107, 95 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $699 from Fall 2020 issue all ski test from the archives

Buyer’s Guide

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

Osprey Glade 12 It’s amazing what you can fit in a small space. The Glade may be only 12 litres (it also comes in a 5-litre version), but it has room for lunch, an extra layer and the included 2.5-litre hydration bladder. It can also carry skis and has a dedicated avalanche tool pocket. Once … 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

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 the molecules, stiffening up the padding and dispersing the force. It means these premium leather and waterproof gloves … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2022 Intro

 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 wealth fairly evenly; just … More »

Renoun Atlas Ski Test

Renoun Atlas

 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 the test. “Stiff but not hard to control.” You can almost hear Atlas’s designers saying “Exactly!” Inside the … More »

Fischer Hannibal 106 Ski Test

Fischer Hannibal

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 feathery paulownia wood core by 25 per cent. This addition of Titanal adds downhill performance to … More »

Blizzard Zero G 85 Ski Test

Blizzard Zero G

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 narrow in today’s wide world of powder. At just over one kg per ski, (250g more with … More »

Line Pandora 94 Ski Test

Line Pandora

 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 skis (a mix of cap and vertical sidewalls and five different sidecuts) with attributes we mostly see on backcountry-specific … More »

Atomic Backland Ski Test

Atomic Backland

LENGTHS:                 164, 172, 180, 188 DIMENSIONS:           129/100/120 @ 180 RADIUS:                   19 @ 180 WEIGHT:                   1.4 kg OTHER MODELS:        117, 107, 95 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $699 from Fall 2020 issue all ski test from the archives

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