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Elan Ripstick 106 ski test

Reading Time: 2 minutes A 106mm waist is at the top end of what we consider an all-mountain width, but the Ripstick encouraged us to keep an open mind. This is a sequel and […]

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Instinct Transcend ski test

Reading Time: < 1 minutes  Instinct Skis is a small brand out of Rossland, B.C., but despite its humble roots it uses a high-tech and complex construction in the Transcend, including seven layers of composites […]

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Rossignol Blackops Sender Ti ski test

Reading Time: 2 minutes BEST FOR: Charging the entire mountain in any conditions. One tester loved the Sender Ti so much he didn’t bring it back. Eventually others, hungry for their turn, had to […]

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Faction Agent 3.0 ski test

Reading Time: < 1 minutes In trying to describe this ski, testers let loose with the analogies and metaphors. One WWE fan wrote: “A Rick Flair ski. You wrestle with it to get to the […]

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Völkl Blaze 106 ski test

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Blaze is part of a growing category of skis that blend do-it-all performance with backcountry-capable weight. Reports from the front line suggest the Blaze might be one of the […]

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Rossignol Blackops Rallybird ski test

Reading Time: < 1 minutes  Women “Either I found a better bump run or this ski made it easier.” Ski Canada tester Sarah Hauser wasn’t sure, but after reading the feedback from a dozen others, […]

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Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Freeride

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’re a freerider, you’re a searcher, an explorer. You aren’t content with what’s on the map. The runs are just the approach to the main event. You take the […]

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Nordica Santa Anna 104

Reading Time: < 1 minutes  Women. The “Free” version of the Santa Ana is the hippy sister of the family. It shares the same lightweight balsa wood core as the regular Santa Ana’s, but has […]

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All The Better to See You With

Reading Time: 2 minutes Goggles keep getting bigger fields of view, which means we can see and ski better. The wall-to-wall lens on Giro’s Contour Goggle is the largest field-of-view yet from the brand. […]

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Buyer’s Guide 2021 Intro

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada’s largest, most extensive guide to new gear starts off the ski season. Last January found Ski Canada in Denver, Colorado, at the Outdoor Retailer trade show, the massive annual […]

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Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes     Performance boots and wide feet used to be mutually exclusive. Higher-flexing boots typically were only available in skinny lasts. But manufacturers are starting to realize that people with high-volume […]

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How to Buy Ski Goggles

Reading Time: 2 minutes What you need to know about buying ski goggles     Here are three main variables to consider when goggle shopping. 1. Lens shape: Lenses are either spherical, curving horizontally and […]

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