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Pipe, Park & Beyond 2012

    Switch and symmetry are two big words of this genre. Swing-weight is paramount. Riders want light, dynamic and battle-proof boards for sweetening up impact-laden landings. As the Park migrates and morphs somewhat with the Big Mountain division, expect to see more boards with a larger footprint for executing park-style tricks off natural features. Banana board It’s slash … More »

Ladies only frontside skis

LADIES ONLY With women-specific board sales up 20 per cent south of the border last season, the ladies can expect a little extra attention. More than beautiful-looking skis, these come with performance in mind.   An Affinity for easy going Atomic makes going Frontside easier for ladies with its Affinity lineup. The Air, Pure and Storm … More »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

All Mountain 2012

All-Mountain Ski Canada Test 2012 – Expert All Mountain Versatility is the name of the All-Mountain game. These skis must perform everywhere under all conditions. Competition is steep—one of the most contested areas of the ski world. The biggest manufacturers are putting their R&D dollars here, while boutique ski makers tap into the domain. Wider … More »

High Performance 2012

There’s no better place than Germany to check out today’s highest performance technology. The industry show ISPO exceeded expectations, featuring a High-Performance revival. And the message was as clear as schnapps: the industry knows you’re a carving, frontside ripper; they’ve identified you as a connoisseur; and they’ve broken all the rules to please you: deconstructing … More »

Gear That Made a Difference

As Ski Canada celebrates its 40th birthday this season, we thought a nostalgic look back each issue was an appropriate way to rejoice. Leading the sentimental season is a subject we all love to muse about: iconic ski equipment. Although everyone has a personal list of favourite gear, there are some real milestones that have shaped the direction … More »

Frontside 2012

The ski industry considers Frontside skiers as those who dream of sugar-coated waffles—corduroy bathed in a shimmering layer of fresh flakes. Their playground lies under and near the lifts, where access is best and fall lines are guaranteed. The innovations for these skiers come clearly in the form of rocker technology, which promises easier turn … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012 Gear

  The Best of ISPO (and Wurst of Munich) Every year the ski industry convenes in cities like Montreal and Denver, but the biggest Gong Show when it comes to skiing and winter sports takes place in Bavaria’s capital city, Munich. ISPO, the planet’s largest industry sports show, is home to more than 2,000 exhibitors … More »

Survival of the Fittest

For most of Ski Canada’s 40 years of publishing, the first issue of the season has always included the country’s most complete Gear Guide of new ski equipment. The keeners repeatedly tell us that, long before the snow settles on most of our hills, Ski Canada’s pages of facts, figures and photos as well as our … More »

Test 2012 Preview

Testers3

Ski Canada Test 2012 was hosted by Silver Star Mountain, BC February 20 – 25, 2011. Reports will appear in the fall 2011 issues beginning with the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue publishing week of August 22. First test reports in Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue are expert (now online) and adventure all mountain categories. Recommendations. Meet the … More »

Gear

Pipe, Park & Beyond 2012

    Switch and symmetry are two big words of this genre. Swing-weight is paramount. Riders want light, dynamic and battle-proof boards for sweetening up impact-laden landings. As the Park migrates and morphs somewhat with the Big Mountain division, expect to see more boards with a larger footprint for executing park-style tricks off natural features. Banana board It’s slash … More »

Ladies only frontside skis

LADIES ONLY With women-specific board sales up 20 per cent south of the border last season, the ladies can expect a little extra attention. More than beautiful-looking skis, these come with performance in mind.   An Affinity for easy going Atomic makes going Frontside easier for ladies with its Affinity lineup. The Air, Pure and Storm … More »

Big Mountain 2012

   Size matters in the domain of the Big Mountain—and it doesn’t get any bigger than here. Big Mountain means big snow, air, tricks and glory. It starts around a century underfoot and translates into something beautiful. These are the best-looking boards in the industry, with international artists penning their signatures left, right and centre. But there’s more to … More »

All Mountain 2012

All-Mountain Ski Canada Test 2012 – Expert All Mountain Versatility is the name of the All-Mountain game. These skis must perform everywhere under all conditions. Competition is steep—one of the most contested areas of the ski world. The biggest manufacturers are putting their R&D dollars here, while boutique ski makers tap into the domain. Wider … More »

High Performance 2012

There’s no better place than Germany to check out today’s highest performance technology. The industry show ISPO exceeded expectations, featuring a High-Performance revival. And the message was as clear as schnapps: the industry knows you’re a carving, frontside ripper; they’ve identified you as a connoisseur; and they’ve broken all the rules to please you: deconstructing … More »

Gear That Made a Difference

As Ski Canada celebrates its 40th birthday this season, we thought a nostalgic look back each issue was an appropriate way to rejoice. Leading the sentimental season is a subject we all love to muse about: iconic ski equipment. Although everyone has a personal list of favourite gear, there are some real milestones that have shaped the direction … More »

Frontside 2012

The ski industry considers Frontside skiers as those who dream of sugar-coated waffles—corduroy bathed in a shimmering layer of fresh flakes. Their playground lies under and near the lifts, where access is best and fall lines are guaranteed. The innovations for these skiers come clearly in the form of rocker technology, which promises easier turn … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2012 Gear

  The Best of ISPO (and Wurst of Munich) Every year the ski industry convenes in cities like Montreal and Denver, but the biggest Gong Show when it comes to skiing and winter sports takes place in Bavaria’s capital city, Munich. ISPO, the planet’s largest industry sports show, is home to more than 2,000 exhibitors … More »

Survival of the Fittest

For most of Ski Canada’s 40 years of publishing, the first issue of the season has always included the country’s most complete Gear Guide of new ski equipment. The keeners repeatedly tell us that, long before the snow settles on most of our hills, Ski Canada’s pages of facts, figures and photos as well as our … More »

Test 2012 Preview

Testers3

Ski Canada Test 2012 was hosted by Silver Star Mountain, BC February 20 – 25, 2011. Reports will appear in the fall 2011 issues beginning with the Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue publishing week of August 22. First test reports in Buyer’s Guide 2012 issue are expert (now online) and adventure all mountain categories. Recommendations. Meet the … More »

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Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $5.00 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax! Outside Canada is additional for postage.