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Buyer’s Guide

Every January hundreds of international ski brands gather for their annual conference to showcase their latest gear, and Ski Canada is there to look, listen, poke, and prod. The result each year is our buyer’s guide to the best new alpine ski gear.

Tech Talk

Gear & Gadgets

Backcountry

Alpine ski & Boot Specs & Retail Pricing

Latest feature articles on ski gear:

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 »

Blizzard Bonafide 97 – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD BONAFIDE * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Those who like a western daily driver to ski fast and on edge. This is the epitome of a metal laminate ski: damp, powerful and precise. If you’ve got the strength and technique, this ski will deliver “a true performance ride,” said Steve Acciaroli. … More »

Ski Canada Test 2022

Almost 40 years ago, Ski Canada was the first magazine in North America to test skis when we started doing laps on next year’s gear at Marmot Basin above Jasper. We’ve moved many times over the decades with Mount Washington on Vancouver Island now hosting all the hard workers. No really, it is work! Okay, … 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 »

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … 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 »

Renoun Atlas Ski Test

Ski Tests

Buyer’s Guide

Every January hundreds of international ski brands gather for their annual conference to showcase their latest gear, and Ski Canada is there to look, listen, poke, and prod. The result each year is our buyer’s guide to the best new alpine ski gear.

Tech Talk

Gear & Gadgets

Backcountry

Alpine ski & Boot Specs & Retail Pricing

Latest feature articles on ski gear:

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 »

Blizzard Bonafide 97 – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD BONAFIDE * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Those who like a western daily driver to ski fast and on edge. This is the epitome of a metal laminate ski: damp, powerful and precise. If you’ve got the strength and technique, this ski will deliver “a true performance ride,” said Steve Acciaroli. … More »

Ski Canada Test 2022

Almost 40 years ago, Ski Canada was the first magazine in North America to test skis when we started doing laps on next year’s gear at Marmot Basin above Jasper. We’ve moved many times over the decades with Mount Washington on Vancouver Island now hosting all the hard workers. No really, it is work! Okay, … 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 »

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … 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 »

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