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All The Better to See You With

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. But that’s not all the tech in this model. There’s a three-layer foam system, venting that absorbs water and pushes it to the outside to … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 Intro

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 convention where ski, snowboard and associated outdoor brands come to launch next year’s products to North Americans. This is where one gets to touch, feel, … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     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 feet who rip don’t want to ski in pain. Both the Fischer RC One HV and Salomon S/Pro HV are high … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021

It’s on its way. Ski Canada’s annual Buyer’s Guide issue with Canada’s largest, most extensive guide to new gear starts off the ski season. We’ve created sections to make browsing easier: Trends, Freeride, All Mountain and Groomed. Plus reports on multi-resort passes, when the virus hit Selkirk Snowcats, Crosshairs photo gallery, Short Turns news and … More »

Noteworthy: Smith 4D Mag goggles

BETTER WITH BUBBLE     Smith went through more than 140 prototypes and had to build brand-new machines and manufacturing systems to make the first curved goggle lens, the 4D Mag. Where most goggles end suddenly at the bottom, the 4D lens continues to curve under, adding significant field of vision looking down the hill—25 per … More »

Test 2020: Salomon QST Lumen 99

Test 2020: Salomon QST Lumen 99 BEST FOR: Big turns in big snow. LENGTHS:              167, 174, 181, 188 DIMENSIONS:         137/106/123 RADIUS:                 22@181 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $499 OTHER MODELS:    QST 99, QST 92, QST 85  Cork is more wondrous than we realized. Beyond helping to age wine, cushion floors and footbeds, it also makes Salomon’s QST skis … More »

Progressive Freeride

Progressive Freeride 2020 Progressive freeride: the buzz phrase is about turning big-mountain into a playground. At the request, and with the help, of their athletes, several brands are building tools for the job: twintip skis with plenty of girth, a centre-mount point for riding and landing switch, soft noses and tails for buttering and smearing, … More »

Pack Lighter – Osprey Kresta 14

PACK LIGHTER     Osprey’s popular Kamber collection (Kresta for women) is specifically designed for snowsports—and things are getting smaller this season. The 16-litre and 14-litre packs ($130) are compact enough for lift riding to the slackcountry and beyond but they’re still feature-packed. We liked the super-designed avalanche safety kit pocket, dual-position helmet carry, diagonal ski … More »

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82 Blizzard is filling out its herd of all-mountain skis, adding the 82mm-waisted Brahma and women’s equivalent Black Pearl 82 to the mix. The new skis share the same construction and shape as the Brahma 88 and Black Pearl 88. And for good reason: they’re some of the best-selling … More »

Petroleum Improved Sheep

Merino is warmer, especially when wet, and more stink-resistant than petroleum-derived polyester and nylon. But those synthetic fibres are more durable and wick and dry faster. Historically, we’ve had to choose between them, but now Black Diamond and Helly Hansen are giving us the best of both. BD uses NuYarn, a super-thin merino wool fibre … More »

All The Better to See You With

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. But that’s not all the tech in this model. There’s a three-layer foam system, venting that absorbs water and pushes it to the outside to … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 Intro

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 convention where ski, snowboard and associated outdoor brands come to launch next year’s products to North Americans. This is where one gets to touch, feel, … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     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 feet who rip don’t want to ski in pain. Both the Fischer RC One HV and Salomon S/Pro HV are high … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021

It’s on its way. Ski Canada’s annual Buyer’s Guide issue with Canada’s largest, most extensive guide to new gear starts off the ski season. We’ve created sections to make browsing easier: Trends, Freeride, All Mountain and Groomed. Plus reports on multi-resort passes, when the virus hit Selkirk Snowcats, Crosshairs photo gallery, Short Turns news and … More »

Noteworthy: Smith 4D Mag goggles

BETTER WITH BUBBLE     Smith went through more than 140 prototypes and had to build brand-new machines and manufacturing systems to make the first curved goggle lens, the 4D Mag. Where most goggles end suddenly at the bottom, the 4D lens continues to curve under, adding significant field of vision looking down the hill—25 per … More »

Test 2020: Salomon QST Lumen 99

Test 2020: Salomon QST Lumen 99 BEST FOR: Big turns in big snow. LENGTHS:              167, 174, 181, 188 DIMENSIONS:         137/106/123 RADIUS:                 22@181 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $499 OTHER MODELS:    QST 99, QST 92, QST 85  Cork is more wondrous than we realized. Beyond helping to age wine, cushion floors and footbeds, it also makes Salomon’s QST skis … More »

Progressive Freeride

Progressive Freeride 2020 Progressive freeride: the buzz phrase is about turning big-mountain into a playground. At the request, and with the help, of their athletes, several brands are building tools for the job: twintip skis with plenty of girth, a centre-mount point for riding and landing switch, soft noses and tails for buttering and smearing, … More »

Pack Lighter – Osprey Kresta 14

PACK LIGHTER     Osprey’s popular Kamber collection (Kresta for women) is specifically designed for snowsports—and things are getting smaller this season. The 16-litre and 14-litre packs ($130) are compact enough for lift riding to the slackcountry and beyond but they’re still feature-packed. We liked the super-designed avalanche safety kit pocket, dual-position helmet carry, diagonal ski … More »

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82 Blizzard is filling out its herd of all-mountain skis, adding the 82mm-waisted Brahma and women’s equivalent Black Pearl 82 to the mix. The new skis share the same construction and shape as the Brahma 88 and Black Pearl 88. And for good reason: they’re some of the best-selling … More »

Petroleum Improved Sheep

Merino is warmer, especially when wet, and more stink-resistant than petroleum-derived polyester and nylon. But those synthetic fibres are more durable and wick and dry faster. Historically, we’ve had to choose between them, but now Black Diamond and Helly Hansen are giving us the best of both. BD uses NuYarn, a super-thin merino wool fibre … More »

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