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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 »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Freeride

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 road less travelled in search of untracked snow, of course, but just as much to know what’s over the ridge, behind the trees or around … 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

    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 volume (HV) versions of … More »

buyers guide

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 »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Freeride

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 road less travelled in search of untracked snow, of course, but just as much to know what’s over the ridge, behind the trees or around … 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

    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 volume (HV) versions of … More »

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