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Nerd Alert: Tech Will Make You Better

    These three products tap technology in the quest for safer, more efficient and technically superior skiing. Snowcookie: Put one of the Oreo-sized sensors on each ski and another in a harness on your chest and start skiing. To help dial in better technique, the sensors send information back to an artificial intelligence-powered iPhone app … More »

From Space to the Slopes

    NASA used aerogel to keep astronauts alive in temperatures that make a cold day on the Prairies seem warm (a sunny day on the moon tops out around -127° Celsius). The foam-like substance is lighter and more insulating than down feathers or synthetic fibres. It’s been around since 1931, but new tweaks are making … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Auclair Race Fusion glove

Auclair Race Fusion glove Magic armour Auclair’s Race Fusion glove might make gate bashing almost comfortable. Lining the back of the hand and fingers of their newest race glove is a layer of D3O. Most of the time the material is soft and flexible. But hit it and it instantly stiffens to absorb and dissipate … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2020 Intro

Ironically, we don’t like to think of ourselves as gear geeks here at Ski Canada. We’re above that. And beneath it. Objectively surveying the ski scene as conscientious observers. Looking at new gear from the perspective of the weekend warrior, airport-traveller, ski bum, parent with a growing kid to outfit and instructor whose life revolves … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Coming soon ….. We’ve been working hard this summer to bring you all the new alpine gear reports for the spanking new ski season ahead. The 2020 Buyer’s Guide publishes soon.

Notable Mentions 2017

By day four of any trade show most of the new gear one sees blurs into a kaleidoscope of marketing verbiage. That said, a few products manage to stand out in the Colorado haze. Photo: GEOFF HOLMAN * snow:, Snowwater Heli, B.C. by RYAN STUART in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue REVENGE SERVED COLD    … More »

Frontside 2017

Sexy has finally made its way into frontside skiing. Groomers and carving may sound staid, but with direct trickle-down from the World Cup and substantial R&D, some of the most exciting developments these days are taking place on the frontside of the mountain. The bottom line: adding weight reductions and easier skiing to firm-snow performance, … More »

Alpine Boots 2016

No matter how you cut it, the link between our feet and skis is a critical factor in not only how we perform, but also how we enjoy ourselves. With today’s technological advances, the mantra coming from the manufacturers remains: comfort and performance don’t have to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. BOOT UPGRADES   … More »

Frontside 2016

Classic Frontside skiers typically look for narrower waist widths than the true All-Mountain crowd—generally less than 85mm. This season expect to see revamped cores, lightweight modifications and vibration control technologies in most manufacturers’ lineups. Frontside skis are upping the ante in performance, resulting in more aggressive boards built to rip and carve the hard-pack. A … More »

Big Mountain 2016

While the Big Mountain category has expanded, with virtually every manufacturer developing a series, this year’s SIA saw a general drop in girth: waist widths generally max out under 120mm, with the majority under 110mm. As for graphics, the days of cartoons on LSD also seem to be behind us. Expect the real flair to … More »

buyers guide

Nerd Alert: Tech Will Make You Better

    These three products tap technology in the quest for safer, more efficient and technically superior skiing. Snowcookie: Put one of the Oreo-sized sensors on each ski and another in a harness on your chest and start skiing. To help dial in better technique, the sensors send information back to an artificial intelligence-powered iPhone app … More »

From Space to the Slopes

    NASA used aerogel to keep astronauts alive in temperatures that make a cold day on the Prairies seem warm (a sunny day on the moon tops out around -127° Celsius). The foam-like substance is lighter and more insulating than down feathers or synthetic fibres. It’s been around since 1931, but new tweaks are making … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Auclair Race Fusion glove

Auclair Race Fusion glove Magic armour Auclair’s Race Fusion glove might make gate bashing almost comfortable. Lining the back of the hand and fingers of their newest race glove is a layer of D3O. Most of the time the material is soft and flexible. But hit it and it instantly stiffens to absorb and dissipate … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2020 Intro

Ironically, we don’t like to think of ourselves as gear geeks here at Ski Canada. We’re above that. And beneath it. Objectively surveying the ski scene as conscientious observers. Looking at new gear from the perspective of the weekend warrior, airport-traveller, ski bum, parent with a growing kid to outfit and instructor whose life revolves … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2020

Coming soon ….. We’ve been working hard this summer to bring you all the new alpine gear reports for the spanking new ski season ahead. The 2020 Buyer’s Guide publishes soon.

Notable Mentions 2017

By day four of any trade show most of the new gear one sees blurs into a kaleidoscope of marketing verbiage. That said, a few products manage to stand out in the Colorado haze. Photo: GEOFF HOLMAN * snow:, Snowwater Heli, B.C. by RYAN STUART in the Buyer’s Guide 2017 issue REVENGE SERVED COLD    … More »

Frontside 2017

Sexy has finally made its way into frontside skiing. Groomers and carving may sound staid, but with direct trickle-down from the World Cup and substantial R&D, some of the most exciting developments these days are taking place on the frontside of the mountain. The bottom line: adding weight reductions and easier skiing to firm-snow performance, … More »

Alpine Boots 2016

No matter how you cut it, the link between our feet and skis is a critical factor in not only how we perform, but also how we enjoy ourselves. With today’s technological advances, the mantra coming from the manufacturers remains: comfort and performance don’t have to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. BOOT UPGRADES   … More »

Frontside 2016

Classic Frontside skiers typically look for narrower waist widths than the true All-Mountain crowd—generally less than 85mm. This season expect to see revamped cores, lightweight modifications and vibration control technologies in most manufacturers’ lineups. Frontside skis are upping the ante in performance, resulting in more aggressive boards built to rip and carve the hard-pack. A … More »

Big Mountain 2016

While the Big Mountain category has expanded, with virtually every manufacturer developing a series, this year’s SIA saw a general drop in girth: waist widths generally max out under 120mm, with the majority under 110mm. As for graphics, the days of cartoons on LSD also seem to be behind us. Expect the real flair to … More »

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