FRESH TRACKS - February 23, 2024

Ski Canada @ 50 – Style Icons: Canadian Classics

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Reading Time: 4 minutes DAVID S. REID DOWN ERA: A staple in the winter Eaton’s catalogue as well as skiing specialty shops across Canada, David S. Reid was synonymous with skiwear in the 1970s, […]

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2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 7 – outerwear

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Reading Time: 4 minutes LAYERING 2022  Staying comfortable on the ski hill is as much about staying cool as it is staying warm. Get sweaty and then sit on a chairlift for 15 minutes […]

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Mind Your Bs and ZQs

Reading Time: 3 minutes We all want to buy products that are gentle on the Earth and fair to the people who make them. However, recognizing these stars in a rack of jackets or […]

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Dress to Impress

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Reading Time: 2 minutes  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 […]

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Gear & Gadgets – Vol 49 #3

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Reading Time: 6 minutes You’ve reached the summit, the sun’s gone, the wind’s picked up… You know that cold, clammy feeling, especially on your lower back, whether it’s after a huffy-puffy skin uphill or […]

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Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

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Reading Time: 12 minutes Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in the backcountry after a long skin up, there’s nothing like the feeling of choking […]

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Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

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Reading Time: 5 minutes   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 […]

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Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

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Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 […]

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Petroleum Improved Sheep

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes 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 […]

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What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Trust is timeless What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry When Helly Hansen invited Erin Mielzynski to climb and ski big mountain lines in the […]

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Outerwear 2020

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Outerwear 2020 Québécois cold or Coastal wet, what you wear on the outside is key to staying comfortable. For cold weather In the Alpha LIFALOFT Jacket and women’s Whitewall LIFALOFT […]

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From Space to the Slopes

Reading Time: 2 minutes     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° […]

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North of 70

Reading Time: 9 minutes Skiing and sailing Norway means practicing avalanche rescues as well as man-overboard drills Cameron’s and my plan to keep our cabin tidy went awry much faster than anticipated. As the […]

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Helly Hansen extends Alpine Canada partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and Helly Hansen have officially extended their partnership for another four years. Helly Hansen, the leading apparel provider for ski professionals around the world, will be […]

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Reaching Lofty Heights

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Helly Hansen’s original synthetic baselayer transitions into a mid-layer jacket worth raving about. With 11 World Cup top 10s, Erin Mielzinski is the best slalom skier Canada has produced in […]

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Layer Up For Warmth and Style – women’s skiwear

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Buyer’s Guide 2019 – women Fully loaded Loose and long and loaded with every possible bell and whistle, the Helly Hansen Maroi Shell Jacket is ready for whatever a skier […]

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Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #4

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Reading Time: 2 minutes 1.  Precise, warm, compact, streamlined, easy on-and-off…all appropriate adjectives for the Women’s Beast by Dynafit ($899). Built for freeride feet, it’s also happy skinning back up. Accurate power transmission via Dynafit’s […]

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RYAN REPORT – Help break snow angel world record this weekend

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Be part of an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most snow angels at the same time on Saturday February 3. Taking place at multiple locations across […]

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Notable Mentions 2017

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Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 […]

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Gear & Gadgets

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Reading Time: 2 minutes 1 From Bollé’s Sport lifestyle collection, the new Keelback provides extra protection from extreme weather with an oleophobic and hydrophobic treatment on the outside of the lens (for faceshots or […]

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Ski Canada Test 2016 intro

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Reading Time: 4 minutes photo: ADAM STEIN * tester: Christian Armstrong  Part 1   Big Mountain  *  Expert All-Mountain  *  Slalom  *  On-Piste Cruisers  *  Easy Cruisers  *  Powder WRITTEN BY D’ARCY SEGO AND RON BETTS […]

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Ski Canada Test 2016

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Test 2016 at Sun Peaks Resort February 23 – 27, 2015 Test 2016 reports now online and in SkiFinder. * Expert All Mountain * Big Mountain category * Slalom category * Adventure All […]

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Putting on Airs

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Reading Time: 2 minutes from Ski Canada Buyer’s Guide 2015 IN THE BACKCOUNTRY Rather than follow, BD decided to reinvent the airbag packs designed to keep skiers on the surface in an avalanche. Like […]

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Set the Tone

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Bolder, brighter, slimmer … How are you looking for 2013? by Ryan Stuart  from Fall 2012 issue Forget falling leaves and frosty mornings, you know it’s autumn when the phone-book-sized […]

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