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2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 6 – skis

CELEBRITY SKI LINE  Over the last decade Kye Petersen has earned a reputation as one of the world’s best big-mountain skiers, stomping airs and bombing faces onboard planks made by several brands. Now he’s building his own, Kye Shapes, in collaboration with Johnny “Foon” Chilton. Out of Chilton’s Pemberton-based Foon Skis factory, Kye Shapes includes … More »

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 1

Mons Royale

YOUR APRÈS COMPANION  Mons Royale has always designed its merino baselayers with versatility in mind. Not only does merino resist the aroma of a sweaty day on the slopes, but the New Zealand-based brand has always steered toward lifestyle over skin hugging when it comes to the fit. Take the Yotei Tech LS, a long … More »

Line Pandora 110 – Test 2022

Line Pandora Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 LINE PANDORA 110 * FREERIDE/POWDER * WOMEN BEST FOR: Women’s powder ski that can still turn on the groomers. Wide, rockered and light left little doubt what Line designed the Pandora 110 for, and in Mount Washington’s deep and steep it made testers happy. “So much fun in the powder,” swooned … More »

Line Blade – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 LINE BLADE * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Clowning around all over the mountain  There was something freeing about clicking into a pair of skis that look as unconventional as the Blade. The 154mm shovel is a width more common in the fattest powder skis, or about 20mm wider than we typically … More »

Line Pandora 94 Ski Test

Line Pandora

 Some resort skis are light enough for the backcountry. Others are touring skis with enough umph to hold their own inbounds. Line’s Pandora family covers the line between the two. Its construction marries Line’s playful freeride skis (a mix of cap and vertical sidewalls and five different sidecuts) with attributes we mostly see on backcountry-specific … 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 »

Test 2020: Line Vision 98

Test 2020: Line Vision 98 BEST FOR: One ski for the entire mountain, including the backcountry. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186 DIMENSIONS:         131/98/119 RADIUS:                 18@179 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700  Don’t judge a ski by its specs, particularly the surprising Vision 98. A 1,500-gram ski with paulownia wood and carbon in the core sounds like a touring ski … More »

Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Test 2019 women – Line Pandora 94

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LIKE A CHARM Line tapped pro skier Hadley Hammer for input on its new all-mountain ski, the Pandora. “The most important thing about a ski is versatility,” she says. “You’re never skiing the same conditions all day long.” The three-ski collection takes three distinct takes on the sentiment of … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Women

Suffrage has arrived in skiing. Women are finally getting the attention and equipment they deserve, including Ski Canada’s round-up of cutting-edge stuff made just for those rocking the XX chromosome. FOR THE CHIQUITA     Fittingly launched on International Women’s Day, the Chiquita is not just Coalition Snow’s first ski for girls, it’s also a message … More »

Line

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 6 – skis

CELEBRITY SKI LINE  Over the last decade Kye Petersen has earned a reputation as one of the world’s best big-mountain skiers, stomping airs and bombing faces onboard planks made by several brands. Now he’s building his own, Kye Shapes, in collaboration with Johnny “Foon” Chilton. Out of Chilton’s Pemberton-based Foon Skis factory, Kye Shapes includes … More »

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 1

Mons Royale

YOUR APRÈS COMPANION  Mons Royale has always designed its merino baselayers with versatility in mind. Not only does merino resist the aroma of a sweaty day on the slopes, but the New Zealand-based brand has always steered toward lifestyle over skin hugging when it comes to the fit. Take the Yotei Tech LS, a long … More »

Line Pandora 110 – Test 2022

Line Pandora Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 LINE PANDORA 110 * FREERIDE/POWDER * WOMEN BEST FOR: Women’s powder ski that can still turn on the groomers. Wide, rockered and light left little doubt what Line designed the Pandora 110 for, and in Mount Washington’s deep and steep it made testers happy. “So much fun in the powder,” swooned … More »

Line Blade – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 LINE BLADE * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Clowning around all over the mountain  There was something freeing about clicking into a pair of skis that look as unconventional as the Blade. The 154mm shovel is a width more common in the fattest powder skis, or about 20mm wider than we typically … More »

Line Pandora 94 Ski Test

Line Pandora

 Some resort skis are light enough for the backcountry. Others are touring skis with enough umph to hold their own inbounds. Line’s Pandora family covers the line between the two. Its construction marries Line’s playful freeride skis (a mix of cap and vertical sidewalls and five different sidecuts) with attributes we mostly see on backcountry-specific … 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 »

Test 2020: Line Vision 98

Test 2020: Line Vision 98 BEST FOR: One ski for the entire mountain, including the backcountry. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186 DIMENSIONS:         131/98/119 RADIUS:                 18@179 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700  Don’t judge a ski by its specs, particularly the surprising Vision 98. A 1,500-gram ski with paulownia wood and carbon in the core sounds like a touring ski … More »

Do skiers owe snowboarders?

Have you ever zipped past snowboarders who couldn’t get enough speed on the flats in deep snow? If you love off-piste skiing as much as I do, I’m sure you’ve encountered this more than once. Snowboarders’ lack of poles and inability to freely move their legs lead them to sink in deep snow as soon … More »

Test 2019 women – Line Pandora 94

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LIKE A CHARM Line tapped pro skier Hadley Hammer for input on its new all-mountain ski, the Pandora. “The most important thing about a ski is versatility,” she says. “You’re never skiing the same conditions all day long.” The three-ski collection takes three distinct takes on the sentiment of … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Women

Suffrage has arrived in skiing. Women are finally getting the attention and equipment they deserve, including Ski Canada’s round-up of cutting-edge stuff made just for those rocking the XX chromosome. FOR THE CHIQUITA     Fittingly launched on International Women’s Day, the Chiquita is not just Coalition Snow’s first ski for girls, it’s also a message … More »

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