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Gear & Gadgets – Winter 2022

Heading to the U.S. or Europe? The quickest and cheapest Rapid Antigen COVID test we could find comes in Proof of Entry’s DIY kit for $25. Test results are verified within 60 minutes by an MD, followed by an emailed certificate accepted by airlines and at land border crossings. Order a few and the price … More »

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 »

Nordica Wild Belle DC84 – Test 2022

Nordica Wild Belle Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 NORDICA WILD BELLE DC84 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A smooth all-mountain skier from the Laurentiansto the Rockies. A lot of brands develop a unisex ski before tweaking the idea into a women-specific version. Not Nordica. The Wild Belle was independently developed for women and it’s making a big … More »

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … 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 »

Nordica Enforcer 94 Ski Test

Whether chopped-up powder or fresh corduroy, the new Enforcer felt dialled. “Damp, carves well and forgiving in uneven terrain,” said Ryan Stuart. Already a versatile and well-loved ski, Nordica tinkered with the construction and shape to make it lighter and more nimble without taking away firm-snow performance. In general, we think it worked. “The ski … More »

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104 BEST FOR: An all-mountain, everyday ski for strong skiers who like a little girth. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186, 191 DIMENSIONS:         135/104/124 RADIUS:                 18.5@186 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800 OTHER SIZES:        115, 110, 100, 93, 88  On test day, the Enforcer sometimes felt smaller than it looked, pivoting on autopilot in the … More »

Test 2019 women – Nordica Sentra SL7

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FROM CHARGING TO CRUISING The five-ski Nordica Sentra line varies from a trench-laying missile SL7 to the beginner-friendly SL2. They share a preference for packed snow and come with bindings. Otherwise they vary in sidecut and construction. Balsa wood is prominent in the higher-performance skis. Fast-growing, and thus quickly … More »

Test 2019 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

Nordica

Gear & Gadgets – Winter 2022

Heading to the U.S. or Europe? The quickest and cheapest Rapid Antigen COVID test we could find comes in Proof of Entry’s DIY kit for $25. Test results are verified within 60 minutes by an MD, followed by an emailed certificate accepted by airlines and at land border crossings. Order a few and the price … More »

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 »

Nordica Wild Belle DC84 – Test 2022

Nordica Wild Belle Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 NORDICA WILD BELLE DC84 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A smooth all-mountain skier from the Laurentiansto the Rockies. A lot of brands develop a unisex ski before tweaking the idea into a women-specific version. Not Nordica. The Wild Belle was independently developed for women and it’s making a big … More »

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … 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 »

Nordica Enforcer 94 Ski Test

Whether chopped-up powder or fresh corduroy, the new Enforcer felt dialled. “Damp, carves well and forgiving in uneven terrain,” said Ryan Stuart. Already a versatile and well-loved ski, Nordica tinkered with the construction and shape to make it lighter and more nimble without taking away firm-snow performance. In general, we think it worked. “The ski … More »

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104 BEST FOR: An all-mountain, everyday ski for strong skiers who like a little girth. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186, 191 DIMENSIONS:         135/104/124 RADIUS:                 18.5@186 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800 OTHER SIZES:        115, 110, 100, 93, 88  On test day, the Enforcer sometimes felt smaller than it looked, pivoting on autopilot in the … More »

Test 2019 women – Nordica Sentra SL7

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FROM CHARGING TO CRUISING The five-ski Nordica Sentra line varies from a trench-laying missile SL7 to the beginner-friendly SL2. They share a preference for packed snow and come with bindings. Otherwise they vary in sidecut and construction. Balsa wood is prominent in the higher-performance skis. Fast-growing, and thus quickly … More »

Test 2019 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

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