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Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     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 … More »

Backcountry Gear 2020 Editor’s Choice pt 1

Backcountry Gear 2020 Editor’s Choice pt 1 Less stiff = more fun Blizzard totally redesigned its Zero G line of skis, softening them up a bit to make them a little more fun and forgiving to ski without taking away too much performance. It started with construction, wrapping the paulownia wood core with carbon fibre … More »

Death to Plastics

    Plastic is everywhere. Literally. The average Canadian throws away about 85 kg of the stuff a year. And it takes at least 500 years for it to break down in landfill. In the meantime, it degrades into tiny particles that are polluting water and climbing the food chain. Pretty depressing stuff. Weaning ourselves off … More »

Dress for Success – Backcountry

DRESS FOR SUCCESS Innovations in fabric and insulation are making winter more comfortable than ever. Upcycled wool Making clothing results in plenty of scraps. Usually they end up in the garbage, but SmartWool is collecting off-cuts from its merino baselayers, turning them into sheets of wool insulation and then stuffing them into puffy jackets, like … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for her

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. If you’re like me, you try hard to buy the right gift for the women in your life but usually manage to fail. I feel your frustration. I’d like to promise these are guaranteed winners. And … More »

Gear & Gadgets Winter 2017

1. Who needs another logoed team jacket or club T-shirt? How about a custom-knit, non-itch, 100-per-cent merino wool JYTTE toque? Made in Sun Valley, Idaho, by Canadian expat Jytte (pronounced “You-Tay”—that’s Danish for sweet-looking beanie), it’s definitely keeper-schwag. Add your own logo, colours and design for US$20 per lid (that’s half the retail price) plus … More »

Set the Tone

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 fashion magazines start bowing drugstore shelves. Influenced by a mix of street, snowboard, popular and especially outdoor athletic fashions, ski wear may not be couture, … More »

Patagonia

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     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 … More »

Backcountry Gear 2020 Editor’s Choice pt 1

Backcountry Gear 2020 Editor’s Choice pt 1 Less stiff = more fun Blizzard totally redesigned its Zero G line of skis, softening them up a bit to make them a little more fun and forgiving to ski without taking away too much performance. It started with construction, wrapping the paulownia wood core with carbon fibre … More »

Death to Plastics

    Plastic is everywhere. Literally. The average Canadian throws away about 85 kg of the stuff a year. And it takes at least 500 years for it to break down in landfill. In the meantime, it degrades into tiny particles that are polluting water and climbing the food chain. Pretty depressing stuff. Weaning ourselves off … More »

Dress for Success – Backcountry

DRESS FOR SUCCESS Innovations in fabric and insulation are making winter more comfortable than ever. Upcycled wool Making clothing results in plenty of scraps. Usually they end up in the garbage, but SmartWool is collecting off-cuts from its merino baselayers, turning them into sheets of wool insulation and then stuffing them into puffy jackets, like … More »

RYAN REPORT – gifts for her

Part of our week long series of Gift Guides, my picks for all the skiers on your shopping list. If you’re like me, you try hard to buy the right gift for the women in your life but usually manage to fail. I feel your frustration. I’d like to promise these are guaranteed winners. And … More »

Gear & Gadgets Winter 2017

1. Who needs another logoed team jacket or club T-shirt? How about a custom-knit, non-itch, 100-per-cent merino wool JYTTE toque? Made in Sun Valley, Idaho, by Canadian expat Jytte (pronounced “You-Tay”—that’s Danish for sweet-looking beanie), it’s definitely keeper-schwag. Add your own logo, colours and design for US$20 per lid (that’s half the retail price) plus … More »

Set the Tone

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 fashion magazines start bowing drugstore shelves. Influenced by a mix of street, snowboard, popular and especially outdoor athletic fashions, ski wear may not be couture, … More »

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