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2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 5

THIN IS IN – NORDIC UPDATE   Politics may be more polarized than ever, but gone are the days of skiers hating snowboarders and both wondering about those hippy skinny skiers. Today we’re fans of anything that slides on snow. The aerobic workout of cross-country skiing may not be for every adrenaline-powered skier, but skate and … More »

Rossignol Experience 82 Basalt – Test 2022

Rossignol Experience Basalt

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 82 BASALT * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Intermediate and advanced skiers wanting to push to the next level. This is the same ski as the 86 Ti reviewed on page 60 but without the sheets of metal. It still has the Drive Tip technology that gives the ski a … More »

Rossignol Experience 86 Ti – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 86 Ti * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Advanced and expert skiers who charge around the resort with reckless abandon. One of the most popular models from the test encapsulates two trends we’re seeing in skis: shrinking waistlines and smoother sliding. Last year, the Experience family’s waist width spanned 84-94mm; … More »

Rossignol Experience 82 Ti

ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 82 Ti * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Advanced and expert all-mountain skiers wanting a confidence-inspiring ride. A favourite of all the technical testers, this ski is a ticket to good times at any speed and in any terrain. “I loved it as soon as I put it on,” … 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 »

Rossignol Blackops Sender Ti ski test

Rossignol Blackops Sender

BEST FOR: Charging the entire mountain in any conditions. One tester loved the Sender Ti so much he didn’t bring it back. Eventually others, hungry for their turn, had to hunt him down. Of the 25 models at test day, the Sender Ti delivered the most curiosity. It’s part of the BlackOps family of skis … More »

Rossignol Blackops Rallybird ski test

 Women “Either I found a better bump run or this ski made it easier.” Ski Canada tester Sarah Hauser wasn’t sure, but after reading the feedback from a dozen others, we are: it was the ski. Tester after tester praised the Rallybird for its ability to make any kind of run seem easier. Several called … More »

Slackcountry – Boots for Walking

Slackcountry For most of us this is where backcountry skiing begins and ends. This style of resort-accessed backcountry goes by many names: slackcountry, sidecountry or simply off-piste. Whatever you call it, bootpacks and skinning time (if indeed there’s any skinning involved) are short, so downhill performance trumps weight. Boots for walking Do-all ski boots designed … More »

Test 2020: Rossignol Nova 14 Ti

Test 2020: Rossignol Nova 14 Ti BEST FOR: High-speed railing. LENGTHS:                153, 160, 167 DIMENSIONS:           123/74/109 RADIUS:                   12@160 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600 OTHER MODELS:      10 Ti, 8 CA, 6, 4  Like the unisex-equivalent React family, the Novas are carving skis with a race pedigree. None more so than the Nova 14 Ti, the most demanding … More »

Test 2020 – Rossignol React R8 Ti

BEST FOR: Advanced to expert skiers dedicated to carving. LENGTHS:              160, 168, 176, 182 DIMENSIONS:         124/73/110 RADIUS:                 14@176 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600 OTHER MODELS:    R8 HP, R6 Compact, R4 Sport  “Fun, fun, fun” are Debbie Morrison’s words, but they sum up the smiles charging into the test pit every time someone took this ski out. Men … More »

Rossignol

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 5

THIN IS IN – NORDIC UPDATE   Politics may be more polarized than ever, but gone are the days of skiers hating snowboarders and both wondering about those hippy skinny skiers. Today we’re fans of anything that slides on snow. The aerobic workout of cross-country skiing may not be for every adrenaline-powered skier, but skate and … More »

Rossignol Experience 82 Basalt – Test 2022

Rossignol Experience Basalt

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 82 BASALT * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Intermediate and advanced skiers wanting to push to the next level. This is the same ski as the 86 Ti reviewed on page 60 but without the sheets of metal. It still has the Drive Tip technology that gives the ski a … More »

Rossignol Experience 86 Ti – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 86 Ti * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Advanced and expert skiers who charge around the resort with reckless abandon. One of the most popular models from the test encapsulates two trends we’re seeing in skis: shrinking waistlines and smoother sliding. Last year, the Experience family’s waist width spanned 84-94mm; … More »

Rossignol Experience 82 Ti

ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 82 Ti * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Advanced and expert all-mountain skiers wanting a confidence-inspiring ride. A favourite of all the technical testers, this ski is a ticket to good times at any speed and in any terrain. “I loved it as soon as I put it on,” … 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 »

Rossignol Blackops Sender Ti ski test

Rossignol Blackops Sender

BEST FOR: Charging the entire mountain in any conditions. One tester loved the Sender Ti so much he didn’t bring it back. Eventually others, hungry for their turn, had to hunt him down. Of the 25 models at test day, the Sender Ti delivered the most curiosity. It’s part of the BlackOps family of skis … More »

Rossignol Blackops Rallybird ski test

 Women “Either I found a better bump run or this ski made it easier.” Ski Canada tester Sarah Hauser wasn’t sure, but after reading the feedback from a dozen others, we are: it was the ski. Tester after tester praised the Rallybird for its ability to make any kind of run seem easier. Several called … More »

Slackcountry – Boots for Walking

Slackcountry For most of us this is where backcountry skiing begins and ends. This style of resort-accessed backcountry goes by many names: slackcountry, sidecountry or simply off-piste. Whatever you call it, bootpacks and skinning time (if indeed there’s any skinning involved) are short, so downhill performance trumps weight. Boots for walking Do-all ski boots designed … More »

Test 2020: Rossignol Nova 14 Ti

Test 2020: Rossignol Nova 14 Ti BEST FOR: High-speed railing. LENGTHS:                153, 160, 167 DIMENSIONS:           123/74/109 RADIUS:                   12@160 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600 OTHER MODELS:      10 Ti, 8 CA, 6, 4  Like the unisex-equivalent React family, the Novas are carving skis with a race pedigree. None more so than the Nova 14 Ti, the most demanding … More »

Test 2020 – Rossignol React R8 Ti

BEST FOR: Advanced to expert skiers dedicated to carving. LENGTHS:              160, 168, 176, 182 DIMENSIONS:         124/73/110 RADIUS:                 14@176 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $600 OTHER MODELS:    R8 HP, R6 Compact, R4 Sport  “Fun, fun, fun” are Debbie Morrison’s words, but they sum up the smiles charging into the test pit every time someone took this ski out. Men … More »

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