FRESH TRACKS - February 23, 2024

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 4

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Reading Time: 2 minutes 50/50 BOOTS – ALPINE TOURING In order to see where skiing is heading, it’s often illuminating to watch where the energy and R&D are going. And much of that is […]

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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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Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

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Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

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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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Slackcountry – Boots for Walking

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Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

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Friendlier Firebird

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes     If the World Cup-calibre Firebird WC boots are the level of performance you want but you don’t have the masochism to shove your feet into them—grinding is mandatory—Tecnica now […]

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Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Women

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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. […]

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News and Trends From the Trenches

Reading Time: 2 minutes MORE U-FLEX Former World Cup racer and now Elan President and CEO Primoz Plestenjak made it clear when he told Ski Canada, “We can’t teach people to ski, but we […]

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Boots 2014

Reading Time: 7 minutes Upward mobility is the name of this season’s game. by Marty McLennan, Tech Editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue   All-mountain booty We may have been playing on K2 toys […]

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Boots 2013

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Reading Time: 7 minutes The continued allure of the sidecountry and the growth of skiing variants have driven engineers back to their drawing boards. As can be expected, keywords include performance, comfort, feel, ease of entrance, weight […]

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These Boots Were Made for Skiing

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Reading Time: 9 minutes from Buyer’s Guide 2012 2012 Alpine Boot specifications The ski world is growing up and it all starts with your on-slope connection—those weapons that buckle onto your feet. This season’s […]

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