Ski Canada Magazine

RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

Take Me to Funkytown

WHITEWATER is fingered as one of Canada’s quirkiest powdery treasures—and its sister city of NELSON doesn’t disappoint, either. by LESLIE WOIT  *  photos by STEVE OGLE  *  Fall 2017 issue Beneath the low-hanging clouds of a wet March morning, snowbanks along the two-lane highway outside Nelson are hemorrhaging muck. Damp is in the air. But … More »

Combo: Icefields Parkway & Elan Ibex 94 Carbon

Icefields Parkway Where: The famous highway through the Canadian Rockies between Lake Louise and Jasper. Why: Dry powder, amazing scenery and easy-access couloirs, even in May. Suggested ski: Elan Ibex 94 Carbon Something about the geology of the Canadian Rockies lends itself to creating skiable couloirs, and the Icefields Parkway is the best way of … More »

Combo: Gros Morne & K2 Wayback 88

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Where: On the west coast of Newfoundland, where the earth’s crust meets the ocean. Why: The steep hillsides of the park’s “ponds” are ideal ski terrain. Suggested ski: K2 Wayback 88 Gros Morne protects a series of freshwater fjords that cuts deep into The Rock’s coast. Carved by glaciers, the same steep … More »

Best of Both Worlds – Big White & SilverStar

Sampling the Okanagan duo of Big White and SilverStar kept Ian Merringer and family well entertained. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue BIG WHITE Dragon’s inscrutable eyes stared out at us from his darkened lair. Pale and unblinking, they betrayed no hint of his next move. Little else of his coiled body was … More »

AirBnSki

A match made in heaven? It depends who’s talking, but there are plenty of chalet, cabin and condo owners at or near ski resorts across the country, and around the world, who aren’t using their digs 24/7—and many more skiers who are looking for a bed (or 10) for the night. It was only a … More »

Crosshairs – Nic Alegre 46.2

photo: NIC ALEGRE * skier: Angel Collinson * snow: Petersburg, Alaska in Fall 2017 issue

Test 2018 – Freeride Women Specific Models

by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue VÖLKL 100EIGHT W BEST FOR: Power skiers in deep snow   *   LENGTHS:  157, 165, 173   *   RADIUS:  16.7@165   *   SIDECUT:  141-108-124   *   $799   The first thing every tester noticed about the 100Eight W was its weight. For a 108mm-waisted ski, it only weighs 1.7 kg per ski. That’s … More »

Tales from Akita

Skiing Japan proved to be Iain and Ryan’s most excellent, super-terrific, Hello Kitty of an adventure last season.   Story and photos by IAIN MACMILLAN and RYAN STUART      IAIN The conversation stopped momentarily when we suddenly realized what we were looking at through the fog: a massive carved phallus. Although the temperature was well below … More »

Fit to Ski – part 3

This issue’s pre-season fitness routine will help make you stronger and more agile on-hill, building off our first two workouts in the series by adding more strength-based and agility moves. BY MARCY VERBURG, fitness & nutrition Coach, Snap Fitness Fitness Models: Ali Nullmeyer, Alpine Canada team member Dustin Titus, WSWC Master Coach Developer/Amateur Athlete Photos Wally Stemberger Part … More »

RYAN REPORT – The virtual reality of hut skiing thanks to Arc’Teryx

Intrigued by the idea of ski touring out of a backcountry lodge but not sure if you’ll like it? A new virtual reality experience launched in Arc’Teryx stores across the country on November 15 is here to help.  Hut Magic (video) uses virtual reality to explore remote ski hut living. The flick follows Arc’Teryx athletes Greg … More »

Take Me to Funkytown

WHITEWATER is fingered as one of Canada’s quirkiest powdery treasures—and its sister city of NELSON doesn’t disappoint, either. by LESLIE WOIT  *  photos by STEVE OGLE  *  Fall 2017 issue Beneath the low-hanging clouds of a wet March morning, snowbanks along the two-lane highway outside Nelson are hemorrhaging muck. Damp is in the air. But … More »

Combo: Icefields Parkway & Elan Ibex 94 Carbon

Icefields Parkway Where: The famous highway through the Canadian Rockies between Lake Louise and Jasper. Why: Dry powder, amazing scenery and easy-access couloirs, even in May. Suggested ski: Elan Ibex 94 Carbon Something about the geology of the Canadian Rockies lends itself to creating skiable couloirs, and the Icefields Parkway is the best way of … More »

Combo: Gros Morne & K2 Wayback 88

GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Where: On the west coast of Newfoundland, where the earth’s crust meets the ocean. Why: The steep hillsides of the park’s “ponds” are ideal ski terrain. Suggested ski: K2 Wayback 88 Gros Morne protects a series of freshwater fjords that cuts deep into The Rock’s coast. Carved by glaciers, the same steep … More »

Best of Both Worlds – Big White & SilverStar

Sampling the Okanagan duo of Big White and SilverStar kept Ian Merringer and family well entertained. by IAN MERRINGER in the Fall 2017 issue BIG WHITE Dragon’s inscrutable eyes stared out at us from his darkened lair. Pale and unblinking, they betrayed no hint of his next move. Little else of his coiled body was … More »

AirBnSki

A match made in heaven? It depends who’s talking, but there are plenty of chalet, cabin and condo owners at or near ski resorts across the country, and around the world, who aren’t using their digs 24/7—and many more skiers who are looking for a bed (or 10) for the night. It was only a … More »

Crosshairs – Nic Alegre 46.2

photo: NIC ALEGRE * skier: Angel Collinson * snow: Petersburg, Alaska in Fall 2017 issue

Test 2018 – Freeride Women Specific Models

by RYAN STUART in the Fall 2017 issue VÖLKL 100EIGHT W BEST FOR: Power skiers in deep snow   *   LENGTHS:  157, 165, 173   *   RADIUS:  16.7@165   *   SIDECUT:  141-108-124   *   $799   The first thing every tester noticed about the 100Eight W was its weight. For a 108mm-waisted ski, it only weighs 1.7 kg per ski. That’s … More »