Ski Canada Magazine

MEC baselayers – How to wear it best

Wet. Cold. Hungry. The only three things that can ruin my ski day. But with the right layering strategy none of them should ever be an issue. Dressing properly addresses the first two, obviously, and should create some storage room for the third. The best way to stay dry and warm is to layer clothing … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Noteworthy

Refusing to be categorized, these products are some of the most exciting innovations of the year. DON’T DRINK THE ANTI-FREEZE     Like neon zinc to fight sunburn, Anti-Freeze Face Tape prevents frostbite with a pop of colour. The adhesive cotton patches block wind and insulate the skin against the nip of Old Man Winter. They … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Frontside

If your idea of the perfect run is groomed top to bottom, you’re in the right place. Within the spectrum is everything from cruising to nearly racing. DOUBLE DARE YA Klaus Obermeyer immigrated to Aspen, Colorado, from Germany in 1947 and started the ski outerwear company that still bears his name. Obermeyer’s enormous claims to … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #1

Geoff Holman’s unique cover shot this month, taken with his drone, is a first for Ski Canada. Like POV cameras that not long ago became ubiquitous on ski helmets everywhere, drones are taking social media show-offs to new heights. We tested out the Mavic Pro from industry giant DJI for a few weeks and couldn’t … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Freeride

This gear is meant for skiing hard and fast in soft snow, steep terrain and tight trees. Best relegated to big mountains. by RYAN STUART, technical editor in Buyer’s Guide 2018 BIGGER IS BETTER     To give wider feet the same award-winning performance as the Alltrack Pro boots, Rossignol created the Track. It’s the same … More »

Test 2018 – All-Mountain Women Skis

BLIZZARD BLACK PEARL 98 BEST FOR: Avoiding ice  *  LENGTHS: 152, 159, 166, 173  *  RADIUS: 15@166  *  SIDECUT: 135-98-119  *  $800   “We can put this ski on anyone and they’re going to have a blast. Unbelievable ski.” That’s the glowing praise from Dave Degelman, manager of Ski West in Calgary. He’s skied the three Black Pearl models and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Backcountry

Interest in skiing beyond the ski area continues to grow and everyone is chasing to keep up. The gear keeps getting better, making getting out there less effort, safer and more fun. photo: ERIC BERGER * snow: Whistlerby Ryan Stuart, technical editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue THE “UN” BACKCOUNTRY BOOT     Everything about the … More »

All-Mountain – Buyer’s Guide 2018

Splitting the All-Mountain category is hard to do, so we didn’t. If you want to simplify your life by owning one ski to do everything from carving groomers to scoring faceshots, this is where to look. This gear is versatile, practical and ready for whatever the conditions hold and the mountain brings. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

What’s Trending

What’s the latest in ski gear? Where’s the sport heading? When we take a step back and look around there are trends in motion, changing the landscape in ski width, media, sunglasses and head protection. Here’s where you’ll get educated, so on that first chairlift ride this winter you’ll be the one geeking out on … More »

MEC baselayers – How to wear it best

Wet. Cold. Hungry. The only three things that can ruin my ski day. But with the right layering strategy none of them should ever be an issue. Dressing properly addresses the first two, obviously, and should create some storage room for the third. The best way to stay dry and warm is to layer clothing … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Noteworthy

Refusing to be categorized, these products are some of the most exciting innovations of the year. DON’T DRINK THE ANTI-FREEZE     Like neon zinc to fight sunburn, Anti-Freeze Face Tape prevents frostbite with a pop of colour. The adhesive cotton patches block wind and insulate the skin against the nip of Old Man Winter. They … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Frontside

If your idea of the perfect run is groomed top to bottom, you’re in the right place. Within the spectrum is everything from cruising to nearly racing. DOUBLE DARE YA Klaus Obermeyer immigrated to Aspen, Colorado, from Germany in 1947 and started the ski outerwear company that still bears his name. Obermeyer’s enormous claims to … More »

Gear & Gadgets – Vol 46 #1

Geoff Holman’s unique cover shot this month, taken with his drone, is a first for Ski Canada. Like POV cameras that not long ago became ubiquitous on ski helmets everywhere, drones are taking social media show-offs to new heights. We tested out the Mavic Pro from industry giant DJI for a few weeks and couldn’t … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Freeride

This gear is meant for skiing hard and fast in soft snow, steep terrain and tight trees. Best relegated to big mountains. by RYAN STUART, technical editor in Buyer’s Guide 2018 BIGGER IS BETTER     To give wider feet the same award-winning performance as the Alltrack Pro boots, Rossignol created the Track. It’s the same … More »

Test 2018 – All-Mountain Women Skis

BLIZZARD BLACK PEARL 98 BEST FOR: Avoiding ice  *  LENGTHS: 152, 159, 166, 173  *  RADIUS: 15@166  *  SIDECUT: 135-98-119  *  $800   “We can put this ski on anyone and they’re going to have a blast. Unbelievable ski.” That’s the glowing praise from Dave Degelman, manager of Ski West in Calgary. He’s skied the three Black Pearl models and … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Backcountry

Interest in skiing beyond the ski area continues to grow and everyone is chasing to keep up. The gear keeps getting better, making getting out there less effort, safer and more fun. photo: ERIC BERGER * snow: Whistlerby Ryan Stuart, technical editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue THE “UN” BACKCOUNTRY BOOT     Everything about the … More »

All-Mountain – Buyer’s Guide 2018

Splitting the All-Mountain category is hard to do, so we didn’t. If you want to simplify your life by owning one ski to do everything from carving groomers to scoring faceshots, this is where to look. This gear is versatile, practical and ready for whatever the conditions hold and the mountain brings. by Ryan Stuart, … More »