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whither winter? why, here it is!

Where has the winter gone? Indeed, after a near two weeks of sun at the end of March — after a wet but wicked midweek storm cycle — we’re seemingly back at a…

the Beast

Hoji on the Beast

Here be Eric Hjorleifson on the Beast, Dynafit’s 16 DIN tech binding. The name sounds accurate enough: the heelpiece is quite the machinery, with a prominent spring, and plenty of metal. Boots using…

the burn

the Burn

Another stunning instalment from the lens of Jeff Thomas & & Blair Richmond, the Burn captures the forest fires of summer yielding powder pleasure in winter… but with a twist; the digital overlay of…

Engelberg Pow

Throwing down in deep pow with ze’ RPC

Piers Solomon and Olof Larsson throwing down in the deep pow that Engelberg has been blessed with on the newly minted DPS Wailer 112RPCs. Check out our initial preview here. A full write-up…

Alpha SV Glove

Arc’Teryx Alpha SV Gloves

I have something of a glove fetish. I also destroy gloves fast for some reason. So when Arc’Teryx launched their revised Alpha SV gloves, I wanted to get my hands in a pair….

Andreas Fransson

Andreas Fransson faces his fears

I watched this in full this morning, as I summoned up my morning courage through coffee: a season with Andreas Fransson, ski mountaineer, as he returns to the mountains after a near-fatal fall…

Pinstripe fury. 20–23m turning radius. 1510mm effective edge. 1.9kg per ski (!). 480mm tip rocker. 384mm tail rocker.

Wailer 112RPC — the Charger

DPS threw down a stiffer, less rockered, fatter version of their Wailer 112RP this year, labelled the Wailer 112RPC. This is a 192cm, rockered tip and tail, stiff-as-balls charger. It’s also a few…

One Baron, one pair of RPCs, one pair of Spoons, and Mr. Blue

sneak preview of the Spoon

It’s not everyday you catch the DPS Baron parked in Whistler’s Marketplace. A few lads from the DPS crew were in town to catch the early season and ski around with a few…

Wayne Flann Avi Blog

Flann’s Avi Blog

Just a head’s up for the Sea-to-Sky community: there’s a fantastic new avi blog by Wayne Flann. Given that the CAC email reports are mentioning it, I figure it’s some solid beta. He’s got…

FCMBC backcountry sign in the Callaghan. photo: Scott Nelson

The Callaghan Cuts Costs

Readers from last year will remember our coverage of The Costly Callaghan, in which we detailed the ridiculously-high rates charged by Whistler Sports Legacies (WSL) to backcountry skiers using their trails to access Callaghan…

Whistler & Area Ski Touring Guide

Whistler Slackcountry Guide

Whistler & Area Ski Touring Guide Price: $16.95 | Available: Escape Route & other fine Village shops The fine efforts of photographer Vince Shuley, the Backcountry Skiing Canada team, and an editorial board…

Turkey Sale 2013

Swap Skis & Devour Turkey Sales

There are few things that define the start of the when-will-it-be-the-ski season here in Whistler  other than the annual Turkey Sale, in which locals, weekend warriors and zoners alike take to the shops,…

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