Canucks in Andorra: Culture shocks, race engines tune ups, big traverse plans

Atop the highest peak on the race course, from left - Alex Wigley, James Minifie, Stano Faban.

First of all, I would like to thank all the people that are supporting me and other Canadian team members in our efforts to represent Canada at the … [Read more...]

Pierre Gignoux 444: Behind the scene of the lightest ski boot in the World

Nina Silitch in the Pila World Cup sprint race in Italy, December 2009 with her Pierre Gignoux boots.

Sharing a look behind the scene of manufacturing the world's lightest ski boot (Pierre Gignoux 444 model) through the eyes of Michael Silitch, an … [Read more...]

Are these the same skis? Dynafit DNA Race vs. Crazy Idea DNA Race


Update: After confirmations from various sources these two skis are in fact the same. For a longer time now I have been suspecting a little … [Read more...]

Future of avalanche beacons: old standards and new ideas – ARVA Link and Ortovox 3+

Ortovox 3+ (left) and ARVA Link will introduce new features to improve avalanche rescues.

Every two or three years manufacturers release improved and more innovative features for their avalanche beacons. Some of these are revolutionary and … [Read more...]

Sunshine 5000 race report: great battles, long course…little rocky

Stairs that led racers down to a little col to start the descent of the "feared" Delirium Dive.

Sunshine 5000 is the oldest race on the Canadian ski mountaineering racing calendar and its 6th going was held last Saturday (Feb 6th, 2010) at the … [Read more...]

Sunshine 5000 skimo race: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2010


Updated with current photos from critical parts of the race course. See at the bottom of the article under "Photo updates". This Saturday, Sunshine … [Read more...]