Ski & Snowboard. Arc’teryx Voltair Avalanche Backpack Preview. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Arc’teryx Voltair Avalanche Backpack Preview

Arc’teryx Voltair Avalanche Backpack Preview

Arc’teryx is clearly going full force into the ski touring sector with the release of their ski mountaineering boots. Alongside the launch of the Procline ski boots, they are launching the Voltaire avalanche airbag. Safety first, folks. Black Diamond released the JetForce airbags a few seasons ago. Let’s see what Arc’teryx brings to the party. … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Ski & Snowboard. How to Clean Your Waterproof Technical Shell ?. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on How to Clean Your Waterproof Technical Shell ?

How to Clean Your Waterproof Technical Shell ?

Great equipment and high-end clothes are considered an investment. And a good one. They keep you warm, dry and stylish all winter long. If you take care of your gear like you should, it can last numerous years – or even a lifetime. Take advantage of the sun’s comeback and the change of season to … Read more ›

Electric, Ski & Snowboard. Review of the Electric EG3.5 Goggle. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Review of the Electric EG3.5 Goggle

Review of the Electric EG3.5 Goggle

I had the chance to try Electric’s EG3.5 on two different occasions in Charlevoix, Quebec. The temperature and conditions on both days were quite different. The first day being a beautiful bluebird day – which had followed a 20cm snowstorm – and the second day a snowy, cold and windy day. Our review of this … Read more ›

Armada, Burton, Holden, Ski & Snowboard, Volcom. Snowboarding or Surfing: These Brands Will Make You Glide. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , , Leave a comment on Snowboarding or Surfing: These Brands Will Make You Glide

Snowboarding or Surfing: These Brands Will Make You Glide

Whether it be with snowboard or surfing, the sensation of sliding on a board – on snow or water – is probably one of the best feelings you can get. We’re in the middle of it: the perfect season to go down the hills – or to escape on a beach to enjoy a couple … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard. Revelstoke slack-country. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Revelstoke slack-country

Revelstoke slack-country

After a long dry spell, stretching from January to mid March, we finally have snowfall of note in the Revelstoke area! Low temperatures and significant precipitation in the alpine gifted us nearly 60cm of powder in the space of a few days which made for a couple of fun days storm riding at Revelstoke Mountain … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard. Skinning up Mont-Tremblant. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Skinning up Mont-Tremblant

Skinning up Mont-Tremblant

Out here in the East, rarely do you read about or see those notorious people who do not use chairlifts. I’m talking about those people who skin up the mountain only to turn back around and ski down. Maybe it’s because our mountains are smaller than out West, maybe the popularity is late coming, or … Read more ›

Norrona, Ski & Snowboard. The Norrøna Narvik Dri1 Gloves Review. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on The Norrøna Narvik Dri1 Gloves Review

The Norrøna Narvik Dri1 Gloves Review

A Word about Norrøna I’d never heard of Norrøna, so I did some research. The company was actually founded in Norway way back in 1929 by Jørgen Jørgensen, and it has been owned and operated by the same family ever since. Well known in Europe for producing premium outdoor gear, the brand is fairly new … Read more ›

Norrona, Ski & Snowboard. Making the most of things. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Making the most of things

Making the most of things

Here in Revelstoke, like almost every other area in Western Canada, we have been suffering from some unusually warm temperatures for mid February, caused by a Pineapple Express (the weather phenomenon not the film!). Unfortunately these mild temperatures have been followed by cold snaps which have partially melted and then re-frozen the powder snow we’d … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard. How to Kite Ski & Feel the Wind. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on How to Kite Ski & Feel the Wind

How to Kite Ski & Feel the Wind

The record-shattering solo crossing of Antarctica by Quebec’s own Frédéric Dion has given fuel to the imagination of people reading about his exploits back home. As an avid follower of Antarctic explorers, one record in particular stood out to me amongst his other accomplishment: travelling 627 km in one day. Six hundred and twenty-seven kilometers! … Read more ›

Norrona, Ski & Snowboard. Interview with Ali Livingston, Norrøna Ambassador. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on Interview with Ali Livingston, Norrøna Ambassador

Interview with Ali Livingston, Norrøna Ambassador

Norrøna, a brand out of Norway, arrived at Altitude-sports.com this season. The name doesn’t really ring a bell? Try reading this article, and then this one, or even this one. We search out and found 3 amazing ski bums, all of whom are now our Norrøna ambassadors: Ali Livingston, Lucile Drouineau and Alexandre Charron. Meet Alasdair, aka Ali, a lover of … Read more ›

Black Diamond, Ski & Snowboard. The Black Diamond Front Point Bibs review. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on The Black Diamond Front Point Bibs review

The Black Diamond Front Point Bibs review

Testing products can be such a chore, especially when it dumps a foot of snow on the test day.  Oh well, I pow(d)ered through. Our review of this product 9.3 / 10 The pros are: Comfy Resistant Great cut The cons are: Will it live up to its name As I pulled them out of … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Bogs, Canada Goose, Icebreaker, Merrell, Ski & Snowboard. 10% Discount in Mont-Tremblant With Ski Pass. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , , , , , Leave a comment on 10% Discount in Mont-Tremblant With Ski Pass

10% Discount in Mont-Tremblant With Ski Pass

We thought you would like to know, if ever you are in the Laurentians. The Altitude-sports.com Mont-Tremblant store gives all customers with a day or season’s pass for the Tremblant resort or Mont Blanc a 10% discount off any full-priced items*. Heading home from a nice day of skiing up north, or forgot your ski … Read more ›