Canadian brand, Kanuk, made in Canada, Quebec, urban, winter jackets. Kanuk—A Turn to the New. Posted on Categories Brand StoriesTags , , , , , Leave a comment on Kanuk—A Turn to the New

Kanuk—A Turn to the New

Kanuk winter jackets seem to be everywhere these days. And with reason. A Montreal icon for over 50 years, Kanuk felt an overhaul was needed—something fresh, younger more dynamic, while still holding onto their DNA. A successful transformation by all metrics. Quality, Montreal Style Let’s dive into the reasons Kanuk had built up such a … Read more ›

. Helly Hansen is Ski Gear of the Pros: Outerwear Testing on Opening Day Powder at Fernie. Posted on Categories Brand Stories·UncategorizedLeave a comment on Helly Hansen is Ski Gear of the Pros: Outerwear Testing on Opening Day Powder at Fernie

Helly Hansen is Ski Gear of the Pros: Outerwear Testing on Opening Day Powder at Fernie

An unexpected sight awaited us at the base of Fernie Alpine Resort—10 centimetres of snow covered the seats of the chairlift.  At our hotel in town the night before, the sound of falling rain had anxiously kept us up all night. The day before we’d flown all the way from Montreal to Calgary, then driven … Read more ›

Canada Goose. Embracing Winter in Montreal: Touring the City’s Hotspots With Canada Goose. Posted on Categories Brand Stories·CityTags Leave a comment on Embracing Winter in Montreal: Touring the City’s Hotspots With Canada Goose

Embracing Winter in Montreal: Touring the City’s Hotspots With Canada Goose

On an unseasonably snowy day in November—one that broke record cold temperatures—we followed locals Gabrielle Lacasse and Elif Filoys around Montreal to some of their favourite destinations. Our itinerary was simply to go with the flow and experience the best of what Montreal has to offer, all while the city was digging itself out of … Read more ›

Black Diamond. Snowed into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains at Black Diamond Ski Lodge Camp. Posted on Categories Brand Stories·Equipment·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Snowed into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains at Black Diamond Ski Lodge Camp

Snowed into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains at Black Diamond Ski Lodge Camp

‘Guys, the road is reopening soon!’ We could see snowplows finish clearing the last of the white concrete-like crust that had blocked our path. Sounds of TNT avalanche probes rung throughout the alpine valley. In a line of vehicles at the checkpoint, our crew sat in the truck bed with our skis, ready to be … Read more ›

Mammut. On the Mountains with Mammut: Alpine Performance Signed By Swiss Craftsmanship. Posted on Categories Apparel·Brand Stories·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on On the Mountains with Mammut: Alpine Performance Signed By Swiss Craftsmanship

On the Mountains with Mammut: Alpine Performance Signed By Swiss Craftsmanship

We landed in Zurich on a beautifully warm Sunday morning in mid-April—a stark contrast from the almost winter-like weather we left behind in Montreal. We were greeted inside the hyper-modern airport terminal by Kris and Mark, Mammut representatives doubling as our tour guides for the next 6-days of adventure throughout Switzerland. Our journey had the … Read more ›

Smartwool. Rogers Pass With Smartwool: An Adventure Shaped By Climate Change. Posted on Categories Apparel·Brand Stories·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Rogers Pass With Smartwool: An Adventure Shaped By Climate Change

Rogers Pass With Smartwool: An Adventure Shaped By Climate Change

Go Far. Feel Good. This is Smartwool’s motto and our own state of mind as we headed to Roger’s Pass, British Columbia at the end of March for a weekend of ski touring. On the drive into the mountains, avalanche warnings for Banff and Kootenay National Parks flashed red. The B.C. sun was unusually strong … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, skiing. The Right Approach: Whistler Backcountry Skiing in Arc’teryx Whiteline Collection. Posted on Categories Apparel·Brand Stories·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on The Right Approach: Whistler Backcountry Skiing in Arc’teryx Whiteline Collection

The Right Approach: Whistler Backcountry Skiing in Arc’teryx Whiteline Collection

My skis glided along the snow as the T-bar snaked up Blackcomb Glacier. Located in Whistler, British Columbia, the glacier cast an impressive shadow over the mountains and valley below. On a bluebird spring day we got ready to test some of the latest gear from Arc’teryx. It’s part of their quality control process done … Read more ›

JanSport. A Day & Night in the Life of POP Montreal with JanSport. Posted on Categories Brand Stories·City·EquipmentTags Leave a comment on A Day & Night in the Life of POP Montreal with JanSport

A Day & Night in the Life of POP Montreal with JanSport

We met on a sunny Friday in late September in the Mile-End. We had all-access passes to POP Montreal. The Mile-End is one of Montreal’s coolest neighborhoods, and POP is one of North America’s most acclaimed and eclectic music festivals. The only thing on our itinerary was to chill, have fun, and catch a few … Read more ›

made in Canada, Quartz Co.. Quartz Co.’s Three Brothers: On Purchasing their own Factory and what the Future Holds. Posted on Categories Brand Stories·UncategorizedTags , Leave a comment on Quartz Co.’s Three Brothers: On Purchasing their own Factory and what the Future Holds

Quartz Co.’s Three Brothers: On Purchasing their own Factory and what the Future Holds

Brothers Jean-Philippe, François-Xavier, and Guillaume Robert own and operate Quartz Co., a Quebec-based winter outerwear brand specializing in Canadian-made jackets and parkas. We at Altitude Sports have been lucky enough to share in Quartz Co.’s growth, having collaborated on winter parkas the last five winter seasons.  We recently sat down with the three brothers at … Read more ›

Futurelight, The North Face. The Future Is Now: The North Face’s industry-changing Futurelight fabric put to the test in Zermatt. Posted on Categories Brand Stories·OutdoorsTags , Leave a comment on The Future Is Now: The North Face’s industry-changing Futurelight fabric put to the test in Zermatt

The Future Is Now: The North Face’s industry-changing Futurelight fabric put to the test in Zermatt

Travelling to Zermatt by train is exciting, even on the back of a 24-hour blitz from Montreal to the heart of a remote region in the Alps. The North Face had invited a handful of people to a private event where we would experience the future – specifically, their revolutionary material set to disrupt the … Read more ›

. Filson: 120 Years of Unfailing Goods. Posted on Categories Brand Stories·UncategorizedLeave a comment on Filson: 120 Years of Unfailing Goods

Filson: 120 Years of Unfailing Goods

We arrived in Seattle on a sunny Friday morning, a rarity for the rain-soaked West Coast. After a quick stop at the first-ever Starbucks, we made our way over to the Filson head office, where we were given a detailed history of the brand. Born in the city lodged between the mountains and the sea, … Read more ›