Ski & Snowboard

Appreciate winter in a new way—outdoor sports. At Altitude Sports, we are all-in on skiing. And we’ve got as much ski apparel and gear for you as we do advice: groomed trail skiing, backcountry powder, cross country skiing, resort skiing and snowboarding. You’ll find the best alpine brands, our reviews of helmets, goggles and accessories, tips on how to choose baselayers, and you can read all about our ski adventures here in Canada and abroad.


Best Ski and Backcountry Ski Poles

Best Ski and Backcountry Ski Poles

However, a good choice will last for years. Ski poles assist with rhythm development, turn shape, speed control and terrain park exploration, making them a very useful part of...

Best Lightweight Gloves for Spring Skiing

Who doesn't love shredding on a bluebird day with your best friends at your home mountain? Powder days are great but after a long winter, there's nothing better than a spring day on the mountain with the warm sun beaming on your face. Leave the layers at home, whip out your best Hawaiian shirt, a pair of shades and some lightweight gloves and you're ready to shred. Regular ski gloves can be a bit too warm for a spring day on the mountain but below are a few lightweight options that are sure to do the trick! Black Diamond Lightweight Softshell Gloves Whether you're lapping the mountain or

Black Diamond Mercury Mitts Reviewed

Offering incredible warmth and comfort, Black Diamond Mercury Mitts are a must-have item for any outdoor enthusiast! Full disclosure – I’m a glove person. I generally place dexterity over warmth. In fact, probably haven’t worn a pair of mitts since I was a kid. But now things have come full circle and I have two active kids of my own. We spend many hours outdoors together and there are times when even my warmest gloves hit their limit. So I was more than happy to test out a pair of Black Diamond Mercury Mitts during an “Extreme Cold” spell in

Top Arc’teryx Ski Touring Kits for Men & Women

Venturing out for a day of ski touring in the backcountry is an exciting adventure that requires not only your basic backcountry knowledge but a careful selection of clothing too. You want to ensure that the garments you choose are made from materials that are designed for aerobic activities such as fleeces and softshells and keep you feeling dry while your body temperature is regulated. Starting with the base layers and finishing with the outer shell and accessories, the proper layering system is essential for outdoor activities. Arc'teryx  is no stranger to the outdoor industry and knows all too well what

Arc’teryx Women’s Ski & Snowboard Jackets for Winter 2018

For those who long for untouched powder lines and the sound of fresh tracks crunching beneath your boots, shopping for a new ski suit at the beginning of each season is an exhilarating experience and this season's Whiteline collection from Arc'teryx is sure to please. Below are Our favourite shell and insulated ski and snowboard jackets for women. Keep an eye out for their debut on our site and snag your favourite colour so you can stand out in the snowscapes this winter. Shop Arc'teryx Women's Jackets Top Shell Ski & Snowboard Jackets Sentinel Jacket Designed for ski and snowboard

Oakley MOD3 Helmet Review

Oakley has been a mainstay in the eyewear industry for decades and while they built their success upon their eyewear, they've branched out to cover everything from soft-goods to some awesome ​hard-goods such as the Mod3 Helmet. It's not a surprise that when you sponsor top-level athletes, put on events and are one of the largest in the eyewear game, that you'd want to offer your loyal brand connoisseurs full integration. Lots of companies are doing this, offer 'helmet compatible' goggles, and ensuring that their helmet and goggle pairing are flawless. For this review, I tried the Oakley Airbrake Goggles

How to Choose the Right Pair of Ski & Snowboard Socks

Shopping for ski and snowboard socks seems easy enough but when you throw in the fact that you'll be wearing your ski or snowboard boot all day, finding the right pair becomes essential. Comfort and quality are key, so don't settle for anything less because excellent riding conditions can easily be spoiled if your feet are in agony. What kind of sock should you get? What does the weight of the sock mean? How to pick the right size sock. Different ski & Snowboard sock materials Additional ski & snowboard sock features Ski or Snowboard Socks? First thing's first, are

Q&A with Peak Performance Athlete Manager, Niklas Lundgren

We got on the phone with Niklas Lundgren, the Marketing Manager for Peak Performance, who spoke to us about working with athletes - in particular Tessa Treadway. Tell us a bit about yourself, and how you got into the business with Peak Performance. My name is Niklas and I work as the Sports Marketing Manager at Peak Performance HQ in Stockholm, Sweden. I’ve been working here for almost five years, and started my journey in a retail store in the north of Sweden. After getting offered a position at HQ, it was a no brainer for me to take it.