Canski 2013 14
CAN_SKI's second issue featuring the latest fashions and ski equipment for the 2013-14 season.
WINTER 2013.14 APRÈS AT 6000 FEET EXTREMELY CANADIAN BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES THIS SEASONS HOTTEST LOOKS Atomic.com Waymaker Carbon 130 & Automatic Built for moments like this. Get your seasonâ€™s updates on fb.com/atomicskiing PAGE 14 PAGE 18 PAGE 42 CAN-SKI GOES TO ISPO FIRST CLASS MOUNTAIN COLLECTIONS PAGE 48 PAGE 72 PAGE 86 TECHNICALLY SPEAKING 2014 SKI EQUIPMENT SUPERIOR FIT BOOTFITTING PAGE 90 PAGE 94 PAGE 98 TESTING 1, 2, 3... BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES A WINEMAKER APRÈS Our second issue. CAN-SKI, Whistler’s premiere ski shop since 1986, has an unparalleled selection of ski fashion, high performance equipment and accessories. Our three CAN-SKI locations are conveniently located at each mountain base. CAN-SKI Village, in the heart of the village features Bogner, J.Lindeberg, Peak Performance and has a wide selection of other brands while CAN-SKI Blackcomb at the base of Blackcomb showcases the latest in ski fashion with brands like Toni Sailer, Mountain Force, Frauenschuh and a Bogner boutique. CAN-SKI Creekside at Whistler Creekside featues Spyder , Salomon and The North Face. CAN-SKI is home to technical expertise, personalized service and local knowledge about skiing in Whistler. We are proud of our team of bootfitters and offer a Superior Fit Guarantee to ensure your boots are fit for comfort and performance. Creative Direction and Design André Paul Pinces Paul Higgins Fashion Editor / Softgoods Buyer Karen Laughland Stylist Tanus Lewis tanuslewis.com Hair & Makeup Carey Williams careymakeup.com Marketing Services Supervisor Jessica Caton Marketing Services Coordinator Christine Cogger Models Scott M. and Scott E. provided by Richards Models. Models KarI and Michelle provided by Liz Bell Agency. © Whistler Blackcomb 2013 - 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler BC Canada V0N 1B4 -5- KJUS. uncompromising. LADIES SNOWRAY JACKET ÂŠ kjus.com | Photo: Stefan Schlumpf kjus.com WIN A TRIP TO THE WORLD ALPINE SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 IN VAIL/BEAVER CREEK AND WATCH THE RACES FROM THE J.LINDEBERG VIP AREA JLINDEBERG.COM/VAIL2015 J.LINDEBERG IS THE OFFICIAL SKI APPAREL PARTNER OF THE 2015 FIS ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS IN VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO, USA. THE fuTurE of frEErIDE A revolutionary fusion of backcountry, freestyle, and freeride performance, the SouL 7 introduces all-new innovation and design including Air Tip technology and a redesigned rocker profile, providing more natural, effortless floatation while virtually eliminating â€œtip-flapâ€?. The new SouL 7 is the most versatile ski Freeride has ever seen. A N O T H E R B E S T D AY Photo: KALICE CAN-SKI goes to ISPO by Leslie Anthony Imagine a show so large that it takes 81,000 business professionals from 109 countries up to four days to stroll 103,220 m2 of space and examine the products and services of almost 2,500 exhibitors. That’s what happens every winter at ISPO MUNICH, the world’s largest sporting goods trade show since its inception in 1970. ISPO isn’t just a place to see and be seen if you have something new to offer the winter sports world, it’s also a place for buyers to understand the totality of new trends in fashion and technology. Nowhere is that more important than for retailers who trade in high-end brands—like CAN-SKI. - 14 - More so than any other resort on the continent, Whistler Blackcomb’s guests hail from around the world, so the brands that CAN-SKI carries need to be globally recognized as well as innovative, while delivering highly functional and fashionable skiwear. With so many luxe brands to choose from, CAN-SKI’s philosophy has always been to partner with leading brands that deliver on these same goals and also provide guests with a truly unique shopping experience. ISPO is of central importance to this process because it exposes CAN-SKI buyers to new brands and trends that may not be available to the North American consumer, or can be found only in a handful of select shops. In that vein, a few brands stood out at ISPO this year and guests will have a chance to check them out in CAN-SKI during the 2013-14 winter season. One of CAN-SKI’s longest standing partnerships is with the venerable Bogner brand. Bogner has been successful for more than 80 years by acting upon the maxim of “a passion for sports and fashion.” Synonymous with attention to detail and exquisite detailing, Bogner is once again the official outfitter of the German Olympic squad for Sochi 2014—a global record 18th consecutive time. Driven by a Swiss heritage and inspiration to create the finest skiing apparel, a new brand this season, Mountain Force, uses cutting-edge technology and new materials in its unique designs. Likewise the Toni Sailer brand is a combination of function and fashion that takes a very modern approach. This one all started with the intention to bring the fashion and glamour once embodied by the dashing Austrian racer back to the ski slopes. Since Sailer ran one of the first glacier ski camps in Whistler for many years, that makes this brand a perfect fit for CAN-SKI (pun intended). - 15 - DALE OF NORWAY NORWEGIAN QUALITY SINCE 1879 www.daleofnorway.com Precision Apparel www.mountainforce.com - 18 - FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY BE BOLD ON AND OFF THE SLOPES WITH STRIKING STYLE AND A FLARE FOR THE UNDERSTATED. Stylist Tanus Lewis Photographed by André Paul Pinces BOGNER DAVOS Jacket with SIMON Top - 19 - KJUS EQUILIBIRUM Jacket BOGNER TELA Pant and ALINE Top - 21 - J LINDEBERG ALASKA Jacket and CROSSON Pant ARC’TERYX VEILANCE FIELD Jacket and ARC’TERYX BIRD HEAD Hat - 23 - BOGNER NINNI Jacket and TELA Pant with ALINE Top - 25 - MOUNTAIN FORCE RIDER II Jacket and Pant with HESTRA gloves and SOREL CARIBOU Boots - 27 - SPYDER ETERNITY Suit ARC’TERYX VEILANCE HAEDEN Blazer and VORONOI Pant - 29 - KJUS FORMULA Jacket and Pant with CHARGER Half Zip Top LANGE SX 100 Ski Boots BOGNER BENT Softshell Jacket and RIK T Pant THE NORTH FACE CHILKAT II Boot - 31 - BOGNER MIKE T Jacket and AROS Pant LANGE RX120 Ski Boots FRAUENSCHUH LAUREN Jacket and CHRISTIE Pant with ALEXA Fleece Top and JANE Vest SOREL MEDINA Boots - 33 - MOUNTAIN FORCE REBELLE Jacket and RIDER Pant J LINDEBERG TRESSINDER Jacket and Pant with JARVIS Top and LOGO Hat - 35 - CANADA GOOSE FREESTYLE Vest and AVIATOR Hat with BOGNER Turtleneck - 37 - J LINDEBERG ASPEN Down Coat with JARVIS Top TONI SAILER LOUISA Jacket and ANAIS Pant with LISA Top and Hat - 39 - BOGNER KAREA-D Jacket and FELINA Vest with TELA Pant TONI SAILER TILDA Jacket - 41 - MOUNTAIN COLLECTIONS Men’s ski --------------------------------------------------------------SPYDER LEADER Jacket / Spyder Dare Pant / Spyder Outbound Half-Zip Top / DAKINE PRO 2 Backpack / Smith Variance Helmet / Smith Recon Goggle / HESTRA ALPINE PRO Gloves / SOREL 1964 PREMIUM T CSV Boot - 42 - Men’s HELI --------------------------------------------------------------PEAK PERFORMANCE HELI ALPINE Jacket / Peak Performance Heli Alpine Pant / Peak Performance Heli Alpine Mid Jacket / Peak Performance Neck Tube / SMITH BRIGADE Helmet / Oakley Crowbar Goggle / HESTRA ALPINE PRO Gloves / GO PRO HERO 3 / THE NORTH FACE Water Bottle - 43 - MOUNTAIN COLLECTIONS Men’s XC --------------------------------------------------------------Salomon Elite WS Jacket / Salomon TRAIL RUNNER ZIP-Top / Salomon Elite WS Pant / ARC’TERYX Bird Head Hat / Salomon Thermo Glove / SMITH OUTLIER Sunglasses / Salomon Active 8 Skate Boot - 44 - WOMen’s BACKCOUNTRY --------------------------------------------------------------ARC’TERYX SENTINEL Jacket / Arc’teryx Sentinel Bib Pant / Arc’teryx Quintic Pack / SALOMON AURA CUSTOM AIR Helmet / Oakley Canopy Goggle / Hestra C Zone Powder Mitts / G3 Skins - 45 - MOUNTAIN COLLECTIONS WOMen’s SNOWSHOE --------------------------------------------------------------ARC’TERYX TRINO LS TOP / ARC’TERYX TRINO PANT / ARC’TERYX CONTRAIL Hat / ARC’TERYX ENZA Sweater / ARC’TERYX Knit Gloves / THE NORTH FACE CHILKAT Boot - 46 - WOMen’s APRES --------------------------------------------------------------BOGNER OXANA SWEATER / BOGNER TINI HAT / SOREL CONQUEST Boot / SMITH HEMLINE Glasses / Whistler Blackcomb Travel Tumbler - 47 - TECHNICALLY SPEAKING KEEPING COOL AND STAYING WARM HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER WITH THIS SEASON’S NEW LOOKS. Stylist Tanus Lewis Photographed by André Paul Pinces - 48 - ARC’TERYX CERIUM LT Jacket - 49 - CANADA GOOSE CHILLIWACK jacket and BOREAU toque - 50 - DALE OF NORWAY DOUVRE Sweater SOREL MAD Boot - 51 - THE NORTH FACE SEWARD Henley with CROWTHER Flannel and NUPTSE HIGHTS Vest THE NORTH FACE CHILKAT II Boot - 52 - SPYDER UPWARD Full Zip Hooded Top with CANADA GOOSE FREESTYLE Vest SOREL SENTRY Boot - 53 - KJUS RETRO Half Zip Pullover - 54 - SPYDER GARMISCH Jacket and BORMIO Pant with OUTBOUND Half Zip Pullover LANGE SX-100 Ski Boot - 55 - THE NORTH FACE PEMBY HYBRID Jacket and NF2 Pant - 56 - THE NORTH FACE NF2 Jacket and NF2 Pant SALOMON X-PRO 110 Ski Boot - 57 - SALOMON ODYSSEY Jacket and Pant SALOMON X-PRO 110 Ski Boots - 58 - ARC’TERYX RUSH Jacket and STINGER Pant with CLASSIC Beanie SOREL CARIBOU Boot - 59 - DALE OF NORWAY DOVRE Sweater SOREL MAD Boot - 60 - NEVE SWITZERLAND Sweater and JAMIE Vest with GRACE Hat and SWITZERLAND Weekend Bag THE NORTH FACE CHILKAT II Boot - 61 - DALE OF NORWAY OSLO Jacket and HEDDA Sweater - 62 - BOGNER KRISTY D Jacket with LILLY Scarf and SALINA Hat - 63 - NEVE RESSE Jacket THE NORTH FACE SNOWTROPOLIS Boot - 64 - THE NORTH FACE THERMOBALL Jacket with NEVE MARIE Hat - 65 - ARC’TERYX CERIUM LT Jacket and CONTRAIL Hat with TONI SAILOR LISA Half Zip Top - 66 - PEAK PERFORMANCE FROST Down Parka with ADELE Crew Sweater and INEZ Shirt with ADELE Hat SOREL JOAN OF ARCTIC Boot - 67 - KJUS SNOWRAY Jacket and FORMULA Pant with VICTORY Stretch Top SALOMON XMAX 100W Ski Boot - 68 - ARC’TERYX SENTINEL Jacket and Pant with CONTRAIL Hat and BETA AR Mitts SALOMON XMAX 100W Ski Boot - 69 - THE NORTH FACE SUPER DIEZ and KICHATNA Pant - 70 - THE NORTH FACE KICHATNA Jacket and Pant with SUPER DIEZ Jacket ROSSIGNOL ALL TRACK 80 Ski Boot - 71 - MEN’S SKI BOOTS - 72 - Boots left to right: LANGE RX120 LANGE SX100 ATOMIC WAYMAKER 100 SALOMON XPRO110 - 73 - TOURING SKI BOOTS - 74 - Boots left to right: ATOMIC WAYMAKER TOUR 110 SALOMON QUEST MAX BC120 ATOMIC WAYMAKER TOUR 100 - 75 - WOMEN’S SKI BOOTS - 76 - Boots left to right: ATOMIC LIVEFIT 90W SALOMON X MAX 110W ROSSIGNOL ALLTRACK 80W ATOMIC WAYMAKER 90W - 77 - SALOMON Q103 STELLA - All Mountain Women’s SALOMON ROCKER2 108 - Powder - 78 - SALOMON Q88 LUX - All Mountain Women’s - 79 - ATOMIC AFFINITY STORM - All Mountain Women’s ATOMIC CRIMSON TI - All Mountain - 80 - ATOMIC BENT - Powder - 81 - ROSSIGNOL SOUL7 - All Mountain ROSSIGNOL SIN7 - All Mountain - 82 - ROSSIGNOL SAFFRON7 - All Mountain Women’s - 83 - K2 SHREDITOR 102 - All Mountain - 84 - K2 AMP RICTOR 82XTI - All Mountain K2 SUPERSTITIOUS - All Mountain Women’s - 85 - Superior Fit Bootfitting Words and photos by Dave Steers - 86 - Ski boot fitters working in ski resorts have a huge advantage over their peers in city shops as they learn their craft. They get immediate feedback. When a skier purchases a pair of ski boots at a ski resort chances are they are going to walk out of the store wearing them and head straight for the lifts. In very short order they will know whether they were sold the right ones. - 87 - This is a good thing. It allows bootfitters to develop their skills quickly as they learn what works and what doesn’t work. This is why bootfitters who have worked at area shops for a few seasons tend get it right. If they get it wrong they hear about it as soon as their customer can limp back to the store. At CAN-SKI we’ve been fitting ski boots in Whistler since 1986. That’s a lot of ski seasons and a lot of ski boots. We’ve had the time to learn how to get it right. Our philosophy is simple. We believe the first order of business is to match the skier to a ski boot so that it will require the least amount of customization to make it work properly. We’ve learned what works and what doesn’t work. Custom insoles or footbeds really do help with both fit and performance. They benefit almost all skiers which is why we offer a Fit Guarantee which includes a footbed. If you start with the good solid foundation a proper footbed provides it’s much easier to create a great fit that lasts. Skiers benefit immensely from proper alignment. A simple cuff adjustment most often works but in some cases canting the bootsole will be required. The benefits of correct alignment are immediate. The importance of warm, dry feet can’t be overstated. It’s not just a comfort thing. Any skier will ski better if their feet are comfortable. Battery operated boot heaters, electric socks, even special custom liners can drastically improve comfort on those chilly days. We strive to match skiers to boots in such a way as to minimize aftermarket adjustments but there will always be skiers who require that kind of work. Our bootfitters are very good at trouble shooting problems with ski boots and providing solutions. That’s what they do – day in and day out. Comfort and performance are key. That is why CAN-SKI offers a Boot Fit Guarantee. We know we can stand behind the boots we sell. We prove it every day. - 88 - - 89 - Testing 1, 2, 3... Words and photos by Dave Steers - 90 - Skiers recognize that finding the perfect pair of skis can be a daunting task. The appearance of scores of smaller niche brands in the past few years combined with the ever more sophisticated offerings from the major manufacturers means skiers have never had more models from which to choose Ski shops are faced with the same challenge that confronts every skier - How do they go about choosing the right skis? The process begins in late January when ski shop owners and buyers make the trek to Denver, Colorado to attend North Americaâ€™s premier ski trade show to see all the latest and greatest offerings from the ski industry . Orders are due about a month later. Much of the preliminary selection is done by working with ski industry reps who are already well versed in the merits of their own offerings. Catalogues acquired at the show are passed around through the stores and studied. Ski pros and ski magazines tell skiers to demo appropriate models in order to select the one perfect pair. The Demo Centers at the top of both Whistler and Blackcomb stand as testament to our belief that on-snow testing is the very best way make an intelligent selection. At CAN-SKI we believe the only way to choose our skis is to get out and ski on them in the snow conditions our guests will experience. Shortly before orders are due, most companies will have a full fleet of next yearâ€™s models to demo. That is why, in late February, a host of vendor tents appear on the Timing Flats on the Dave Murray Downhill on Whistler. Itâ€™s ski test time. Testers consist of CAN-SKI staff, ski instructors, and special guest testers who have experience with ski equipment evaluation. The goal is to ensure that CAN SKI stores have the best - 91 - models of skis available for each and every skier. This requires a varied group of ski testers â€“ men, women, experts, intermediates, strong powerful skiers, lithe graceful onesâ€Ś Testers are asked to ski on similar models to better evaluate skis by category. Testers work their way through like models from different manufacturers providing feedback . With testing complete and feedback analyzed itâ€™s time to put the buy together. Key staff from each CAN-SKI store meet with the ski buyer. Categories are created factoring in variables like ability levels and waist widths. Stores will need models for all abilities and terrain. With models selected orders for the coming season can be placed and staff can begin to think about the upcoming bike season - confident that the CAN-SKI stores will have only the very best to offer their guests when the snow starts to fall. - 92 - - 93 - Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures at Whistler Blackcomb Words by Leslie Anthony Photos by Mark Going You’ve been coming to Whistler for a while. You love it’s mix of wide-open alpine, endless tree-lined runs, and the glades between. As you’ve become more familiar with these mountains, you’ve also found yourself staring from the lifts at the enticing terrain beyond the ropes, wondering… imagining yourself engulfed in plumes of coldsmoke powder on those empty slopes. Ah, but you don’t know anyone who could introduce you to the backcountry or lend you equipment. And you certainly don’t know enough about snow conditions and avalanche hazard. Then one day you read about Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventures. It doesn’t look like one of those intimidating bookworm avalanche courses. Instead, it offers a full day of mind-blowing backcountry skiing with ACMG guides who share tips on technique, snow-how, and awareness in big-mountain terrain. It’s exactly what you’re looking for. Privates are on offer, but you opt for the drop-in program. When you meet your group at 8 a.m. on a perfectly bluebird morning after a 20 cm snowfall, there are four - 94 - - 95 - - 96 - clients—two skiers and two split-boarders—plus two guides. When you’d signed up they assessed your abilities and pointed you to the best backcountry equipment rentals at Whistler Blackcomb Rentals in the Carleton Lodge, so you already feel comfortable as the guides go through everyone’s gear, discuss personal goals and establish the day’s itinerary. You’ll be skiing off Blackcomb today, so you head up to Glacier Creek Lodge for your first avalanche-beacon briefing. Then it’s up the Glacier Chair and Showcase T-bar for the short hike to Blackcomb Glacier and the boundary of Garibaldi Provincial Park. The warning signage as you exit the resort offers an opportunity for guides to discuss the dos and don’ts of skiing in the park. Just beyond is your first transition—where climbing skins go on, snacks and water are made ready, and clothing layered properly for a climb in this glorious weather. You tour up Blackcomb Glacier to a bench known as the East Col, guides demonstrating how to build a proper skin track with spacious turn platforms instead of sharp, awkward switchbacks. On the move you gather travel skills and snow safety information. At the top is a transition to ski mode, while the guides offer points on efficient changeovers and skin storage. The view is spectacular: from left to right Phalanx Mountain, across glistening glaciers to Decker and, eventually, the just-visible pyramidal tooth of Fissile. It’s time to ski. The guide’s lead you down onto Spearman Glacier, the snow deep and vaporous in the cold air; it’s pure powder fun and every bit the picture you’d imagined. There are other choices nearby—the Cham Chutes to Decker Lake, or Decker Glacier and Disease Ridge into Lakeside Bowl and back to the 7th Heaven Chair, but your group chooses to climb and ski the empty, powder-covered Spearman for three more runs, finishing the day with an ego-boosting descent of the highwaylike Husume Couloir and onto the Blackcomb Glacier ski out. It’s 4 p.m. and time for a beer, where the group bubbles over their good fortune with the weather and the snow. It was everything you’d hoped and more—a backcountry introduction, a ton of new knowledge, and another reason to love Whistler all the more. - 97 - - 98 - A winemaker après at 6,000 feet Words by Laura Gallant Photos by Matt Walker It’s just a 25 minute gondola ride from the bottom of Whistler Mountain to the top but as I stepped off the gondola and walked into Steep’s restaurant, I was immediately taken aback. The views were incredible. Steep’s is perched on the edge of Whistler Mountain surrounded by abrupt descents blanketed in snow and spectacular views of the adjacent mountain ranges. Dining at 6,000 feet never felt so elegant. I was greeted with a glass of bubbly and a room full of chattering and excited foodies ready for the day’s exclusive five-course meal and wine pairings. This was going to be a good afternoon. A pickled oyster kicked off the après with a small dollop of smoked salmon mousse on top, garnished with a sliver of fennel apple. The oyster went down smoothly, light and fresh. - 99 - With wine in hand, Sumac Ridge Winemaker Jason James introduced himself and weaved his way through the crowd, describing the intricacies and private stories that were part of crafting Sumacâ€™s Cellar Selection Unoaked Chardonnay 2011. I swished the white wine in my glass as Jason described how the hot Okanagan temperatures during the day and cooler evenings in August and September of 2010 helped kick start the grape ripening for that yearâ€™s vintage. True to description, the light apple citrus notes in the chardonnay were perfectly paired with the pan seared halibut, - 100 - tempura coppa wrapped asparagus and tomato coulis created by Steep’s Chef Barbara Foster. Wolfgang Sterr, host of the event and Whistler Blackcomb’s Executive Chef, is the mastermind behind the mountain’s commitment to sustainability. Not only were a majority of ingredients in each dish sourced locally, but he proudly explained the halibut and seafood served at Steep’s were certified Ocean Wise, meaning they were caught or farmed in a way that ensured the long-term health and stability of that species. Not only was the halibut and tempura delicious but it was also guilt free! After inhaling the first course, Jason politely interrupted the group’s chatter to introduce his next wine, the Private Reserve Gewürztraminer 2011. The spicy wine had a hint of lychee which was expertly paired with a spiced lentil salad and glazed vegetables. Included was a juicy tomato that Wolfgang had peeled the skin off by poaching in cool water for five seconds. The result was pure flavour. Next up was a succulent slice of duck confit with mushroom goat cheese blackberry ravioli. This was washed down with a generous glass of the Cellar Selection Cabernet Merlot 2010. My partner in eating adventures raved about the duck, but we both agreed the plump homemade pasta stuffed with tender morsels of goat cheese was our happy place. The spicy vanilla flavours in the wine also paired nicely. The dish was topped off with popcorn shoots, which tasted like fresh kettle corn if you shut your eyes. Or maybe that was the wine talking. The fourth course started off with a glass of the Black Sage Vineyard Merlot 2009. Jason explained the grapes were harvested from a vineyard located just south of Oliver, B.C., an area that gets more hours of sunlight than any other growing region in North America. For those who enjoy a bold red, this wine won’t disappoint with full flavours of dark grape, cherry and a little bit of acidity, but not overpowering. - 101 - The bison medallions, served with truffle cauliflower puree and beet stack, stood up to the flavour of the wine. The dish was evened out with an onion jam garnish and homemade root vegetable chips which provided texture. Being so absorbed with learning and tasting, afternoon quickly turned into early evening. The aprĂ¨s was delightfully capped off with a sweet Black Sage Vineyard Pipe 2007, which is a Canadian version of vintage port. James said he chose the sweetest grapes possible and had stopped fermentation two thirds of the way through so the sugar content was high and fortified with spirits until the alcohol content was sitting at 18 per cent. He then put the product in barrels and let it sit for three years. He explained the sweetness and raisin flavours in the pipe were accentuated by the high sugar content and aging. The pipe was followed by a delicious chocolate trio. As a chocolate lover, my favourite dessert was the milk chocolate soup garnished with meringue. The concoction had a surprise kick of cinnamon and chili flakes as an aftertaste. There was also a moist port-soaked black forest cake accompanied with port cherries. The espresso truffle capped off the meal, leaving me completely full but wanting more as always. After five courses plus a bonus starter and equal amounts of wine, I was thankful that the gondola was an option to get down the mountain as opposed to skiing â€“ although the ski out option is available. My eating partner and I boarded the gondola and glided down the mountain, buzzing from a stimulating afternoon and the wine. - 102 - - 103 - MINIMALIST DESIGN TIMELESS CRAFTSMANSHIP Born in the Canadian Coast Mountain wilderness, Arcâ€™teryx is built on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production. Unrivaled performance at the point of extreme need. arcteryx.com/goretex DesigneD For FreeDom Go further. Everything we make is designed to enable greater freedom to access the best of the mountain. The result is carefully crafted, head-to-toe gear for escaping the crowds and finding the best snow. 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