With the Holidays just around the corner, it’s high time for a look at our third issue of Volume 4 of Forecast, which will be showing up at ski shops and on newsstands as a perfect stocking stuffer this week.


Because all skiers not so secretly wish they were surfers, the cover features Austin Ross getting barrelled in the Whistler backcountry, as shot by the talented Guy Fattal.

Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside…


You’ve seen the year’s top skis, boots, bindings and outerwear, so now it’s time to accessorize. To assist, Forecast is pleased to present the best products to help you tie a bow on your setup for this season.

Logan Pehota at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, B.C. Photo by Guy Fattal.

Take a wild ride through the early days of Canadian freeride competitions as one of the strangest events in Canadian ski history, Wrangle The Chute at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, morphs into the only North American stop on the Freeride World Tour.

Kim Boberg in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Photo by Ilanna Barkusky

Tom Wallisch, Kim Boberg, Alex Hackel and Will Wesson take it to the streets to dissect the creativity and accessibility of urban skiing.

Travis Redd in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Photo by Tom Winter

Looking to find the chocolate centre on the cheap? Tom Winter travels to the cradle of the Alps in search of the most cost-effective ways to ski in Switzerland.

We also offer up profiles on Dave Gheriani and Jake Carney, set sail to Hudson Bay Mountain and Great Northern Cat Skiing, delve into the making of Level 1 Productions’ Zig Zag, bestow the chance to win a pair of Elan Ripstick 96 Black Edition’s, and a whole lot more.

Look for Issue 4.3 of Forecast in your local ski shop or on your favourite newsstand later this week, and to subscribe, click here.

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