Test 2017 at Marmot Basin, Jasper, Alberta
February 29 – March 4, 2016
What kind of skier are YOU?
Just as you have a unique personality, so does each ski. Use these key words to match your skiing style to our testers, reviews and your ideal ski. (See in each test review, for example, SKIER TYPE: Expert; medium weight; short-long turns; power.)
SKIER ABILITY: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced or Expert—think of it as how runs are marked. If you mostly ski greens and blues, consider yourself a Beginner; blues and some blacks, Intermediate; blacks, Advanced; and if you can ski everything and beyond that a big area like Marmot Basin offers, Expert.
WEIGHT: Light, medium or heavy—the more a skier weighs, the less strength it will take to flex a ski. In general, heavier skiers will gravitate toward a stiffer ski.
TURN SHAPE: Short, medium, long or versatile is largely determined by the ski’s sidecut, but also by its construction. Think about what turn size you like to make and find a ski that will dance to the same beat.
AGGRESSIVENESS: Power, finesse or cruise—do you attack the hill (power), dissect each run with skillful turns (finesse) or is your internal sound track more chill (cruise)?