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Test 2019 – Head Kore 99

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews EVEN MORE HARD KORE Head’s Kore series of skis was a hit last year when it debuted in three sizes, 93, 105 and 115. The freeride-inspired construction is lightweight, floaty and intended for ripping groomers. This winter Head is filling the hole in the line with the versatile 99mm … More »

Test 2019 – Volkl Mantra M5

 Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FIXING WHAT AIN’T BROKEN When it came to refurbishing the super-popular Mantra, Völkl went for friendlier. To that end the fifth generation, the Mantra M5, is narrower and turnier. Waist width fell from 100mm to 96, and turn radius from 23m to 19. But the biggest change is the … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Ellipse

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ATV FOR THE SNOW Deviation calls The Ellipse an ATV because of its go-anywhere abilities. Like all the company’s skis, it features purple heart, a super-tough, dramatically coloured wood. Laid along the edges, and tapered from tip to tail, with more purple toward the ends and more … More »

Test 2019 – Atomic Vantage 90 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PICK YOUR POISON Some people love the feel of carbon skis. Others prefer the power of titanium. Usually a ski only comes with one construction or the other, but with the Atomic Vantage family you have choices. The 107-, 97- and 90mm-waist models incorporate a titanium mesh, which cuts … More »

Test 2019 – Stockli Stormrider 88

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews   BEST SKI IN A STORM Light, powerful and hand-built, the Stöckli Stormrider family sits in a grey area between the backcountry, freeride and all-mountain categories. The 88 is the newest and lightest of the bunch, with the narrowest profile, a wood core and fibreglass topsheet. Swiss-made Stöckli doesn’t … More »

All Mountain 2016

  The ultimate test for a manufacturer is the no-compromise, All-Mountain ski. These products are the backbone of the ski world—they may not be in the sexiest category but they remain the top-selling multi-purpose tool for the whole mountain. Not surprisingly, you can expect them to appeal across the spectrum, from those who love to … More »

All Mountain 2015

One ski to rule! The All-Mountain division has become the holy grail—the ultimate quiver of one. In the ongoing search of such lofty goals, the trickle-down upgrades and tweaks fresh from all the industry’s big-money events continue to show up under our feet. Look closely in ski shops this season and you’ll find the DNA … More »

All-Mountain Skis

 by Marty McLennan, tech editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue photo: HENRY GEORGI  All-mountain ladies Fischer’s KOA 80 (122/80/110) is a strong all-round tool for powder and piste ladies. All-mountain rocker combines with sandwich sidewalls, proprietary Air Carbon technology and a 100 per cent wood core for a lively ski that’s both stable and easy … More »

All Mountain skis 2013

The lion’s share of R&D finds itself here in the All-Mountain category as ski manufacturers blend their top technologies into that perfect quiver of one. Competition for the 2013 ski season is fiercer than ever. Underfoot measurements in the 80s are now commonplace, but manufacturers are pushing the envelope beyond 100mm. And while ski manufacturers make sure you’re … More »

All Mountain 2011

All Mountain 2011.3

All-Mountain means just about everything. This is a ski that loves abuse and can just as easily carve hardpack as float through powder or provide stability in crud. Expect solid wood core skis jacked up with dampening technologies with a variety of hybrid constructions, many using a sidewall underfoot and capped extremes.   top row, … More »

Test 2019 – Head Kore 99

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews EVEN MORE HARD KORE Head’s Kore series of skis was a hit last year when it debuted in three sizes, 93, 105 and 115. The freeride-inspired construction is lightweight, floaty and intended for ripping groomers. This winter Head is filling the hole in the line with the versatile 99mm … More »

Test 2019 – Volkl Mantra M5

 Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FIXING WHAT AIN’T BROKEN When it came to refurbishing the super-popular Mantra, Völkl went for friendlier. To that end the fifth generation, the Mantra M5, is narrower and turnier. Waist width fell from 100mm to 96, and turn radius from 23m to 19. But the biggest change is the … More »

Test 2019 – Deviation The Ellipse

  Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews AN ATV FOR THE SNOW Deviation calls The Ellipse an ATV because of its go-anywhere abilities. Like all the company’s skis, it features purple heart, a super-tough, dramatically coloured wood. Laid along the edges, and tapered from tip to tail, with more purple toward the ends and more … More »

Test 2019 – Atomic Vantage 90 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews PICK YOUR POISON Some people love the feel of carbon skis. Others prefer the power of titanium. Usually a ski only comes with one construction or the other, but with the Atomic Vantage family you have choices. The 107-, 97- and 90mm-waist models incorporate a titanium mesh, which cuts … More »

Test 2019 – Stockli Stormrider 88

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews   BEST SKI IN A STORM Light, powerful and hand-built, the Stöckli Stormrider family sits in a grey area between the backcountry, freeride and all-mountain categories. The 88 is the newest and lightest of the bunch, with the narrowest profile, a wood core and fibreglass topsheet. Swiss-made Stöckli doesn’t … More »

All Mountain 2016

  The ultimate test for a manufacturer is the no-compromise, All-Mountain ski. These products are the backbone of the ski world—they may not be in the sexiest category but they remain the top-selling multi-purpose tool for the whole mountain. Not surprisingly, you can expect them to appeal across the spectrum, from those who love to … More »

All Mountain 2015

One ski to rule! The All-Mountain division has become the holy grail—the ultimate quiver of one. In the ongoing search of such lofty goals, the trickle-down upgrades and tweaks fresh from all the industry’s big-money events continue to show up under our feet. Look closely in ski shops this season and you’ll find the DNA … More »

All-Mountain Skis

 by Marty McLennan, tech editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue photo: HENRY GEORGI  All-mountain ladies Fischer’s KOA 80 (122/80/110) is a strong all-round tool for powder and piste ladies. All-mountain rocker combines with sandwich sidewalls, proprietary Air Carbon technology and a 100 per cent wood core for a lively ski that’s both stable and easy … More »

All Mountain skis 2013

The lion’s share of R&D finds itself here in the All-Mountain category as ski manufacturers blend their top technologies into that perfect quiver of one. Competition for the 2013 ski season is fiercer than ever. Underfoot measurements in the 80s are now commonplace, but manufacturers are pushing the envelope beyond 100mm. And while ski manufacturers make sure you’re … More »

All Mountain 2011

All Mountain 2011.3

All-Mountain means just about everything. This is a ski that loves abuse and can just as easily carve hardpack as float through powder or provide stability in crud. Expect solid wood core skis jacked up with dampening technologies with a variety of hybrid constructions, many using a sidewall underfoot and capped extremes.   top row, … More »

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