Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews
THE WIDER SISTER
Fischer is giving women a little more girth…in their skis. Its all-mountain My Pro Mt family topped out at 84mm last year. This year it added an 86mm model. It touts itself as having GS-turning capabilities, with a poppy poplar core, lightweight carbon nose and a lightweight construction. Air Tec lightens the skis without a big hit in performance by strategically milling channels out of the core that cut weight without adversely impacting strength and stiffness. ($700; fischersports.com)
FISCHER MY PRO MT 86
$700 * BEST FOR: Like a Labrador retriever, friendly, easygoing and fun no matter the owner.
LENGTHS: 147, 154, 161, 168 * RADIUS: 15@161 * SIDECUT: 127/86/114
From Blue Mountain to Big White, powder or blue ice, lightweights and power skiers, our testers had nothing but praise for this ski. “Smooth, easy-skiing ride,” wrote Caitlin Burge. “It flowed in soft bumps and had no problem holding an edge on groomers. This is an all-round great ski.” Anne Terwiel loved how easy it was to get on edge: “An even flex pattern and early rise made this an easy-to-initiate, easy-to-turn ski.” It didn’t have a preferred turn size and seemed happy in anything but over-the-knees fresh snow, where its 86mm waist tended to sink it. The lightweight build made it easy to swing from side-to-side, and was no hassle to lug to the car at the end of the day. It’s a versatile and forgiving ski for an intermediate woman who is looking to gain confidence and improve.