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All-Mountain

Test 2019 – Elan Ripstick Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews ONCE YOU GO BLACK… Elan killed it with its freeride-inspired Ripstick last year. It pleased chargers and laid-back skiers alike, with dedicated left and right skis, tapered flex and lots of shape. This year Elan takes it to the next level by wrapping the wood core with extra sheets … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Rustler 9

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews NEW RUSTLER IN TOWN Last winter Blizzard launched the Rustler family with two models, both more than 100mm underfoot. This season it introduces the thinner brother, the 94mm-waisted Rustler 9. Like the bigger sizes, the 9 uses a multi-layer wood core of poplar, beech, balsa and paulownia, and a … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Endurance

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews MOOD-READING SKI RENOUN says its HDT technology reduces chatter by 300 per cent, translating into an overall smoother, more stable ride in any conditions. The secret is a unique polymer laid into eight channels in the ski. The polymer changes in response to vibration, growing stiffer as vibration increases … More »

Test 2019 – Skevik Sevrin

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SILVERSTAR BOMBER Designed at the foot of SilverStar Mountain Resort, the Skevik Sevrin is made for skiing from the steeps of Putnam Creek to laying trenches on the Silver Woods groomers. A maple wood core runs right to the sidewall, and is sandwiched with triaxial fibreglass on top and … More »

Test 2019 – K2 Pinnacle 88 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews HIGHER PINNACLE The Pinnacle series is K2’s well-liked all-mountain rippers. Debuted in various widths over the last couple of years, these skis are versatile tools that happily transition from powder to bumps, hardpack and back again. This year K2 continues to fine-tune the winning line. To give the Pinnacle … More »

What Kind of Ski Do You Need?

ALL-MOUNTAIN ALL TERRAIN, ANY SNOW Style: Versatile turns and speeds Waist size: 80-105mm Description: Keep it simple. Forget a quiver and go with one ski that can do it all. These jack of all conditions, turn shapes and runs won’t shy away from any assignment. They carve hard snow, float through powder and dice up … More »

Test 2018 – All-Mountain Women Skis

BLIZZARD BLACK PEARL 98 BEST FOR: Avoiding ice  *  LENGTHS: 152, 159, 166, 173  *  RADIUS: 15@166  *  SIDECUT: 135-98-119  *  $800   “We can put this ski on anyone and they’re going to have a blast. Unbelievable ski.” That’s the glowing praise from Dave Degelman, manager of Ski West in Calgary. He’s skied the three Black Pearl models and … More »

All-Mountain – Buyer’s Guide 2018

Splitting the All-Mountain category is hard to do, so we didn’t. If you want to simplify your life by owning one ski to do everything from carving groomers to scoring faceshots, this is where to look. This gear is versatile, practical and ready for whatever the conditions hold and the mountain brings. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

Test 2017 intro

Light is right. For decades, the catch phrase of the self-propelled world drove R&D in just about every arena, from mountain bikes to kayak paddles, running shoes to backcountry skis. Resort skiing, with its reliance on engines and electricity for doing the heavy lifting, largely ignored it as we focused on power, edge grip and … More »

All-Mountain

Test 2019 – Elan Ripstick Black Edition

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews ONCE YOU GO BLACK… Elan killed it with its freeride-inspired Ripstick last year. It pleased chargers and laid-back skiers alike, with dedicated left and right skis, tapered flex and lots of shape. This year Elan takes it to the next level by wrapping the wood core with extra sheets … More »

Test 2019 – Blizzard Rustler 9

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews NEW RUSTLER IN TOWN Last winter Blizzard launched the Rustler family with two models, both more than 100mm underfoot. This season it introduces the thinner brother, the 94mm-waisted Rustler 9. Like the bigger sizes, the 9 uses a multi-layer wood core of poplar, beech, balsa and paulownia, and a … More »

Test 2019 – Renoun Endurance

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews MOOD-READING SKI RENOUN says its HDT technology reduces chatter by 300 per cent, translating into an overall smoother, more stable ride in any conditions. The secret is a unique polymer laid into eight channels in the ski. The polymer changes in response to vibration, growing stiffer as vibration increases … More »

Test 2019 – Skevik Sevrin

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SILVERSTAR BOMBER Designed at the foot of SilverStar Mountain Resort, the Skevik Sevrin is made for skiing from the steeps of Putnam Creek to laying trenches on the Silver Woods groomers. A maple wood core runs right to the sidewall, and is sandwiched with triaxial fibreglass on top and … More »

Test 2019 – K2 Pinnacle 88 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews HIGHER PINNACLE The Pinnacle series is K2’s well-liked all-mountain rippers. Debuted in various widths over the last couple of years, these skis are versatile tools that happily transition from powder to bumps, hardpack and back again. This year K2 continues to fine-tune the winning line. To give the Pinnacle … More »

What Kind of Ski Do You Need?

ALL-MOUNTAIN ALL TERRAIN, ANY SNOW Style: Versatile turns and speeds Waist size: 80-105mm Description: Keep it simple. Forget a quiver and go with one ski that can do it all. These jack of all conditions, turn shapes and runs won’t shy away from any assignment. They carve hard snow, float through powder and dice up … More »

Test 2018 – All-Mountain Women Skis

BLIZZARD BLACK PEARL 98 BEST FOR: Avoiding ice  *  LENGTHS: 152, 159, 166, 173  *  RADIUS: 15@166  *  SIDECUT: 135-98-119  *  $800   “We can put this ski on anyone and they’re going to have a blast. Unbelievable ski.” That’s the glowing praise from Dave Degelman, manager of Ski West in Calgary. He’s skied the three Black Pearl models and … More »

All-Mountain – Buyer’s Guide 2018

Splitting the All-Mountain category is hard to do, so we didn’t. If you want to simplify your life by owning one ski to do everything from carving groomers to scoring faceshots, this is where to look. This gear is versatile, practical and ready for whatever the conditions hold and the mountain brings. by Ryan Stuart, … More »

Test 2018 – 14 All-Mountain skis

When pulling together a winter’s worth of feedback, we realized this new test has some valuable differences. The reviews are more thorough, personal and in-depth. The quality feedback allowed us to highlight what we think each ski is “best for.” BY RYAN STUART, TECHNICAL EDITOR in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue For nearly 40 years Ski … More »

Test 2017 intro

Light is right. For decades, the catch phrase of the self-propelled world drove R&D in just about every arena, from mountain bikes to kayak paddles, running shoes to backcountry skis. Resort skiing, with its reliance on engines and electricity for doing the heavy lifting, largely ignored it as we focused on power, edge grip and … More »

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