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Blizzard Phoenix R14 Pro – Test 2022

Blizzard Phoenix R14 Pro Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD PHOENIX R14 PRO * WOMEN * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: A skier who spends most of her time (but not all) on-piste. Few skis can please intermediate and experts alike, but the Phoenix emerged, not from the ashes but the fog and fresh snow, to show it’s possible. … More »

Blizzard Thunderbird R15 WB – Test 2022

Blizzard Thunderbird Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD THUNDERBIRD R15 WB * ON-PISTE BEST FOR: A ripper at home on the frontside. To create a carving ski that’s not too demanding of its driver, Blizzard gave the Thunderbird the works. The wood core is a complex blend of beech and poplar to create a progressive flex: stiff under … More »

Blizzard Black Pearl – Test 2022

Blizzard Black Pearl

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD BLACK PEARL * WOMEN * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Inspiring confidence to move from blues to blacks and beyond A regular comment from Mount Washington testers about the Black Pearl was how light it felt. Case in point: “It almost feels like there’s no ski,” wrote Louise Draper. At 1.7 … More »

Blizzard Bonafide 97 – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BEST FOR: Those who like a western daily driver to ski fast and on edge. This is the epitome of a metal laminate ski: damp, powerful and precise. If you’ve got the strength and technique, this ski will deliver “a true performance ride,” said Steve Acciaroli. If you don’t, it will … More »

Blizzard Zero G 85 Ski Test

Blizzard Zero G

At first, this “skinny” ski may look as if you’re touring on “matchsticks,” as Heather MacMillan put it, but any concerns go away quickly, whether going up, down or across. There’s no denying the 85mm waist is considered narrow in today’s wide world of powder. At just over one kg per ski, (250g more with … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82 Blizzard is filling out its herd of all-mountain skis, adding the 82mm-waisted Brahma and women’s equivalent Black Pearl 82 to the mix. The new skis share the same construction and shape as the Brahma 88 and Black Pearl 88. And for good reason: they’re some of the best-selling … More »

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Test 2020 – Blizzard Firebird HRC

BEST FOR: Feeling like a racer. LENGTHS:                158, 166, 174, 182 DIMENSIONS:           126/76/107 RADIUS:                   15@174  Even before our first tester came back gushing, everyone was lining up to test this ski on Mount Washington’s firm morning conditions. The bright orange topsheet was obviously eye candy, and the Firebird name backed up the promise of the … More »

Test 2019 women – Blizzard Firebird SRC

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FREE THE BIRD Not quite FIS but not far off, the Blizzard Firebird SRC skis are designed for ex-racers and anyone else who craves going silly fast on-piste. The Titanal and wood-core skis also use stringers of carbon to help dampen the inevitable vibration at high speed, helping the … More »

Blizzard

Blizzard Phoenix R14 Pro – Test 2022

Blizzard Phoenix R14 Pro Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD PHOENIX R14 PRO * WOMEN * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: A skier who spends most of her time (but not all) on-piste. Few skis can please intermediate and experts alike, but the Phoenix emerged, not from the ashes but the fog and fresh snow, to show it’s possible. … More »

Blizzard Thunderbird R15 WB – Test 2022

Blizzard Thunderbird Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD THUNDERBIRD R15 WB * ON-PISTE BEST FOR: A ripper at home on the frontside. To create a carving ski that’s not too demanding of its driver, Blizzard gave the Thunderbird the works. The wood core is a complex blend of beech and poplar to create a progressive flex: stiff under … More »

Blizzard Black Pearl – Test 2022

Blizzard Black Pearl

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BLIZZARD BLACK PEARL * WOMEN * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Inspiring confidence to move from blues to blacks and beyond A regular comment from Mount Washington testers about the Black Pearl was how light it felt. Case in point: “It almost feels like there’s no ski,” wrote Louise Draper. At 1.7 … More »

Blizzard Bonafide 97 – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 BEST FOR: Those who like a western daily driver to ski fast and on edge. This is the epitome of a metal laminate ski: damp, powerful and precise. If you’ve got the strength and technique, this ski will deliver “a true performance ride,” said Steve Acciaroli. If you don’t, it will … More »

Blizzard Zero G 85 Ski Test

Blizzard Zero G

At first, this “skinny” ski may look as if you’re touring on “matchsticks,” as Heather MacMillan put it, but any concerns go away quickly, whether going up, down or across. There’s no denying the 85mm waist is considered narrow in today’s wide world of powder. At just over one kg per ski, (250g more with … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – Groomers

Groomers photo Geoff Holman

  Powder may get all the press, but you know there’s nothing like the art and satisfaction of laying a perfect arc in an immaculate groomer. You might not admit it to your friends, but sometimes it feels better than powder. Cruising around the groomers, exploring the hill, hitting the gas pedal with confidence and … More »

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82

A Thinner Bull – Blizzard Brahma 82 Blizzard is filling out its herd of all-mountain skis, adding the 82mm-waisted Brahma and women’s equivalent Black Pearl 82 to the mix. The new skis share the same construction and shape as the Brahma 88 and Black Pearl 88. And for good reason: they’re some of the best-selling … More »

Blizzard Quattro

TAMING THE QUATTRO     Blizzard is making its popular Quattro friendlier, tweaking the on-piste carvers with the heart of a race ski to be a little more forgiving. That includes a new race plate that’s 10 per cent softer, and carbon reinforcements behind the foot that help with edge hold and turn finish. Check out … More »

Test 2020 – Blizzard Firebird HRC

BEST FOR: Feeling like a racer. LENGTHS:                158, 166, 174, 182 DIMENSIONS:           126/76/107 RADIUS:                   15@174  Even before our first tester came back gushing, everyone was lining up to test this ski on Mount Washington’s firm morning conditions. The bright orange topsheet was obviously eye candy, and the Firebird name backed up the promise of the … More »

Test 2019 women – Blizzard Firebird SRC

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FREE THE BIRD Not quite FIS but not far off, the Blizzard Firebird SRC skis are designed for ex-racers and anyone else who craves going silly fast on-piste. The Titanal and wood-core skis also use stringers of carbon to help dampen the inevitable vibration at high speed, helping the … More »

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