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Editors Choice

K2 Mindbender 108 Ti – Test 2022

K2 Mindbender Test 2022

SKI CANADA 2022 K2 MINDBENDER 108 Ti * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Frontside to backside, freeride ski for western resorts. The first run on this ski, Technical Editor Ryan Stuart skied a steep fall line he’d never tried before so confidently he started questioning his own skis. “So intuitive and stable,” he said. … More »

Salomon QST Blank – Test 2022

Salomon QST Blank test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 SALOMON QST BLANK * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: The no-compromise pow day ski. Nimble and easy-turning are not the usual descriptions for the widest ship in any brand’s fleet, nor a ski designed by pros. But that’s exactly what testers kept telling us when they reluctantly turned in the … More »

Volkl Rise Beyond 96 – Test 2022

Volkl Rise Beyond - Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL RISE BEYOND 96 * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Crushing vertical and ripping the down.  Weighing less than 1,300g per ski, we fully expected the Rise Beyond 96 to feel great on the skin track. What we weren’t ready for was how well it performed on the way down. … More »

Dynastar E Lite 9 – Test 2022

Dynastar E Lite Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 DYNASTAR E LITE 9 * WOMEN * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Hard carving and fast skiing from first chair to last Not quite as wild as the unisex Speed, but it’s similar in build and personality. Our women testers found clicking into the E Lite 9 was like tapping … More »

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 »

Atomic Maven 93C – Test 2022

Atomic Maven - Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ATOMIC MAVEN C93 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Advanced all-mountain skiing.  The women’s equivalent of the Maverick, the Maven, proved to be a more versatile machine than its unisex colleague. Testers found its poplar core with carbon inserts (rather than the Maverick’s two titanium sheets) smoothly … More »

Elan Ripstick Black Edition – Test 2022

Elan Ripstick Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ELAN RIPSTICK BLACK EDITION 96 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: An all-mountain quiver killer.  This was one of the most popular skis on test day. “Solid, easygoing crud buster. I would buy it,” said Chris Grover. “Favourite test ski. It’s responsive in all conditions,” wrote Paul Laperrière. It … More »

Volkl Secret 96 – Test 2022

Volkl Secret Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL SECRET 96 * WOMEN * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Strong intermediates through experts looking to improve.  Like the unisex Mantras, the revamped Secret 96 retains the all-mountain performance we’ve come to expect from the ski, but where the previous iteration was out of reach for all but the most powerful … More »

Rossignol Experience 86 Ti – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 86 Ti * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Advanced and expert skiers who charge around the resort with reckless abandon. One of the most popular models from the test encapsulates two trends we’re seeing in skis: shrinking waistlines and smoother sliding. Last year, the Experience family’s waist width spanned 84-94mm; … More »

Salomon QST 98 – Test 2022

SALOMON QST 98 * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITOR’S CHOICE BEST FOR: Advanced to expert skiers who want a playful ski. The QST 98 straddles the line between all-mountain versatility and the playful soft-snow performance of a freeride ski. So much so that we were torn between including it here or with our freeride skis in … More »

Editors Choice

K2 Mindbender 108 Ti – Test 2022

K2 Mindbender Test 2022

SKI CANADA 2022 K2 MINDBENDER 108 Ti * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Frontside to backside, freeride ski for western resorts. The first run on this ski, Technical Editor Ryan Stuart skied a steep fall line he’d never tried before so confidently he started questioning his own skis. “So intuitive and stable,” he said. … More »

Salomon QST Blank – Test 2022

Salomon QST Blank test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 SALOMON QST BLANK * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: The no-compromise pow day ski. Nimble and easy-turning are not the usual descriptions for the widest ship in any brand’s fleet, nor a ski designed by pros. But that’s exactly what testers kept telling us when they reluctantly turned in the … More »

Volkl Rise Beyond 96 – Test 2022

Volkl Rise Beyond - Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL RISE BEYOND 96 * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Crushing vertical and ripping the down.  Weighing less than 1,300g per ski, we fully expected the Rise Beyond 96 to feel great on the skin track. What we weren’t ready for was how well it performed on the way down. … More »

Dynastar E Lite 9 – Test 2022

Dynastar E Lite Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 DYNASTAR E LITE 9 * WOMEN * ON-PISTE * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Hard carving and fast skiing from first chair to last Not quite as wild as the unisex Speed, but it’s similar in build and personality. Our women testers found clicking into the E Lite 9 was like tapping … More »

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 »

Atomic Maven 93C – Test 2022

Atomic Maven - Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ATOMIC MAVEN C93 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Advanced all-mountain skiing.  The women’s equivalent of the Maverick, the Maven, proved to be a more versatile machine than its unisex colleague. Testers found its poplar core with carbon inserts (rather than the Maverick’s two titanium sheets) smoothly … More »

Elan Ripstick Black Edition – Test 2022

Elan Ripstick Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ELAN RIPSTICK BLACK EDITION 96 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: An all-mountain quiver killer.  This was one of the most popular skis on test day. “Solid, easygoing crud buster. I would buy it,” said Chris Grover. “Favourite test ski. It’s responsive in all conditions,” wrote Paul Laperrière. It … More »

Volkl Secret 96 – Test 2022

Volkl Secret Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL SECRET 96 * WOMEN * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Strong intermediates through experts looking to improve.  Like the unisex Mantras, the revamped Secret 96 retains the all-mountain performance we’ve come to expect from the ski, but where the previous iteration was out of reach for all but the most powerful … More »

Rossignol Experience 86 Ti – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 86 Ti * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Advanced and expert skiers who charge around the resort with reckless abandon. One of the most popular models from the test encapsulates two trends we’re seeing in skis: shrinking waistlines and smoother sliding. Last year, the Experience family’s waist width spanned 84-94mm; … More »

Salomon QST 98 – Test 2022

SALOMON QST 98 * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITOR’S CHOICE BEST FOR: Advanced to expert skiers who want a playful ski. The QST 98 straddles the line between all-mountain versatility and the playful soft-snow performance of a freeride ski. So much so that we were torn between including it here or with our freeride skis in … More »

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