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Nordica

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … 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 »

Nordica Enforcer 94 Ski Test

SKI TEST 2021 * ALL-MOUNTAIN NORDICA ENFORCER 94 BEST SUITED FOR: Taking your all-mountain game up a notch or two Whether chopped-up powder or fresh corduroy, the new Enforcer felt dialled. “Damp, carves well and forgiving in uneven terrain,” said Ryan Stuart. Already a versatile and well-loved ski, Nordica tinkered with the construction and shape … More »

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104 BEST FOR: An all-mountain, everyday ski for strong skiers who like a little girth. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186, 191 DIMENSIONS:         135/104/124 RADIUS:                 18.5@186 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800 OTHER SIZES:        115, 110, 100, 93, 88  On test day, the Enforcer sometimes felt smaller than it looked, pivoting on autopilot in the … More »

Test 2019 women – Nordica Sentra SL7

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FROM CHARGING TO CRUISING The five-ski Nordica Sentra line varies from a trench-laying missile SL7 to the beginner-friendly SL2. They share a preference for packed snow and come with bindings. Otherwise they vary in sidecut and construction. Balsa wood is prominent in the higher-performance skis. Fast-growing, and thus quickly … More »

Test 2019 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

Test 2018 – Frontside

Nothing beats powder, but carving perfect arcs down virgin corduroy comes a close second: playing with physics, feeling edges bite and skis flex, the acceleration, the G-forces… Or maybe it’s cruising in perfect snow, enjoying the view, chatting with friends, basking in the sun—no rush to go anywhere. Whichever you choose, or somewhere in between, … 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 »

Big Mountain Test 2017

UNTRACKED AND UNRESTRAINED Where All-Mountain skis skid to a stop—right around the edge of the cliff—Big Mountain takes over. These are the skis the pros ride when they’re slashing Alaskan faces or winning extreme-skiing competitions. If you aspire to the same, this is the category to get you there, with skis that offer plenty of … More »

Nordica

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … 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 »

Nordica Enforcer 94 Ski Test

SKI TEST 2021 * ALL-MOUNTAIN NORDICA ENFORCER 94 BEST SUITED FOR: Taking your all-mountain game up a notch or two Whether chopped-up powder or fresh corduroy, the new Enforcer felt dialled. “Damp, carves well and forgiving in uneven terrain,” said Ryan Stuart. Already a versatile and well-loved ski, Nordica tinkered with the construction and shape … More »

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104

Test 2020: Nordica Enforcer Free 104 BEST FOR: An all-mountain, everyday ski for strong skiers who like a little girth. LENGTHS:              172, 179, 186, 191 DIMENSIONS:         135/104/124 RADIUS:                 18.5@186 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800 OTHER SIZES:        115, 110, 100, 93, 88  On test day, the Enforcer sometimes felt smaller than it looked, pivoting on autopilot in the … More »

Test 2019 women – Nordica Sentra SL7

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FROM CHARGING TO CRUISING The five-ski Nordica Sentra line varies from a trench-laying missile SL7 to the beginner-friendly SL2. They share a preference for packed snow and come with bindings. Otherwise they vary in sidecut and construction. Balsa wood is prominent in the higher-performance skis. Fast-growing, and thus quickly … More »

Test 2019 – Nordica Dobermann SLR

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews FRIENDLIER DOG, BIGGER BITE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? To make its Dobermann GS and slalom race skis a little more approachable without losing any of the performance, Nordica narrowed the width of the ski and eased up on the aggressive shape. The result … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

Test 2018 – Frontside

Nothing beats powder, but carving perfect arcs down virgin corduroy comes a close second: playing with physics, feeling edges bite and skis flex, the acceleration, the G-forces… Or maybe it’s cruising in perfect snow, enjoying the view, chatting with friends, basking in the sun—no rush to go anywhere. Whichever you choose, or somewhere in between, … 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 »

Big Mountain Test 2017

UNTRACKED AND UNRESTRAINED Where All-Mountain skis skid to a stop—right around the edge of the cliff—Big Mountain takes over. These are the skis the pros ride when they’re slashing Alaskan faces or winning extreme-skiing competitions. If you aspire to the same, this is the category to get you there, with skis that offer plenty of … More »

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