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Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Salomon Stance 96 ski test

SKI TEST 2021 SALOMON STANCE 96 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE* BEST FOR: Experts carving up the whole mountain The Stance rewarded the speedy. The faster our testers pushed this ski—whether it was on groomers, the bumps or chopped-up pow—the better it performed. “Once up to speed, it skis great,” noted Jade Keene from Ski … More »

Salomon Stance 88 Ski Test

Salomon Stance ski test

SKI TEST 2021 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN SALOMON STANCE 88 BEST FOR: Powerful all-mountain skiers. Usually our female testers love a stiff, metal-laminate ski. But with a construction identical to the unisex-equivalent Stance, including two sheets of Titanal and a poplar and karuba wood core, they weren’t sure what to make of the powerful Stance … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     Performance boots and wide feet used to be mutually exclusive. Higher-flexing boots typically were only available in skinny lasts. But manufacturers are starting to realize that people with high-volume feet who rip don’t want to ski in pain. Both the Fischer RC One HV and Salomon S/Pro HV are high … More »

Test 2020: Salomon QST Lumen 99

Test 2020: Salomon QST Lumen 99 BEST FOR: Big turns in big snow. LENGTHS:              167, 174, 181, 188 DIMENSIONS:         137/106/123 RADIUS:                 22@181 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $499 OTHER MODELS:    QST 99, QST 92, QST 85  Cork is more wondrous than we realized. Beyond helping to age wine, cushion floors and footbeds, it also makes Salomon’s QST skis … More »

Test 2020: Salomon S/Force Bold

Salomon S/Force Bold BEST FOR: Being bold, on-piste LENGTHS: 170,177,184 DIMENSIONS: 132/84/116 RADIUS: 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1199 OTHER MODELS: S/Force 11, S/Force 9, S/Force 7 Last year Salomon introduced the S/Max series as a small step down from its race family. This year it eases up just a little more in the S/Force, a group … More »

Test 2019 women – Salomon Aira 80 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LIGHT LIKE AIR, EH? Like your skis versatile and light? The Salomon Aira lineup might be what you’re looking for. The equivalent of the unisex XDR collection of skis, the Airas are frontside-leaning all-mountain skis with a focus on weight. The core is ash and poplar wood with cork … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon S/Max Blast

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BLAST TO THE MAX Usually ski technology slides downhill—designed and perfected for World Cup racers before it’s adopted in products for the masses. Edge Amplifier went the other way. Originally developed for Salomon’s new Blast series of intermediate and expert groomer skis, it was designed to help skiers stay … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon QST 106

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BETTER FLAX, BETTER PERFORMANCE To make its freeride-inspired all-mountain skis perform better when conditions are less than ideal, Salomon tweaked the construction of the QST 99 and 106, and the women’s QST Stella 106 and QST Lumen 99. It’s still using a mix of carbon and flax fibres laid … More »

One Helluva First Descent

With a one-in-four death rate, successfully climbing K2 on the Pakistan-China border, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a truly awe-inspiring feat. To ski down it, well, that’s never been done—until July 22 when Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied into the record books. Bargiel’s 3,000-vertical-metre solo run from the Savage Mountain’s 8,611m peak to Base … More »

Salomon

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Salomon Stance 96 ski test

SKI TEST 2021 SALOMON STANCE 96 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * EDITORS’ CHOICE* BEST FOR: Experts carving up the whole mountain The Stance rewarded the speedy. The faster our testers pushed this ski—whether it was on groomers, the bumps or chopped-up pow—the better it performed. “Once up to speed, it skis great,” noted Jade Keene from Ski … More »

Salomon Stance 88 Ski Test

Salomon Stance ski test

SKI TEST 2021 * ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN SALOMON STANCE 88 BEST FOR: Powerful all-mountain skiers. Usually our female testers love a stiff, metal-laminate ski. But with a construction identical to the unisex-equivalent Stance, including two sheets of Titanal and a poplar and karuba wood core, they weren’t sure what to make of the powerful Stance … More »

Trends – Buyer’s Guide 2021

BOOTS FOR BIG FOOT     Performance boots and wide feet used to be mutually exclusive. Higher-flexing boots typically were only available in skinny lasts. But manufacturers are starting to realize that people with high-volume feet who rip don’t want to ski in pain. Both the Fischer RC One HV and Salomon S/Pro HV are high … More »

Test 2020: Salomon QST Lumen 99

Test 2020: Salomon QST Lumen 99 BEST FOR: Big turns in big snow. LENGTHS:              167, 174, 181, 188 DIMENSIONS:         137/106/123 RADIUS:                 22@181 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $499 OTHER MODELS:    QST 99, QST 92, QST 85  Cork is more wondrous than we realized. Beyond helping to age wine, cushion floors and footbeds, it also makes Salomon’s QST skis … More »

Test 2020: Salomon S/Force Bold

Salomon S/Force Bold BEST FOR: Being bold, on-piste LENGTHS: 170,177,184 DIMENSIONS: 132/84/116 RADIUS: 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1199 OTHER MODELS: S/Force 11, S/Force 9, S/Force 7 Last year Salomon introduced the S/Max series as a small step down from its race family. This year it eases up just a little more in the S/Force, a group … More »

Test 2019 women – Salomon Aira 80 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LIGHT LIKE AIR, EH? Like your skis versatile and light? The Salomon Aira lineup might be what you’re looking for. The equivalent of the unisex XDR collection of skis, the Airas are frontside-leaning all-mountain skis with a focus on weight. The core is ash and poplar wood with cork … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon S/Max Blast

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BLAST TO THE MAX Usually ski technology slides downhill—designed and perfected for World Cup racers before it’s adopted in products for the masses. Edge Amplifier went the other way. Originally developed for Salomon’s new Blast series of intermediate and expert groomer skis, it was designed to help skiers stay … More »

Test 2019 – Salomon QST 106

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BETTER FLAX, BETTER PERFORMANCE To make its freeride-inspired all-mountain skis perform better when conditions are less than ideal, Salomon tweaked the construction of the QST 99 and 106, and the women’s QST Stella 106 and QST Lumen 99. It’s still using a mix of carbon and flax fibres laid … More »

One Helluva First Descent

With a one-in-four death rate, successfully climbing K2 on the Pakistan-China border, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a truly awe-inspiring feat. To ski down it, well, that’s never been done—until July 22 when Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied into the record books. Bargiel’s 3,000-vertical-metre solo run from the Savage Mountain’s 8,611m peak to Base … More »

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