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Head Kore 85 X – Test 2022

Head Kore 85 X

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 HEAD KORE 85 X * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Versatility—and value. Some skis elicit unanimous opinions. Others, like the Kore 85 X, are all about dissent. For every comment about this ski wanting to be pushed to perform, we had one saying how easy it was to ski. Head’s description leans … More »

Volkl Blaze 94 – Test 2022

Volkl Blaze test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL BLAZE 94 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: The skier who plans to do it all by adding a Marker Duke AT binding.  In our opinion, the ultimate travel ski would have a mid-90s width, be relatively lightweight in your bag, have enough performance to ski hardpack (but not be so … More »

Nordica Wild Belle DC84 – Test 2022

Nordica Wild Belle Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 NORDICA WILD BELLE DC84 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A smooth all-mountain skier from the Laurentiansto the Rockies. A lot of brands develop a unisex ski before tweaking the idea into a women-specific version. Not Nordica. The Wild Belle was independently developed for women and it’s making a big … 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 »

Atomic Maverick – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ATOMIC MAVERICK 100 Ti * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Slicing, dicing and slaying snowy resorts. One of Atomic’s first skis to be developed and tested in North America, the Maverick is the result of 145 prototypes and feedback from 60 testers. It has a poplar wood core, sandwiched with two sheets … 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 »

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 »

Line Blade – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 LINE BLADE * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Clowning around all over the mountain  There was something freeing about clicking into a pair of skis that look as unconventional as the Blade. The 154mm shovel is a width more common in the fattest powder skis, or about 20mm wider than we typically … More »

Volkl Mantra M6 – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL MANTRA M6 * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Experts who want as much performance on-piste as off. And now for something totally different. So different, in fact, we had to convince female testers to give it a try. The extreme shape has a huge shovel and tail and a do-it-all waist. … More »

Ski Canada Test

Head Kore 85 X – Test 2022

Head Kore 85 X

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 HEAD KORE 85 X * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Versatility—and value. Some skis elicit unanimous opinions. Others, like the Kore 85 X, are all about dissent. For every comment about this ski wanting to be pushed to perform, we had one saying how easy it was to ski. Head’s description leans … More »

Volkl Blaze 94 – Test 2022

Volkl Blaze test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL BLAZE 94 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: The skier who plans to do it all by adding a Marker Duke AT binding.  In our opinion, the ultimate travel ski would have a mid-90s width, be relatively lightweight in your bag, have enough performance to ski hardpack (but not be so … More »

Nordica Wild Belle DC84 – Test 2022

Nordica Wild Belle Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 NORDICA WILD BELLE DC84 * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN * WOMEN BEST FOR: A smooth all-mountain skier from the Laurentiansto the Rockies. A lot of brands develop a unisex ski before tweaking the idea into a women-specific version. Not Nordica. The Wild Belle was independently developed for women and it’s making a big … 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 »

Atomic Maverick – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 ATOMIC MAVERICK 100 Ti * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Slicing, dicing and slaying snowy resorts. One of Atomic’s first skis to be developed and tested in North America, the Maverick is the result of 145 prototypes and feedback from 60 testers. It has a poplar wood core, sandwiched with two sheets … 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 »

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 »

Line Blade – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 LINE BLADE * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Clowning around all over the mountain  There was something freeing about clicking into a pair of skis that look as unconventional as the Blade. The 154mm shovel is a width more common in the fattest powder skis, or about 20mm wider than we typically … More »

Volkl Mantra M6 – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL MANTRA M6 * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Experts who want as much performance on-piste as off. And now for something totally different. So different, in fact, we had to convince female testers to give it a try. The extreme shape has a huge shovel and tail and a do-it-all waist. … More »

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