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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 »

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 »

Ski Canada Test 2022

Almost 40 years ago, Ski Canada was the first magazine in North America to test skis when we started doing laps on next year’s gear at Marmot Basin above Jasper. We’ve moved many times over the decades with Mount Washington on Vancouver Island now hosting all the hard workers. No really, it is work! Okay, … More »

Fischer Hannibal 106 Ski Test

Fischer Hannibal

Titanal is a rare ingredient for a touring-focused ski and almost unheard of in this weight class. In the redesigned Hannibal, Fischer added the metal alloy to its Air Tec construction, a milled-out wood centre that lightens the already feathery paulownia wood core by 25 per cent. This addition of Titanal adds downhill performance to … 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 »

Line Pandora 94 Ski Test

Line Pandora

 Some resort skis are light enough for the backcountry. Others are touring skis with enough umph to hold their own inbounds. Line’s Pandora family covers the line between the two. Its construction marries Line’s playful freeride skis (a mix of cap and vertical sidewalls and five different sidecuts) with attributes we mostly see on backcountry-specific … More »

Atomic Backland Ski Test

Atomic Backland

LENGTHS:                 164, 172, 180, 188 DIMENSIONS:           129/100/120 @ 180 RADIUS:                   19 @ 180 WEIGHT:                   1.4 kg OTHER MODELS:        117, 107, 95 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $699 from Fall 2020 issue all ski test from the archives

Kindred Rambler Ski Test

 If this were a beauty pageant, the Rambler would win. No question. The inlaid wood veneer graphics are spectacular, original and fit with the brand’s home near the base of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island. The Rambler is a piece of art that would stand out on the wall and in the lift line. It … More »

Instinct Seeker Ski Test

Instinct Seeker

The Seeker is a big, beefy ski—115 underfoot and nearly 15 cm wide at the tip—but when we picked it up it felt like our eyes were deceiving us. Even with a heavy demo binding on it, the Seeker felt and skied like a much lighter ski. Indeed, its 1.8-kg weight is on par with … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good off-piste,” wrote Jen Young. This ski was a test favourite, whether cruising or charging, groomers or bumps, expert or advanced skier. Inside this winning … More »

Ski Canada Test

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 »

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 »

Ski Canada Test 2022

Almost 40 years ago, Ski Canada was the first magazine in North America to test skis when we started doing laps on next year’s gear at Marmot Basin above Jasper. We’ve moved many times over the decades with Mount Washington on Vancouver Island now hosting all the hard workers. No really, it is work! Okay, … More »

Fischer Hannibal 106 Ski Test

Fischer Hannibal

Titanal is a rare ingredient for a touring-focused ski and almost unheard of in this weight class. In the redesigned Hannibal, Fischer added the metal alloy to its Air Tec construction, a milled-out wood centre that lightens the already feathery paulownia wood core by 25 per cent. This addition of Titanal adds downhill performance to … 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 »

Line Pandora 94 Ski Test

Line Pandora

 Some resort skis are light enough for the backcountry. Others are touring skis with enough umph to hold their own inbounds. Line’s Pandora family covers the line between the two. Its construction marries Line’s playful freeride skis (a mix of cap and vertical sidewalls and five different sidecuts) with attributes we mostly see on backcountry-specific … More »

Atomic Backland Ski Test

Atomic Backland

LENGTHS:                 164, 172, 180, 188 DIMENSIONS:           129/100/120 @ 180 RADIUS:                   19 @ 180 WEIGHT:                   1.4 kg OTHER MODELS:        117, 107, 95 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $699 from Fall 2020 issue all ski test from the archives

Kindred Rambler Ski Test

 If this were a beauty pageant, the Rambler would win. No question. The inlaid wood veneer graphics are spectacular, original and fit with the brand’s home near the base of Mount Washington on Vancouver Island. The Rambler is a piece of art that would stand out on the wall and in the lift line. It … More »

Instinct Seeker Ski Test

Instinct Seeker

The Seeker is a big, beefy ski—115 underfoot and nearly 15 cm wide at the tip—but when we picked it up it felt like our eyes were deceiving us. Even with a heavy demo binding on it, the Seeker felt and skied like a much lighter ski. Indeed, its 1.8-kg weight is on par with … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good off-piste,” wrote Jen Young. This ski was a test favourite, whether cruising or charging, groomers or bumps, expert or advanced skier. Inside this winning … More »

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