The ski season is well underway. Fresh snow drapes the slopes to the north and conditions are looking great. Now is a great time to think about that new pair of skis you’ve been wanting. And that you deserve. Todays skis are remarkable works of engineering and technical knowhow. Clicking boots into bindings atop a
If you never considered race skis, consider them. They are exceptional on the slopes, and very fun, even if you never race them.
This past February I got to have a second Christmas. I got to go to the On Snow Demo in Vermont and try out all the skis that are now out and about for sale this ski season. Now that the snow is falling up north and the bull wheels are hauling lifts to the
Blizzard and Tecnica have spun up an initiative called “Women-2-Women.” Basically, they are having women engineers–and designers–work with women skiers in a back-and-forth fashion so that they design gear that not only mechanically works specifically for women, but also addresses considerations of style, form, and function from a women’s perspective.
For 2017 Blizzard has replaced their Magnum and XPower series skis with the Quattro set of sticks. Quattro encompasses both men’s and women’s skis, which have been designed to best accommodate the differences between the sexes. What a great concept! But Quattro is not just a ski, it is a system ski. That means that the
Snow is falling, sno-cats are crawling, the slopes are calling. The slow leak of adrenaline into your veins is speeding up now that the leaves and temperatures have dropped. If you are thinking about new skis for the 2017 season, then this post, and a few more coming after this, just might help you think
Blizzard X-Power series skis have been a mainstay of the front-side, carving ski lineup since their inception. The Blizzard X-Power series is a system ski, meaning it comes as an integrated ski and binding package. No drilling, no mounting. A major benefit of a system ski is that if you change boots, or heaven forbid,