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Top Five Fridays - April 21, 2017

This week in the world of skiing, we were blessed with mostly positive news! From our backyard here in Vermont where Jay Peak just announced a 500% increase in profits over last year, to Crystal Mountain in Washington where longtime manager John Kircher just purchased the resort, this week's news largely left a smile on our face. There was one bit of uncomfortable news from China, but luckily it was delivered in the form of an incredible article from the New York Times. Find out all about these highlights and more in this week's Top Five Friday!

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Sweet Protection: The Name Says it All

Here at SkiEssentials.com, we're absolutely thrilled to have recently added Sweet Protection to our helmet offerings. Based out of Europe, Sweet Protection's been a popular name overseas for years as their promise to make "Stronger, Lighter, Better" helmets has proven to be more than just hollow words. By utilizing innovative design techniques, such as the integration of carbon fiber, Sweet Protection has become one of the highest quality helmet brands out there. Find out more about the company's history as well as their current offerings in this brand highlight!

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Top Five Fridays - April 14, 2017

If you're as big of a ski news nerd as we are, then weeks like this are what you live for. Starting locally, we check in with Jay Peak and Burke Mountain where a settlement was reached this week, one year after fraud allegation were initially leveled. Moving west, we also have huge news from the Aspen Ski Co. and KSL Properties who have teamed up to make a pair of monumental purchases this week that should loosen Vail's grip on the ski consolidation movement. Plus, we also check in overseas where a group of ski resorts in the Alps have teamed up to create a new multi pass. Get all the details right here in this week's Top Five Friday!

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2018 K2 Marksman Ski Review: An Ideal Choice for Surfy Skiers

The first thing you're likely to notice about the 2018 K2 Marksman skis, is their asymmetric tip and tail design. The second thing you'll notice, if you're lucky enough to click into a pair, is how incredibly playful and fun these skis are. From laying hard carves to popping off rollers and skiing switch, the Marksman is a ski built for those who take a non-traditional and freestyle inspired approach to skiing the whole mountain. If you're the type of skier who brings terrain park tendencies to the whole mountain, then you'll want to check out our review of the 2018 K2 Marksman!

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