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Katrine Wolfgang


Katrine Wolfgang, aka Mama-Bear, is an owner of SkiEssentials.com and our brick and mortar store, Pinnacle Ski and Sports. When asked to describe her job title, however, she went with “CEO of adult daycare at Pinnacle.” Katrine has been skiing her whole life, picking up the sport before she was 2 years old right here in Stowe, VT. She is known locally as one of the most experienced skiers around and every once in a while you’ll hear whispers of her leading the boys around the mountain back in the day. Her preferred terrain these days is steep slopes with some bumps and her current skis of choice are the Blizzard Samba, Blizzard Black Pearl, and Volkl Kenja.

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Skis Tested

2018 Atomic Vantage X 80 W Women’s Skis

2018 Atomic Vantage X 80 Women's Skis
Radius: 15.5 m at 159 cm Lengths: 151, 159, 167 cm

2018 Atomic Vantage 90 CTI W Women’s Skis

2018 Atomic Vantage 90 CTI W Women's Skis
Radius: 16 m at 169 cm Lengths: 154, 162, 170 cm

2018 Blizzard Alight 8.0 Ca Women’s Skis

2018 Blizzard Alight 8.0 Ca Women's Skis
Dimensions: 124/80/107 mm Radius: 12.5 m at 156 cm Lengths: 144, 150, 156, 162, 168 cm

2018 Blizzard Black Pearl 78 Women’s Skis

2018 Blizzard Black Pearl 78 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 115/78/100 mm Radius: 16 m at 163 cm Lengths: 151, 156, 163, 170 cm

2018 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women’s Skis

2018 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 126/88/110 mm Radius: 14 m at 166 cm Lengths: 152, 159, 166, 173 cm

2018 Fischer Ranger W 89 Women’s Skis

2018 Fischer Ranger W 89 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 119/88/108 mm Radius: 17 m at 172 cm Lengths: 157, 165, 172 cm

2018 Head Super Joy Women’s Skis

2018 Head Super Joy Women's Skis
Dimensions: 128/75/108 mm at 163 cm Radius: 12.5 m at 163 cm Lengths: 143, 148, 153, 158, 163, 168 cm

2018 K2 Alluvit 88 Women’s Skis

2018 K2 Alluvit 88 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 128/88/110 mm Radius: 13.5 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170 cm

2018 K2 Luv Sick 80 Ti Women’s Skis

2018 K2 Luv Sick 80 Ti Women's Skis
Dimensions: 121/80/109 mm Radius: 14 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2018 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Women’s Skis

2018 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 124/93/112 mm at 169 cm Radius: 15.5 m at 169 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169, 177 cm

2018 Rossignol Temptation 88 HD Women’s Skis

2018 Rossignol Temptation 88 HD Women's Skis
Dimensions: 135/88/124 mm Radius: 13 m at 164 cm Lengths: 156, 164, 172 cm

2018 Salomon Astra Women’s Skis

2018 Salomon Astra Women's Skis
Dimensions: 125/78/106 mm at 169 cm Radius: 13 m at 161 cm Lengths: 147, 154, 161, 168 cm

2018 Salomon QST Lux 92 Women’s Skis

2018 Salomon QST Lux 92 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 128/92/111 mm at 161 cm Radius: 16 m at 161 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169 cm

2018 Volkl Flair 76 Elite Women’s Skis

2018 Volkl Flair 76 Elite Women's Skis
Dimensions: 124/76/105 mm Radius: 12.7 m at 154 cm Lengths: 147, 154, 161 cm

2018 Volkl Flair 81 Women’s Skis

2018 Volkl Flair 81 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 128/81/109 mm Radius: 14.7 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2018 Volkl Flair SC Women’s Skis

2018 Volkl Flair SC Women's Skis
Dimensions: 122/72/105 mm Radius: 13.1 at 160 cm Lengths: 150, 155, 160, 165 cm

2018 Volkl Kenja Women’s Skis

2018 Volkl Kenja Women's Skis
Dimensions: 127/90/110 mm Radius: 16.8 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2 Comments on the “Katrine Wolfgang”

  1. I am 64 years old and would describe myself as an advanced skier. I like packed slopes the best but I can also handle a little powder. I typically do not go off piste.I have some old Voelkl skies (slalom Carver Energy P50) that are quite heavy but very stable. I am looking at the Voelkl Kenya as it appears to be possibly the best fit for me. However, I would like a ski that responds quickly on the turn and has a good edge. I am not a super fast skier and prefer smooth wide turns and on occasion some quick turns as well. I am also looking at the Fischer MyMtn 84. I realize that the construction is different from the Voelkl. Plus it is a lighter ski. I don’t want to end up with a ski that requires a lot of hard work even though I am in good shape. Any recommendations?

    1. Hi Silvia!
      If you’re looking for a lighter version of the Kenja, have you checked out either the Volkl Yumi or the Nordica Astral 84? These are better comparisons to the Fischer than the Kenja, which with its two full sheets of metal, can certainly be a handful when you get off-trail. They’re the most stable of the bunch, but also the heaviest and most work. These other models have some forms of metal laminates, so they remain damp and precise, but not the full construction of the Kenja. Let us know!
      SE

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