Mar Kuhnel


Mar Kuhnel was a valuable addition to our test team this year, and we were glad to have her.  She calls herself expert-ish, but is probably selling herself short.  Currently she skis on the Head Great Joy, and prefers to ski in powder, trees, and bumps.  When you learn to ski in Pennsylvania as she did, those types of terrain are necessary requirements.  She accurately identifies her most important piece of ski gear as her seasons pass, with a close second being pocket snacks.  If she were an animal, she’d prefer to be a Snowshoe Hare, presumably to be able to get around better in winter.  She’s a farmer and a mom who enjoys mountain biking, and her favorite skiers are our very own Mike Thomas and Jeff Neagle.

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Skis Tested

2019 Volkl Flair 79 Women’s Skis

2019 Volkl Flair 79 Ski Image
Dimensions: 129/79/109 mm at 163 cm Radius: 14.1m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 Volkl Kenja Women’s Skis

2019 Volkl Kenja Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 127/90/110 mm at 163 cm Radius: 16.8 m at 163 cm Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 Salomon Aira 80 Ti Women’s Skis

2019 Salomon Aira 80 Ti Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 125/80/108 mm at 162 cm Radius: 13 m at 162 cm Lengths: 148, 155, 162, 169 cm

2019 Salomon QST Myriad 85 Women’s Skis

2019 Salomon QST 85 Myriad Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 124/85/109 mm at 161 cm Radius: 16 m at 161 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169 cm

2019 Nordica Astral 88 Women’s Skis

2019 Nordica Astral 88 Women's Skis
Dimensions: 125/89/105 mm at 165 cm Radius: 15 m at 165 cm Lengths: 151, 158, 165, 172 cm

2019 Nordica Santa Ana 93 Women’s Skis

2019 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

2019 Liberty Genesis 90 Women’s Skis

2019 Liberty Genesis 90 Womens Ski Image
Dimensions: 126/90/112 mm at 58 cm Radius: 13 m at 158 cm Lengths: 151, 158. 165 cm

2019 K2 Fulluvit 95 Women’s Skis

2019 K2 Fulluvit 95 Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 132/95/115 mm at 170 cm Radius: 14 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170 cm

2019 Elan Ripstick 86 W Women’s Skis

2019 Elan Ripstick 86 W Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 125/86/104 mm at 166 cm Radius: 16.2 m at 166 cm Lengths: 152, 159, 166, 173 cm

2019 Elan Ripstick 94 W Women’s Skis

2019 Elan Ripstick 94 W Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 135/94/110 mm at 170 cm Radius: 16.2 m at 170 cm Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177 cm

2019 DPS Uschi 82.2 Alchemist Women’s Skis

2019 DPS Uschi 82 Alchemist Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 118/82/102 mm at 165 cm Radius: 16 m at 165 cm Lengths: 146, 152, 158, 165 cm

2019 DPS Uschi 87.2 Foundation Women’s Skis

2019 DPS Uschi 87 Foundation Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 123/87/106 mm at 171 cm Radius: 17.5 m at 171 cm Lengths: 150, 157, 165, 171 cm

2019 Blizzard Alight 8.2 Ca Women’s Skis

2019 Blizzard Alight 82 Ca Women's Skis
Dimensions: 126/82/108 mm at 162 cm Radius: 13 m at 162 cm Lengths: 144, 150, 156, 162, 168 cm

2019 Blizzard Alight 8.2 Ti Women’s Skis

2019 Blizzard Alight 82 Ti Women's Skis
Dimensions: 126/82/108 mm at 162 cm Radius: 13 m at 162 cm Lengths: 144, 150, 156, 162, 168 cm

2019 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti Women’s Skis

2019 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti Women's Ski Image
Dimensions: 124.5/90/111 mm at 161 cm Radius: 16.5 m at 161 cm Lengths: 153, 161, 169 cm