Welcome To Our Ski Test

We here at SkiEssentials.com are pleased to bring you our first ever Nordic Ski Test!  There’s a lot out there in the world of cross-country skiing, and it can be difficult to navigate sometimes.  The past three years, we’ve done an Alpine ski test in which we’ve used a local talent pool to evaluate and describe skis.  It’s been hugely successful, and now we’re bringing it to the Nordic world.  Our testers have a wide range of experience and ability levels, from beginner skiers to collegiate racers.  This type of range gives unique perspectives on our test fleet, and we love seeing the results.

Over two days this past March, a diverse group of skiers met up at Trapp Family Lodge here in Stowe, Vermont along with four Nordic ski companies.  By rating the skis based on a number of different categories, we’re able to home in and really pinpoint the right ski for you and your application.  The whole point is for you to find the ski that is right for you, your ability, and experience. 

The results are broken down by category and manufacturer.  Our hope is that you find a tester or two that you identify with and see what they like.  As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us here at SkiEssentials.com to talk to a skier and we’ll find an answer for you.