Bob St.Pierre


Job Title: SkiEssentials.com Editorial Manager
Ski Ability: Intermediate
Years XC Skiing: 15
Average # of Days per Year: 2-20
Preferred XC Skiing: Classic
What does your ideal day look like? Cold, snowy, and empty trails
Current Nordic ski(s) of choice: 215 cm Fischer classic skis from 2002
Boots used for test: Rossignol X8 Combi
Other hobbies/sports: Alpine skiing, mountain biking, softball
Most important gear for Nordic skiing: Poles
Most memorable moment on skis: Exiting the pipeline segment of Stowe Derby and not falling.

Skis Tested

2020 Alpina Control 64NW Premium

Dimensions: 64/52/60 Lengths: 165, 175, 185, 195 cm

2020 Alpina Frontier S Skin Premium

Dimensions: 50/45/48 mm Lengths: 166, 174, 182, 190 cm

2020 Fischer Carbonlite Skate Plus

Dimensions: 41/44/44 mm Lengths: 171, 176, 181, 186, 191 cm

2020 Fischer Traverse 78 Crown EZ Skin

Dimensions: 78/61/69 mm Lengths: 169, 179, 189, 199 cm

2020 Rossignol Delta Comp R-Skin

Dimensions: 40/44/44/44 Lengths: 186, 191, 198, 203, 208 mm

2020 Rossignol Delta Comp Skate

Dimensions: 40/44/43/43 Lengths: 173, 180, 186, 192 cm

2020 Rossignol Delta Course Skate

Dimensions: 40/44/43/43 mm Lengths: 173, 180, 186, 192 cm

2020 Rossignol EVO OT 65

Dimensions: 65/53/60 mm Lengths: 165, 175, 185, 195 cm

2020 Rossignol Evo XC 50

Dimensions: 50/47/49 mm Lengths: 166, 176, 186, 196 cm

2020 Rossignol EVO XC 50 R-Skin

Dimensions: 50/47/49 mm Lengths: 166, 176, 186, 196 cm

2020 Rossignol X-IUM Skating Premium S2

Dimensions: 40/44/43/43 Lengths: 174, 181, 187, 193 cm

2020 Salomon RS 8 Skate

Dimensions: 42/44/43/45 mm Lengths: 174, 179, 186, 191 cm

2020 Salomon Snowscape 7

Dimensions: 59/55/51/55 mm