Carol Van Dyke


Job Title: Ski Instructor at Stowe Mountain Resort XC Center, former Stowe High School Nordic Coach
Ski Ability: Expert
Years XC Skiing: 42
Average # of Days per Year: 120+
Preferred XC Skiing: Can’t choose one, sorry, I love it all!
What does your ideal day look like? Sunshine, powder, and a beautiful mountain view shared with friends.
Current Nordic ski(s) of choice: Madschus
Boots used for test: Salomon
Other hobbies/sports: Hiking, canoeing, swimming, SUP
Most important gear for Nordic skiing: Boots and mittens
Most memorable moment on skis: A top 5 day this winter was a tour up to Skytop and virgin powder down an unnamed line.

Skis Tested

2020 Fischer Mystique My Style EF IFP

Dimensions: 50, 46, 48 mm Lengths: 164, 169, 174 cm

2020 Fischer Orbiter EF IFP

Dimensions: 48/44/46 mm Lengths: 174, 184, 189 cm

2020 Fischer Twin Skin Carbon

Dimensions: 41/44/44 Lengths: 187, 192, 197, 202, 207 cm

2020 Fischer Twin Skin Superlite EF

Dimensions: 48/44/46 mm Lengths: 179, 184, 189, 194, 199 cm

2020 Rossignol Delta Comp R-Skin

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

2020 Rossignol Delta Sport Skate

Dimensions: 40/44/43/43 Lengths: 160, 170, 180, 190 cm

2020 Rossignol Delta Sport R-Skin

Dimensions: 40/44/44/44 mm Lengths: 176, 186, 196, 201, 206 cm

2020 Rossignol X-Ium Premium R-Skin

Dimensions: 40/44/44 mm Lengths: 190, 197, 202, 207 cm

2020 Rossignol X-Ium Skating Premium S1

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

2020 Salomon Snowscape 7

Dimensions: 59/55/51/55 mm