Sam Purnell


Job Title: Stowe Mountain Resort Ski Patrol
Ski Ability: Advanced
Years XC Skiing: 20
Average # of Days per Year: 10
What does your ideal day look like? Fresh groomers early in the morning to the cabin.
Current Nordic ski(s) of choice: Indifferent
Boots used for test: Rossignol X8 Combi
Other hobbies/sports: Skiing, rock climbing, volleyball
Most important gear for Nordic skiing: Darn Tough socks!
Most memorable moment on skis: Bill Koch League at the touring center

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 Superlite EF

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

2020 Rossignol Delta Comp Skate

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