Shelby Parenteau


Job Title: SkiEssentials.com Graphic Design and Web Design
Ski Ability: Beginner
Years XC Skiing: 5 (when I was young)
Average # of Days per Year: Close to 0
Preferred XC Skiing: Not applicable
What does your ideal day look like? Sunny
Current Nordic ski(s) of choice: Not applicable
Boots used for test: Rossignol X8 Combi
Other hobbies/sports: Alpine skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking
Most important gear for Nordic skiing: Not sure yet.
Most memorable moment on skis: Nordic skiing behind my elementary school growing up.

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 Affinity Crown My Style

Dimensions: 60/52/58 mm Lengths: 164, 169, 174 cm

2020 Fischer Mystique My Style EF IFP

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

2020 Fischer Spider 62 Crown IFP

Dimensions: 62, 52, 60 mm Lengths: 169, 179, 189, 199 cm

2020 Fischer Traverse 78 Crown EZ Skin

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

2020 Rossignol EVO Glade 59

Dimensions: 59/55/60 mm Lengths: 166, 176, 186, 196 cm

2020 Rossignol Evo XC 60

Dimensions: 60/50/55 mm Lengths: 166, 176, 186, 196 cm

2020 Salomon Snowscape 7

Dimensions: 59/55/51/55 mm