2020 Rossignol EVO Glade 59

The Rossignol EVO XC 59 is a great option for anyone who wants to spend more time on the snow. The waxless grip design will ensure amazing kick without having to put any effort or time into deciding the proper wax. The updated EVO XC 59 is more stable than ever before with wider dimensions and more supportive side cuts allowing you to feel more confident when exploring new areas. At 59 mm at its widest point, however, it’s perfectly appropriate in groomed tracks as well, making it a great ski for anything who wants to ski a variety of terrain.

Allison Ruschp tested the 176 cm Rossignol EVO XC 59 and loved how stable they were under her feet. Alli found the EVO XC 59 to be a great start option for beginner skiers looking for mainly an on trail ski that can also be used for fun in the backyard. She found the EVO XC 59 to be very stable and easy to maneuver. While the EVO XC 59 won’t be setting any land-speed records, it will offer a fun time with the family. The EVO XC 59 glides easily, but never will get ahead of the skier. As Alli put it, “This ski is great!”

Jeff Neagle tried out the 186 cm Rossignol EVO XC 59 and enjoyed the even mix between kick and glide. Jeff thinks that more advanced skiers may prefer the EVO XC 59 over the Rossignol EVO XC 49 for they have more energy and are faster overall. Jeff could still feel the kick-zone dragging a little on the EVO XC 59, however less so than when he tested the EVO XC 49. He found the width of the EVO XC 59 to be ideal for a wide range of terrain. Jeff’s opinion is that the EVO XC 59 is a perfect choice for cruising around the local golf course and power-lines. Don’t worry, the EVO XC 59 still fits perfectly in conventional classic tracks. Jeff thinks that his mom would love these skis for she likes to ski a wide range of snow conditions.

Jake Inger enjoyed how incredibly playful the 186 cm Rossignol EVO XC 59 skis were. Jake was impressed with how well the EVO XC 59 preformed considering the beginner to the intermediate skill range it was designed for. Jake found the EVO XC 59 skis to be decently light. During testing, he found them to deliver plenty of kick grip on both the fresh and groomed snow. Jake is sure that the EVO XC 59 is a catalyst for good times.

Mackenzie Rizio also tested the 176 cm Rossignol EVO XC 59 and loved how stable they were. She found them to be light weight compared to other fish-scale skis. Mackenzie was able to easily maneuver the EVO XC 59 skis around in both fresh and groomed snow. Mackenzie thinks the EVO XC 59 skis would be a great option for a beginner looking for an easy ski to start with.

If you are looking to feel confident out in the woods and in the classic tracks, the EVO XC 59 is a perfect option for you. It’s a step up in performance compared to the XC 49 and is more appropriate in softer snow conditions, but still is an affordable ski that’s perfectly appropriate for beginner and recreational skiers. With the 59, however, as your technique improves, you’ll start feeling more and more performance out of the ski.


Shelby Parenteau

Age: 27Height: 5'2"Weight: 130 lbs.

Ski Style: Touring

Mackenzie Rizio

Age: 20Height: 5'3"Weight: 130 lbs.

Ski Style: Classic

Jeff Neagle

Age: 33Height: 5'10"Weight: 155 lbs.

Ski Style: Touring and Skate

Alli Ruschp

Age: 32Height: 5'5"Weight: 135 lbs.

Ski Style: Classic and Skate

Jake Inger

Age: 21Height: 5'10"Weight: 160 lbs.

Ski Style: Classic