This week in ski news, we've got a diverse mix of stories to highlight. Starting as we always do this time of year, with a recap of the most recent World Cup Ski Racing Results. Spoiler Alert: Mikaeala Shiffrin is still really good at skiing. From there we'll bring you up to date with the latest from BIG SNOW American Dream, avalanche control efforts in British Columbia, and the latest from Eric Pollard. Learn all you need to know from this week in skiing, in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!
This week in ski news, we've got another mixed bag, starting with a recap of last weekend's exciting World Cup Ski Racing action from Levi, Finland. Spoiler alert: Mikaela Shiffrin's back. From there we'll touch on the ongoing debate regarding ski helmet effectiveness, seasonal employment struggles at ski resorts, and finally news from the world of Tim Durtschi, who just joined this year's Freeride World Tour. Find out all you need to know from an exciting week in skiing in this week's Top 5 Friday!
The 2020 Blizzard Rustler 9 is one of our favorite, truly all purpose freeride skis. With a waist width hovering in the mid 90's (depending on length), it's capable of hammering everything from groomers to powder stash with the ease and intuition fans of Blizzard skis have come to love. Learn more about this ski in this review of the 2020 Blizzard Rustler 9!
Looking for a great pair of 2020 Frontside Men's skis, but not sure which pair to buy? Check out this handy comparison guide, where we compare 15 of this year's top Men's frontside skis, helping you understand the nuances of each option, making your decision easier! Click through to learn more.
This week, ski news was overshadowed by the loss of an absolutely legend in the world of snowsports. On Thursday, Jake Burton Carpenter passed away, leaving behind a legacy that will be impossible to replicate. We'll share our thoughts on this tragic story while also highlighting a handful of stories from the world of ski racing. Click through to learn what you need to know, from a somber week in skiing.
This week in ski news, we're excited to bring you a number of highly interesting stories. First on that list, is a further update from Backcountry.com's trademark fallout, followed by the announcement of Sugarbush's sale to Alterra. Then, we'll tell you which ski resort has decided to integrate DPS Phantom base treatment into their rental fleet, before rounding things out with an extremely interesting interview with Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory. Find out all about these topics and catch the best ski edits from this week in this installment of Top 5 Fridays!
Just get some new Lenz Heated Socks, but find yourself unsure of how to get them all setup? Or, have you run into something unexpected during the setup phase? Don't worry, we've got your back! Check out this quick guide to setting up and troubleshooting your new Lenz Heated Socks!
This week in ski news, we bring you two resort acquisition announcements, including an update from the ongoing saga of Saddleback trouble in the Backcountry, and an exciting new concept from Salomon that may indicate the first steps towards more sustainable products. Find out all the details from this week’s top ski news, in this week’s edition of Top Five Fridays!
Our 2020 Men’s Powder Ski comparison is a fun one. On the surface, these skis are all fairly one-dimensional, but within that dimension, there are notable differences in shape, construction, and profile that give them all unique character. This list of skis starts at 110 mm underfoot with the Nordica Enforcer 110 and goes all the […]
This week in ski news, we kick things off with a recap of an exceptionally exciting opening weekend for FIS World Cup Ski Racing. We’ll fill you in on what you need to know before zooming out and taking a bit of a birds-eye view of the latest in skiing, covering some topics that we’ve missed in recent weeks, and others that you should simply know about. From exoskeletons for skiers and analytic devices, to recent snowfall recaps and a ski area for sale just outside of Killington, this week’s Top 5 Fridays is chock full of ski news you won’t want to miss!
In response to popular demand, in this comparison we are looking specifically at twin tip skis. It’s relatively safe to say that all twin tips are designed with freestyle and freeski influence, but there’s also a good amount of variety among them. Some are built simply, relying on just a wood core. Others use additives […]
Following up last week’s comparison of ~90mm Women’s skis, we’re excited to bring you our 5th comparison guide of the 2020 season: Comparing ~100mm Women’s All Mountain Skis! In this helpful guide, we’ll take a closer look at 13 different women’s skis that share a similar waist width, but offer a wide range of personalities, from the hard charging 2020 K2 Mindbender 98 Ti Alliance, to the playful 2020 Elan Ripstick 102 W, and everything in between! If you’re interested in picking up a pair of ~100mm Women’s Skis this season, we urge you to utilize this helpful comparison guide to ensure you’re making the right choice!
This week in ski news, we find ourselves right on the cusp of ski season as this week’s news cycle was dominated by storylines of related to the start of the season. To start, we’ll share with you which North American resorts are officially open for the season, as well as which ones are expected to open soon. Plus, we’ll preview this week’s upcoming FIS World Cup Ski Race which kicks off the 2019-2020 ski season, while also sharing another story related to the start of ski season in the alps. From there, we’ll share an interesting yet disheartening story from Cody Townsend’s experience filming his series, “The Fifty,” before rounding out with the best edits of the week! Click through to learn more!
Moving right along in our 2020 Ski Comparison series, we finally have an article that we think a majority of women are going to love: a comparison of ~90mm Women’s All Mountain skis! Much like the men’s segment, the ~90mm Women’s All Mountain ski category is one of the most competitive types of skis for manufacturers to sell, which means each ski gets it’s own personality in an effort to make it stand out from the bunch. This, of course, can make it tricky to decide which ski is the perfect match for you. It’s for precisely that reason that we’re excited to share our 2020 ~90mm Women’s All Mountain Ski Comparison. Click in and enjoy!