This week in ski news, we’ve got a mixed bag of highlights. To kick things off, we’ll share what we’re calling chapter 3 in the ongoing Shiffrin saga, as USA Today shared an article this week that provides interesting insights into Mikaela’s recent return to form. Plus, we’ll share news about the likelihood of an explosion of tourism in mountain towns, a couple of exciting multi pass updates, and news of a new ski boot recycling program, courtesy of Tecnica Blizzard. Find out everything you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!
New from Black Crows for 2022 is the Serpo, a ski that that Black Crows reps and SkiEssentials employees alike think will be their best selling ski next season. Built similarly to the Justis, the Serpo is a 93mm wide, easy to initiate, difficult to overpower ski that we think will hit the sweet spot for a wide range of skiers. Because this is a brand new ski, there’s lots to talk about, so without further delay, let’s jump right into our full review of the 2022 Black Crows Serpo!
This week in ski news, we’ve got a couple of exciting announcements from the world of ski racing, where the USST is back on snow for off season training and progress is being made to strengthen the relationship between them and the NCAA. Plus, we’ll check in with the latest news from Granby Ranch, before rounding the week out with a cool story from the world of ski jumping as well as FIVE(!) great edits from this week. Find out all you need to know from this week in ski news, in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!
This week in ski news, we’ve gone full off-season mode as a majority of our highlights focus on upcoming ski resort projects. To kick things off, we’ll share with you the latest news from Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows, where the long awaited Base-to-Base Gondola project is finally set to get underway this summer. From there we’ll tell you about a very exciting proposal for a new ski resort in British Columbia, before rounding out the theme with a highlight regarding terrain alterations in Alta. Finally, we’ll recap last week’s Audi Nines event and share a couple of great edits to take you into the weekend. Find out what you need to know from the world of ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
Coming in hot from Liberty skis for 2022 is an entirely redesigned Origin series. While the three previous widths (96, 106, and 112) have all carried through, the entire lineup is treated to a new core construction and there’s also a new width option available for next season: the 101. We had the opportunity to get our hands on a pair of the new Origin 101’s, and the timing could’t have been better. With Spring skiing in full effect here in Stowe, the 2022 Liberty Origin 101 has proven to provide the perfect blend of playfulness and power for these slushy conditions. Find out more about this exciting new ski in this official ski review!
This week, for the first time in months, ski news had something of an “off season” feel. To get things started, we find ourselves sharing a handful of articles that look at the economic results of the pandemic ski season in Vermont and New Mexico. From there, we’ll provide an update regarding the use of H2-B and J1 visas, share with you news of an exciting partnership between Arapahoe Basin and Bluebird Backcountry, and tell you what we know about the 2021 Audi Nine’s event, currently underway in Crans-Montana. Find out what you need to know from this week’s ski news in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!
Returning unchanged from 2021, the 2022 Salomon Stance 90 is one of our favorite overlooked skis from last season. Occupying the crowded 88-90mm width, advanced all mountain category, the Stance 90 is a ski that hasn’t received the same level of attention as some of the other skis in the same segment, but absolutely deserves to be talked about. Filling the void between basic and burly, the Stance 90 is an incredibly fun, intuitive, and capable ski that a wide range of skier types and abilities would enjoy. Get the full scoop on this great under-the-radar ski, in this full review!
This week in ski news, we kick things off by tieing up some loose ends in the world of FIS Ski racing, as we caught two great articles regarding one of the U.S. Women’s team’s top athletes, and also have a breakdown of prize winnings amongst all FIS athletes. From there, we’ll recap the last stop on the FIS Freestyle circuit before sharing a couple of interesting articles highlighting impressive uphill feats and finally closing things out with a recap of our favorite ski industry April Fool’s pranks. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this installment of Top 5 Fridays!
It’s been a little over 2 months since we released our review of the 2022 Elan Ripstick 96 Black Edition. Since then, we’ve been planning a review of its bigger (or rather wider) brother, the Ripstick 106 Black Edition. In fact, Bob had a pair in the back of his truck for most of February […]
This week in ski news, we find ourselves highlighting a pair of conclusions before finding ourselves looking ahead to what next season might hold. First, we’ll cover the last races of the FIS season and share overall results from this year’s circuit. Then, we’ll shift over to the Freeride World Tour and recap the last event of the season and also share the overall winners. After these two recaps, we’ll turn our attention to a pair of articles that look into what next season might look like for skiers. Good news: the future is bright as we look to move past the pandemic. Find out all you need to know from this week’s ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
This week in ski news, we have plenty of competition results to discuss as multiple competitive circuits are beginning to come to an end. In ski racing, we’ve got results from last weekend to discuss, as well as some updates from this week’s championship races which haven’t at all gone according to plan. Plus, we’ll bring you up to speed from last week’s FIS Freeski World Championships in Aspen, as well as the third stop of the Freeride World Tour. Finally, to round things out, we’ll share a cool highlight coming out of Arapahoe Basin, as well as a number of great ski edits from this week. Find out what you need to know from this week in ski news, in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
About a month ago, we introduced you to the 2022 Salomon QST Blank, one of two new skis in the 2022 Salomon QST lineup. This week, we’re sharing with you our review of the 2022 Salomon QST 98, another fully redesigned ski from the QST lineup. Set to replace the popular 99 width in the series, the QST 98 is arguably the most widely appealing ski in the series as its friendly yet capable shape and construction make it an excellent choice for a number of different skier types. Learn more about this new ski from Salomon in our full review!
This week in ski news, we start with back to back highlights from the world of racing, where Mikaela Shiffrin and Jessie Diggins independently teamed up to showcase the dominance of the U.S. Women’s Alpine and Cross Country teams. We’ll explain this take in more detail before shifting gears and telling you about a number of resorts that announced extensions to their operating plans this week. Finally, we’ll round things out with a highlight discussing the role of tour guides in America, as well as a number of great ski edits. Find out what you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!
Over the last number of years, the Head Kore collection has carved out a nice little lane for itself as a line of skis that offers both lightweight and stiff characteristics, a combination that’s exceedingly rare in the world of skiing. For 2022, Head’s building on the success of this series with both a reimagining of certain construction techniques, as well as an expansion of waist widths available. This week, we’re taking a closer look at the all new 2022 Head Kore 99. Click through to find out what you need to know about this exciting new ski!