Month: November 2019

Top Five Fridays: November 29, 2019

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!

2020 Blizzard Rustler 9 Ski Review

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!

Top Five Fridays: November 22, 2019

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.

Top Five Fridays: November 15, 2019

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!

Top 5 Fridays: November 8, 2019

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!

2020 Ski Comparisons: Men's Powder Ski Guide

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 […]

Top 5 Fridays: November 1, 2019

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!

2020 Ski Comparisons: Twin Tip Ski Guide

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 […]