Wondering what's in store from your favorite ski brands for the 2020-2021 season? Well, you're in luck, because this week is the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, where the industry comes together and reveals their product offering for next season. We'll spend more time diving into the details before some of these exciting new 2021 skis, but for now we're excited to give you a preview of next year's products with our daily recap series! Tap in to check out all of the new 2021 ski gear!
This week in ski news, we recap last week's FIS World Cup Ski Racing action, which saw Shiffrin reclaim the top spot in multiple races. From there, we'll share a couple of competition cancellations due to the Coronavirus as well as an unsettling update regarding the future of developmental ski racing. Finally, we'll share some good news from Bluebird Backcountry Ski Resort and share some incredible ski edits from this week. Click through to catch all the news you need to know from this week in skiing!
Back in late June, we had the opportunity to meet K2 at their Seattle-based headquarters to see their development center (the ARC) first-hand to learn about how they develop, test, and produce skis. In fact, we also got to partake in that process, as we also took the short trip to Mount Hood to test […]
Well, it's officially that time of year again. The time of year when ski brands begin releasing details of exciting new skis for the year ahead. Last week we brought you a preview of the new 2021 Nordica Enforcer series. This week, we kick things off with a preview of the all new 2021 Volkl Blaze series, which is set to replace the 90Eight and 100Eight skis. We'll look to bring you full reviews of these skis in the months ahead, but for now, click through to see a sneak peak of the all new 2021 Blaze Skis from Volkl!
This week in ski news, we have three different competitions to recap. We'll start by sharing the latest news form the World Cup Racing circuit, where one race featured three athletes finishing with .01 seconds of each other. From there we'll recap last week's first 2020 Freeride World Tour stop in Hakuba, Japan before bringing you up to speed with and previewing this weekend's X-Games event. Finally, we'll round out the week with an update from a massive ski theft scheme which has finally come to an end after 12 years. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!
Coming in hot on the heels of our 2021 Nordica Enforcer 100 ski review, is our comprehensive review of the all new 2021 Nordica Enforcer 94. While the width would quickly indicate that this ski is meant to replace the popular Enforcer 93 model, it would be a mistake to assume that Nordica simply added a millimeter to the waist and called it good. Instead, they treated the creation of the Enforcer 94 as if it was an entirely new ski, giving it updates like a carbon chassis and their proven True Tip Technology. To learn more about this exciting new addition to the Nordica Enforcer lineup, simply click through and read our full review!
The top headline in this week's ski news is undoubtedly a story regarding spying on the FIS World Cup Race Circuit. We'll tell you more about that, as soon as we're finished recapping last week's World Cup Race results. After that we'll tell you about a new ticket policy in effect at Crystal mountain before rounding things out with some exciting news from the Freeride World Tour where equal prize money for men and women has just been announced. Find out what you need to know in this week's Top 5 Friday!
This week, we're exceptionally excited to share a review of the all new, redesigned 2021 Nordica Enforcer 100! Now in the 6th year since its relaunch, the 2021 Enforcer 100 receives an overhaul of its core build as well as sidecut profile, reflecting Nordica's endless efforts to continuously seek improvement. After having the opportunity to spend a few days on snow with this updated ski, we have to admit, Nordica appears to have achieved their goal yet again. Click through to get the full scoop on what's sure to be one of the most sought after skis for the 2020-2021 season!
This week in the world of ski news, we had a pretty mellow week on the ski racing circuit as a busy schedule two weeks back led to a much lighter one within the past week. In addition to that recap, we'll also share with you plans for an indoor skiing facility in Miami, as well as some exciting new product announcements from Nordica. Unfortunately though, it's not all good as we also have the task of sharing news from Australia, where wildfires are threatening and destroying ski areas. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays.
Imagine for a moment that you're on an episode of "Family Feud," and the question, "What's the worst part about skiing?" is asked. What's the safest answer? "The cold." Let's face it, skiing is a cold sport, particularly for those whose extremities tend to cool down especially fast. Fortunately, there's been a trend in recent years of manufacturers offering heated gloves, mittens, and socks. In this product highlight, we'll check out one of our favorite offerings from this category: the Seirus Hot Touch Hellfire Mittens. If you suffer from chronically cold hands while skiing, check out this product highlight and learn one way to solve the issue for good!
This week in ski news, we've got plenty of excitement from the world of World Cup Skiing, as both Mikaela Shiffrin and Ryan Cochran-Siegle put down multiple impressive performances. We'll share all of those details with you, plus update you on a new lawsuit being filed against Vail in reaction to a paid parking policy at Northstar resort before rounding out the week with two articles that highlight the significant role women play in the ski industry. Click through to find out all the ski news you need to know in this edition of Top 5 Friday!
Now that we're in the first month of 2020, it won't be long until it's time to switch gears to reviews of 2021 skis as annual industry tradeshows are scheduled to take place by the end of January. Before we're ready to turn the page, we want to squeeze in a few more reviews of skis that deserve a closer look. First on that list for us is the 2020 Atomic Bent Chetler, which has proven to be one of the most fun and versatile skis on the market. Find out more about this excellent ski right here, in our comprehensive review!