Top Five Fridays: October 11, 2019

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Top Five Fridays - October 11, 2019

This week in ski news, we turn our attention to the season ahead as snowfall officially hits a number of locations in North America. As such, we'll also take a look at the upcoming FIS World Cup season, as we tune in to some of the storylines worth following throughout this year's circuit. Plus, we'll share with you an exciting new dry slope ski area that's now open for business in Copenhagen, as well as some extreme weather conditions that hit Denver this week. Find out all the details in this week's Top 5 Friday!

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2020 Ski Comparisons: Men's 100-110mm Freeride Ski Guide

2020 Ski Comparisons: Men's 100-110mm Freeride Ski Guide

For the 2019-2020 season, ski manufacturers have agreed that there will be no shortage of 100-110mm men's freeride skis. That's the good news. The bad news however, is that with so many options available, it's easy to experience analysis paralysis. To help ease the symptoms of this troubling scenario, the team at SkiEssentials.com has taken it upon themselves to craft this article comparing 16 of this year's top men's freeride skis. Click through to learn the ins and outs of the skis within this category, ultimately helping narrow your choices down to the option that's best for you!

Top Five Fridays: October 4, 2019

Top Five Fridays - October 4, 2019

It's the first week of October, which means ski season is just around the corner! With a handful of resorts set to open by the end of the month, and plenty more next month, we find ourselves in the depths of preseason excitement! As such, we share some timely news from the Freeride World Tour this week, who's just made a few announcements regarding this year's schedule. Plus, we'll share some less exciting news from Northstar California Resort, as well as Andrzej Bargiel who's been attempting to summit and ski Mount Everest. Find out about these highlights and more in this week's Top 5 Friday!

2020 Ski Comparisons: Men's ~90mm All Mountain Ski Guide

2020 Ski Comparisons: Men's ~90mm All Mountain Ski Guide

With so many great ski manufacturers offering incredible skis, figuring out which ski is best for you gets more difficult by the year. That statement is particularly true for popular ski categories, such as ~90mm Men's All Mountain skis, where a huge variety of skis are all reasonable options. If you find yourself in the market for a men's all mountain ski in the ~90mm waist width category, but don't know where to start, take a look at our 2020 Ski Comparison Guide: Men's ~90mm All Mountain Skis, where we'll compare 17 different skis in an effort to help you streamline your decision!

Top Five Fridays: September 27, 2019

Top Five Fridays - September 27, 2019

This week in ski news, we bring you a mix of stories that'll likely leave you feeling excited, sentimental, and discouraged all at once. For starters, we'll share some exciting snow news as one Colorado resort gave their snowguns a test run this week, while a potentially historic snowstorm makes its way to the Northern Rockies of Montana. In addition to these important updates, we'll share with you the latest from Vail and Peak Resorts, as well as Saddleback whose saga continues. Finally, we round things out with an awesome story from the 10th Mountain division and a slew of great edits. Learn all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

2020 Rossignol Experience 88 Ti Women's Ski Review

2020 Rossignol Experience 88 Ti Women's Ski Review

One look at the spec sheet is all you need before you instantly realize the 2020 Rossignol Experience 88 Ti Women's ski is one of the most versatile all mountain skis on the market. From a dimensions standpoint, the 88mm waist paired with a 14m turning radius suggests the the ski is capable of both tight turns as well as surfing across soft snow. Inside the ski, Rossignol's Line Control Technology teams up with ingredients like basalt, titanal, and of course Air Tip VAS to create a super versatile ski that a wide range of skiers are sure to love. Find out all about this exciting ski in our review of the 2020 Rossignol Experience 88 Ti Women's Ski!

Top Five Fridays: September 20, 2019

Top Five Fridays - September 20, 2019

This week in ski news, we share an awesome update from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team and USASA who have just announced a new competition series aimed at engaging the next generation of action sports athletes. We'll tell you more about that, as well as information about Solitude's new pay to park policy, an update from Montana's Teton Pass Ski Area, and a discussion regarding short term rentals in Vermont's ski towns. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing, in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

2020 Stockli Stormrider 88 Ski Review

2020 Stockli Stormrider 88 Ski Review

As a new brand for us, the crew at SkiEssentials has been eager to test drive Stockli skis. While a handful of us were able to demo them throughout the season, the 2020 Ski Test provided an excellent opportunity for the rest of or staff to explore the Stockli lineup. In this review, Bob St. Pierre takes us through his experience on the 2020 Stockli Stormrider 88, a lightweight, yet powerful all mountain ski whose craftsmanship and attention to detail elevate it to an entirely different echelon. Click through to learn more about this exciting ski in our review of the 2020 Stockli Stormrider 88!

Top Five Fridays: September 13, 2019

Top Five Fridays - September 13, 2019

As we get closer to the start of ski season, each week seems to bring more exciting news than the last! For starters, a number of North American peaks received snowfall this week, serving as a reminder that winter is just around the corner! We'll tell you more about that, plus share with you exciting competition updates from the Winter Dew Tour, as well as U.S. Ski & Snowboard who have just announced a big air event being hosted at the Atlanta Braves baseball stadium in December. Finally, we'll also share important information regarding the anticipated sale of Jay Peak. Learn all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top 5 Friday!

2020 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti Ski Review

2020 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti Ski Review

For some skiers, finding a ski that's equal parts lightweight and stable can feel a bit like looking for the Holy Grail, as these two traits rarely go hand in hand. Fortunately, it appears as though Atomic has cracked the code with their newly redesigned 2020 Vantage 90 Ti, a ski that utilizes some innovative construction techniques to create a ride that's equal parts stiff and light. A major improvement over the already impressive 2019 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti, join us as we take a deep dive into all of the updates and construction details that make the 2020 Atomic Vantage 90 Ti one of the most unique skis of the year!

Top Five Fridays: September 6, 2019

Top Five Fridays - September 6, 2019

This week in ski news, we've got plenty of interesting updates and developments from the world of skiing! Topping that list is the retirement announcement from arguably the best Men's Ski Racer in the world at the moment, Marcel Hirscher. We'll tell you more about that, as well as why the sale of Peak Resorts to Vail is at risk, and some exciting news for those following the Saddleback Resort saga. Plus, we'll give you the latest update from Woodward Park City which has finally announced their opening plan. Catch up on all of this week's top headlines and check out the best edits from the week in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 82 Ski Review

2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 82 Ski Review

The all new 2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 82 Women's ski is an exciting new addition to Blizzard's fan-favorite Black Pearl series. Filling in the void that existed between the Black Pearl 78 and the Black Pearl 88, the Black Pearl 82 offers exceptional value for a wide range of skiers. With exceptional ease of use, it's a solid option for intermediate skiers keen on progressing their skills. With its light weight and egde to edge quickness, paired with carbon flipcore construction, the 2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 82 is a capable companion for those looking to explore the entirety of the mountain, moguls included. Learn all there is to know about this exciting ski in our review of the 2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 82!

Top Five Fridays: August 30, 2019

Top Five Fridays - August 30, 2019

As the air begins to cool and August is set to turn to September, we're beginning to feel the pre-season jitters here at SkiEssentials. As such, we'll share with you two updates regarding multi-passes this week which may influence your season pass buying decision. Plus, we'll tell you about an exciting week of ski racing coming to Aspen in March, before rounding the week out with news regarding fluorinated ski wax as well as a slew of great edits to check out. Find out what you need to know from this week in ski news, right here in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

2020 Fischer RC ONE 86 GT Ski Review

2020 Fischer RC ONE 86 GT Ski Review

New from Fischer skis for 2020 is RC One series of frontside skis. This week on Chairlift Chat, we're taking a closer look at the RC ONE 86 GT, which is the widest model in the series. Designed for frontside domination, the RC ONE 86 GT is a powerful ski that finds itself most at home when it's on edge, charging down groomers. But, much to our surprise, its capabilities don't end there. Thanks to its well coordinated list of features, the 2020 Fischer RC ONE 86 GT proves to be an adept all mountain ski as well, handling soft snow with ease. To learn the ins and outs of this exciting new ski, check out our full review of the 2020 Fischer RC ONE 86 GT, right here!

Rollerblade Maxxum Edge 90 Inline Skate Review

Rollerblade Maxxum Edge 90 Inline Skate Review

Ski season is rapidly approaching, but most of us still have at least a couple months of warmer weather to endure before hitting the slopes. If you haven't begun already, it's time to start getting back into shape for skiing, and one of the best ways to do so is inline skating. In this video review, we take a closer look at the Rollerblade Maxxum Edge 90, talk about it's intended use and features, and chat about Rollerblade's Skate to Ski program. Download a free app onto your smartphone, follow the steps and instructions, and you'll be skiing better than ever! Of course, first you'll need a pair of skates.