Category: Ski Reviews

2020 Nordica Enforcer 100 Ski Review

Ah yes, the 2020 Nordica Enforcer 100. If you've been following ski trends over the last few years, you're likely already intimately familiar with what's been one of the most popular skis on the market. This year, the Enforcer 100 is joined by a slew of other Enforcer models, leading some to wonder how exactly the 100 fits into the full series. In this review, we'll recap what makes this ski so incredible, as well as how it differentiates itself from the 5 other Enforcers being offered by Nordica this year. Click through to learn more!

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!

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 […]

2020 SKI COMPARISONS: WOMEN'S ~100 MM ALL MOUNTAIN SKI GUIDE

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!

2020 Ski Comparisons: Women's 90 mm All Mountain Ski Guide

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!

2020 Ski Comparisons: Men's 95 - 100mm All Mountain Ski Guide

As you likely know by now, we're in the midst of our annual ski comparison season, where we put together a series of ski guides comparing and contrasting numerous seemingly similar skis. So far we've tackled Men's ~90mm All Mountain Skis, and Men's 100-110mm Freeride skis. This week, we're excited to bring you the third installment, which features a comparison of 18 different 95-100mm Men's All Mountain skis. If you're considering a ski from this category for this upcoming season, be sure to check out this helpful comparison guide!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.