Blizzard Cochise Ski Test Results 2016 Review

September 15, 2015
Blizzard Cochise Ski Test Results 2016
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
86
Responsiveness
8
Float
6
Sluff-ability
7
Stability
10
Hard Snow Pleasure
8
Value
7

The Good

  • Great edge hold
  • Very accurate and predictable at mid to long-radius turns
  • Powerful
  • Top marks for stability--especially on groomers
  • Easy to initiate

The Bad

  • Very little float
  • Prefers hard snow
  • Not playful or surfy
THE VERDICT

One of the most stable skis we tested in any category Blizzard's Cochise exudes high-speed, hard snow performance. What it does not have is float. This is a great all-mountain ski, especially if you prefer to drive through deep snow.

FULL REVIEW

Blizzard’s Cochise blew testers away with its stability and accuracy at mid to long-radius turns. The faster we went, the more this ski performed. It has an all-mountain feel, with a preference for hardpack, where it performed better than any other ski in this category, providing unshakeable edge hold.

The ski does not have great float. It tends to sink in the soft stuff more than any other All Mountain Powder ski we tested, and never provided the playful, surfy feel that would have made it easier to turn in the mank. A great pick for almost any kind of lift-served day, the Cochise may only stay home when it gets really deep.

 


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MSRP
$900.00
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