Gear Institute faculty performed preliminary tests on 2013-14 skis in Winter Park, Colorado, during the SnowSports Industries America On-Snow Demo in early February, and compiled the final test results during a head-to-head ski test in Snowbird, Utah at the end of that same month.
Salomon’s Enduro XT800 has its own built-in energy factor that cranks up even higher with each turn you make.
If Blizzard’s Magnum 8.0 Ti has a speed limit, we didn’t find it.
A serious ski for serious skiers, who will continue to find new ways to appreciate how it rewards their expertise.
The Fischer Motive 86 delivers a wonderfully rounded all-terrain performance.
A damp ski, the V-Werks loves nothing more than turning hardpack into carpet.
K2’s AmpRichter 82 is an aggressive frontside ski with incredible edgehold and a huge sweet spot.
Atomic’s Blackeye Ti is a reliable, predictable carving ski for everyone from intermediate to advanced skiers who want a worry-free day.
The Kastle MX 83 skis like an all-mountain ski with a narrower profile for a frontside market.
Rossignol’s Pursuit HP shines when it comes to turn initiation and forgiveness.
Ramp’s Frenzy rewarded any tester who wanted to relax and take full stock of their amazing alpine environment.
The Armada Triumph is a fun ski for frontside rippers who like to tear up the groomed runs on their way to hit the moguls or the park.