The Best Ski Reviews on the Net

Realskiers is best known for the quality of the 100’s of ski reviews we provide every season, but there’s a lot more to Realskiers than just reviews. We provide a thorough ski selection methodology and advice on how to buy wisely. We explain both the technical reasons particular skis and boots work best and the practical nitty-gritty of how to find them.

Beyond reviews, we have articles on custom boot fitting, binding placement, ski tuning, slope safety, equipment maintenance, ski technique (featuring Harald Harb and John Clendenin) and much, much more. If you still can’t figure out what’s best for you, Realskiers members gain direct access to Jackson to answer their questions.

We’ll help you get the most fun per ski dollar. Whether you’re just starting out, a veteran of many seasons or a working pro, we can help you find the best skis and other gear to help take your skiing to a higher level, often saving you money in the process.

About Jackson Hogen

Jackson has played more roles in the ski trade than Eskimos have words for snow.

Ski designer, binding and boot product manager, freestyle competitor, bootfitter, lecturer on risk management, ski instructor, marketing director, resort feature writer, ski tester for 30 years and boot tester for 20, OLN and RSN television show host, extreme camp coach, Desperate Measures co-creator, 4X Warren Miller screenwriter, R&D chief, honorary Canadian, college racer, 2X personal therapist to Greg Stump, regular contributor to at least ten different ski magazines, and in his guise as Pontiff of Powder, married Paul Hochman and Carrie Sheinberg in all ways but legally.

Members Get More!

Everything you need to know is here on our free, public site; everything else you want to know is inside our members’ section:

  • A library of Realskiers essays on equipment, technique, buying advice, bootfitting and everything else that matters
  • Expanded reviews of all 2017 Recommended skis, organized by genre and ranked according to skier style using our own Power and Finesse scores
  • 90 additional model reviews of 2017 models under our brand profiles
  • Instruction from Hall-of-Fame member John Clendenin and Harald Harb
  • And most valuable of all, one-on-one consulting directly with Jackson

What Readers Say

Flipping the Pyramid

When I was cutting my teeth in the ski trade in the late ‘70’s, the market was built like a classic pyramid: the broad base was composed of a large population of entry-level skis, sold mostly in packages; the next level of intermediate/advanced products didn’t add up to as many
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