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In our Member Section: Early looks at 2016:  K2 revamps core design . . .  Atomic introduces new Carbon Tank Mesh . . .  Völkl: Race Tigers remain untamed . . .  Blizzard (too) adds a Dash of Carbon . . .  Dynastar Chams shed radical rocker . . .  Head Retires Revs, revives Monsters  . . . 

Ski Equipment Reviews and Recommendations
What to Buy, Where to Buy It

Ski, boot and other ski equipment reviews help skiers purchase the right gear while minimizing risks of costly mistakes. Our reviews provide you with accurate pictures of how a given ski performs and how that will relate to you, pictures drawn from the experiences of dozens of skiers of varying abilities and technical styles—recreational skiers and pros alike—who test ski equipment from Vermont to California between January and May.

The 30-Second Ski Reviews in this public section (links above) are distilled from more comprehensive reviews in our Member Section, which has,according to members,"the best ski reviews available."


A perfect image for off-season study — World Cup Winner Anna Fenninger — photo by Head

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After reading our Member reviews, you’ll be able confidently to select ski models to try or perhaps we’ll give you that extra bit of information that makes you realize you want this or that ski right now. If you're considering skis from a past season, chances are we have those reviews as well.

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Beyond reviews, we have articles on custom boot fitting, boot design, ski sizing, binding placement, ski tuning, equipment maintenance, outstanding accessories, high performance ski technique and more. We offer unique 1-on-1 personal consulting. Got a ski related question? Top pros answer it.

Ski reviews, blogs, technical articles and video clips here should prove useful.More is available by subscription;this section has about 10% of the content of our Member Section. We'll help you get the most fun per ski dollar. Whether you are just starting, a sometimes leisure skier, venerable veteran or working pro, we can help you find the best skis and other equipment and help take your skiing to a higher level, often saving money in the process.

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We know from years of experience the folly of trying to fit boots long distance—say, via the internet. We can tell you everything you need to know about boots, including their role in determining how well you’re able to ski on whatever ski you choose, but because we want you taken care of properly, we urge you to visit a specialty ski shop with veteran personnel who know their craft.

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For models reviewed this year, including more than 200 skis from the most popular brands, ourfindfeature directs you to authorized dealers who not only carry recommended skis and top boots, but who also provide the expert services and additional equipment skiers need. Our recommended specialty shops are among the best in the land.

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