Powder Magazine Releases ‘The 13 Best Skis of 2019’ Review

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Powder Magazine just released the list everybody is waiting for; their annual ‘Best Skis of the Year’ report, which after thousands of hours of testing, their experts put together to help us with our ski buying decisions this season. Their reviewers spent a week at Red Mountain, BC shredding powder, bumps, trees, groomers and whatever else there is to bring you an unbiased verdict of the new technology set to hit store shelves this winter. It sounds like a tough job…

All the major manufacturers get a mention, and a couple of smaller ones, but what strikes me the most is that there is only one pair less than 100mm underfoot, and they are 96mm, with the majority of the skis being in and around 120mm underfoot. From what I’ve noticed on the mountain, skiers are trending back towards skinnier skis. But what do I know…?!

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Line Sakana. Credit: Powder

Here’s their list in full, but definitely check out their page for in-depth detail on each ski, including video reviews and prices:

  • Atomic Bent Chetler 120
  • Blizzard Rustler 11
  • Blizzard Sheeva 10
  • Dynastar PROTO Factory
  • Elan Ripstick Black Edition
  • Fischer ranger 102 FR
  • Head Kore 117
  • Kastle BMX 105 HP
  • K2 Pinnacle 105 TI
  • J Skis The Friend
  • La Sportiva Vapor Float
  • Line Sakana
  • Salomon QST 118


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