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Ski Magazine September 2018

Ski is the original, largest and most recognized ski publication in the world. Passionately committed to helping readers decide where to ski, what to ski and how to ski, Ski is the authority on resorts, equipment and instruction.

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Active Interest Media
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2019 gear guide

The days are getting shorter, the temps are cooling down, and winter is in the air. Best of all, the walls at your favorite ski shop are full of shiny new toys, begging for your attention. Before you spend your hard-earned money on gear, learn what’s new, what rips, and what’s really worth it this season.We’ve partnered with Reveel throughout this year’s Gear Guide to offer up more detailed product info and the chance to buy your most coveted pieces with a simple tap. Intrigued? Go to Reveel.it to scan pages for more info and to buy gear. ■…

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2019 trends report

BOOTSEasy bake, lightweight, high-performance alpine bootsSki boot technology took a step forward this season with super light, easy-to-fit boots that perform phenomenally well. K2’s Recon and Luv series and Salomon’s S/MAX line were certainly different than any other boot tested in their respective categories, but the fact that they are easy to get on, easy to customize (the shell and the liner get baked at your local shop) and skied so well put them right up there with the old guard brands of the ski boot world. Forget punching and grinding, just bake ’em and go.SHOWN: K2 Recon 130, K2 Luv 110, and Salomon S/MAX 130 CarbonWAXWax on, wax offHow many times a season do you hear “I have the wrong wax,” or “these skis haven’t been waxed in years!”…

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the results

Kristi Lovell, Daly Chutes, Deer Valley Resort, UtahSki tech Nate Abbott sets up Mike Rogan for another run while Todd Casey looks on.THE TESTERSEach tester brings a unique perspective and lives to go bell-to-bell every day. Read more about their stories and styles at SKImag.com/testers.JESSE AMBROGI-YANSONAge: 325’3”; 130lbsROBIN BARNESAge: 525’6”; 135lbsKIMBERLY BEEKMANAge: 425’4”; 115lbsGEORGIE BREMNERAge: 445’4”; 145lbsTODD CASEYAge: 486’3”; 210lbsERME CATINOAge: 375’11”; 160lbsTIM DYERAge: 445’8”; 170lbsMARK ELLINGAge: 485’11”; 185lbsTRACY GIBBONSAge: 515’4”; 138lbsBOB GLEASONAge: 665’11”; 175lbsKELLI GLEASONAge: 325’2”; 110lbsKATY GREENEAge: 225’6”; 130lbsSTEPHANIE HUMESAge: 455’8”; 135lbsJON JAYAge: 306’0”; 200lbsMARINA KNIGHTAge: 405’4”; 128lbsLUKE LARSENAge: 365’10”; 200lbsKRISTI LOVELLAge: 485’9”; 133lbsGORDY MEGROZAge: 425’7”; 155lbsMICHAEL ROGANAge: 505’10”; 185lbsMATT SCHILLERAge: 465’6”; 150lbsJON SEXAUERAge: 315’7”; 155lbs ■…

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men’s groomed

UNDER 85MMSHOP MEN’S SKISScan at www.Reveel.itWHOFrontside lovers who know how to bend a skiWHATWorld Cup tech with consumer-friendly sidecutsWHERERace gates, pristine corduroy, and man-made snowBLIZZARD Firebird WRCAVG. SCORE 3.87 $1,320 with bindingD: 115.5-68-98.5 // R: 18.5M (180) // L: 170, 175, 180, 185STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, QuicknessWEAKNESS: ForgivenessThe Firebird WRC made fast and beautiful turns quicker than testers could think. With two unique carbon technologies—one that maximizes edge hold and stability through the turn, and another that increases rebound and creates powerful transitions—this ski rewarded testers who invested power into it. Elling: “Get your helmet on, grab these skis and get up early to destroy the groomers.”STÖCKLI Laser AXAVG. SCORE 3.79 $1,199 flat, $1,399 with bindingD: 124-78-111 // R: 15.9M (175) // L: 154, 161, 168, 175, 182STRENGTHS: Forgiveness, Crud PerformanceWEAKNESS:…

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men’s all-mountain narrow

86-95MMSHOP MEN’S SKISScan at www.Reveel.itWHATNarrower planks with a penchant for groomed, crud, and even powWHOThose who explore the entire mountain with ease in all conditionsWHERESki areas where fresh snow is measured in inches, not feetHEAD Kore 93AVG. SCORE 4.24 $750D: 133-93-115 // R: 16.4M (180) // L: 153, 162, 171, 180, 189STRENGTHS: Versatility, ForgivenessWEAKNESS: Stability at SpeedOnce again, the Kore 93 dominated this category. Showing off for testers, this ski could perform a variety of turn shapes at a variety of speeds in ways that can make intermediate skiers advance and expert skiers smile. Made with graphene, a Nobel-prize winning compound that is super light and strong, fused with a karuba wood core layered with KOROYD, this ski wowed testers in all conditions. Larson: “So solid and stable, nothing comes close.”NORDICA…

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how we test

What do you get when you mix 21 of the biggest ski industry influencers, 142 models of new skis, and a week of skiing Deer Valley’s phenomenal terrain? You get one of the most thorough, intense, and fun ski tests imaginable. Our testers have experience working with Olympians, creating the curriculum for professional ski instructor certification, competing at a national level in college in a variety of disciplines, and, most importantly, they live to ski from first chair to last, dance until last call, and get up to do it again everyday. These skiers have literally grown up on skis, and during that time they figured out how to dissect a pair of planks from the core to the tune. Our testers know what works and what doesn’t.Only the highest-ranked…

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