Objectively speaking, downhill skiing is one of the best sports in the world. It’s also one of those sports where equipment choice is critical to having the best time. With hundreds of companies vying for your hard-earned dollars, how can you know which ski truly is the best match for you? Trying it of course!
With the Skookum 2-for-1 Demo Program, you can take out any two sets of demo skis for only $40/day. Spend the morning testing out some Rossignol Soul 7’s in the deep powder and then the afternoon carving some groomers on a set of Blizzard Brahma’s.
Armada JJ 2.0
The Armada JJ 2.0 is one of the most popular big mountain and freeride skis on the market. The JJ 2.0 now has a longer turning radius with the widest points moved out for more stability and effective edge. Armada’s patented 5-dimensional sidecut and EST Freeride Rocker makes the JJ one of the most nimble and versatile powder skis on the market. Built with more gradual taper than the original, the new Armada JJ has better flotation at slower speeds and better control in steep terrain.
Armada KUFO 103
The KUFO series is designed to get outside the boundaries of the everyday, behind the ropes, and beyond the average resort lines. Unyielding in uphill execution and uncompromising in downhill performance, the KUFO 103 makes you efficient on the way up and lets you rip on the way down. The Tour Ultra-Lite core provides a 16% weight reduction, but with Carbon Kevlar Struts and a Carbon Fiber Layup the ski remains stable in the most intense conditions. The narrower 103 is designed to crush climbs and destroy downhills, tell your friends to Keep Up…
Armada KUFO 108
Exist beyond the boundaries with the KUFO Series by Armada. Unyielding in uphill execution and uncompromising in downhill performance, the 16/17 KUFO Series makes you efficient on the way up to let you rip on the way down.
You got to get up to get down – do both with the Kufo 108 ski. With tip AR Nose Rocker that floats, a wider waist that’s stable, a Tour Ultra-Lite Core that is light, and a flat tail for all skin attachments, this is the ideal touring ski for backcountry charging. Built for aggressive turns, this is the bigger, burlier incarnation of the KUFO 103.
Atomic Hawx Magna 100
The Hawx Magna 100 is a great fit for strong intermediate to advanced skiers with a medium to wide foot shape that have never been able to get comfortable in ski boots. Atomic’s Memory Fit Shell can be heat molded by an authorized Atomic Dealer for a true custom fit. The shell can be heated in a special oven. Once the shell is warm it placed on your foot. When the shell cools, it can adapt the shape of your foot. 3M Thinsulate Insulation is extra warm on cold days. If you want a ski boot that will be very easy to fit for your foot, the Atomic Hawx Magna will be the perfect choice for you.
Atomic Hawx Ultra 120
For the all-mountain skier searching for a close-fitting, stiff flexing boot for hard-charging performance, the Atomic Hawx Ultra 120 Ski Boots are the answer. The Hawx 120 Ultra’s pioneering Progressive Shell introduces a new world of lighter-weight all mountain boots thanks to a boot shell that is thick where needed, but thinner everywhere else, while a new Energy Backbone reinforces the boot’s spine for boosted responsiveness and power. Plus, with a precise 98 mm last and a heat-moldable shell and liner, you’ll be able to dial in the perfect fit.The future of all mountain ski boots is here.
Atomic Hawx Ultra 80W
For all-mountain performance in a softer flex, search no further than the Atomic Hawx Ultra 80 W Ski Boots. With a 98mm last for narrower feet plus a Memory Fit 3D liner, you’ll get the perfect fit plus all-day comfort. The Atomic Hawx Ultra 80 W Ski Boots also feature Atomic’s revolutionary lightweight Progressive Shell and an Energy Backbone for added stability and power, making them the ideal match for the intermediate lady shredder looking to progress.
Atomic Hawx Ultra 90W
The Atomic Hawx Ultra 90 W Ski Boots should be on the short list for strong women skiers looking for a narrow boot with a more relaxed instep. The Ultra 90 offers the snug fit you need for precision skiing without the crippling midfoot numbness you’ve probably experienced in other boots. For those with slightly wider feet, or with special fit issues, the Memory Fit heat molding system works wonders in just a few minutes. Light at 1500 grams in a 24.5, and sleek in profile, the Hawx Ultra 90 W begs to be taken out and skied hard.
Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 100
The Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 100 Ski Boots are a softer flexing version of the flagship XTD 130 for mellower or lighter skiers who favor a little more forgiveness from their boots. With a polyurethane cuff and a slightly heavier Memory Fit 3D Silver liner, the XTD 100 is still plenty light for long days on the skintrack, and packs the progressive downhill performance you’ve come to expect from Atomic alpine boots. Traction is tremendous with Skywalk WTR soles, and Dynafit-certified tech inserts mean reliable performance with your choice of touring bindings.
Blizzard Black Pearl 88
At 88mm underfoot, and with a women’s specific construction – Carbon Flipcore W.S.D. – the Black Pearl 88 performs on groomers, in the trees, through bumps and in powder. Its lightweight construction, early rise tip and tail, and camber underfoot make this ski a go-to for ripping female skiers as well as those looking for the confidence to up their game. See for yourself the fun this ski dishes out on a daily basis.
The all-new Bonafide features new shapes that up this perennial favorites game making it more versatile than ever. New sidecuts and rocker profiles make them easier to ski, while the proven Carbon Flipcore™ with two sheets of metal makes them calm, confident and powerful. Attack the mountain in powder, crud, groomers or rock hard snow and feel the precision and exhilaration that athletes and testers rave about. Try for yourself to see what the hype is all about. You won’t regret it.
New sidecuts and rocker profiles make them easier to ski, while the proven Carbon Flipcore technology with two sheets of metal smooths the ride, grips hard snow and blasts through crud. At 88mm underfoot, the super versatile Brahma makes those tooth-rattling hard-snow days fun but also excels in variable snow conditions. You’ll be linking turns on this quick, responsive ski all season.