The process of learning about skis never ends, and next year’s ski picking begins with factory visits just a few weeks away, in June. Understanding skis depends on relating the sensations of skiing on snow with insight into materials and design. The skiing on snow part isn’t too hard – just time consuming. That’s what we do all winter. The June trips are a chance to finish conversations that we begin at World Cup events like the Tour de Ski and World Championships, and actually review the ski construction, material selections, and design refinements that are ongoing in the racing world.
To do the best work possible picking skis it’s best to know what I’m looking for before I start looking. If you’re interested in new skis for next season, please review the material under about skis, and submit a ski request to get the ball rolling.