In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
We're not spoiled.
Powder7 staffers just try out current and popular skis every week, embark on company powder missions, crush sunny groomers en masse, and talk about skis for a living. We also go to an industry demo event every November at Loveland Ski Area to stay on top of our craft.
Ok, maybe we are spoiled. But our ski fever comes from a good place—we want to try as many products as we can in order to help you get on the right pair of skis.
So here are some of our favorites from last month's Loveland demo, just in time for you to blow through that holiday check from your mother-in-law.
Allegra: DPS Nina A99 Alchemist
Ski style: "I'm on skis, they're sliding me downhill, and I'm having a freaking blast. I'll ski anything except overcrowded cat ... Continue Reading
By: Matt McDonald
You love him. He loves skiing.
Whether or not you also ski, finding a gear gift for him can quickly prove intimidating. There’s just so much stuff. He’s just so particular. Or maybe he just never coherently communicates what he needs or wants.
Whether he errs on the wild side or religiously sticks with that jacket you got him 20 years ago or blows you off to chase powder, we’ve got you covered.
And because you’re reading this gift guide, we know he loves you too.
For: The Trendsetter
He’s the personable one, the one cracking jokes and grabbing you a beer and laughing at himself. Those bright colors and that distinctive style mean you never lose him on the mountain. Get him a gift that keeps his party rolling.
Patagonia Synchilla Snap T Pullover Jacket
The ... Continue Reading
2019 Armada ARV 96 Description:
Possibly one of the most versatile skis on the market, the Armada ARV 96 can handle anything from the park to the backbowls. The help of AR Freestyle Rocker in the tip and tail keeps you floating in the deep stuff, as well as prevents hook ups on those butters. At 96mm underfoot, this ski is in that sweet spot that allows for a nimble feel, but enough surface area to keep your tips from diving in the pow. This ski is the perfect width to conquer features in the park, and still allow you to make your own features all over the mountain. If you want to seamlessly blend the freestyle aspects with the all-mountain abilities that Armada knows so well, the ARV 96 might just be the answer.
2019 Armada ARV 96 Specs: