In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
Uphilling. It sounds like a fancy term for sidestepping your way back up a ski slope after you lose a ski. Or a trendy term for some god-awful workout regimen.
Don’t worry. It’s way better.
Increasing numbers of skiers are skinning up their favorite resorts before, during, and after operating hours to access runs with few crowds and no lifts. The movement parallels an industry-wide uptick in backcountry skiing, offering all the exercise benefits of “earning your turns” without the intimidating logistics or avalanche danger. And it costs little to nothing.
Sold? Here are five tips to help you start your uphill career:
1. Know your Mountain's Policy
While skiing in the resort outside operating hours means increased freedom, it also means you need to know where you’re ... Continue Reading
2019 Black Crows Ova Freebird Description:
From Chamonix to the Green Mountains, the Ova Freebird will excel on and off piste. The Freebird version prefers to jaunt outside the resort for fresh snow. The Ova Freebird has a dynamic 17 meter turning radius and a seductive 85mm waist. Thanks to the short turning radius and narrow waist, this ski is an excellent piste tamer which likes carving with its precise and tight turns. Holder of the single beak profile- flat heel and front rocker, the Ova Freebird is forgiving in soft snow and yet precise on complex terrain.
Light Rocker Tip, Extra Long Classic Camber Underfoot
Triaxial and Biaxial Fiberglass Layup
Freebird Gene 1 Paulownia and Poplar Wood Core
ABS Sidewall Semi Cap Construction
Weight (pair): 2800g at 170cm
2019 Black Crows Ova Freebird Specs:
|Rocker:||All Mountain Rocker|