In Depth Staff Reviews:
There's West Coast ice. And then there's East Coast ice. And make no mistake -- it's a whole different animal.
You may hear Coloradans bemoaning "dust on crust." An inconvenient stretch followed by small pockets of snow where skiers take refuge. Nobody likes dust on crust. But East Coasters, you know ice on a whole different level. Ice frozen for the better half of the year, tinged yellow. Runs that resemble frozen falls. Vermonters, take pride in your ice. Own the ice. BE the ice!
But first, you'll need the finest ice-taming tools. Check out Powder7's top picks for the best women's carving skis of 2019.
And the Best Women's Carving Skis of 2019 are...
Powder7's Top Picks
Blizzard Black Pearl 78 Why we love it: The versatile flex. The Black Pearl is equally at home ... Continue Reading
Let's be honest: most of us here at Powder7 are in it for the gear. We like gear--buying gear, testing gear, talking about gear--and we won't apologize for that. That's why we're always pumped when chilly November air arrives and it's finally time for our first on-snow ski demo of the season, hosted by Loveland Ski Area.
When it comes to picking our favorite skis at a demo day, however, it's impossible to choose just one. Even narrowing things down to the usual top 10 list feels too constricting for us. So, after testing out the latest gear and falling in love over and over again, we ended up with the following list highlighting a baker's dozen of the best 2018 skis from the Loveland demo.
Justin - Rossignol Sky 7 HD: Though I'm listed on the official Powder7 gameday ... Continue Reading
2020 Black Crows Vertis Birdie Description:
One of Black Crows' most frontside-oriented skis, the Vertis Birdie comes into the 2019-2020 ski season with only a new topsheet. At a svelte 85mm wide underfoot, the Vertis Birdie is as quick as it gets edge-to-edge, with a long stretch of camber underfoot to bite into groomed snow. That quickness pays off in bumps and trees, as well, where the Vertis Birdie confidently navigates those tight spaces. Purpose-built for women, this Birdie is lighter and flexier than the men's Vertis. Accessibility blended with top shelf performance, the Black Crows Vertis Birdie is an on-piste machine with off-piste versatility.
2020 Black Crows Vertis Birdie Specs: