In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt M
A Blizzard of Color
The 2020 Blizzard skis lineup doesn't feature any massive changes, outside of a redesign to the Zero G backcountry ski series. There are a couple minor tweaks, like thicker wood in the Rustler 10, and a couple subtle additions, like the Brahma 82 and Black Pearl 82. But the flashiest update is the collection-wide color-pop (even the blacked-out Spur has pink sidewalls!), which includes a redesign of the crazy-popular Black Pearl's graphics.
As for that Zero G redesign, Blizzard pulled off a couple cool things. One, they dropped the weight by 20% of an already very light collection of skis. And two, they added more playfulness and more stability by employing 3D carbon, cutting some rocker, and updating the tip shape to make the skis less grabby. The ... Continue Reading
By: Matt M
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
2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 98 Description:
The Black Pearl 98 calls the stupid-popular Black Pearl 88 and raises the bet. All the Black Pearls profile as excellent all-mountain skis, with the 98 being the most powder-savvy. Blizzard's revolutionary Carbon FlipCore W.S.D. (woman specific design) blends a uni-directional carbon frame into the core of the skis. This gives the Black Pearl its signature feel: easy-skiing yet high-performing. These skis are smooth and light, making them great progression skis for intermediates. But they are also strong carvers and incredibly versatile"so that means experts also flock to them. Any lady ripper who likes to explore the entire mountain, East or West, will want to take a look at the Black Pearl 98. Similar skis: Nordica Santa Ana 100, Rossignol Sky 7 HD W, Head Kore 99 W.
2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 98 Specs:
Skis In The Blizzard Freeride Women Series:
Sheeva 10 (102mm) In Stock
Black Pearl 98 (98mm) In Stock
Black Pearl 88 (88mm) In Stock