Waist width is how wide skis are underfoot - directly under the binding at their narrowest point.
84mm and Narrower
For skiers who primarily ski groomed trails and rarely ski ungroomed trails.
Mixed Snow East
For skiers who ski a mix of groomed/ungroomed trails in moderate snowfall regions. Often for East Coast skiers.
Mixed Snow West
For skiers who ski a mix of groomed/ungroomed trails in high snowfall regions. Often for Western skiers.
For skiers who primarily ski ungroomed trails in high snowfall regions.
112mm and Wider
For skiers who want a dedicated ski for soft snow and powder days.
Selecting an Optimal Ability Level
Skis for beginners are easy to maneuver, and generally feature foam or composite cores that are more flexible and forgiving. This skier is cautious and prefers to stay on green terrain.
Intermediate skis are designed to bridge the gap from beginner to advanced. This skier probably prefers a mix of green and blue terrain and will ski more aggressively as they become more confident.
Advanced skiers are those who can ski the whole mountain but don't prefer the most aggressive terrain for every run. Advanced skiers prefer a mix of blue and black terrain with the occasional run down extreme terrain.
Expert skiers are extreme skiers who prefer high speeds and steep terrain all of the time. These skis are usually the stiffest and will often feature some sort of metal or carbon laminate making them more demanding.
New or Demo
What is the difference between a new and demo ski?
A demo ski is a used ski that comes with a mounted binding that can be adjusted to any boot size. Demo skis typically come from demo fleets or programs, whether on the mountain, in a mountain town shop, or from the manufacturer.
A new ski is brand new and has never been on snow. New skis can come either with or without bindings. If a ski is referred to as "flat" it means the ski does not come with bindings.
With or without bindings
Some skis are paired with bindings while others are not. If a ski does not come with bindings, they must be purchased separately, as bindings are required to use a ski. We have a large selection of bindings available. When you select a ski you will see compatible bindings.
If a ski is referred to as "flat" it means the ski does not come with bindings.
About Blizzard Skis:
Blizzard makes some of the most consistently awarded skis on the market. Their skis cover all the bases, from stiff chargers like the Bonafide and Cochise, to more playful skis like the Peacemaker, and the very well-received ladies' Black Pearl. Moving into the ultralight touring sector, Blizzard introduced its Zero G line featuring feather-light skis that maintain the high performance you expect from a Blizzard ski.
Highlights from the 2019 Blizzard skis lineup:
The Old Standbys
Blizzard's classic lineup of men's skis—the Bodacious, Cochise, Bonafide, and Brahma—come back for another year of intra-mountain domination. Last year's Brahma CA has a fresh look (far right) and a new name for 2019. Say hello to the Bushwacker.
Rustling Up Winners
One of the most impressive new lines of skis a year ago was Blizzard's Rustler, known as the Sheeva on the women's side. This year, the freeride series gets even better with the addition of the Rustler 9 and the Sheeva 9 at 94mm and 92mm underfoot respectively.
The Sheeva 9 and the Rustler 9 for the most part mirror the construction of their wider associates. The chief difference: Blizzard extended the titanal underfoot to ... Continue Reading