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 Head Skis:
Head is synonymous with winning big races. Skiers like Bode Miller and Lindsy Vonn have helped raise awareness for one of the major US-born ski manufacturers by raising their skis on podiums the world over, but Head makes more than just great race skis. The Head Flight Series is a great choice for anyone looking for a tool to tackle big mountains, the Rev series is great for the all-mountain resort skier, skis like the Framewall and the Caddy are great for the park and pipe riders out there, and the Supershape series is the ski of choice for the beer league recreational racers out there.
Here are some highlights from the 2019 Head skis lineup:
New Kore, Fresh Line of Frontsiders
For 2019, Head brings back the smash-hit Kore series of freeride skis for a second season, but with a new face in the lineup. Meet the Kore 99. Built to match the other skis in the series—carbon, Graphene, koroyd, karuba—the Kore 99 flexes pretty stiff.
However, like its brethren, we expect it to pair nimbleness and float with the typical components of Head skis: great edge hold, high speed limit, smooth ride. The combo launched the inaugural line of Kores to sell out early in the 2018 season. We expect the Kore to be equally as popular in 2019.
Another reason for Head-y excitement? The debut of the new V-Shape series. With a bit of tip rocker to go with healthy sidecuts, ... Continue Reading