In Depth Staff Reviews:
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.
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2019 Icelantic Pioneer 96 Description:
From East Coast to West Coast, the Pioneer 96 can do it all. The construction remains unchanged for this season, but the graphics take a new turn. The Pioneer series features bamboo wood with intricate line work that creates a mesh-like top map of the Rocky Mountains. A true one-ski quiver, the Pioneer can handle everything the mountain throws at you from ice to powder and all the stuff in between. Unlike the freeride skis from Icelantic, this ski has a flat tail and 5mm of camber underfoot ensuring that it will hold an edge in variable conditions. A tapered shape with plenty of rocker in the tip allows the ski to float in deeper snow without being a noodle on hard snow. Like a Vitamix, this ski blends performance and versatility effortlessly.
2019 Icelantic Pioneer 96 Specs: