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 Icelantic Skis:
Icelantic is a Colorado-based independent ski manufacturer with a focus on supporting art, adventure, creativity, passion, and innovation. Known for having eye-catching topsheet graphics by in-house artist Travis Parr (and occasional guest artists for limited edition runs), and game-changing designs for their skis, you'll know an Icelantic ski when you see one. Icelantic is always innovating and adding to their line of skis, so be sure to check in on the brand each season to see what's new.
Highlights from the 2019 Icelantic skis lineup:
Sabres Ready to Rip
While most of Icelantic's skis appeal to the all-mountain freeride crowd who love versatile fun, poppy skis, the Sabre holds down the stiff-ripper category. Previously offered at waist widths of 89mm and 99mm, the line now includes a Sabre 80.
The new ski, plus altered construction in all three Sabres—added carbon, stiffer flex, new tip shape—further optimizes the line for both skiing Mach5 on-piste and exploring the whole mountain.
And the Topsheet Award Goes to...
On the touring side, Icelantic releases a new women's ski for 2019, the Mystic 97, which fits nicely alongside the Natural 101. We won't commit (yet) to handing out a "Best Topsheet" Award for 2019—this is art after all—but this pair ... Continue Reading
Even when you work in the ski industry, it is not every day that you step back and think about how each ski arrives at stores every fall. How does it go from a designer's head to a certified shred stick? While some boards are pushed through factories overseas, there are still companies out there doing it the old fashioned way right here in the USA. As we saw, it's that attention to detail that makes those Made in the USA stickers truly worth something. With 2017 skis coming in daily, a few Powder7 guys took some time out of prepping for next season to look first-hand at what it takes to get Colorado's own Icelantic Skis from the drawing board to our shop shelves.
Meeting up with Icelantic’s Ashley ... Continue Reading