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One trend we noticed at this year’s Outdoor Retailer? Ski companies are lovin’ the “lightweight freeride” ski—those mid-fat pow-lovers that can rip resort off-piste or heli lines but are light enough to be touring options. The lineup of 2020 Icelantic skis has one of those: the new Natural 111. Oh, and as usual, they absolutely crush the topsheet game.

Read our review of the all-new 2020 Icelantic Riveter 95

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Icey calls the new Natural 111 a “powder touring machine.”

Icelantic rounds out its women’s collection for next season by adding a new ski: the Riveter 85 and 95. It’s more or less the love-child of the Maiden and the Oracle, with a thinner profile and more flex than the latter. Poplar in the core makes for strength on piste or in variable snow, making the Riveter the women’s equivalent of the Pioneer.

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The all-new Riveter (left) gives women a middle option between the Maiden and the Oracle lines.

The Highlights

  • New Natural 111 to accompany the narrower Natural 101. All Paulownia in the cores of Icey’s backcountry skis.
  • New Mystic 107 women’s version to match the Mystic 97.
  • All-new women’s lineup of all-mountain skis: the Riveter 85 and 95.
  • New Oracle 78 for a more accessible entry to the Oracle line.
  • New (and sick!) topsheets for the Nomad and Maiden series, along with an updated core to lighten the skis up.
  • New Pioneer 86 with a powerful poplar core.
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Travis Parr’s work on Icey’s topsheets seems to generate buzz every year.

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