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Video: How to Choose the Right Ski Width

Quick guide: Choosing the Right Ski Width Our general manager Zack takes serves up sage advice on choosing the correct waist width for your skiing needs. Ski waist width is one of the most important factors to consider as you decide which skis to buy. A ski’s waist width measures how wide, in millimeters, the Continue reading…

Video: How to Use the Salomon Shift Binding

The First True Hybrid Alpine Touring Binding The Shift—now offered in versions from Salomon, Atomic, and Armada—revolutionized the world of alpine touring ski bindings when it was released a couple years ago. It’s incredibly popular and an awesome product, but it can take some getting used to. Here at Powder7, we occasionally receive calls from Continue reading…

Seven 2021 Skis We’re Stoked About

We just really like skis. As if taking brand-by-brand first looks at the full smattering of 2021 ski gear wasn’t enough, we’re calling out seven of next-year’s skis that we are particularly excited for. Backcountry options, all-mountain rippers, one-ski-quivers, fun-loving shredders—even on this sampler platter, there’s a ski for everyone. You may be right. We Continue reading…

DPS Skis 2021 Preview

DPS Skis 2021: The First Look Aerospace Skis. You may have heard or read us calling the ski-makers at DPS “mad scientists.” Well, the 2021 lineup of DPS skis confirms two things. One, we stand by that assessment. And two, we mean it in the most endearing way possible. The DPS claim to fame goes Continue reading…

Majesty Skis 2021 Preview

Majesty Skis 2021: The First Look Wreaking Havoc. Descending on the US from the High Tatra Mountains of southern Poland, Majesty skis have big mountains in their DNA. The brand bases its North American operation out of the Pacific Northwest, too, so infuse that European alpine influence with some volcano-shredding credentials, and you get skis Continue reading…

Black Crows Navis Freebird Ski Review

Time to feel free. With most types of skiing, you are guaranteed to run into a whole host of conditions depending on the time of day, day of the week, terrain or slope you find yourself on. Conditions can switch from sunny and warm to a whiteout in an instant. This is especially true in Continue reading…

Kastle Skis 2021 Preview

Kastle Skis 2021: The First Look The Drifter. Kastle is known for making micro-adjustments every two years to its rock-solid, hard-charging skis. In the last two years, though, the brand has teed up some larger-scale edits and additions. Last year, they redesigned the all-mountain/freeride FX line. This year, true to their two-year release schedule, they Continue reading…

Line Skis 2021 Preview

Line Skis 2021: The First Look Blade Skier. Line has always nailed it when it comes to fun-loving freestyle skis and freeriders designed by Eric Pollard. Names like the Sir Francis Bacon and Pescado have rocked powder days from coast to coast and turned heads doing it. The wacky-looking Sakana proved up as a true Continue reading…