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Icelantic Skis 2021 Preview

Icelantic Skis 2021: The First Look Introducing: Icy Pro Models! Our neighbors here in Golden, Colorado at Icelantic Skis have always been good at several things. Their skis always look fantastic, with Travis Parr’s art constantly among our favorite topsheets in the biz. Their skis are fun and versatile. And their people are some of Continue reading…

Faction Skis 2021 Preview

Faction Skis 2021: The First Look Faction made some pretty stellar changes for the 2020/2021 season. Crisp new topsheets, women-specific additions, and brand new skis. Faction crushed it. The Prodigy series is starting to take over Faction skis, and this year they unified the line, making the constructions the same across the board. In previous Continue reading…

Nordica Skis 2021 Preview

Nordica Skis 2021: The First Look Nordica has been a top player at Powder7, especially since the release of the Enforcer back in 2016. With the industry pushing for more skis in the “All Mountain” category, the Enforcer 100 was an easy score for Nordica with more aggressive Western skiers. Built with two sheets of Continue reading…

Armada Skis 2021 Preview

Armada Skis 2021: The First Look Best known for their freeride and freestyle skis, Armada comes to bat for the 2021 season with some fresh updates, including the addition of the all new Declivity series. With four new skis in the line, the Declivity X, 102 Ti, 92 Ti, and 82 Ti provide all-mountain performance Continue reading…

Atomic Skis 2021 Preview

Atomic Skis 2021: The First Look Escape to the Backland Atomic is getting rural in its 2021 line, unveiling the first alpine touring binding with a self-adjusting climbing bar along with new and refined Backland models. Oh, and they also revamped their collection of Hawx touring boots and added a 10-DIN Shift binding. It would Continue reading…

Elan Skis 2021 Preview

Elan Skis 2021: The First Look If you asked a handful of Powder7 staffers what their top 5 favorite skis are, a lot of us would throw the Ripstick in the mix. It’s a killer all-mountain ski, and when you throw a Salomon Shift or Marker Duke PT on it, you’ve got a true one-ski Continue reading…

Head Skis and Boots 2021 Preview

Head Skis 2021: The First Look Good Vibes As our staff has grown to appreciate skinny skis more than ever, Head’s Supershape collection has reigned supreme as some of our all-time favorites in the recreational race ski category. Now for 2021, they are getting an upgrade. Our favorite Supershape, the i.Titan becomes the e-Titan thanks Continue reading…

K2 Skis and Boots 2021 Preview

K2 Skis 2021: The First Look The Reckoning Over the last few years, K2 has been tinkering with their all-mountain and freeride offerings. It led last year to the release of a dozen new models in the Mindbender family, which gave skiers across the ability and terrain spectrum a wide variety of options. That success Continue reading…

Rossignol Skis 2021 Preview

Rossignol Skis 2021: The First Look The BLACKOPS takeover Perhaps the biggest news on the 2021 ski landscape is that Rossignol is saying goodbye to their legendary series of “7” skis. Over the past 5+ years, models like the Soul 7 and Super 7 have shaped the freeride/powder ski landscape. For many people, they made Continue reading…

Blizzard Skis 2021 Preview

Blizzard Skis 2021: The First Look Rethinking the wood core Considering how well Blizzard’s flagship skis—Bonafide, Brahma, Black Pearl—have performed in ski tests and sales, you really don’t want to mess them up. So Blizzard tinkered carefully with a refresh and re-imagined one of the most fundamental parts of ski construction: the wood core. Enter Continue reading…