Gallery: Next year’s skis, as seen at our 2018 Ski Test

Gallery: Next year’s skis, as seen at our 2018 Ski Test

We’ve been testing the ever-loving daylights out of next year’s skis for the past week here at Aspen Snowmass, and we’re damn psyched to show you all the in-depth rankings and reviews in our 2019 Buyer’s Guide, coming this fall. For now, though, we wanted to provide a sneak peek at a solid chunk of the skis that are currently on-site. Below, you’ll see a showcase of the awesome ski manufacturing companies that are with us, in addition to a selection of the hundreds of skis we’re testing. Which of these skis will be under your feet next winter?

Photos by @MattPower.


4FRNT

4FRNT skis we’re testing this week include the MSP99; MSP107; Vandal; Devastator; Renegade; InThayne; Hoji; Raven. Pictured here is 4FRNT founder, Matt Sterbenz.

Armada

Armada skis we’re testing this week include the ARV 96 ti; ARV 86; ARV 96; Edollo; ARV 106; ARV 116; Tracer 118; ARW 86. Pictured here is an Armada crew including ski test guest and Olympian, Torin Yater-Wallace, and Armada’s own Dan Villaire.


Atomic

Atomic skis we’re testing this week include the Vantage 97 Ti; Vantage 97 C W; Vantage 107 Ti; Vantage 107 C W; Bent Chetler 100; Bent Chetler 120. Pictured here is Atomic’s own Erin Wyer.

Black Crows

Black Crows skis we’re testing this week include the Daemon; Captis Birdie; Corvus; Atris; Atris birdie; Nocta. Pictured here is Black Crows’ Mikey Hovey and Tuck Graham.


Blizzard

Blizzard skis we’re testing this week include the Rustler 9; Rustler 10; Rustler 11; Sheeva 9; Sheeva 10; Sheeva 11. Pictured here is Blizzard’s own Pearson Neal.


DPS

DPS skis we’re testing this week include the Foundation Cassiar 95; Alchemist Uschi 94; Foundation Wailer 106; Alchemist Zelda 106; Alchemist; Wailer 112; Alchemist Lotus 124 2.0; Alchemist Cassiar 95. Pictured here is DPS’ own Alex Fry Hunt.


Elan

Elan skis we’re testing this week include the Ripstick Black Edition; Ripstick 116; Ripstick 106; Ripstick 102W; Ripstick 94W. Pictured here is Elan rep, MJ Carroll.


Faction

Faction skis we’re testing this week include the Prodigy 1.0; Dictator 2.0x; Prodigy 2.0x; Prodigy 3.0; Dictator 3.0; CT 5.0. Pictured here is Faction’s Dave Bottomley.

Fischer

Fischer skis we’re testing this week include the Ranger 98 Ti; Ranger 108 Ti; Ranger 102 FR; My Ranger 98; Ranger 115 FR; Nightstick. Pictured here is 14-year Fischer veteran, Matt Berkowitz.

Folsom

Folsom skis we’re testing this week include the PowFish; TRN TEK; Primary; Trigger II; Gold Digger; Cash 106. Pictured here is Folsom founder Mike McCabe, left, and Christian Downing.


Head

Head skis we’re testing this week include the Monster 88 Ti; KORE 99; KORE 93; KORE 105; KORE 117; Framewall; Great Joy; Wild Joy. Pictured here is Head’s Sam Blethen.


Icelantic

Icelantic skis we’re testing this week include the Maiden 91; Maiden 101; Mystic 97; Natural 101; Nomad 105; Nomad 115; Pioneer 96; Pioneer 109. Pictured here is Icelantic squad members, Ashley Hart,
John Douthit and Scotty VerMerris.


J Skis

J Skis we’re testing this week include the Whipit; Allplay; Masterblaster; Vacation; Metal; Friend. Pictured here is J Skis founder and ski-making legend, Jason Levinthal.

Dig it! A super limited-edition FREESKIER x J Skis collab, in honor of our 20th anniversary.

K2

K2 skis we’re testing this week include the Catamaran; Pinnacle 118; Pinnacle 105ti; Pinnacle 95ti; GottaLuvit 105ti; Poacher; Sight; Wayback 106; Marksman.


Lib Tech

Lib Tech skis we’re testing this week include the Wunderstick 96; Wreckcreate 110; Wunderstick 106; Wunderstick 118; UFO 100; UFO 115. Pictured here is Lib’s own Stephan Lipman.

Liberty

Liberty skis we’re testing this week include the V-92; Origin 96; Helix 98; Origin106; Origin 112; Genesis 96.
Pictured here is Liberty’s Colin Sutherland.

Line

Line skis we’re testing this week include the Chronic; Pandora 94; Sick Day 104; Sakana; Pandora 104; Sick Day 114; Tom Wallisch Pro; Honey Badger. Pictured here is Line’s Josh Malczyk.

Nordica

Nordica skis we’re testing this week include the Enforcer Pro; Enforcer 110; Enforcer 100; Soul Rider 97; Santa Ana 110; Santa Ana 100; Santa Ana 93. Pictured here is Mike Bartone.

RMU

RMU skis we’re testing this week include the Apostle 89; Apostle 98; Apostle 106; North Shore 108; YLE Pro 118. Pictured here is Chris Glynn.

Salomon

Salomon skis we’re testing this week include the QST 99; QST 106; QST 118; Stella 106; Lumen 99. Pictured here is Salomon rep, Sam Coffey.


Sego

Sego skis we’re testing this week include the Prospect 98; Big Horn 90; Cleaver 110; UP Pro 108; Tait’r Tot 118; Gnarwhal 86. Pictured here is skiing extraordinaire and Sego’s own Rex Wehrman.

Surface

Surface skis we’re testing this week include the Park Blanks; All Mountain Blanks; Odyssey; Outsider; Daily; Balance.


Völkl

Völkl skis we’re testing this week include the M5 Mantra; 90Eight; Revolt 95; Secret; 100Eight; 100Eight W; Confession; Revolt 86; V-Werks Mantra; VTA 108. Pictured here is Völkl’s own Geoff Curtis.

Hey, did you see the insanely epic photos from our human slalom, at ski test? Check ’em out, here.

The biggest, best human slalom there ever was.

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