Know how to find the perfect ski for the type of terrain you’re after.
The kind of downhill ski you buy depends on the type of snow you want to hit this season. If you’re headed to the well-groomed slopes of a ski resort, they’re going to look much different than if you’re ready to tear up fresh powder in the backcountry. Here are some basic guidelines to consider when purchasing new skis.
- If you want to ski groomed terrain, opt for all-mountain skis with a narrow waist.
- For a mix of groomed runs and powder, you’ll want all-mountain wide skis.
- Those seeking powder, backcountry runs, and the odd groomed run every now and then, will do best with powder skis.
- Backcountry skiers will see the best performance with designated backcountry skis.