SKI EQUIPMENT

A new season means new ranges of equipment and if the products on these pages are anything to go by then this is going to be a great year. Ski brands have continued the evolution of shape, with interesting profiles and dimensions filtering down through ranges for all levels of ability.

Skis keep evolving; refining existing designs to create new exciting models across all categories. Established brands like Salomon and Rossignol achieve excellence with top-selling models such as Enduro and Unique, and still manage to push the boundaries with new technology and shapes in their freeride lines.

Young companies including Armada and Whitedot rewrite the rules of what was thought possible, developing profiles and shapes to maximise performance. The Halo 2 takes freestyle all over the mountain; the Preacher surprises at just how versatile a wide waisted ski can be. Blizzard continue to set the standard for all condition freeride skis with their unique Flipcore technology. And what's best is that these advancements apply across all levels and categories so every skier benefits from modern shapes and camber profiles.

Our range is wide and diverse, covering virtually all types and levels of skiing. The women's selection has 20 models, tried out and approved by our female test team. The choice of freeski models is the deepest and most interesting in the country. And, as ever, our all-mountain offering is a one-stop-shop of test winners and quality performance products. And even if after careful selection you're still unsure, we have 4 locations around the country where you can try the skis on real snow to finalise any decision.

We ensure all this excellent skiing equipment is supplied with the best service and advice from knowledgeable, helpful staff. To achieve this we supply the most comprehensive training programme for ski hardware staff in the UK, including on-the-hill training, seminars, coursework and continual assessment. Therefore you can be sure our techs will help you choose the ideal ski.

For advice about our new ranges of skis, for use on-piste, off-piste, in the park and all over the mountain, including touring skis, please contact an expert or call in to one of our stores to meet the experts in person.