Picking a 3-ski quiver is tricky, and you’ll notice a fair amount of hand-wringing and second guessing in our 3-ski quiver selections.
When narrowing a quiver down from three skis to two skis, a wide range of factors still come into play: your skiing style; the snow quantity and snow quality (heavier/wetter vs. lighter/drier) of the area you typically ski; the sort of terrain you ski most (tight trees? groomers? big faces?); whether you travel much to ski elsewhere; and whether or not you do any ski touring, or do all of your skiing inbounds.
So, once again, we’ve asked our reviewers to weigh in on their two-ski quiver picks to let you see how they think about these issues. And once again, we’re interested to hear how you do, too.
Finally, if you’re looking for a broader range of quiver combinations for low-snow areas and higher-snow areas, be sure to check out our 17/18 Winter Buyer’s Guide, where we offer our quiver selections based not on our reviewers’ personal choices, but on ski pairings that we think work particularly well together.
For each of our reviewers, we asked them to answer the following questions:
I. What’s your 2-ski quiver (of currently available skis) for where you ski most?
II. What’s your 2-ski quiver for the next 3 years, regardless of location? (We’re framing the question this way to emphasize (1) durability — these skis need to hold up for 3 years, and (2) versatility.)
III. What ski was most difficult to leave off your list?
IV. What ski do you imagine has the greatest likelihood of making your list, if and when you get to ski it, or get to ski it more?
V. If you had to choose a single brand from which to build your 2-ski quiver, which company would you pick?
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