Skis

Recent Ski Reviews

Luke Koppa reviews the Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2020-2021 Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender

The new Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender fills an interesting role. It essentially serves as a replacement for the exceptionally popular Soul 7, it’s also positioned as the easier alternative to the new BLACKOPS Sender Ti, and now we’re chiming in on how it compares to both of those skis, and who we think will like it the most. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Luke Koppa reviews the Majesty R12 / ATK Raider 12 binding for Blister

2020-2021 ATK Raider 12 / Majesty R12

ATK had already made an excellent, lightweight touring binding in their previous Raider 2.0, but we think their new R12 binding is even better. Check out our review of this lightweight, freeride-oriented AT binding.

2020-2021 Volkl Blaze 106

We’re always skeptical when brands claim that their lightweight skis offers “no compromises on the down,” but after spending time on it this past season, the new Volkl Blaze 106 clearly stood out as a lightweight ski that’s still lots of fun on the descent. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Luke Koppa reviews the K2 Reckoner 122 for Blister

2020-2021 K2 Reckoner 122

Last season we got to ski a lot of very deep snow on the very wide K2 Reckoner 122. Check out our Full Review and Deep Dive comparisons for more on this new playful pow ski.

Kristin Sinnott reviews the 2021 Blizzard Black Pearl 88 for Blister

2020-2021 Blizzard Black Pearl 88

For the 20/21 season, Blizzard decided to update one of the most popular skis in the world, the Black Pearl 88. Check out our First Look & Flash Review to learn more about what’s changed with the new ski, and our initial on-snow impressions.

Blister reviews the DPS Pagoda Piste 100 C2

2020-2021 DPS Pagoda Piste 100 C2

For 20/21, DPS is launching not only several new ski shapes, but also two brand-new ski constructions. They’re making some pretty bold claims about their new Pagoda Piste & Pagoda Tour designs, and you can check out our First Look of the Pagoda Piste 100 C2 to learn about their rationale for those claims and how the design of the ski compares to the rest of the market.

Luke Koppa reviews the Elan Ripstick 116 for Blister

2020-2021 Elan Ripstick 116

During this coming season we’ll be reviewing Elan’s big-mountain ski, the Ripstick 116. Check out our First Look to see what it shares in common with the other Ripsticks, what it does not, and how its design compares to the rest of the market.

Blister's climbing skin guide and comparisons

Climbing Skins: A Guide & Comparisons

Climbing skins often receive less attention than skis, boots, & bindings, but the skins you stick to your skis can make or break your days in the backcountry. So in this guide, we go through the qualities to look for in a pair of skins, then directly compare 13 different skins from 5 different brands.

Luke Koppa reviews the Majesty Superwolf for Blister

2020-2021 Majesty Superwolf

We’ve spent much of this past spring & summer on the new Majesty Superwolf, and think it warrants strong consideration from anyone seeking an intuitive, versatile, narrower touring ski. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

2020-2021 4FRNT Raven

For the 20/21 season, 4FRNT is offering a new, special edition of their excellent Raven ski. Check out our First Look & Flash Review for more on this collab with Eric Hjorleifson & Pomoca, and how the newest Raven compares to the rest of the market.

Jonathan Ellsworth and Luke Koppa review the Black Crows Atris for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2020-2021 Black Crows Atris

This past season we had two reviewers spending time on the latest iteration of the playful “big-mountain” ski in the Black Crows lineup, the Atris, and you can now check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Dynastar M-Pro 99 for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2020-2021 Dynastar M-Pro 99

The M-Pro 99 follows a long line of Dynastar’s directional freeride skis, and we think this new ski represents both an interesting departure and an interesting addition to the lineup. Check out our full review and Deep Dive comparisons.

Luke Koppa reviews the K2 Reckoner 102 for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2020-2021 K2 Reckoner 102

Many skis on the market are pretty good at a lot of things but consequently don’t really stand out in any particular aspect. Given that, the ultra-playful, yet surprisingly versatile K2 Reckoner 102 is a refreshing change of pace — check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Luke Koppa reviews the Kastle FX106 HP for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2020-2021 Kastle FX106 HP

The Kastle FX106 HP is a ski that’s quick & lively but that some skiers will still be able to ski quite hard. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons to see if it’d be a good fit for you.

Luke Koppa reviews the Salomon Stance 90 for Blister

2020-2021 Salomon Stance 90

New for 20/21, the Salomon Stance 90 is a metal-laminate all-mountain ski with a design that has us excited about its potential versatility. Check out our First Look to see why.

Luke Koppa reviews the Movement Fly Two 115 for Blister

2020-2021 Movement Fly Two 115

Movement’s Fly Two collection is targeted at skiers who like to take a playful approach to the mountain, and their Fly Two 115 in particular has us very excited about its potential to be both playful and stable. Check out our First Look to see why.