BLISTER Ski Reviews

Recent Ski Reviews

Luke Koppa & Dylan Wood review the Salomon QST 98 for Blister

2021-2022 Salomon QST 98

The Salomon QST 99 was one of the most versatile skis we’ve reviewed in the past few years, and for 21/22, Salomon is replacing it with the new QST 98. While they’re pretty different, we think Salomon has once again made a ski that could work for a lot of people, but you should check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons to see if the new QST 98 is the ski for you.

Luke Koppa reviews the WNDR Alpine Vital 100 for Blister

2021-2022 WNDR Alpine Vital 100

From steep, techy lines in the backcountry, to fast laps at Mt. Crested Butte, we’ve now used the WNDR Alpine Vital 100 for a bit of everything. Check out our full review and Deep Dive comparisons for more on this ski and its algae-derived construction.

Luke Koppa reviews the Head Kore 111 for Blister

2021-2022 Head Kore 111

Head’s Kore line of freeride skis got a whole lot of attention when they were released a few years ago, and Head is updating the whole line and adding some new models for 21/22. Check out our First Look & Flash Review of the new Kore 111 for more on this new ski and information on the whole 21/22 Kore lineup.

Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Black Crows Camox for Blister

2021-2022 Black Crows Camox

Three of our reviewers spent time on the 97mm-wide, twin-tipped Black Crows Camox this season, and despite their different skiing styles, all three came away with pretty positive impressions. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Paul Forward reviews the Moment Chipotle Banana for Blister

2020-2021 Moment Chipotle Banana

Moment’s 122mm-wide Chipotle Banana has proven to be a surprisingly versatile ski, given its girthy dimensions. Check out Paul Forward’s full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Luke Koppa and Dylan Wood review the Dynastar M-Free 108 for Blister

2021-2022 Dynastar M-Free 108

This season we’ve been reviewing the longest length of Dynastar’s playful freeride ski, and the results have been very interesting. Check out our updated review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Kristin Sinnott reviews the Rossignol Blackops Rallybird Ti for Blister

2021-2022 Rossignol Blackops Rallybird Ti

We’ve been spending a lot of time on the two widest women’s-specific skis in Rossignol’s new Blackops freeride line. Check out our full review for more on the Rallybird Ti, and how it compares to the standard Rallybird.

Jonathan Ellsworth & Luke Koppa review the Salomon Stance 96 for Blister

2021-2022 Salomon Stance 96

This season Salomon stepped back into the metal-laminate all-mountain ski market, and you can now check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons of the Stance 96.

We sat down with Folsom Custom Skis CEO, Mike McCabe, to talk about two of the most surprising skis of the Blister Summit; how Folsom does things; Mike’s thoughts on the Blister Summit; and more.

Blister Summit Brand Lineups: Folsom Skis 21/22

We sat down with Folsom Custom Skis CEO, Mike McCabe, to talk about two of the most surprising skis of the Blister Summit; how Folsom does things; Mike’s thoughts on the Blister Summit; and more.

Luke Koppa reviews the DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP for Blister

2021-2022 DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP

The Pagoda Piste 90 RP is a uniquely versatile, narrower all-mountain ski that should be on the radar of folks who spend a lot of time off piste. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.

At the Blister Summit, we dove deep into Rossignol’s 21/22 ski lineup, with Rossi’s alpine category manager, Jake Stevens. We discussed the decision to kill the “7 Series” and the Soul 7; what they are going for with their Black Ops series that replaces it; why “-ish” is a very important suffix for Rossignol; and more.

Blister Summit Brand Lineups: ROSSIGNOL 21/22

At the Blister Summit, we dove deep into Rossignol’s 21/22 ski lineup, with Rossi’s alpine category manager, Jake Stevens. We discussed the decision to kill the “7 Series” and the Soul 7; what they are going for with their Black Ops series that replaces it; why “-ish” is a very important suffix for Rossignol; and more.

Luke Koppa, Dylan Wood, & Jonathan Ellsworth review the Wagner 106 ski for Blister

2021-2022 Wagner Custom Summit 106

Wagner made a few skis for testing at the Blister Summit, and we’ve continued to spend time on their “50/50” 106mm-wide ski. The results have been quite impressive — check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Sascha Anastas reviews the Nordica Santa Ana 104 Free for Blister

2021-2022 Nordica Santa Ana 104 Free

This season Nordica added a new ski to their popular Santa Ana lineup, and we’ve now spent a lot of time on the Santa Ana 104 Free. Check out our full review.

Luke Koppa reviews the Elan Wingman 86 CTi for Blister

2021-2022 Elan Wingman 86 CTi

If your definition of an “all-mountain” ski is one that’s a blast to carve on groomers but that can also handle occasional laps off piste, the Wingman 86 CTi should be on your list. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons.

Jonathan Ellsworth, Luke Koppa, & Drew Kelly review the Volkl Katana 108 for Blister

2021-2022 Volkl Katana 108

The Volkl Katana was an absolute classic of a ski that was beloved by many. Volkl brought back the Katana name this season, and you can now check out our Full Review & Deep Dive comparisons of the new Katana 108.