Skis

Recent Ski Reviews

Paul Forward reviews the Liberty Genome for Blister

2019-2020 Liberty Genome

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere officially ends tomorrow, and just in case that’s got you down, we thought we’d get you dreaming of skiing deep pow on super-fat skis. So check out our full review of the 140mm-wide Liberty Genome.

Jonathan Ellsworth and Luke Koppa review the DPS Foundation Koala 119 for Blister

2019-2020 DPS Foundation Koala 119

UPDATE: After we published our review of the DPS Koala F119, Dash Longe — who had a large role in the creation of the ski — shared his assessment of our review, then offered his own take on the ski and its purpose. Check out what Dash had to say.

Luke Koppa reviews the Moment Wildcat Tour 108 for Blister

2019-2020 Moment Wildcat Tour 108

Moment now makes 4 different skis under the “Wildcat” name, including the Wildcat Tour 108. So how does the Tour 108’s design compare to the other Wildcats, and to other touring skis on the market? Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Blister reviews the 2020 Salomon QST Stella 106

2019-2020 Salomon QST Stella 106

The overhauled Salomon QST Stella 106 now looks like it stands out a lot more in the women’s ski market. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions to see why.

Cy Whitling reviews the Moment Deathwish Tour for Blister

2019-2020 Moment Deathwish Tour

Moment just released a new version of their Deathwish — the Deathwish Tour. And after spending time on it this past season, we think the new ski stands out in the touring market. Check out our full review.

Sam Shaheen reviews the Arc'teryx Alpha SK 32 Backpack for Blister

Arc’teryx Alpha SK 32 Backpack

This year Arc’teryx released a very minimalist backcountry ski / snowboard pack. So, how does the new Alpha SK 32 compare to more traditional options, and what do you gain and lose by going with this fast-and-light pack?

Jonathan Ellsworth and Luke Koppa review the ON3P Woodsman 108 for Blister

2019-2020 ON3P Woodsman 108

We’ve now had three reviewers on ON3P’s new Woodsman 108, and it’s time to weigh in on how their newest all-mountain ski performs, and how it compares to their Wrenegade 108, their Jeffrey 108 (and in our Deep Dive Comparisons, pretty much every other relevant ski on the market). Check it out.

Kara Williard reviews the K2 Mindbender 115C Alliance for Blister.

2019-2020 K2 Mindbender 115C Alliance

The new Mindbender 115C Alliance is the widest women’s ski in K2’s 19/20 lineup, but we think its versatility makes it a very appealing option for a lot of skiers. Check out our full review, including comparisons to the Nordica Santa Ana 110 and Blizzard Sheeva 11.

Luke Koppa reviews the Salomon QST 118 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 118

Along with the rest of the Salomon QST skis, the widest ski in the brand’s lineup, the QST 118, is getting some updates for 19/20. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the new QST 118.

Sam Shaheen, Luke Koppa, and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Volkl Mantra 102 for Blister.

2019-2020 Volkl Mantra 102

We had three reviewers on Volkl’s new Mantra 102 this year, and we all think it’s an excellent addition for skiers seeking high-speed stability and all-round performance.

Sam Shaheen reviews the G3 FINDr 102 for BLISTER

2019-2020 G3 FINDr 102

G3’s lightweight 19/20 FINDr series features something that we have never seen before in skis — magnets. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the new FINDr 102.

Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen review the Salomon QST 106 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 106

We were fans of the popular Salomon QST 106, and it was one of our top picks for “50/50” inbounds & backcountry use. But for 19/20, Salomon has redesigned this ski, and we think it now has a different target demographic. Check out our review of the new QST 106.

Sam Shaheen reviews the G3 ROAMr 108 for Blister

2019-2020 G3 ROAMr 108

The G3 ROAMr 108 is specifically designed for both inbounds skiing and backcountry touring, and with its two layers of titanal and a relatively low weight, we think it will work well for a lot of skiers interested in a “50/50” ski.

Blister reviews the Salomon S/Force Bold.

2019-2020 Salomon S/Force Bold

Salomon is launching a whole new line of frontside skis for 19/20, and you can check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the S/Force Bold to see how its design compares to the competition.

Blister Member, Mark, shares his creation with Moment Skis — the Extra Crunch PB&J — on BLISTER.

Moment Extra Crunchy PB&J

Lots of us are currently dreaming of skiing and / or our next skis. But one of our Blister members schemed up a new custom ski, then gave it a great name: the ‘Extra Crunchy’ PB&J. Check out the backstory & specs for this ECPB&J, and let us know about any dream builds you’ve thought up.

Jonathan Ellsworth, Luke Koppa, and Sam Shaheen review the Salomon QST 99 for Blister

2019-2020 Salomon QST 99

Salomon overhauled their QST 99 for 19/20, and we think the new ski ought to be very appealing to a whole lot of skiers. Check out our full review.