Don’t Call it a Comeback
When the guys at Blizzard skis wanted to show us their latest line of freeride skis we were happy to oblige. Two days of skiing at Alta Utah? Count us in. And while Blizzard may not be the first name you think of when it comes to freeskiing boards, that may soon change. The team of Austrian ski makers are filled with passion about making the best possible ski line for women and men alike. No expense is spared and no detail is overlooked. Carefully thought out layers of titanal, p-tex, flip cores, and various striations of carbon result in a killer line of skis. —Colin Field
If you’re the eastern skier, the Bonafide is your ski; with just enough rocker to throw you through the bumps, this ski will carve the shit out of just about anything and leave you wanting to go faster, faster and faster. They’ll tear up the groomers and the crud alike. A great all-rounder.
Named after one of the show piece runs at Alta, we skied Rustler on the Rustler 11’s and it was the perfect ski for it. With no new snow, the run was a bumpy, tracked-out mess. But that didn’t matter. The Rustler 11 is a monster truck of a ski ready to shred whatever comes its way. I can only dream what it would be like to ski these in some fresh snow. Everyone fell in love with the Rustler 11.
Blizzard is putting a lot of resources into their women’s line enlisting the help of a whole range of the world’s best female riders; women like Eva Walkner, Elyse Saugstad and Claire Brown. And they’ve put their brains together to create the Sheeva 11. A perfect all-mountain, big-mountain shred ski that will have female rippers absolutely stoked.