Salomon Origins (2008)
Yes, the orchids are pretty, but the true beauty of the Origins is how it makes you feel. Our testers found it refreshing—a ski that dances through fluff and rebounds with style. Fun-loving and easygoing, it’s versatile on all but boilerplate or serious crud. But beware: You may be solo on last chair, because with turn initiation this easy, your legs will be fresh long after your husband has hit the lodge. "A beautiful, silky-smooth ride with both forgiveness and precision—this is a true women’s ski," said Sheinberg.
Tentative skiers who want a boost of confidence.
Cutting through Sierra cement.
|Lengths||154, 162, 170|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.69 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.49 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.75 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.69 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.64 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.64 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.30 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.69 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.62 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.25 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.64 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.64 / 5|