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How We Test Skis

How We Test Skis
How We Test Skis
Here are the ins and outs of how we conduct the best ski test in the industry.

Consensus can be merciless. And when the results are in, we often have some tough phone calls to make. But for every brand that tanks in the test, there’s a brand that shines, and we want readers to know which factories are on their game.

What we shouldn’t have to say is that objectivity rules our test, but we know what goes on at some other tests. So we’ll say it: There’s no “pay-to-play” fee for entry. No medals are exchanged for ad dollars. No palms are greased.

SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: Gear for Expert Skiers

Have an appetite for big mountains and big snow? SKI’s Director of Instruction, Michael Rogan, takes a closer look at the expert ski categories from the magazine’s 2008-09 Buyers Guide. Check out this clip and see which skis are right for you.

SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: Gear for Intermediate Skiers

If you’re looking to push yourself beyond blue runs and venture off the groomed, check out this clip. Michael Rogan, Director of Instruction for SKI, helps define the ski categories that the magazine uses in its 2008-09 Buyers Guide.

SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: How to Shop For Gear

Get all sorts of gear-buying tips from the experts at SKI’s annual gear test, including hints on fitting a boot to your foot, dissecting the Buyers Guide, and using the “try before you buy” method.

SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: How the Test Works

Test Director Joe Cutts guides you through the inner workings of SKI’s annual gear test at Deer Valley, Utah. Find out who writes the reviews for the magazine’s Buyers Guide, how the testers push each ski to its max, and what inspires them.

06/07 Buyers Guide Gear Winners

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Here's a glance at the winner's of this year's tests a page you might want to have in your back pocked when you hit the shops.

Meet the Testers: Buyers Guide 2005-2006

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Choose the best gear by meeting their testers.

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