How To Test Skis – Top Pro Tips On Testing Skis

How to Test Skis

Finding a ski you love it is key to having a great time on your ski vacation. Many people don’t really know how to test skis. SNOW Magazine held a ski test on Aspen Mountain in Colorado at the end of March. We gathered a group of top ski pros, ex racers, equipment buyers, and other ski fanatics to test the best new skis for 2017- 2018. Each tester had something different to say regarding how to see if a ski will make the cut and be something a skier would want to buy. Initially, most testers go with first impressions, how does it feel? Some are looking right away for edge hold at speed, other want to know that they can take it into terrain such as bumps and crud and have it perform.

Hear directly what some of the most knowledgeable folks in the business had to say about how to test skis.