We’re pretty giddy.
This Friday, we head back to Mt Bachelor for a week of ski reviewing.
And we’re rolling with a pretty heavy-hitting lineup of new skis.
And as I’m typing this, Bachelor is in the process of picking up more snow — nearly two feet in the past seven days, and more snow in the forecast. Winter isn’t over.
(We were last in Bachelor this past December, and now it’s late April … and it’s still snowing. Bless you, Bachelor.)
We’ve talked about it before, but one of the things we love about Bachelor (aside from all the snow) is just how playful of a mountain it is: rolling terrain, tons of little features to hit each lap, and lots of good tree skiing.
So given that, we decided to bring a number of skis that will play to those characteristics of the mountain, including:
- the new Armada ARV 116 JJ
- the new DPS Wailer Alchemist 112
- the new Rossignol Super 7 HD
- the new LINE Sick Day 114
- the Black Crows Anima
- the ON3P Billy Goat
- the Atomic Backland FR 109
Then again, Bachelor isn’t merely playful terrain and tree skiing, it also has some very good, very long groomers, and a lot of wide-open terrain (especially off the summit) where you have the freedom to go mach looney and to make as few turns as you want. So to take advantage of that, we’re also bringing some skis that are on the ‘less playful’ / ‘more nuclear’ end of the spectrum:
- the new Nordica Enforcer 110
- the new Nordica Enforcer Pro
- the new HEAD Kore 117
- the ON3P Wrenegade 108
Of course, what’s really going to happen here is that we’ll end up subjecting all of these skis to everything Bachelor has to offer, and we’ll report back with how playful / stable / forgiving / demanding / exciting / boring / confusing / terrifying / surprising / awesome all of these skis are.
It’s going to be fun, and testing at Bachelor starts this Saturday through next week.
And you should join us!
So send us a message, or meet us this Saturday at 11 am at the Pine Marten Express Chair to make some turns, or grab a drink with us at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday at the Clearing Rock Bar in West Village Lodge.
Winter isn’t over.