We spend a lot of time answering questions from readers about ski quivers. They’re good questions.
If you’re going to own a couple pairs of skis, it’s smart to figure out (a) why it’s worth owning more than a single pair of skis, and (b) how to put together a collection that will optimize the amount of fun you’ll have on the mountain.
And as you’ll come to see, there is no such thing as the single perfect quiver for everyone. That answer very much depends on where you ski and how you ski.
So rather than say a bunch about quivers in general, we’ve asked some of our reviewers to explain their personal selections for a three-ski quiver, two-ski quiver, and one-ski quiver.
As you’ll quickly see, there are a number of ways to skin the proverbial cat, and hopefully some of our answers will help you figure out (a) whether you’re more of a 1, 2, or 3 ski-quiver guy or girl, and (b) provide a bit of direction on how to go about building your own quiver.
And so, the questions:
I. Which currently available skis would you pick for your own three-ski quiver?
II. What skis were the most difficult to leave off your list?
III. What skis do you imagine have the greatest likelihood of making your list, if and when you get to ski them, or get to ski them more?
IV. If you had to choose a single brand from which to build your 3-ski quiver, which company would you pick?
• Our selections are not necessarily the answer to the question, What are the best skis out there? These selections reflect our opinions about the best pairings.
• We can only include skis we’ve actually tested. So if you’re favorite ski doesn’t make the list, it may be because we haven’t skied it. So continue to let us know the skis you want to see reviewed, or contact your favorite ski company and tell them to submit your pride and joy.
• If you want to brush up on how we operate around here, please see the Blister Manifesto.
NEXT: The Selections
• Jonathan Ellsworth