It’s hard to beat the feeling of getting new skis, but deciding which pair to buy can be a daunting prospect for some. So to lend a helping hand, we’re proud to present the 2024 Buyer’s Guide, which is supplemented by the suitably-named People’s Ski Test. For the former, we took to the slopes of Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, B.C. last winter to curate reviews on 30 pairs of skis from 12 individuals, who (with the exception of our editor) work regular, everyday jobs outside of the ski industry, and pay full price for skis. Instead of enlisting professional athletes or sponsored ski instructors as testers, we recruited a school principal, hardware store owner, highway operations manager, rope access technician, climate risk analyst, MRI technologist, tree planter, electrical engineer, arborist, geologist and journalist to spend six weeks putting some of the year’s top skis through the paces in a wide variety of snow conditions and terrain. Then, once the lifts stopped turning, we asked them to share their unbiased and impartial thoughts on the skis they liked best in both written and video form, complete with POV footage of them testing the skis. Check out the results below, and discover which ski may just be perfect for you. 

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FREERIDE WORLD TOUR KICKING HORSE PRO RECAP

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR KICKING HORSE PRO RECAP

The second stop of the 2024 Freeride World Tour went off yesterday at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C.

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR KICKING HORSE PRO RECAP

The second stop of the 2024 Freeride World Tour went off yesterday at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C.

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - SIMON HILLIS

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - SIMON HILLIS

On the latest episode of the Low Pressure Podcast, Mark Warner sits down with one of the nicest and most naturally talented guys in skiing, Simon Hillis.

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - SIMON HILLIS

On the latest episode of the Low Pressure Podcast, Mark Warner sits down with one of the nicest and most naturally talented guys in skiing, Simon Hillis.

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR KICKING HORSE PREVIEW

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR KICKING HORSE PREVIEW

The second stop of the 2024 Freeride World Tour is set to go down next week at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C., with a weather window of February...

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR KICKING HORSE PREVIEW

The second stop of the 2024 Freeride World Tour is set to go down next week at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C., with a weather window of February...

FISCHER CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

FISCHER CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

Fischer, a global leader in the sporting goods industry, is thrilled to announce the celebration of its 100th anniversary.

FISCHER CELEBRATES A CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE

Fischer, a global leader in the sporting goods industry, is thrilled to announce the celebration of its 100th anniversary.

X GAMES 2024 RECAP

X GAMES 2024 RECAP

The most iconic event in action sports, X Games, went off in Aspen, Colorado over the weekend. Here's a look at what took place.

X GAMES 2024 RECAP

The most iconic event in action sports, X Games, went off in Aspen, Colorado over the weekend. Here's a look at what took place.

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR VERBIER PRO RECAP

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR VERBIER PRO RECAP

Here's a look at what went down this weekend during the first stop of the 2024 Freeride World Tour presented by Peak Performance.

FREERIDE WORLD TOUR VERBIER PRO RECAP

Here's a look at what went down this weekend during the first stop of the 2024 Freeride World Tour presented by Peak Performance.

2025 PRODUCT PREVIEW & SUN PEAKS DEALER DEMO RECAP

2025 PRODUCT PREVIEW & SUN PEAKS DEALER DEMO RECAP

We made our way to Sun Peaks Resort for the B.C. Dealer Demo to try out some 2024/2025 skis. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect next winter.

2025 PRODUCT PREVIEW & SUN PEAKS DEALER DEMO RECAP

We made our way to Sun Peaks Resort for the B.C. Dealer Demo to try out some 2024/2025 skis. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect next winter.

ATOMIC DEBUTS 2024/2025 FREERIDE COLLECTION

ATOMIC DEBUTS 2024/2025 FREERIDE COLLECTION

New Maverick and Maven, new Bent Family, and new Backland skis bring freeride to the forefront.

ATOMIC DEBUTS 2024/2025 FREERIDE COLLECTION

New Maverick and Maven, new Bent Family, and new Backland skis bring freeride to the forefront.

NORDICA ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW ENFORCER & SANTA ANA COLLECTIONS

NORDICA ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW ENFORCER & SANTA ANA ...

Nordica celebrates 10 years of the Enforcer and Santa Ana by announcing all-new 2025 collections.

NORDICA ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW ENFORCER & SANTA ANA ...

Nordica celebrates 10 years of the Enforcer and Santa Ana by announcing all-new 2025 collections.

ELAN SKIS PRODUCTION PROCESS

ELAN SKIS PRODUCTION PROCESS

Discover how Elan Skis are made using a combination of advanced digitalization, robotics, and handcrafting skills, with one aim—to produce the best skis in the world.

ELAN SKIS PRODUCTION PROCESS

Discover how Elan Skis are made using a combination of advanced digitalization, robotics, and handcrafting skills, with one aim—to produce the best skis in the world.

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - GRANT GUNDERSON

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - GRANT GUNDERSON

For the latest episode of the Low Pressure Podcast, Mark Warner sits down with one of the ski industry’s all-time great photographers, Grant Gunderson.

LOW PRESSURE PODCAST - GRANT GUNDERSON

For the latest episode of the Low Pressure Podcast, Mark Warner sits down with one of the ski industry’s all-time great photographers, Grant Gunderson.

BLIZZARD UNLEASHES ANOMALY COLLECTION

BLIZZARD UNLEASHES ANOMALY COLLECTION

Blizzard is proud to introduce a brand-new collection of all-mountain skis crafted for skiers who defy the ordinary, Anomaly.

BLIZZARD UNLEASHES ANOMALY COLLECTION

Blizzard is proud to introduce a brand-new collection of all-mountain skis crafted for skiers who defy the ordinary, Anomaly.