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 SKIING & SNOWBOARDING APPROVED AS FIS OFFICIAL DISCIPLINE

FREERIDE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING APPROVED AS FIS ...

The International Ski & Snowboard Federation (FIS) has recognized freeride skiing and snowboarding as an official discipline, enhancing the potential for future inclusion in the Winter Olympic Games.

FREERIDE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING APPROVED AS FIS ...

The International Ski & Snowboard Federation (FIS) has recognized freeride skiing and snowboarding as an official discipline, enhancing the potential for future inclusion in the Winter Olympic Games.

iF3 FESTIVAL FILM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

iF3 FESTIVAL FILM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Film registration is now open for the 17th edition of the iF3 Festival, which will take place from October 16th - 19th in Whistler, B.C.

iF3 FESTIVAL FILM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Film registration is now open for the 17th edition of the iF3 Festival, which will take place from October 16th - 19th in Whistler, B.C.

BUY SELL TRADE

BUY SELL TRADE

With winter now in the rearview mirror, people will inevitably begin selling their old ski gear online. Here’s a humorous and helpful guide to avoid getting fleeced.

BUY SELL TRADE

With winter now in the rearview mirror, people will inevitably begin selling their old ski gear online. Here’s a humorous and helpful guide to avoid getting fleeced.

KAI JONES JOINS LÉ BENT

KAI JONES JOINS LÉ BENT

Lé Bent, makers of next-to-skin performance apparel, is proud to welcome freeskier Kai Jones to the brand’s pro team.

KAI JONES JOINS LÉ BENT

Lé Bent, makers of next-to-skin performance apparel, is proud to welcome freeskier Kai Jones to the brand’s pro team.

OUT OF SERVICE - CURSE OF THE WIFI PASSWORD

OUT OF SERVICE - CURSE OF THE WIFI PASSWORD

The multi-talented Out of Service crew has released its third place-winning entry from the Intersection film contest during the World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C., Curse of the...

OUT OF SERVICE - CURSE OF THE WIFI PASSWORD

The multi-talented Out of Service crew has released its third place-winning entry from the Intersection film contest during the World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C., Curse of the...

SWATCH NINES RECAP

SWATCH NINES RECAP

Here’s a look at everything that went down during the iconic event, including broken records, the Rider’s Choice Awards, and a 27-minute documentary that offers an immersive experience of “The...

SWATCH NINES RECAP

Here’s a look at everything that went down during the iconic event, including broken records, the Rider’s Choice Awards, and a 27-minute documentary that offers an immersive experience of “The...

THE CUT RAIL JAM RECAP

THE CUT RAIL JAM RECAP

Thousands of spectators turned up this past weekend to watch the show on Whistler Mountain during the World Ski & Snowboard Festival.

THE CUT RAIL JAM RECAP

Thousands of spectators turned up this past weekend to watch the show on Whistler Mountain during the World Ski & Snowboard Festival.

INTERSECTION RECAP

INTERSECTION RECAP

Joey Kraft and The Reserves win first place at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival’s Intersection presented By Monster Energy.

INTERSECTION RECAP

Joey Kraft and The Reserves win first place at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival’s Intersection presented By Monster Energy.

SEA TO SKY PHOTO CHALLENGE RECAP

SEA TO SKY PHOTO CHALLENGE RECAP

Nicolas Teichrob wins Best in Show and the People’s Choice Award at The Sea to Sky Photo Challenge during the ongoing World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C.

SEA TO SKY PHOTO CHALLENGE RECAP

Nicolas Teichrob wins Best in Show and the People’s Choice Award at The Sea to Sky Photo Challenge during the ongoing World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C.

72 HOUR FILMMAKER SHOWDOWN RECAP

72 HOUR FILMMAKER SHOWDOWN RECAP

2 Dontas 1 Proctor win first place & People’s Choice at the World ski & Snowboard Festival’s 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown in Whistler, B.C.w

72 HOUR FILMMAKER SHOWDOWN RECAP

2 Dontas 1 Proctor win first place & People’s Choice at the World ski & Snowboard Festival’s 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown in Whistler, B.C.w

SWATCH NINES COURSE PREVIEW

SWATCH NINES COURSE PREVIEW

After months of planning and weeks of snow shaping, “The Perfect Hip” is ready for action.

SWATCH NINES COURSE PREVIEW

After months of planning and weeks of snow shaping, “The Perfect Hip” is ready for action.

WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL BEGINS TODAY

WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL BEGINS TODAY

The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) kicks off today in Whistler, B.C. Here's a look at the full schedule of events.

WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL BEGINS TODAY

The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) kicks off today in Whistler, B.C. Here's a look at the full schedule of events.