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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THE BUNCH - LONGING FOR ÁHKKÁ TRAILER

THE BUNCH - LONGING FOR ÁHKKÁ TRAILER

The Bunch has released the trailer for their award-winning documentary feature film, Longing for Áhkká, which tells the compelling story of two blood-related Arctic expeditions.

THE BUNCH - LONGING FOR ÁHKKÁ TRAILER

The Bunch has released the trailer for their award-winning documentary feature film, Longing for Áhkká, which tells the compelling story of two blood-related Arctic expeditions.

MTL 2

MTL 2

Xavier Mayrand has just released his latest short movie, MTL 2, which showcases another street skiing exploration of Montréal.

MTL 2

Xavier Mayrand has just released his latest short movie, MTL 2, which showcases another street skiing exploration of Montréal.

BEYOND BEGBIE

BEYOND BEGBIE

Following its successful theatrical tour across North America, Beyond Begbie is now available to watch via Airtime Streaming.

BEYOND BEGBIE

Following its successful theatrical tour across North America, Beyond Begbie is now available to watch via Airtime Streaming.

PEOPLE LIKE US

PEOPLE LIKE US

People Like Us is a film that celebrates the existence of queer folks in non-urban environments and shows that healthy queer communities can flourish in small mountain towns.

PEOPLE LIKE US

People Like Us is a film that celebrates the existence of queer folks in non-urban environments and shows that healthy queer communities can flourish in small mountain towns.

APOLLO

APOLLO

Apollo, a visually stunning short film from Cam McLeod starring Marcus Caston, pays homage to an aging fixed grip chairlift in Nordic Valley, Utah.

APOLLO

Apollo, a visually stunning short film from Cam McLeod starring Marcus Caston, pays homage to an aging fixed grip chairlift in Nordic Valley, Utah.

SKI TRAINING WITH JACK LINK’S & SASQUATCH

SKI TRAINING WITH JACK LINK’S & SASQUATCH

Can’t land that elusive trick? A Jack Link's-fuelled and Sasquatch-led training regimen have you covered.

SKI TRAINING WITH JACK LINK’S & SASQUATCH

Can’t land that elusive trick? A Jack Link's-fuelled and Sasquatch-led training regimen have you covered.

CK9 STUDIOS x THE BLONDES - HOW DID WE GET HERE?

CK9 STUDIOS x THE BLONDES - HOW DID WE GET HERE?

CK9 Studios and The Blondes have just released their heartfelt, fun-filled and highly entertaining film, How Did We Get Here, presented by The North Face.

CK9 STUDIOS x THE BLONDES - HOW DID WE GET HERE?

CK9 Studios and The Blondes have just released their heartfelt, fun-filled and highly entertaining film, How Did We Get Here, presented by The North Face.

CK9 STUDIOS x SAM KUCH - SPACE CRAFT

CK9 STUDIOS x SAM KUCH - SPACE CRAFT

Fly along with Sam Kuch as he explores the parallels between skiing and space travel in a new short film from CK9 Studios presented by Arc'teryx, Space Craft.

CK9 STUDIOS x SAM KUCH - SPACE CRAFT

Fly along with Sam Kuch as he explores the parallels between skiing and space travel in a new short film from CK9 Studios presented by Arc'teryx, Space Craft.

HOME, SICK! TOO GOOD TO LEAVE

HOME, SICK! TOO GOOD TO LEAVE

The Ski For The Love crew is back with their latest fun-filled, Lake Tahoe-based film, Home, Sick! Too Good To Leave.

HOME, SICK! TOO GOOD TO LEAVE

The Ski For The Love crew is back with their latest fun-filled, Lake Tahoe-based film, Home, Sick! Too Good To Leave.

LAKE EFFECT - A MICHIGAN SKI FILM

LAKE EFFECT - A MICHIGAN SKI FILM

In quite possibly the most feel good ski movie of the year, Mike King rediscovers the unique terrain, ski culture and people in his home state of Michigan.

LAKE EFFECT - A MICHIGAN SKI FILM

In quite possibly the most feel good ski movie of the year, Mike King rediscovers the unique terrain, ski culture and people in his home state of Michigan.

INDEPENDENCE

INDEPENDENCE

In a new edit from Aidan Croskrey, Jessica McPhee shares her story of becoming a sit-skier, and how she rediscovered the feeling of freedom that comes with sliding down snow.

INDEPENDENCE

In a new edit from Aidan Croskrey, Jessica McPhee shares her story of becoming a sit-skier, and how she rediscovered the feeling of freedom that comes with sliding down snow.

MONOCHROME

MONOCHROME

With Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, British Columbia hosting the Freeride World Tour (FWT) two months from today, it’s time for a look back at last year’s event.

MONOCHROME

With Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, British Columbia hosting the Freeride World Tour (FWT) two months from today, it’s time for a look back at last year’s event.