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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PEAK AND PASSAGES TEASER

PEAK AND PASSAGES TEASER

KGB Productions is proud to present the teaser for the first season of a new film series that celebrates doing life your own way—no matter how hard that may be.

PEAK AND PASSAGES TEASER

KGB Productions is proud to present the teaser for the first season of a new film series that celebrates doing life your own way—no matter how hard that may be.

TANNER HALL - XL

TANNER HALL - XL

To celebrate his 40th birthday, one of the biggest icons in the history of freeskiing, Tanner Hall, has released his latest short film, XL.

TANNER HALL - XL

To celebrate his 40th birthday, one of the biggest icons in the history of freeskiing, Tanner Hall, has released his latest short film, XL.

BLIZZARD TECNICA PRESENTS: PRESS SEND - THE MOVIE

BLIZZARD TECNICA PRESENTS: PRESS SEND - THE MOVIE

Watch Elyse Saugstad, Connery Lundin and Noah Gaffney whip up an out of office reply in an entertaining and unique short film from Scott Gaffney presented by Blizzard Tecnica, Press...

BLIZZARD TECNICA PRESENTS: PRESS SEND - THE MOVIE

Watch Elyse Saugstad, Connery Lundin and Noah Gaffney whip up an out of office reply in an entertaining and unique short film from Scott Gaffney presented by Blizzard Tecnica, Press...

BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT'S 5x7 PASS

BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT'S 5x7 PASS

The Early Bird pricing deadline for Blue Mountain Resort's 5x7® Pass—which gets you on the slopes five days and seven nights a week with minimal blackout dates—is this Thursday.

BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT'S 5x7 PASS

The Early Bird pricing deadline for Blue Mountain Resort's 5x7® Pass—which gets you on the slopes five days and seven nights a week with minimal blackout dates—is this Thursday.

WATER THE PLANTS TRAILER

WATER THE PLANTS TRAILER

The talented Joey Kraft has released the trailer for his latest well-rounded short film, Water The Plants.

WATER THE PLANTS TRAILER

The talented Joey Kraft has released the trailer for his latest well-rounded short film, Water The Plants.

UNIFIED - HEAD TEAM MOVIE TEASER

UNIFIED - HEAD TEAM MOVIE TEASER

Head, in conjunction with Jeff Thomas Creative, is proud to present the official teaser for its inaugural, feature-length team film, Unified.

UNIFIED - HEAD TEAM MOVIE TEASER

Head, in conjunction with Jeff Thomas Creative, is proud to present the official teaser for its inaugural, feature-length team film, Unified.

PEOPLE LIKE US TRAILER

PEOPLE LIKE US TRAILER

Take in the trailer for People Like Us, which follows Ryan Collins as he explores the implications of being a gay man in Revelstoke, B.C.

PEOPLE LIKE US TRAILER

Take in the trailer for People Like Us, which follows Ryan Collins as he explores the implications of being a gay man in Revelstoke, B.C.

BLANK COLLECTIVE FILMS - FORTUNE HUNTERS TRAILER

BLANK COLLECTIVE FILMS - FORTUNE HUNTERS TRAILER

Blank Collective Films has released the trailer for their latest feature-length ski movie, Fortune Hunters.

BLANK COLLECTIVE FILMS - FORTUNE HUNTERS TRAILER

Blank Collective Films has released the trailer for their latest feature-length ski movie, Fortune Hunters.

THE FACTION COLLECTIVE - ABSTRACT: A FREESKI EXHIBITION TRAILER

THE FACTION COLLECTIVE - ABSTRACT: A FREESKI EX...

Skiing is not art, and skiers are not artists. Unless, of course, skiing is art and skiers are artists? Faction Skis' fourth feature film, Abstract: A Freeski Exhibition, exhibits pure...

THE FACTION COLLECTIVE - ABSTRACT: A FREESKI EX...

Skiing is not art, and skiers are not artists. Unless, of course, skiing is art and skiers are artists? Faction Skis' fourth feature film, Abstract: A Freeski Exhibition, exhibits pure...

MATCHSTICK PRODUCTIONS - THE LAND OF GIANTS TRAILER

MATCHSTICK PRODUCTIONS - THE LAND OF GIANTS TRA...

Matchstick Productions has released the large and in charge trailer for their latest feature film, The Land of Giants.

MATCHSTICK PRODUCTIONS - THE LAND OF GIANTS TRA...

Matchstick Productions has released the large and in charge trailer for their latest feature film, The Land of Giants.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME TRAILER

HOME AWAY FROM HOME TRAILER

Watch Max Martin fulfill his childhood dream of tearing up Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C. and Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the trailer for Home Away From Home.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME TRAILER

Watch Max Martin fulfill his childhood dream of tearing up Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C. and Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the trailer for Home Away From Home.

LEGENDS IN THE MAKING: SIMON HILLIS

LEGENDS IN THE MAKING: SIMON HILLIS

In the latest episode of Teton Gravity Research’s Legends In The Making, the Rossland, B.C.-based freeskier Simon Hillis shreds pow like he’s never known anything else.

LEGENDS IN THE MAKING: SIMON HILLIS

In the latest episode of Teton Gravity Research’s Legends In The Making, the Rossland, B.C.-based freeskier Simon Hillis shreds pow like he’s never known anything else.