Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 4.00 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.23 / 5
Crud performance: 3.75 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.75 / 5
Tentative technique doesn't cut it with the Blower. It's one of those skis that can't summon any enthusiasm until it hits a certain speed. But in the hands of an athletic ripper, it comes to life. Its long sidecut prefers to be pointed down the hill. Two sheets of metal and vertical sidewalls give it all the power you'll need. And it's wide enough to skim the deepest powder. But bring your A game. "Super-burly ride for huge dudes with huge confidence," said Elling.
Steep lines, deep snow, high speeds
Too much for most mortals