For five glorious days in early March of 2021, 27 veteran gear testers enjoyed a short reprieve from pandemic life and got back to doing what they love: Skiing with their friends. We had to dispense with the usual après parties, but that didn’t cramp anyone’s style. At the end of the week, everyone skied their legs off, testing more than 200 pairs of skis to determine the top performers.
Their picks and recommendations for 2022 are splashed across SKI’s 2022 Gear Guide pages and online on our Gear hub. Why should you trust their reviews? Because, as you’ll see below, these people know skis—like, really know them. They’ve dedicated their lives and careers to this sport, so if they collectively decide a ski is impressive, trust them.