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Ski Sticker Collection

Ski Stickers

Skier Peter Troller started collecting Head, Nordica, K2, and other stickers as an Ohio youngster. Now his kids are into it.

Julia Mancuso Signs with Volkl

Julia Mancuso Signs with Volkl

There's a reason Olympic ski racer Julia Mancuso switched to Volkl Skis this week: They make fast, stable skis. We tested some of next year’s Volkl skis for women, including the Kenja, the Kiku, and the Fuego—see the reviews here. And if they're good enough for Julia, they're good enough for us. By Katie Matteson.

Patagonia's SIA product

Style Watch 2010-2011

We spent last week cruising the aisles of the ski industry's largest trade show to see what styles, technologies and stories you'll be hearing more about next season.

Fuego (2010)

People's Ski Test 2010, Volkl

Given the conditions (hardpack), the Gotamas, Mantras and Katanas and Kikus mostly stayed in the rack. Folks were more interested in the narrower waists. We had some racers in the house, as evidenced by the cards we got on the Racetiger competition boards. But the ACs (AC50 and AC30) were the most popular test models, followed by the narrower, racier Tigersharks(11 Foot, 10 Foot and 8 Foot). On the women’s side, the Fuego and Aurora were the most-tested. If citizen testers vote with their feet—testing the brands they think they like best—then Volkl was the top vote-getter. Among skis that got enough test runs for a valid result, here are the rankings:

SKI Magazine's first People’s Ski Test at Okemo

The People’s Choice

Are you a believer in the wisdom of the masses? We invited anyone who was willing to come be our ski testers for a weekend. And here’s what they told us.