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Luggage Every Skier Needs

Whether you’re on a short ski trip or a multi-day mission, here’s some crucial equipment that’ll help your gear travel comfortably.

2016's Best Skis: Powder tout SKIS.com Gear Week

2016's Best Skis: Powder

Given how much time you spend dreaming of powder, you may as well own one of these skis that'll let you crush it.

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.

SIA Preview: Skis

SIA Preview: Skis

Lighter, fatter, and rocker/camber combos are some trends you’ll see in next year’s skis.

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Ski of the Week: Volkl Mantra

The Mantra has been a mainstay in Volkl's freeskiing line. It's quick and snappy on hard snow, but wide enough for a powder day. Here's what the testers thought.

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.

Rocker Combo

School of Rocker - The Skis

It’s here to stay, and it’s not just for powder skis anymore. Manufacturers are offering new hybrids that’ll help anyone—anyone—ski better.

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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.

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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: