Gear of the Year - 2019
Austrian brand Blizzard dominated both the men’s and the women’s test in our 2019 GearGuide, but none of the brand’s skis got the testers’ blood pumping quite like the Firebird. The key factor is the carbon technologies that run both underneath the binding plate and vertically through the core of the ski, making the Firebird WRC playful and resilient in and out of turns, and damp throughout the arc. This ski is at the top of its class and is a must-try for anyone anxious to make carving fun again.
Gear Guide 2019 - BEST IN TEST
The Firebird WRC made fast and beautiful turns quicker than testers could think. With two unique carbon technologies—one that maximizes edge hold and stability through the turn, and another that increases rebound and creates powerful transitions—this ski rewarded testers who invested power into it.
Strengths: Stability at Speed, Quickness