Corrections: 2011 Gear Guide

Misprints to consider as you shop for skis.
Blizzard Viva 7.6 IQ

Even Skiing Magazine makes mistakes. Here are a few things that slipped by us during the making of the 2011 Gear Guide. Please use the comment field below to alert us of any catches you make.

In the Blizzard Viva 7.6 IQ women’s ski review on page 59, the price was incorrect and the ski should have received a Killer Deal award. The correct price is $850.

In the Volkl Katana ski review on page 46, we misprinted the tip dimension. The correct measurement is 141 millimeters.

We accidentally ran some low-resolution gear images: K2 GotBack ski, page 66; Salomon Impact 10 and Idol 8 boots, page 74; Nordica Spitfire 120, page 74.

On page 12, we misspelled “Uinta” in the photo credit.



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Skiing Magazine's 2008-09 Backcountry Gear Guide

Last March, our two dozen testers hammered laps on Crested Butte’s bony steeps for two days, filling out evaluation cards after each run. The results are listed here. “AT” means the gear was reviewed by alpine-touring skiers. “Tele” means tested by telemark skiers. Some skis were tested by both groups. Our goal: to help you find your perfect backcountry setup.

When Marker introduced the Duke, they revolutionized the alpine touring market. We think they'll do it again with this lightweight, 10-DIN AT binding, which is lighter, stiffer and less expensive than comparable models.  And it sits lower on the ski for better energy transfer and performance. [$475;]

SIA: New Gear for 2011

The annual Snowsports Industries America trade show, a gathering of the ski and snowboard industries’ athletes, retailers, media, and manufacturers, is taking place right now in Denver, Colorado. We've been walking the floors to check out all the best gear for winter 2010-11, including a jacket with doughnut graphics and ski socks covered with eggs and bacon.