SKI Magazine’s 2008-09 Gear Test: Gear for Expert Skiers

Have an appetite for big mountains and big snow? SKI’s Director of Instruction, Michael Rogan, takes a closer look at the expert ski categories from the magazine’s 2008-09 Buyers Guide. Check out this clip and see which skis are right for you.
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Check out more videos from the 2008 gear test at Deer Valley:

How the Test Works

How to Shop For Gear

How to Find the Right Gear For You – Intermediate Skiers

To see the results of SKI’s gear test, check out the latest Buyers Guide for reviews of all the latest and greatest skis and boots.


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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.