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The Ski You Need

There's a ski out there that's perfect for you. Here's how to find it.

The Test

  • Yes or No: You enjoy fresh corduroy. 

    Yes or No: Your spouse is comfortable with you skiing out of bounds.

    Yes or No: Huge, icy January bumps? No problem.

    Yes or No: Transitioning from crud to powder to ice to crud: Smooth sailing.

    Yes or No: You drop at least one toenail each season.

    Yes or No: You rarely fall.

    Yes or No: You rarely fall, but when you do, people cheer from the lifts.

    Yes or No: You know your ski’s waist width.

    Yes or No: You know your boot-sole length.

  • Yes or No: When you tackle legit blacks, it’s not just survival skiing.
  • Yes or No: Bumps, powder, trees, steeps: If you see it, you ski it.
  • Yes or No: Powder? The deeper the better, baby.
  • Yes or No: You know a carve from a skid.
  • Yes or No: You’re sure you know a carve from a skid.
  • Yes or No: You make tough conditions look easy, anywhere on the hill.
  • Yes or No: You’re comfortable skiing out of bounds.

If you answered YES to 0-7, you are: TRUE INTERMEDIATE

If you answered YES to 8-14, you are: TRUE EXPERT

I answered YES to 15-16, you are: HIGH EXPERT


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