VIDEO: SKI Test 2012

Testers visit Snowbird to demo the latest gear for the 2012 SKI Test. Check out these videos for info and reviews on next seasons skis.
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SKI Magazine editor, Kim Beekman, explains how testers rank skis on everything from flexibility to floatation.

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Hear what tester Sarah Scott and Salomon’s Hilary Hutchenson have to say about the Salomon Rockette 90.

Check out more videos from the 2012 SKI Test here.

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