1. dovski

    End of Season Ski Deals

    We have had a lot of threads and discussions about resorts closing, covid … you name it this week. Do not want to discount the importance of those threads or the gravity and human impact of our current situation, but need a brief escape from all of it. With that said I thought I would start a...
  2. M

    Binding for Flat Nordica Spitfire 80

    If going with the flat ski version of the Spitfire 80, what binding would you guys put on there? I know the SkiEssentials guys mentioned a Pivot 18, but what would be some other options that might work well?
  3. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Fischer RC One 86 GT Review

    Our latest review on Chairlift Chat is the 2020 Fischer RC One 86 GT! We're all pretty darn impressed by these new skis. Definitely takes the Pro Mountain skis to the next level.
  4. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Volkl Mantra 102 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we review the new 2020 Volkl Mantra 102!
  5. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored Rollerblade Twister Edge Skate Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we switched things up and review the Rollerblade Twister Edge! Super versatile skate. Urban commuting, skiing cross-training, recreational skating, you can do a lot on it!
  6. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Fischer Ranger 94 FR Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we review the new 2020 Fischer Ranger 94 FR! We're also giving a pair away in our SkiHappy Photo Contest this month. Get your photos entered by the end of April for a chance to win!
  7. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 K2 Mindbender 90 Ti Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a look at the new 2020 K2 Mindbender 90 Ti! Easily one of the most versatile skis in this width range. We're pretty stoked on the new collection as a whole! This thing made me feel like I actually know how to ski bumps...
  8. Tricia

    Individual Review Long-Term Review: K2 Mindbender 88Ti Alliance

    Dimensions: 125-88-112 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 149, 156, 163, 170 Size tested: 170 Design: All New I am one of the women fortunate enough to get an early look at a K2 Mindbender Alliance ski. First, let's talk about the name "Alliance." The K2 Alliance program was started more than 20 years...
  9. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Volkl Deacon 76 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the 2019 Volkl Deacon 76. These things rip! Has anyone been on them yet?
  10. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Men's 90 mm All-Mountain Ski Comparison

    This week on Chairlift Chat we compare 15 different men's all-mountain skis in the 90 mm waist width range and discuss what type of skier they would be best for. Don't forget we have a whole heap of more information on these skis in our 2019 Ski Test results as well as our full length ski...
  11. SkiEssentials

    Comparison of Discounted POC Helmets

    Right now we have quite a few POC helmets at a significant discount off MSRP. This week on Chairlift Chat we compare and contrast four POC helmets and discuss who'd they be best for. As always, if you're interested, don't hesitate to reach out for a special PugSki discounts!
  12. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Armada Tracer 108 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the 2019 Armada Tracer 108! Has anyone been on these skis? Very fun, super versatile, would make a great AT ski!
  13. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Nordica Soul Rider 97 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the 2019 Nordica Soul Rirder 97. I (Jeff) spent a lot of time on this ski last winter. It's a super fun daily driver for anyone looking for a versatile and playful all mountain ski. Not quite Enforcer-level power or stability, but a very...
  14. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Ski Test

    It's here! We are psyched to share the results from our 2nd Annual Ski Test! We really tried to take the test to the next level this year. We tested 149 skis, had 46 testers, and this year the test was increased to a total of about 100,000 words, 145 videos, and about 1,000 supporting images...
  15. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 K2 Brand Preview

    K2 is one of those brands that just keeps producing high quality skis that are really fun to ride, and 2019 is certainly no exception. This week on Chairlift Chat we walk you through their collection for the upcoming ski season! You'll find results on a lot of their skis in our 2019 ski test...
  16. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Kastle FX 95 HP Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the 2019 Kastle FX 95 HP, discuss why it has such a high price tag, compare it to some similar skis, and more. Right now we have both the 2019 graphic available as well as the 2017, which is discounted over $500! Of course, if you're...
  17. SBrown

    Holiday Stocking Busters

    Kulkea With your minimalist day pack, you’ll have what you need for a day on the hill and trail. You won't have to head back to the lodge or lot to shed a layer, swap out goggles for sunglasses, or fuel up for the afternoon. The Micro Pack is a super-low-profile, lift-friendly, lightweight pack...
  18. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison SkiEssentials Blizzard Brahma SP vs Nordica NRGy 85 R

    Longtime sponsor @SkiEssentials is having a sale on two under-the-radar skis, the Blizzard Brahma SP and Nordica NRGy 85 R. These skis will prove difficult to research, because they are not “in line” skis, which means they are not in the catalogs, in regular product mixes, or on a ski shop's...
  19. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2018 Ski Test - Behind the Scenes

    Hey PugSkiers! We've had a lot of questions and comments about our ski test, so we decided to put together a little "Behind the Scenes" article. Although not featured in the video, @Philpug and @Tricia made an appearance! We're already looking forward to the 2019 Ski Test, which we plan on...
  20. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2018 Rossignol Experience 88 HD Review

    Hey PugSkiers! It's been a little while since our last full length 2018 ski review, but we're kicking things back off with the 2018 Rossignol Experience 88 HD. No structural changes to this ski from 2017 to 2018, but we didn't do a full review of it last season and wanted to take some time to...