Carv­ing is cool again. Get on board this sea­son with a new pair of knives—prefer­ably one that per­formed well in our first-ever Race Ski Test.

KEEP IT ON THE SNOW THIS WIN­TER WITH SKIS THAT ARE DE­SIGNED TO CHARGE ON EDGE AND SLICE UP GROOMERS WITH AG­GRES­SION.

SKI - - CONTENTS - By Jon Jay

After years of play­ing sec­ond fid­dle to fat and rock­ered

skis, carvers are fi­nally cool again. A num­ber of brands are in­tro­duc­ing sexy con­sumer race set-ups that can go faster than you can ski, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to find out how fast that ac­tu­ally is.

In honor of th­ese new hot rods of ski­ing, SKI hosted its first-ever Race Ski Test at Cop­per Moun­tain, Colo., us­ing the same slopes that the U.S. Ski Team trains on in Novem­ber. Brands that par­tic­i­pated in our an­nual SKI Test were in­vited to bring skis for beer league rac­ers and cor­duroy killers.

Testers: Chris Bivona, Mike Britt, Tim Dyer, Renée Geary, Nick Loomans, Charlie Noone, Lisa Per­ri­cone, and Rex Wehrman. No one won gold, but they did get cus­tom hats from Ski Town All-Stars.

Note: SKI is not re­spon­si­ble for any pulled passes that might re­sult from us­ing the fol­low­ing skis.

Mike Britt carves up Andy’s Encore, Cop­per Moun­tain, Colo.

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