Author Topic: All-mountain shortlist, please!  (Read 996 times)


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Re: All-mountain shortlist, please!
« on: January 12, 2012, 11:00:21 am »
Yes, narrower skis are more typical here in Europe. However, the area I'm going to is probably one of the 2 or 3 best places in Europe for off-piste (Monte Rosa is Western Europe's second highest mountain and it's HUGE), so it tends to attract serious powder skiers from all over Europe (particularly Scandinavia, it seems), and wide skis are a lot more common than in most places. I can't see myself hiring anything really wide, though - all I want is something which won't let me down too much on either hard or soft snow. Last time I skied (in Bulgaria) I hired Head Monster 82s, which I loved, and which I didn't feel compromised my PMTS carving attempts too much, so something akin to those is probably what I'll go for, if I can find anything.

The last couple of times I've been here I've hired skis from a great place which allowed me to change as often as I like and had top quality skis, well tuned. I'm staying in the next valley this time, though, so I don't know what the rental place is going to be like. (I'd hire skis from the shop I've used before, but the only way to get there from Gressoney is on skis...).