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Black Crows Alpine Ski Atris OverviewBlack Crows Alpine Ski Atris Side
£618.15

Flagship model at Black Crows, the Atris is back to its original shape, still as efficient in powder, both stable and fast without losing maneuverability and ease. 



Sizes available
  • 178
  • 184
  • 189
Black Crows Alpine Ski Divus OverviewBlack Crows Alpine Ski Divus Side
£582.31

The Divus is a Black Crows ski designed to be used in the resort, it offers a nice grip and lots of energy on hardpack. The rocker even makes it possible to go have fun on the sides.

Sizes available
  • 167
  • 172
  • 177
  • 182
Rossignol Alpine Ski Experience 78 Rtl Open OverviewRossignol Alpine Ski Experience 78 Rtl Open Back SALES
Recommended price £295.59
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£179.11

The Experience 78 Rtl Open is a beginner/intermediate piste ski from Rossignol offering skiers the freedom they need to explore the resort. Progressive, stable and maneuvrable.

Sizes available
  • 134
  • 142
  • 150
  • 158
  • 174
Scott Alpine Ski Pure 90 OverviewScott Alpine Ski Pure 90 Top SALES
Recommended price £267.90
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£241.83

The Scott Pure 90 is an ideal freerando ski for small and young skiers. It is both stable and performs well in a variety of conditions, while remaining light and easy to ride.

Sizes available
  • 162
  • 172
K2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 85 OverviewK2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 85 Top More reductions
Recommended price £367.27
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£275.88

Responsive, safe and versatile, the Mindbender 85 from K2 is an all-mountain ski that will allow you to discover the joys of freeride and fresh snow.  

Sizes available
  • 156
  • 163
  • 170
  • 177
Dynastar Alpine Ski M-Pro 84 OverviewDynastar Alpine Ski M-Pro 84 Back More reductions
Recommended price £421.03
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£304.55

The Dynastar M-Pro 84 ski allows you to enjoy the entire resort with good dynamics underfoot and an excellent ride.    

Sizes available
  • 163
  • 170
  • 177
  • 184
Faction Alpine Ski Prodigy 1.0X OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Prodigy 1.0X Top SALES
Recommended price £358.31
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£322.47

The Prodigy 1.0 X is a Faction women's ski designed for freestyle, offering a good level of playability for fun in the snowpark and on the slopes, while maintaining a good ride on the piste.  

Sizes available
  • 158
  • 164
  • 171
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Dynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 90 W OverviewDynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 90 W Side More reductions
Recommended price £465.83
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£327.04

The Dynastar M-pro 90 W women's ski is ideal for varying the pleasures between performance on the slopes and playability in powder snow. An invigorating model that is not too physically demanding   

Sizes available
  • 154
  • 162
Dynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 90 OverviewDynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 90 Side More reductions
Recommended price £465.83
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£327.04

The Dynastar M-pro 90 all-mountain ski allows you to trace on the slopes and have fun on the edges of the piste. A dynamic model with an excellent snow contact and an outstanding ride.   



Sizes available
  • 162
  • 170
  • 178
  • 186
Atomic Alpine Ski Maven 86 C OverviewAtomic Alpine Ski Maven 86 C Top More reductions
Recommended price £447.91
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£358.31

The Atomic Maven 86 C is a women's all-mountain ski offering a smooth and responsive ride throughout the resort, with good stability and enough versatility to head to the edges of the piste. 

Sizes available
  • 153
  • 161
  • 169
Faction Alpine Ski Dictator 1.0 Fg OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Dictator 1.0 Fg Side SALES
Recommended price £403.11
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£362.79

The Dictator 1.0 Fg is an all-mountain Faction ski that is pleasant for skiing all over the station, offering a healthy and dynamic ride on the piste as well as great efficiency in small powder snow.

Sizes available
  • 162
  • 170
  • 178
Volkl Alpine Ski Revolt 104 OverviewVolkl Alpine Ski Revolt 104 Side More reductions
Recommended price £474.79
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£379.81

The Volkl Revolt 104 backcountry freestyle skis are outstanding for their great versatility and competence, both on the still virgin mountain slopes and in the park. They are fun every day ski.

Sizes available
  • 172
  • 180
  • 188
Armada Alpine Ski Arv 96 OverviewArmada Alpine Ski Arv 96 Side SALES
Recommended price £447.91
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£380.80

The ARV 96 is an all-mountain freestyle ski that can handle any terrain and bringing with it its dynamism and freestyle skills. A powerful and playful ski designed to be enjoyed in all terrains.

Sizes available
  • 163
  • 170
  • 177
  • 184
Dynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 99 OverviewDynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 99 Side More reductions
Recommended price £537.51
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£389.76

The Dynastar M-Pro 99 is a versatile freeride ski offering everything you can dream of to charge off-piste all while remaining nimble and efficient on-piste. A true 50/50 for experienced riders.

Sizes available
  • 162
  • 170
  • 178
  • 186
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K2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 90 Ti OverviewK2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 90 Ti Top More reductions
Recommended price £551.04
-27%
£399.17

The Mindbender 90 Ti is an all-mountain ski developed by K2, offering great performance throughout the resort, with great stability thanks to its titanium reinforcement, while remaining manageable.

Sizes available
  • 163
  • 170
  • 177
  • 184
Faction Alpine Ski Prodigy 2.0X OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Prodigy 2.0X Top SALES
Recommended price £447.91
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£403.11

The Faction Prodigy 2.0 X is a women's freestyle ski offering a lot of versatility and a good balance between performance and accessibility. It allows you to ski on all types of terrain and do a lot of tricks.

Sizes available
  • 159
  • 165
  • 171
Faction Alpine Ski Dictator 2.0 Fg OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Dictator 2.0 Fg Side SALES
Recommended price £447.91
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£403.11

The Dictator 2.0 FG is a Faction ski somewhere between all-mountain and freeride, allowing one to evolve and progressively increase performance.

Sizes available
  • 163
  • 171
  • 179
  • 187
Nordica Alpine Ski Enforcer 88 OverviewNordica Alpine Ski Enforcer 88 Back More reductions
Recommended price £537.51
-24%
£407.68

The Nordica Enforcer 88 ski allows you to maintain maximum performance on the ski slopes while still being able to jump in fresh snow to vary the playground.

Sizes available
  • 172
  • 179
  • 186
Faction Alpine Ski Dictator 1.0 X OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Dictator 1.0 X Side SALES
Recommended price £501.67
-10%
£447.91

The Faction Dictator 1.0 X women's ski is a great all-mountain ski, offering stability and grip on hard snow as well as a good edge to send you on the slopes and have fun on the sides of the trail.

Sizes available
  • 154
  • 162
  • 170
Black Crows Alpine Ski Captis Birdie OverviewBlack Crows Alpine Ski Captis Birdie Side
£447.91

The Captis Birdie from Black Crows is an ultra-versatile women's ski that follows you throughout the skiing area and in a wide range of snow conditions with as always, lots of manoeuvrability and dynamism. 

Sizes available
  • 157
  • 164
  • 171
Rossignol Alpine Ski Experience 86 Ti Open OverviewRossignol Alpine Ski Experience 86 Ti Open Side More reductions
Recommended price £564.39
-15%
£474.79

The Rossignol Experience 86 Ti Open all mountain ski is the heavyweight companion of the range designed for maximum performance with a modern and eco-friendly construction. 

Sizes available
  • 167
  • 176
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Faction Alpine Ski Ct 2.0 OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Ct 2.0 Beneath SALES
Recommended price £537.51
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£483.75

The CT 2.0 is a versatile freestyle ski from Faction Skis. It allows you to ski on all types of snow with great off-piste performance, while offering serious freestyle options.

Sizes available
  • 166
  • 173
  • 178
  • 183
  • 188
Faction Alpine Ski Ct 3.0 OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Ct 3.0 Top SALES
Recommended price £627.11
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£564.39

The CT 3.0 from Faction is a high-performance backcountry freestyle ski that has developed a cult following for its powder performance, freestyle ability, playfulness and power.  

Sizes available
  • 172
  • 178
  • 184
  • 190
Black Crows Alpine Ski Serpo Overview
£627.11

The Black Crows Serpo alpine ski allows you to carve on the slopes while remaining fun and playful on a daily basis. It can also venture into the small powder fields.

Sizes available
  • 168
  • 174
  • 180
  • 186
Rossignol Alpine Ski Hero Athlete Multievent Open Overview More reductions
Recommended price £223.91
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£165.76

The Rossignol Hero Athlete Multievent Open children's ski allows a young athlete to continue to progress to a higher technical level with a high-performance model.

Sizes available
  • 127
  • 134
  • 141
  • 148
Faction Alpine Ski Prodigy 0.0 OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Prodigy 0.0 Top SALES
Recommended price £268.71
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£241.83

The Faction Prodigy 0.0 is a beginner freestyle ski offering great playability and forgiveness, great versatility to progress throughout the resort, and an attractive price/performance ratio.

Sizes available
  • 150
  • 157
  • 164
  • 171
Line Alpine Ski Pandora 84 OverviewLine Alpine Ski Pandora 84 Side More reductions
Recommended price £367.27
-24%
£275.88

The Line Pandora 84 is a women's all mountain ski offering comfort and efficiency throughout the resort, with good grip, correct lift and a well-balanced flex between stability and accessibility.  

Sizes available
  • 151
  • 158
  • 165

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I) Know your equipment: technical specifications of a ski

1) The core

The core is the soul of the ski. It defines most of its skills and gives it its personality. There are two kinds of cores :

The composite core: a core made of injected foam. Featured on entry-level and recreational skis, the composite core brings the flexibility, the forgiveness and the lightweight needed for a smooth progression.

The woodcore : wood is a fine material that has been used forever in the ski industry. It ensures responsiveness, great energy transmissions and durability.

Cores are often reinforced with fibers. It can be fibreglass for its mechanic properties, or it can be basalt or aramid or even titanal, they increase stiffness of shock absorbtion without making the ski heavier.

2) The type of construction

The CAP construction

The core lies in a shell. It is the most inexpensive construction but also the most forgiving, this is why it is widely used for building entry-level skis. It is also quite common on wide skis. The construction softens up the strong cores used to make them.

The sandwich construction

It is the sign of quality. Several layers of materials selected for their mechanical properties are added up. It makes the ski more stable, it gives the ski more edge grip, but it also makes it more demanding.

The mini-cap sandwich construction

The in-between, it is the construction that can satisfy either technical skiers or skiers in progress. The idea is to have a cap construction through the tips which delivers a nice forgiving feel.

The ski excels at carving but also allows for runs at cruising speed.

3) With or without frame?

Skis with frames (or rails) offer a wide adjustment range for ski boots and keep you slightly above the ski which enhances control and manoeuverability. Flat skis, without frames, are more technical and provide a better contact feel with the terrain. Their flexibility is also improved.

4) Camber and rocker

The camber defines the profile of the ski and where it excels.

Traditional camber: energy transmissions from edge to edge are fast and precise. Best suited for skiing on piste or groomed snow, the ski grips hard and gives a nice kick out of turns.

Flat camber: Highly forgiving, the ski pivots effortlessly and delivers a nice edge control on piste. It is quite used on freestyle and backcountry skis offering playfulness.

Reverse camber: Excels on powder snow. It enhances the ski floatation and provides an intuitive pivot. Fat freeride skis often combine this profile with two rockered tips which brings manoeuverability to its best.

Rocker: the rocker was borrowed from snowboard. Designers were inspired by the board’s shapes and added to skis a progressive rise of the tip. It can be slightly raised on all-mountain skis or it can be quite important on fat freeride skis. The rocker has two goals. It enhances turn initiations and manoeuverability on one hand and increases floatation on deep powder on the other hand.

A rocker isn’t specific to the fore (shovel) but can also be used through the tail of the ski. It is called a dual rocker and it is generally featured on freestyle or backcountry skis where playfulness and control are very important.

5) Sidecuts and turning radius

Measurements of the ski are called sidecuts. Each measure gives you the widest/narrowest width in three essential points: tip, waist and tail. Example: A ski having the following sidecuts 121-76-111 features a tip width at 121mm, a waist width at 76mm and a tail width at 111mm.

The higher the difference is between waist and tips, the bigger the sidecuts will be. Sidecuts help define the ski category, its turning radius and how manoeuverable it is : a ski with a short turning radius (between 10 and 14 meters on an adult model) will be very intuitive and agile through short turns. A longer radius (from 18 to 22m) will increase the ski’ statbility but will reduce its agility. Long turns are easier to perform.

The turning radius varies according to the pressure applied on the ski, therefore, the figure given is not an exact value but it gives you an idea.

6) What width for what use ?

  • 65 - 75 mm: ski designed for piste-skiing
  • 75-85 mm: 70% piste - 30% soft snow
  • 85-95 mm: 50% piste - 50% soft snow
  • 95-110 mm: 40% piste - 60% soft snow
  • + 110 mm: 20% piste - 80% soft snow

II) Glisshop tips:

  • Try to assess your ski level
  • Get in touch with Glisshop staff to help you find the ski that best suits you
  • Don't overlook the maintenance of your ski gear

Now that you’ve got the basics, all that’s left to do is picking your new favourite brand. Black Crows, Amplid, Atomic, Black Diamond,Blizzard, Dynastar, Elan, Fischer, Head, Lib Tech, Movement, Nordica, Rossignol, Roxy, Salomon, Scott, Volkl, Zag, Faction, Armada, Line and K2 should be good starting points!