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Skis

Buying a new pair of skis on Glisshop?

Then here we are, check out our wide selection of skis without bindings. On glisshop.co.uk, we have one of the largest range of skis available on the Internet at the best prices. In this selection you can find skis for the entire family, men skis, women skis or kids skis, each of which having its own capabilities. From freestyle skis to all-mountain ones, from piste skis to freeride ones, we have them all. Freestyle skis are generally shorter and twin-tipped allowing for switch riding. All-mountain skis are more versatile and feature a beefy construction with all-terrain rockers. Freeride skis are the widest ones so they can float effortlessly on powder snow while piste skis are lively and grippy to perform on the hardpack. To know more about skis, we wrote a quick guide for you on how to choose your skis and you can find out more about the tech specifications of your skis here.
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Black Crows Alpine Ski Atris OverviewBlack Crows Alpine Ski Atris Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £618.15

    -14%

    £528.55

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. 



Size
  • 178
  • 184
  • 189
Black Crows Alpine Ski Divus OverviewBlack Crows Alpine Ski Divus Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £582.31

    -20%

    £465.83

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.

Size
  • 167
  • 172
  • 177
  • 182
Salomon Alpine Ski Qst 92 OverviewSalomon Alpine Ski Qst 92 CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £403.11

    -33%

    £268.71

The Salomon Qst 92 all mountain ski is super fun to ride all day long. It is as effective on the slopes as it is in powder.

Size
  • 161
  • 169
Dynastar Alpine Ski M-Pro 84 OverviewDynastar Alpine Ski M-Pro 84 Back CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £421.03

    -30%

    £291.20

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

Size
  • 170
  • 177
  • 184
Faction Alpine Ski Dictator 2.0 Fg OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Dictator 2.0 Fg Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £447.91

    -28%

    £322.47

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

Size
  • 171
  • 179
  • 187
Volkl Alpine Ski Kendo 88 OverviewVolkl Alpine Ski Kendo 88 CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £609.19

    -33%

    £403.11

The Kendo 88 is the lively and energetic all-mountain ski from Volkl, for skiers with a very good level willing to ski everywhere without thinking and without stopping. From carving to slashing, everything is possible.  

Size
  • 163
  • 170
  • 177
K2 Alpine Ski Reckoner 92 Alliance OverviewK2 Alpine Ski Reckoner 92 Alliance CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £304.55

    -26%

    £223.91

The Reckoner 92 Alliance is a women's freestyle ski developed by K2 offering a lot of playability and dynamism allowing you to send in the park as well as throughout the resort.

Size
  • 159
  • 169
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Dynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 99 OverviewDynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 99 Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £537.51

    -33%

    £358.31

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.

Size
  • 162
  • 170
  • 178
Faction Alpine Ski Dictator 1.0 Fg OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Dictator 1.0 Fg Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £403.11

    -18%

    £327.04

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.

Size
  • 154
  • 162
  • 178
  • 186
Black Crows Alpine Ski Captis Birdie OverviewBlack Crows Alpine Ski Captis Birdie Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £447.91

    -18%

    £367.27

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. 

Size
  • 157
  • 164
  • 171
Black Crows Alpine Ski Serpo OverviewBlack Crows Alpine Ski Serpo Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £627.11

    -14%

    £537.51

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.

Size
  • 168
  • 174
  • 180
  • 186
K2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 85 OverviewK2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 85 Top SALES
  • Recommended price

    £367.27

    -31%

    £250.79

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.  

Size
  • 156
  • 163
Faction Alpine Ski Prodigy 1.0X OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Prodigy 1.0X Top CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £358.31

    -20%

    £286.63

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.  

Size
  • 164
  • 171
K2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 90 C OverviewK2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 90 C CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £456.87

    -31%

    £313.51

The gateway to freeride, the Mindbender 90 offers great performance off-piste while remaining accessible and efficient on-piste, thanks to an intermediate volume and an easy to use design.

Size
  • 163
  • 170
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Dynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 90 W OverviewDynastar Alpine Ski M-pro 90 W Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £465.83

    -29%

    £326.95

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   

Size
  • 154
  • 162
Zag Alpine Ski H86 OverviewZag Alpine Ski H86 Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £519.59

    -35%

    £336.00

The Zag H86 is an excellent all-mountain ski that shines on piste with its playful and tonic handling, despite that you can also count it on it for a bit of fun in light powder!

Size
  • 177
  • 184
Blizzard Alpine Ski Black Pearl 88 OverviewBlizzard Alpine Ski Black Pearl 88 Beneath CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £492.71

    -28%

    £353.92

The Blizzard Black Pearl 88 is a women's all-mountain ski offering great performance and versatility. Capable of skiing fast and hard in a wide variety of conditions, it maintains a playful ride.

Size
  • 171
  • 177
K2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 85 Alliance Overview CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £358.31

    -47%

    £188.07

The Mindbender 85 Alliance from K2 is a versatile women's ski offering lots of dynamism and manoeuvrability in a variety of snow conditions, allowing you to learn freeride.  


Size
  • 163
  • 170
Rossignol Alpine Ski Blackops Sender OverviewRossignol Alpine Ski Blackops Sender Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £582.31

    -35%

    £376.23

The Rossignol Blackops Sender freeride ski offers good accessibility thanks to its lightweight construction. A mid-fat with top skiability so that a skier of the right level can handle it.

Size
  • 172
  • 178
  • 186
K2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 88 Ti Alliance OverviewK2 Alpine Ski Mindbender 88 Ti Alliance Top CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £551.04

    -30%

    £380.80

The Mindbender 88 Ti Alliance is a powerful and manoeuvrable K2 women's ski for freeskiers looking to make great lines throughout the resort when the conditions are not very appealing off-piste.  

Size
  • 156
  • 163
  • 170
Volkl Alpine Ski Yumi 80 OverviewVolkl Alpine Ski Yumi 80 Detail 3 CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £519.59

    -27%

    £377.13

The Yumi 80 from Volkl is an all-mountain ski for women that offers a lot of versatility. Very easy to handle, it will delight beginner and intermediate skiers looking to tackle all conditions.

Size
  • 154
  • 161
  • 168
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Faction Alpine Ski Dictator 1.0 X OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Dictator 1.0 X Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £501.67

    -19%

    £403.11

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.

Size
  • 154
  • 170
Atomic Alpine Ski Maverick 95 Ti OverviewAtomic Alpine Ski Maverick 95 Ti Top CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £627.11

    -30%

    £438.95

The Atomic Maverick 95 Ti is a versatile ski that offers great off-piste performance while retaining the efficiency and manoeuvrability needed to enjoy on-piste runs.

Size
  • 180
  • 188
Rossignol Alpine Ski Blackops Escaper OverviewRossignol Alpine Ski Blackops Escaper Side
  • Recommended price

    £474.79

    -30%

    £331.43

The Blackops Escaper is a modern and very versatile ski, which will impress you by its skiability on all terrains as well as by its moderate weight which allows you to ride it in freerando. 

Size
  • 164
  • 172
  • 178
Salomon Alpine Ski Qst Lux 92 OverviewSalomon Alpine Ski Qst Lux 92 CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £403.11

    -33%

    £268.71

The Salomon Qst Lux 92 women's all mountain ski is perfect for all your adventures in the resort, whether on the slopes or in powder. The perfect model!

Size
  • 153
  • 161
Faction Alpine Ski Dictator 3.0 OverviewFaction Alpine Ski Dictator 3.0 Side CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £609.19

    -19%

    £492.71

The Dictator 3.0 is a Faction freeride ski offering a smooth ride on all types of snow, with great stability at high speeds while maintaining manoeuvrability and the ability to swerve.

Size
  • 172
  • 180
  • 188
Salomon Alpine Ski Qst Spark OverviewSalomon Alpine Ski Qst Spark CLEARANCE
  • Recommended price

    £268.71

    -30%

    £188.07

The Salomon N Qst Spark all mountain ski is very versatile for enjoying the entire resort while progressing in powder and maintaining a good behaviour on the piste.  

Size
  • 171

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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!