She is the reigning Olympic, World Born in Altenmarkt im Pongau in Salzburg, Maier ranks among the He was the dominant technical skier in the late s and s.
Tomba won three Olympic gold medals, two World Championships, She has won four World Cup championships—one of two female skiers to do so, along with Annemarie Franz Klammer age 66 Franz Klammer is a former champion alpine ski racer from Austria. Klammer overwhelmingly dominated the downhill event for four consecutive World Cup seasons. He was the gold medalist at the In addition to the Olympics, she won five gold medals at the World Championships.
He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup champion in and , and the Born in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine, he dominated the sport in the late s. He was a triple Olympic He is the most decorated ski racer from Norway.
One of the most successful ski racers ever, he won the overall World Cup title four times, an Olympic gold medal in She is the most successful female ski racer in the Slovenian history with a career that culminated with On the hill at Snowbird, the M5 Mantra was the most versatile ski in our test—stable but lively, floating in resort powder, carving like a frontside ski, and seamlessly transitioning from groomers to bowls.
Skilled skiers will excel on it.
The sweet spot is huge. Buy Now. Photo: Courtesy Blizzard.
The ski, designed by and for women, comes in three widths for different snowpacks and has all the performance Austrian engineering can muster. The sidecut is pushed forward, so riders can better weight the belly of the turn. And internally, the Black Pearl is loaded with carbon fiber to cut weight and boost energy return. Other than the edges and a small plate to hold the binding screws, the Pearl is devoid of heavy metal.
On-trail they go from easy carving to fierce shredding. Photo: Courtesy Rossignol. The recently departed Experience 88 was a perennial top scorer, but the design was dated.
The sidecut extended all the way to the tip of the ski, which made for fun carving on groomed snow but hooky skiing off-trail. The fix: taking a cue from its 7 Series powder skis, Rossignol built the new Experience 88 Ti with subtle tapering instead of flaring. The result is much nimbler—you can butter the ski to dump speed.
The fine print says double Ti, for two sheets of Titanal. Buyer beware: you need to be big, fast, or both to get the Bonafide to behave.
Beyond the stability, we found class-leading edge penetration and enough float for all but the deepest in-bounds days. Testers raved about the performance.
Photo: Courtesy Elan. Next up is a lightweight insert that dampens vibration while reducing swing weight. With the BMX, that means lively silver fir and beech instead of cheaper woods.
The bases, sidewalls, and edge material are sourced from higher-grade stock as well. As the top-ranked plank in its category, it definitely does. Skiers with deep pockets who mostly ride big western resorts that receive ample snowfall, like Jackson, Fernie, Squaw, and the gems of Little Cottonwood.