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2014 Blizzard Bonafide Ski


Pros: Does everything well, really.

Cons: If you're not a metal ski person, go with the Kabookie.

This is the daily driver for many Start Haus employees for a reason, it's just a ski that's great at everything. The Blizzard Bonafide has been our top seller for the last couple years, generally selling out early in the season. Here's SierraJim and Jim Schaffner on the Bonafide at Sugar Bowl last winter, putting them through the paces in powder, crud, variable and icy groomers. Pardon the wind noise.



Pros: Everything.

Cons: Availability will still not meet the demand.


What can I say that i haven't said up to this point, the Bonafide is the best ski in the highly contested 98mm category. In the every evolving world of ski design it remarkable that a ski can stay at the top for two seasons let alone the three that the Bonafide has. Sure, this is my "opinion" that the Bonafide is the top 98mm ski but having skied well over 60 skis a season over the past years, I have yet to find a ski that can do everything the Bonafide can do, as well as the Bonafide with as much ease. The graphics for 2014 are a homage to the first two years with the red fore body (2013) and the gray tail (2012) 





Length Tested: 180

Dimensions/Turn Radius:  133/98/118 21M

Camber (select one, delete the rest): Early Rise Tip & Tail w/camber

Binding: Salomon 997E Steel

Mount point: Suggested (boot center) 



Other Skis in Class:

*Nordica Hell & Back

*Volkl Mantra

* Line P98

*Rossignol E98


Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: All over the west

Number of Runs: many

Snow Conditions: Every

Demo or Own: own


Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 49

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 

-Scott The Ski 175cm w/Look Pivot 15

-Blizzard Brahma 180cm w/Look Pivot 14

-Blizzard Bonafide 180cm w/Salomon 997E 

-Blizzard Bonafide 180cm w/Dynafit Tour Lite

-Blizzard Gunsmoke 186cm w/Look Pivot15

-Nordica Vagabond 185cm w/Salomon Sth2 16

-various vintage skis

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

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2014 Blizzard Bonafide Ski

Sold out everywhere in 2012-13, this is still the best ski in its class The Bonafide is the most versatile ski in Blizzard's Free Mountain line. This ski really is the ultimate "every-day" ski regardless if you prefer to SEND IT from the East Coast or the West Coast. Make this ski your 1 ski quiver & experience the success of Flipcore Technology.

Lengths166, 173, 180, 187
Turn Radius21M @ 180
Constructiontip / tail rocker
Core MaterialWood, Double Ti
Binding System
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended Binding
Recommended useOff-piste
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2014
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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