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What is your 1-Ski Travel Ski to go to Whistler ?

post #1 of 21
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What is the 1-ski you would take , assuming you are going to ski most of the mountain ?

I'll pick Whistler ( let's say February/ trip) as a destination as it can have a variety of conditions -> snow type, weather, ski-traffic, time of day etc.

 

I would say the best 1-ski I took on any travel trip ( so far) was the V-Werks Katana.

I sold them -> looking back, I don't know why :D

 

Looking ahead, I'm thinking a 104-108 is the ticket.

Skis on my brain this season, based on reviews & expectations, are these:

 

Kastle BMX 105 HP

Fischer Ranger 108 ti

Black Crows Atris

Nordica Enforcer ( 100mm )

Völkl 100Eight 

Atomic Automatic 109

newest Cochise

newest Line SFB

 

What would you take to Whistler ?   Ignore my list above, what are YOUR favourites ?

 

And you CAN'T take 2 skis.  Like The Highlander says:

 

 

 

~ Andy


Edited by ARL67 - 1/12/16 at 2:03pm
post #2 of 21
My s7's
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post #4 of 21

FX94 would be absolutely perfect.

post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 

I have FX94 176 -> going to take them to Banff-area 2 weeks from now for a family ski-trip.

I luv my FX94 and hope to see just how versatile it is for me, and if I really feel I need that 104-108.

post #6 of 21

181 BMX105 HP w/dukes and skins.

Or maybe the FX104's Mogsie's giving away.

post #7 of 21

I would take my 189 4frnt Turbos anywhere I wasn't sure of the conditions or terrain. 

post #8 of 21

u want to have the most fun, id say bring the Bacons!

post #9 of 21

What's important to you in order of importance? Stability at speed? Maneuverability? Float? Crud busting?  I agree with your size range but to narrow it down further you have to prioritize what you're looking for.

post #10 of 21

My 1 or 2 ski selection for EVERY trip is 100% dependent on the weather forecast and maybe 20% dependent on the terrain considerations.  If I'm going to Mary Jane I'd lean towards a bump ski.  If I'm going to race NASTAR I'm going to take something on the narrow side.  Other than that, weather expectations dictate everything, be it choosing a 60 something or a 100 something or in between!

post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 

The goal of my post was not to pick one from MY list.

 

YOU are hopping on plane to go skiing ... what are YOU taking ?

post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by ARL67 View Post
 

The goal of my post was not to pick one from MY list.

 

YOU are hopping on plane to go skiing ... what are YOU taking ?

 

The other thing to think about, is the ability to demo or rent if conditions warrant it.  I love my Turbos, but if it storms, I'd rather have something fatter.

post #13 of 21
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The other thing to think about, is the ability to demo or rent if conditions warrant it.  I love my Turbos, but if it storms, I'd rather have something fatter.


Agree, is it the bring a ski that i have to ski?  Or bring a ski but also know that I could rent as well if needed.
 

I suppose if we take them the OP at his word of what skis to bring;  I'd bring my automatics to be ready for the ideal conditions; 

 

but in terms of what I'd most likely want to be skiing on, would be my bonafides (which I could easily pay to rent, or can rent a similar 98-100 ski).

post #14 of 21

If there is NO snow expected go narrower for groomed cruising, maybe park skis.  If there is some snow predicted while you're there go  midfat and long, skiing fresh on piste.  If there is big snow predicted while you're there go fatter and long, skiing fresh on piste. If there is snow predicted right before you get there go fat and short to hunt stashes of leftovers in the trees. 

post #15 of 21

First time I was there, I was on 65mm skis.  Last time I was there I was on 122mm skis.  Something in the middle will work. 

post #16 of 21

My "travel" ski is a Fischer Motive 88.  Narrow enough for bumps and groomers and wide enough for all but the deepest powder days.  Hey I learned to ski powder on skinny straight slalom race skis in the 70s.

post #17 of 21
Would probably pack my Mantras. Maybe my Ninthward THA's. Would depend on forecasts.
post #18 of 21

I'm there for February and will be taking my Monster 88s. Whistler is big, wide and fast, so they will do the job.

If it snows enough I will hire if necessary.

post #19 of 21

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Originally Posted by snala View Post
 

I'm there for February and will be taking my Monster 88s. Whistler is big, wide and fast, so they will do the job.

If it snows enough I will hire if necessary.

 

I only use my MX88's very early season or if the conditions are conditions are dreadful. In Feb, anything under 100 is too narrow.

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I only use my MX88's very early season or if the conditions are conditions are dreadful. In Feb, anything under 100 is too narrow.

I disagree with what I've experienced. Last Feb it didn't even snow pretty much the the whole month so 100 plus was a waste of time. In the last 5 times I've been there for February Whistler had roughly 10 day storm cycles so you only get soft snow for 1-3 days if you are lucky then its back on fast carvers so 100mm plus powder orientated is just too tanky, not agile enough for me as the overall % ski, especially as you do 9000m+ vert and 50km+ on your skis days there. 

I'd go a Bonifide width max and sidecut for fast cruising with versatility but not over 100mm personally, just not enough need for it usually with the snow there. Hope it proves me wrong this year though.


Edited by snala - 1/15/16 at 10:09am
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