2019 Ski Review

BY JOSH
PURITAN’S LEAD SKI TECHNICIAN

A few days ago I was invited to test out some of the new products from Rossignol up at Killington, with the perfect conditions it was hard to refuse. 

The first ski I tried was from the Experience family. It was the Exp 80ci in a 174cm. This ski is very smooth and forgiving, and is the perfect set of skis for intermediate skiers. It’s an all mountain ski is designed for 70/50 on-piste and off-piste. I found this ski to be just as comfortable in the crud as well as on the groomers. This ski is available from 150 to 182cm.

Rossignol Experience 80ci

The next ski up was the Exp. 84a, and Rossi did a great job with this ski. With technology taken directly from Rossignol’s top race skis, it’s not just a versatile ski, it’s a high performance ski in an all mountain package. With an 84mm waist, it’s got more than enough versatility to keep you entertained across the mountain. I skied this model in a 176 and had a blast cruising across all the terrain Killington had to offer. This ski floats across the powder nicely, and feels just as at home on the New England groomers, intermediate to expert skiers are sure to love the Experience 84.

Rossignol Experience 84a

Last, but definitely not least was the Rossi Hero Elite LT Ti. This must be how it feels to drive a Porsche on the Autobahn. This ski does exactly what you want it to do… flawlessly! The Hero collection of skis is based 100% on the podium winning World Cup skis that Rossignol produces. They have taken their race skis, and gave them a softer flex and a little more turn radius to make it a bit more friendly. That being said, this is a pure performance ski and not for the faint of heart. In order to ski these you need to be prepared to let this ski run, and run fast.

Rossignol Hero Elite LT Ti

So, if you’re looking for that one ski to take away for your ski vacation this year, don’t hesitate to check out a Rossi and come in to the shop and see what we have!