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GUIDE TO CHOOSING DOWNHILL SKIS
Whether you’re a beginner or expert, a backcountry rider or downhill speed demon, FindTheBest has the tools to help you find the best pair of skis to fit your needs. Start by browsing within your skill level, making sure to focus on skis designed for the terrain you prefer and the style you ski. But before comparing your options, ask yourself the following questions:
What kind of skiing will you be doing? There are various categories of skis that range from all-mountain to racing skis. All-mountain is the most versatile type of ski that can be used by both beginners and advanced skiers on all types of terrain. Racing skis, on the other hand, have a hard edge to reinforce and direct momentum, and are intended for higher-level skiers.
Where will you be skiing? Your location or the weather conditions of the place where you normally ski will determine what type of skis you should buy. For instance, if you normally ski in the backcountry, you'll need a different pair of skis than someone who is a racer. Whereas the former requires wide skis that float in heavy powder, the latter needs hard-edged skis to maintain the fast-paced momentum of the skier.
What’s your price range? The price of a pair of skis depends on the type and intended skill level. Higher-priced skis have the latest technology and materials for a certain category of skiing.