gear for skiers by skiers

  1. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Fischer Ranger 94 FR Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we review the new 2020 Fischer Ranger 94 FR! We're also giving a pair away in our SkiHappy Photo Contest this month. Get your photos entered by the end of April for a chance to win!
  2. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Liberty Origin 96 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a look at the 2020 Liberty Origin 96. We're also giving away a pair on Instagram, so go check that out too!
  3. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Völkl Kendo 88 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we review the new 2020 Völkl Kendo 88! You can also win a pair of these skis in the February SkiHappy Photo Contast.
  4. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show - 2020 Ski Recap

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a look back at last week's Outdoor Retailer Snow Show in Denver. This article and video focuses mostly on skis. We'll have a few more articles and videos for softgoods, accessories, and more, but in the meantime let us know if there's anything you're looking...
  5. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Review

    We've been having a blast testing these 2020 Nordica Enforcer 104 Frees! With these and the new 88, the Enforcer collection feels more complete than ever before. Take a look!
  6. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 K2 Mindbender 108Ti Review

    @Philpug and @Tricia went live today with some info on the Mindbender 99Ti, and we've got a full review of the 108Ti for you! Pretty exciting new collection from K2, we're excited to continue to ski and test them throughout the season.
  7. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 Nordica Enforcer 88 Ski Review

    We're excited to share our review of the new 2020 Nordica Enforcer 88! We've been testing these skis for about a month now and are genuinely impressed. Hands down a valuable addition to the lineup.
  8. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored Mons Royale - Brand Introduction and Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we have a brand introduction and review of Mons Royale! This stuff is incredible and will keep you ultra-comfortable while skiing.
  9. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Blizzard Cochise Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat our Utah correspondent, Drew, checks in with his review of the 2019 Blizzard Cochise!
  10. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 6 Tips for Staying Safe in the Backcountry

    This week on Chairlift Chat Jake walks you through his 6 tips for staying safe when venturing into the backcountry. This is not intended to be an end all/tell all guide to backcountry skiing, just some reminders to keep you safe. We encourage anyone interested in backcountry skiing to seek our...
  11. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Men's Freeride Ski Comparison

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at 15 different men's freeride skis and discuss the similarities and differences between them.
  12. Philpug

    2018 Holiday Stocking Busters

    Holiday Stocking Busters The Scott Fix is packed full of features and technology. It has a relatively low profile fit, but a huge field of vision. The double spherical lenses are available in a number of tint options for different light conditions. Its medium/large frame fits a variety of...
  13. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Völkl Deacon 76 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the 2019 Völkl Deacon 76. These things rip! Has anyone been on them yet?
  14. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Men's 100 mm Ski Comparison

    This week on Chairlift Chat we compare 15 different skis in the 100 mm waist width category!
  15. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored DPS Phantom 2.0 Permanent Waxless Glide Review

    We're psyched to announce that we're officially setup as a dealer for DPS Phantom 2.0 Permanent Waxless Glide! We're really excited about this stuff. Just about everyone on our staff will be treating their skis with it this season, and we're fully setup to do the application and curing process...
  16. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored How To Try On New Ski Boots

    This week on Chairlift Chat we walk through the process of trying on ski boots. Buying ski boots online can be tough, we understand that, but knowing how to properly try on a boot can really help dial in a correct fit. Of course, it's always worth going to see a boot fitter if you can, but not...
  17. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Men's 90 mm All-Mountain Ski Comparison

    This week on Chairlift Chat we compare 15 different men's all-mountain skis in the 90 mm waist width range and discuss what type of skier they would be best for. Don't forget we have a whole heap of more information on these skis in our 2019 Ski Test results as well as our full length ski...
  18. SkiEssentials

    Comparison of Discounted POC Helmets

    Right now we have quite a few POC helmets at a significant discount off MSRP. This week on Chairlift Chat we compare and contrast four POC helmets and discuss who'd they be best for. As always, if you're interested, don't hesitate to reach out for a special PugSki discounts!
  19. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Armada Tracer 108 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the 2019 Armada Tracer 108! Has anyone been on these skis? Very fun, super versatile, would make a great AT ski!
  20. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Nordica Soul Rider 97 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the 2019 Nordica Soul Rirder 97. I (Jeff) spent a lot of time on this ski last winter. It's a super fun daily driver for anyone looking for a versatile and playful all mountain ski. Not quite Enforcer-level power or stability, but a very...