The Ski Reviews Are Coming Out!

By Wendy Clinch •  Updated: 08/26/08 •  1 min read

And that’s a sure sign that ski season is coming, too.

All the same, pardon me if I don’t get too excited. The reviews in SKI and SKIING magazine, for example, are hardly reviews at all. Not one negative comment about any ski (can’t upset the advertisers!), and some lines are completely left out (where are the Head skis in SKI magazine? I LOVE Head skis!!!) To be accurate, they should really call it a Gear Listing; more accurately, a Partial Gear Listing, since they left out so much.

For better reviews, go to You have to pay to sign up (I think it’s twenty bucks for the year), but you get much better reviews. Or women can check out the Gear Review section on, where real live skiers like you and me talk about skis they’ve tried out.

Of course, the best way to determine whether a ski is right for you is to try it yourself. No review in the world can be a substitute for that!