DENVER, CO – After the dust settled from the massive Outdoor Retailers trade show at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, we put together a list of 2019 skis, boots, and bindings. Here are several new products that are very exciting for the 2018/2019 skis season.
Updated article – 2020 skis available now on the Mountain Weekly News.
Armada’s 2019 skis offer have been revamped in the ARV line of skis by beefing up the sidewall materials, graphics are again this year by Madsteez so the ARV family has a consist vibe, and the Skis rip.
Blizzard added the Rustler 9 to their Freeride skis, last year the Rustler 10 and 11 were hits and it makes sense to offer a narrower version as well.
Volkl totally redesigned the Mantra, it is now called the M5 and it 96mm underfoot and has a rocker, camber, rocker profile and uses a titanium frame to give the ski stability where it needs it.
2019 Ski Bindings
The SHIFT Binding from Salomon and Atomic is an industry Game Changer, it skis powerfully on the decent, yet performs well in touring mode without any sacrifice in performance. The SHIFT Binding works with any standard DIN Certified Ski Boot. If you have a ski boot with Tech inserts the SHIFT Binding also is able to be used for ski touring.
2019 Ski Boots
The K2, Rossignol and Salomon 2019 ski boots all have integrated heated liners, some of these models can even be controlled via your smartphone.
Atomic redesigned their popular Atomic Hawx Prime 100mm lasted boot. They made the boot lighter and made some fit adjustments to the toe box. Atomic took technology they introduced last year in the Hawx Ultra line and applied it to the Hawx Prime.
Dynafit introduces the HOJI Pro Model Boot, which is lightweight and powerful. Sure to be a must-have for the big mountain crowd.
Full Tilt got into the Uphill game and with the Ascendant Boot. A 102mm boot that’s great for people with a wider foot. The Ascendant even comes with Tech Inserts.
K2 introduces the RECON Low Volume Ski Boot for 2019.
Salomon redesigned their low Volume boot as well, the latest model is called the S-MAX Boot. New for 2019 Salomon Ski Boots is the addition of Carbon to their boots for power and energy.
Nordica hit a home run with their new low Volume Promachine ski boot, everyone was impressed with how well it skied.
Tecnica redesigned their Light Weight Touring Boot the Zero G, and also introduced the FIREBIRD which is their new low Volume Race Boot.