Last year’s All-Round Touring Ski of the Year may not have changed but it’s a 2021 Editors’ Choice because it’s still so darn good.
The carbon Drive 2.0 technology uses a 3D carbon fibre frame with an ultra-lightweight paulownia wood core to guarantee optimal flex and torsional rigidity. The result is an impressive combo of downhill stability and edge grip in a confidence-inspiring, supremely lightweight package.
Backcountry Ed Martin is a big fan of the 22m sidecut that “delivers grip all over the mountain (particularly in steep terrain) and provides a forgiving and catch-free ride, especially in variable snow. The smooth flex and tip-tail rocker gives the spreadable smoothness right round the turn, with the long contact surface improving stability on all types of terrain”. Lee is in agreement: “still the same uber-smooth flex, still super lively underfoot and grippy when you need it, this thing just rocks. An uphill charger and a downhill slayer.”
Also in Race, 85 and 105.
While all the Zero G models are superlative skis in their own right, the 95 remains our pick of the bunch.
- Blizzard Zero G 95
- 164, 171, 178, 185
- 22m @ 178
- 127-95-111 @ 178
- Weight per ski
- 1260g @ 178