The verdict is in: This is one of the best all-terrain skis on the market. You’ll be seeing badass skiers rocking them from the Adirondacks to the Tetons, on the resort and in the backcountry.
The reason is simple. Their 3D Metal Sandwich construction combines terrain-absorbing dampness with stiff ribs to bust through powder, groomers, and weird sun-cupped crud. With over 100mm of full-cambered waist underfoot, you’ll be able lock into powerful turns and hold that edge when you need it the most – if you’re in a no-fall zone chute or to avoid the snowboarder that just cut you off.
The one place these skis don’t outshine all the others is in the park. They can handle it, but it’s like driving a Hummer in the city. They’re too jam-packed with features to unlock your freeriding potential to waste solely on groomers in bounds. Strap them to your pack and take them out to where the crowds don’t venture and you’ll appreciate that they weigh less than 10 pounds.
There’s no stopping what these skis can do.
Any conditions. Any terrain. And a rock-bottom price.
Your choice in skis this winter has never been so easy: The Black Diamond Verdict Ski.
Like the beach boys said, “wouldn’t it be nice?” Nice to split winters between Alaska, Utah and Colorado, and spend summers shredding down in Chile. Video shoot in Switzerland? We’re there. Sure, we’d all like to ski all day and party all night like the pros, but for most of us, our addiction to powder means working like hell to fund the dream.
Surface Skis honors those of us who do whatever it takes to get max days on the mountain in their Working Class Heroes series – People like Doug Jambor who worked as a cook in the kitchen of a nearby resort for an entire season, eating for free, but barely scraping by so that he could ski, meet great people, and hit his first 100-day season. Doug, and others,are not only acknowledged, but they receive a sweet care package of Surface goodies to show their appreciation. For information or to submit to Working Class Heroes, click here.
And, nestled deep in redwood trees, between the inspiration-heavy San Francisco and the innovation of Silicon Valley, Freewaters’ design studio gives life to sandals that challenge the industry norm and strive to perfect form, fit, and comfort. That solitude inspired the studio’s name, The Shaolin Temple.
But Freewaters doesn’t just take a no nonsense approach to designing footwear, they’re also committed to finding solutions for the global drinking water pandemic, doing their part to help provide fresh water to the people of the world who need it the most.
Freewaters’ Clymb debut features a selection of their slip-on sandals suitable for combing your local beach or an exotic locale.
Finally, trail and road ready footwear by New Balance, designed to reduce foot and body strain with ergonomically supportive design. Shop select styles for men and women here.
Shop all of these events and receive limited-time $4.98 flat shipping. Or add a The Clymb t‑shirt to the mix and your entire order ship for free.
We’re winding down the year with aggressive and technologically-advanced Ninthward Skis. In 2003, industry veterans and professional athletes sought to innovate new designs and engineer state-of-the-art products, giving rise to Ninthward Skis. And they can be yours for the park, powder, or mountain at exclusive member pricing if you shop now.
Also, you can still save on Dub snowboards and VAUDE biking outerwear. Please be sure to check item production descriptions for estimated delivery dates.
If you have questions about these or upcoming events, visit us on Facebook and Twitter for quick answers.