Ski Gear 2023

Welcome to the home of 2022 - 2023 skis and gear on Newschoolers. With the help of the good folk at Christy Sports, we've gathered what we think is the most comprehensive guide to skis and gear for freeskiers you can find anywhere. You can find our Roofbox Reviews with in-depth analysis of some of the best skis out there within, as well as reviews from our very own ski test at Sunshine Village.

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100% Eyewear

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide for 100% Snow

With roots dating back to '80s Motocross Americana, 100% are set to take the snowsports world by storm. They have been producing high-quality Moto, MTB, and BMX eyewear for years now, as well as catering for running, cycling, and more. This season sees them move into snow for the first time and we're stoked to see it. …

1000 Skis

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide for 1000 Skis.

1000 skis | Sweden 1000 is Swedish craftsmanship, reinventing the reason people buy skis. The core values of sustainability, quality and community, are considered in every decision we make. 1000 skis are made with the highest quality materials and all of our skis are manufactured using 100% renewable energy. We…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for 4FRNT.


Parker White, Duncan Adams, Jake Mageau, Laurent De Martin... 686 are now rolling deep in the ski world, with some of the most unique and stylish skiers on the planet on the books. It's a symbiosis though, the gear is some of the most stylish out to match the talent of the riders. Proudly independent since 1992, 686 ha…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews Armada.

This season sees some insane graphics from Armada, along with a fresh new 'freetouring' line and some new additions to the Zero Series. Sammy Carlson's original Whitewalker (116) is brought in to the series, with its spot in the Zero series taken by a new Whitewalker 121. That ski builds on the shape and construction o…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Atomic Skis.

Atomic are back with a whole line of Bent(chetler) skis, including the much-awaited Bent Chetler 110 model. Chris Benchetler has taken over as creative director for their whole freeride program, and damn, the skis are looking insane. 'Bent' models also replace the Punx line as the park offerings in Atomic's lineup. …

Black Crows

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Black Crows

Black Crows is an independent French Freeski brand from Chamonix. Founded in 2006 by pro freeskiers Camille Jaccoux and Bruno Compagnet, Black Crows was born out of a desire to combine beauty and efficiency in their skis. They create obsessively design-driven objects that are uncompromising in performance and identi…

Coalition Snow

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Coalition Snow.

It all started with a mission to build women's skis and snowboards that didn't suck. We were tired of watered-down and equipment and a community that saw us, heard us, valued us, and put us front and center. So we said goodbye to the shrink-it-and-pink-it method and toxic bro culture and said hello to something more: a…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Commencal.

It's fair to say that Commencal are a big deal in the mountain bike world. Known for their quality, they are one of the big players in that game. Their move into snowsports, which they call their 'snow project', aims to achieve that same standing in the ski/snowboard game. Launched 4 years ago, their Ski range is ex…


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CRUISER INSULATED CREW The Cruiser insulated crew from Dakine quickly became one of my favourite pieces of gear to wear this year mainly because of how versatile it is. I can wear this piece while skiing all day long and feel right at home going out for après. In terms of sizing I am about 5"9 and…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Dalbello

Dalbello, founded in 1974 by the shoemaker Signor Sandro Dalbello, are the Italian ski boot experts. To this day, both the R&D and production facilities are located close to the Dolomites mountains in Asolo/ Treviso, part of the sportsystem district of Asolo and Montebelluna, which is the holy grail of ski boot dev…


Dragon has been producing some of the best goggles in the game for years now. They have a stacked team of riders from Chris Benchetler and Tatum Monod to Hunter Hess and Jossi Wells. All of Dragon's goggles this year are equipped with their signature LUMALENS®, which comes in two forms. Hunter Hess flying high i…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Dynastar skis.

When the desire for freedom hiding deep within each of us resurfaces, it drives us instinctively to explore the mountains. It’s almost animalistic and there’s nothing we can do to resist. Naturally passionate, profoundly imprinted with creativity and commitment, everyone is looking for their own line. The p…

Faction Skis

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Faction Skis.

Verbier, Switzerland is our home. Our playground. Our R&D lab. The mountains that surround Verbier are renowned for challenging all skier types, providing the ideal testing grounds for our Freeride, Touring, All-Mountain and Freestyle skis. We are fortunate to design & refine our skis in Verbier, and even more …

Gilson Skis

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Gilson Skis.

We Design and Build Snowboards & Skis That Enhance Your Experience on the Mountain. We believe in the value of American artisan manufacturing. Our wood-cores are shaped from locally-grown and sustainably-harvested Pennsylvania Poplar trees. From start-to-finish, our boards and skis are crafted under one roof at …

Gravity Grabber

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Gravity Grabber

The Gravity Grabber is a unique, low-footprint solution for storing your ski quiver, designed to get your kit out of the corner and give it the pride of place it deserves. And unlike other storage systems, they don't just hold skis. Each grabber holds a pair of skis, poles, a snowboard, a skateboard, or even your yard …


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Icelantic.

Whether it’s skiing through a silent, snow-filled forest, or a couple of deep belly breaths before a big event;Returning to Nature means returning to self–to the place of truth, peace, and awe that resides in all of us. For Icelantic, like many of you, is one of our favorite ways to Return to Nature. It&rsq…

Intuition Liners

The 2022-2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Intuition Liners

Intuition offers the best premium boot liners in the world, launching new innovations in moldable liner technology and setting unparalleled industry standards. The 2023 lineup continues to innovate and perform at the highest levels. Whatever your needs, there is an Intuition liner that can enhance your boot's comfor…

J Skis

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for J Skis.

Turn the mountain into a playground with the new 2023 J Skis collection. #itsjustskiing

K2 Boots

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide for K2 Boots.

K2 have expanded their boot offering for this year, increasing the range of touring boots with the Dispatch series. The Dispatch Pro is a 130 flex iteration featuring an integrated Boa system liner. The Dispatch LT comes in as a lightweight tour option, with 60 degrees of ankle flex and weighing just 1465g. This yea…

K2 Skis

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for K2 Skis.

The K2s 2023 family of skis is a formidable one. The key elements remain largely the same as previous years. The Reckoner series continues on the visual mission, the 102 really stood out last year, this year they all rock. The old-school, loud graphics really pop, and the series as a whole harkens back to the days of t…

Lib Tech

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Lib Tech

THERE’S A DREAM BUILT INTO EVERY BOARD WE MAKE Founded by skiers Mike Olson and Pete Saari Lib Tech is a collective of shred dreamers who built up a hands-on, high-tech, zero hazardous waste, board building facility and creative free thinking center from nothing. Blessed with the facility, tools and materials …


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Liberty Skis.

At Liberty, our location in the heart of the Colorado Rockies informs everything we do. Our commitment to crafting great skis and doing business the right way means we sweat the little stuff. We test and refine our skis right in our backyard, dial in the construction, wrap them in beautiful graphics, and make sure they…

Line Skis

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Line Skis.

Pushing for change, innovating, and striving to be different are just a few of the principles we live by here at LINE Skis. Our concepts and ambitions on how to have more fun sliding down a mountain materialize as gear that allows us to push creative skiing boundaries. Since ‘95 we’ve been here, doing j…

Majesty Skis

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Majesty Skis

Majesty was born in the High Tatra Mountains in southern Poland where backcountry skiing, freeride and freeskiing are some of the elements of the air we breathe. We are an independent ski company driven by skiers who push innovation and artist inspired product design. We handcraft skis and design accessories for seriou…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide for MGG®.

MGG, out of Verbier Switzerland, was founded on two core principles; producing premium ski gear from the highest quality materials currently available, without cutting any corners. They pride themselves on doing so with full transparency and a long-term commitment to 100% sustainability. Each product MGG® produc…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Nordica

It’s for all who don’t just ski, but who love to ski. For every skier who makes each run one to remember. And for the people who pass their powder-packed hearts down from one generation to the next. We’re for any and every skier who lives for all-mountain adventure. This goes out to the boots and the …


The 2021 - 2022 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for ON3P skis.

ON3P skis was born, in part at least, right here on Newschoolers. Handbuilding skis out of their factory in Portland, Oregon, ON3P are a true, core freeskiing brand. Bossman Scott Andrus is a longtime Newschoolers member and a regular contributor to the forums. Discover the full 2022 ON3P skis collection, including rev…

OOSC Clothing

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for OOSC Clothing

Famous for their retro-inspired, psychedelic multi-colored ski suits, OOSC has moved heavily into the freestyle world, teaming up with two-time slopestyle Olympian, Jamie Nicholls, to work on their park range. Since then, OOSC has updated and upgraded its range with new colors and details that truly put them at the for…


The 2023 Rossignol line up brings back it's classic hard-charging Black Ops line-up into this season with some stunnings graphics and a new Tatum Monod Pro model - the Black Ops 118 with the fish topsheet, a nod to her penchant for fly fishing _ The 2023 Black Ops Lineup (L to R) 118, 118 Tatum Monod P…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Roxy.

ROXY is a way of life. ROXY is a community. Ever-inspired by the Mountain and the Wave, they create products that strike the balance between style, performance & femininity. Since 1990, they have cultivated female pioneers and will honor those women by continuing to defy the status quo. Maggie Voisin, rocking …


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Salomon.

Salomon are slowly moving back into the 'fun ski' game, with tweaks to the QST 106 to make it more playful, bringing it more into line with the QST 98 and QST Blank. They've also added a new binding, called the Strive GW, which is available across all the Amer Sports brands. It more or less replaces the STH2, although …

Scott Sports

Scott does it all from goggles, to skis, to avalanche bags and helmets, and they have some of a best price/quality ratios we've seen.

Season Eqpt

The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Season Eqpt.

From our equipment to our imagery and messaging, we aim to highlight the common ground between all skiers and snowboarders equally. Amateurs to professionals, you and old, humans of all shapes, sizes and colors, we're a community that celebrates winter and the joy (and discomfort) that comes with it. Cold, dark, wet…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Stoko Supportive Apparel

Stoko exists to empower an active lifestyle. They offer the only athletic apparel designed to help people get active again by providing invisible medical-grade bracing that's proven to support their body, eliminate pain and increase their confidence. It's called Supportive Apparel. Their first product, the K1, looks…


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Surface.

The official Surface skis 2022 brand page. Discover the full 2022 Surface skis collection, including specs and pictures.

Sweet Protection

Founded in Trysil, Norway, Sweet Protection works in collaboration with world-class athletes to provide superior products to the industry. Sweet Protection blends industry-leading innovation with the finest craftsmanship available to create the safest and most advanced helmets, eyewear, protective gear, and apparel. Th…


Discover the full 2022 Vishnu skis collection, including reviews, specs and pictures.


The 2022 - 2023 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Volkl Skis.

Völkl has added the Revolt 90, seen on plenty of podiums already, to their 22-23 lineup (with some early releases). The new ski FINALLY replaces the Revolt 87 (aka Wall) that has been more or less unchanged since roughly the days of the dinosaurs. The 90 is still a slopestyle monster with a solid flex, but the add…