Ski Gear 2024

Welcome to the home of 2023 - 2024 ski gear on Newschoolers. With the help of we've gathered what we think is the most comprehensive guide to skis for freeskiers you can find anywhere. You can find our Roofbox Reviews with in-depth analysis of some of the best skis out there, as well as videos and many more reviews from our very own ski test at Sunshine Village. And of course, there are our much sought-after Best Of Test picks to check out.

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100% Eyewear

The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide for 100% Snow

With roots dating back to '80s Motocross Americana, 100% are taking the snowsports world by storm. Most likely, you've already seen a pair, or ten, of these floating around the park, and with good reason. 100 Percent has been producing high-quality moto, MTB, and cycling eyewear for years and catering for running, cycl…

1000 Skis

The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide for 1000 Skis.

1000 is Swedish craftsmanship, reinventing the reason people buy skis. The core values of sustainability, quality and community, are at the forefront of the 1000s Skis ethos. 1000 skis are made with the highest quality materials and all of our skis are manufactured using 100% renewable energy. "We have from day o…


The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for 4FRNT.

The ever-popular Devastator returns unchanged except for a banger of a Topsheet. The MSP series gets a redesign and the InThayne remains the same 'if you know you know' ski for those who know what's up.


The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Armada.

Armada continues to update and innovate their ARV line-up this year, changing up the mid-width offering, the 96, into two ARVs; a 94mm & 100mm freestyle ski. In the Zero side o the family the Whitewalker gets a bigger brother, the 121, with edges that un an even shorter length of the ski and coming in at 1850g/ski …

Armada Outerwear

Armada turns 20 years old this year, and they've come a long way since the days of THAT photo, from offering one ski to a diverse line-up covering everything from groomers to backcountry expeditions. Armada is now the first name on people's lips when they think of freestyle skis and they've been stepping up their outer…


The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Atomic Skis.

With Chris Bentchetler at the helm Atomic continue to do awesome things with their skis. The Bent lineup and original Bentchetler remain staples of the Atomic versatile, playful all-mountain freestyle lineup! ... and as always the topsheets are awesome! "If you’re a skier who sees the mountain as a blank ca…

Auclair Gloves

Inspired by the Canadian winter experience, the team at Auclair delivers on the high expectations that have been driving them since 1945.

Born in Canada in 1945, Auclair has been making some of the highest-quality gloves out there ever since. And to be fair, Canadians know a thing or two about cold weather, so you can see why they'd want good gloves. As partners of both US Ski & Snowboard and Freestyle Canada, Auclair have their gloves put through th…

Black Crows

The 2023 - 2024 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…


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

It's fair to say that Commencal are a pretty big deal in the mountain bike world. Their move into snowsports, which they call their 'snow project', aims to achieve that same standing in the ski/snowboard industry, all the way to carrying well known product names across from the MTB line. You can have a Commencal Clash …

Daymaker Touring

The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Daymaker Touring

Daymaker Touring knocks down the barriers to ski touring by creating adapter systems that simply attach to your boot and step in and out of any unmodified ski binding so you can tour with any of the skis in your fleet! Whether you are taking your first steps into the backcountry or you’re a seasoned veteran lo…

Dissent Labs

The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Dissent Labs

Dissent socks are designed with a singular purpose: better days in the mountains. The signature locked-on fit, best-in-class construction, thoughtful use of materials, and relentless focus on the details are the foundation for happy feet. Your time outside is finite and it matters. Dissent socks ensure that you make th…


The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Dynastar.

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…


The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Elan

This year Elan have taken the Ripstick and created a freestyle ski based off the bestselling platform for an all-new, soft, poppy, playful ski, the Playmaker! Available in two widths, 91 & 101 these skis have the versatile, aggressive carving chops of the Ripsticks but with added twin tails for having just as much …

Faction Skis

The 2023 - 2024 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…


Fischer has a long, storied history of producing both Alpine and Nordic skis. More recently, they have been making waves in the freeride scene for several years with the Ranger series that has revitalized the brand. '23-24 sees Fischer return to the park scene with an all-new Nightstick, which is totally different from…

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 …


Let’s go shred, anywhere and everywhere. Break out of the park. Break out of the old ways. Turn the whole mountain into your playground. Pow laps in the morning, to the park T-bar after lunch to urban rails at night, shred it all with Head OBLIVION.


The 2023 - 2024 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…

J Skis

The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for J Skis.

Turn the mountain into a playground with the new 2024 J Skis collection. The Allplay has been tweaked, producing a new, slightly more edgy feeling 97mm model. The 100mm underfoot ski bladez are a gaper day staple and the collection as a whole has branched into 9 models in easy to follow families: Play, for freestyle …

K2 Boots

The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide for K2 Boots.

K2 provides this year with another legendary lineup for us. 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. In collaboration with BOA® Fit Systems - K2’s redesign…

K2 Skis

The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for K2 Skis.

K2 runs it back for another year of quality and innovation. We've got plenty of solid holdovers this year, with a couple of new additions thrown in the mix. The Reckoner series is back of course, along with unkillable Poacher and the Mindbender models. The Pontoon has departed the lineup, and although we're not getting…

Lib Tech

The 2023 - 2024 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 2023 - 2024 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 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Line Skis.

Pushing for change, innovating, and striving to be different are just a few of the principles LINE Skis live by. The brand focuses on how to have more fun sliding down mountains and they create new and innovative gear that allows their squad to push skiing through creativity in all kinds of directions. Since &lsquo…


The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Moment Skis

Moment exists today because twenty years ago, nobody was listening. The industry was oblivious to the community, and when we couldn’t buy the skis we wanted—to ski the way we wanted to ski—we decided to build the damn things ourselves. We did so carefully, with the best, highest-quality materials we c…

Movement Skis

The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide for Movement Skis

The story of Movement is one of liberation, adventure, and embracing the freedom found in the mountains. They are the Freeski company, born in Switzerland from the minds of a group of passionate skiers who shared a common vision: to craft ski products that enabled skiers to explore uncharted territories. They see skiin…


The 2023 - 2024 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 2023 - 2024 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 2024 ON3P skis collection, including rev…

Pulse Boot Lab

The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Pulse Boot Lab

At Pulse Boot Lab, the primary focus lies in the intricate and crucial component of skiing equipment: the boots. What distinguishes their bootfitting is the combination of seasoned bootfitters and an on-site R&D department. With over two decades of international expertise, they have succeeded in simplifying the p…


The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Rossignol Skis.

The 2024 Rossignol line up brings back it's classic hard-charging Black Ops line-up into this season with some stunning graphics and the Monod Pro model - the Black Ops 118 with the fish topsheet, a nod to her penchant for fly fishing.


The 2024 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Salomon.

Salomon are slowly moving back into the 'fun ski' game. Tweaks to the QST 106 to make it more playful, have brought 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 t…

Season Eqpt

The 2023 - 2024 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 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Tyrolia Bindings

A genuine obsession lies at the core of TYROLIA’s mission, inspiring relentless innovation. It's a passion that they share with the athletes on team TYROLIA, their employees, and all lifelong skiers. They see the binding as more than a connector between a ski and a ski boot. They see it as an essential link betwe…


The 2023 - 2024 Newschoolers Gear Guide and Reviews for Volkl Skis.

Völkl continues to innovate adding to it's Built Together program using its stacked team of athletes to design new skis, continuing on their trend of the Revolt series they've added the Revolt 114 with a freeride-oriented beefiness, a new take on their mid width park ski redesigning the Revolt 95 and adding 1mm to…