Since your skis are fundamental to the enjoyment of skiing, knowing what to look for is half the battle. Before you take the leap make sure you understand the type of terrain you will be using them on and what will suit your needs. There are many makes and models of skis available today, each with their own unique features and functions. Although most skis are based on the carving model, there are differences in the width, length and flexibility that will compliment the type of terrain you are skiing.
So, what’s important when selecting a pair of skis? Selecting the right pair of skis is an individual choice. If you ask around in shops or in the general skiing community about which type of ski to purchase you’ll get a mountain of different answers. Be familiar with the various types of skis suitable to your skiing, as skis differ according to conditions. These days there is a vast range of skis suited to different conditions, weights, styles and gender.