2018/2019 Pro Ski Tips

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While you are here pursuing your dream of skiing Whistler Blackcomb, obtaining your CSIA, Avalanche and Park riding certifications, what we know from experience is that having the right gear matters. A lot!
With that in mind, we’d love to offer you the expertise of our local ski shops. They have a complete selection of skis, boots, and accessories tailored for your time in Whistler and the expert advice from the shop staff will put you in the right equipment for the season. YES Improvements long standing relationships with local ski shop owners provides you with the villages lowest equipment costs and the best overall value. Of course, all of this designed to help you be your best this season.
Here are our ski recommendations for this year. They fall into the all mountain category and are good for skiing everything you want here at Whistler Blackcomb. If you would like more piste oriented skis, we have recommendations for you on those. Please email me if you want those recommendations forwarded to our advisor. 
Experience another best day, every day, in any snow conditions. The all-new EXPERIENCE 84 Ai W is the perfect mens and women's all-mountain ski whether carving perfect groomers or exploring mixed snow and terrain. Our race-developed LCT combines with new Air Tip VAS for the best snow contact and line control, while the freeride-inspired profile allows you to drift and release turns with ease. These skis come as a package, skis and bindings all in one. This is great value for your money.    
At 88mm underfoot, the super versatile Brahma puts the fun into every type of snow condition and terrain the mountain has to offer. The Brahma is your ticket to truly own the mountain.
For women, one of the all time best selling skis is available is two widths:
The Black Pearl 78mm
Nimble, lively and stable, the Black Pearl 78 is the narrower sister of the Black Pearl 88. With a 78 mm waist and a women's specific Carbon Flipcore W.S.D. construction, the Black Pearl 78 offers a responsive and stable ride with performance that belies it's lightness. Early rise in the tip and tail with camber underfoot makes this ski quick edge-to-edge with confidence inspiring edge grip for frontside skiing in hard or variable snow conditions.
The Black Pearl 88: 
As the world's best selling women's ski, the Black Pearl 88 shines as the versatile, all-around ski offering the ultimate ride through all types of terrain. With an 88 mm waist, and a women's specific Carbon Flipcore W.S.D. construction, the Black Pearl 88 performs on groomers, in the trees, through bumps and in powder. Its lightweight construction, early rise tip and tail, and camber underfoot make this ski a go-to for ripping female skiers as well as those looking for the confidence to up their game
If you're the type of skier who understands the soul-awakening feel of perfectly connected carves on uncut corduroy then the Salomon XDR 84 Ti Skis + Warden MNC 13 Demo Bindings is your setup. The XDR 84 Ti boasts the latest and greatest design technologies. From the carbon/flax layup to the incredibly adaptive All-Terrain Rocker 2.0 profile, these snow sliders let you nimbly navigate the trees and open up the throttle on the groomers. Grab the new Salomon XDR 84 Ti Skis + Warden MNC 13 Demo Bindings and re-experience the joys of ripping on piste.
The Salomon QST Myriad 85 Skis are a great choice for the established front side skier looking for a light and smooth performer to "do it all" with ease and style. The All-Terrain rocker works well in any conditions, with enough tip rocker to handle those deep fresh days and camber underfoot to provide security on hard snow.