From piste to powder, we teamed up with the pros at Mountain Air to get the low down on the best skis for Verbier’s famous terrain.

 

PISTE

 VOLKL DEACON LOWRIDE 84
This rocket ship of a ski is not for the faint hearted. From steep and icy pistes, to perfect early morning groomers, get the Deacon 84 on an edge and it absolutely flies. Stiff and lively, this Volkl powerhouse was made for blasting down FIS.

HEAD SUPERSHAPE I.SPEED
Punchy, dynamic and precise, the Head Supershape boasts accessible power that will raise the bar on every piste in the 4 Vallées. From the Tortin bumps to Piste de l’Ours, the Supershape will make you feel unstoppable.

ALL MOUNTAIN

FACTION DICTATOR 2.0
This legendary ski from a legendary local brand simply ticks all of the boxes. Used by Verbier patrollers, the Dictator is incredibly versatile and very fun. Playful and poppy with hugely accessible power, this ski will have you charging through waist deep powder in the morning and ripping down the piste in the afternoon.

BLIZZARD BONAFIDE
Robust and aggressive, the Bonafide is a bombproof weapon for Verbier’s most challenging terrain. This all-mountain ripper’s double Titanal sheet makes it a rock-solid teammate for all conditions, from powder to rock hard snow. Anyone who tests the Bonafide races about its exhilarating power and precision.

TOURING

BLIZZARD ZERO G 95
From the steepest steeps, to the longest days and the biggest vertical, this ski has it covered. A Verbier Bureau des Guides favourite, the Blizzard Zero G is a true ski alpinism partner. A light and stiff ski for the most advanced mountaineers, the Zero G feels right at home on everything from the Bec des Rosses to the Grand Combin.

BLACK CROWS CAMOX FREEBIRD
The most popular ski in Verbier, the Camox Freebird is a true one ski quiver. Light and adaptable, this ski will devour the Attelas couloirs, take you charging up Rosablanche and smashing through waist-deep powder in Barry’s bowl all in a single day. This is a ski made for Verbier.

BACKCOUNTRY

 K2 MINDBENDER 108
The K2 Mindbender is the sawed-off shotgun of the ski world. This backcountry charger is an absolute cruise missile, punching through crud and eating chopped up powder for breakfast. A go-to for local legend and Freeride World Tour star Carl Renvall, the Mindbender is a serious choice for the boldest of skiers.

BLACK CROW FEROX FREEBIRD
This access all terrain backcountry ski is the playful option for for Verbier’s open powder fields and steep chutes. This powder ski has the soul of a true alpinist, making light work of ascents and cranking the party tunes for the ride down.

 

Mountain Air features a range of skis selected specifically for Verbier’s famous terrain and is offering a special test event for locals and visitors to experience the best of the Val de Bagnes. From many years exploring every inch of the 4 Vallées, the team know what works here. Join the test program on January 10-12 and get access to the expert team and up to 35 different pairs of skis to test, plus receive a drink and bite to eat at the end of the day. Experience that Verbier feeling and get all the details here: bit.ly/MAskitest20VL