My Ski Reviews

Carving Skis

All-Mountain Skis

It remains premature to declare cambered skis dead, but non-rockered skis are increasingly found only on the feet of racers, or those who haven't yet tried rocker. For deep snow I love the Salmon Czar. All-mountain skiers should check out Volkl's updated (rockered) Mantra. Similarly, with its traditional sidecut, the formerly powder-oriented Gotama looks more and more like a mixed-snow ski.

Big-Mountain/Powder Skis

Backcountry/Touring Skis


About SierraDescents

When there is snow, SierraDescents is Andy Lewicky's California backcountry skiing and mountaineering website. Without snow, sierradescents becomes an ill-tempered hiking and climbing blog.

Pray for snow.