“I’m fascinated by what I’ll do tomorrow.” – Georges Salomon
Whether you are a lifelong ski buff or a newbie to the slopes, Salomon is a universally recognized name. After decades of producing quality skis, ski boots, apparel, and gear, Salomon has solidified itself as a global ski equipment brand. In the words of co-founder Georges Salomon: “we enable people to play, progress and connect with nature.” Born in the French Alps in 1947, Salomon’s passion for outdoor sports, new technologies and craftsmanship has driven them – and still does – to create progressive gear to enable customers to freely enjoy and challenge themselves in the great outdoors.
Salomon’s 2017 line of skis and ski equipment continues the legacy of quality and performance for both men and women. The ski line-up is headed by the Women’s Astra Skis, Men’s X-Drive X8.3 Skis, and Men’s QST 92 Skis. The sporty Astra women’s skis with Lithium 10 Bindings are designed to take you wherever you want with control and comfort. This is a result of Semi Sandwich sidewall construction that offers easy turning and enough power for all terrain types. The Woodcore enables stability and rebound with an extra level of forgiveness and weight savings, while the Basalt fiber layer runs through the length of the ski to provide outstanding dampening and vibration absorption. The Men’s X-Drive X8.3 Skis with Xt 12 Bindings are designed for incredible speed on the mountain. In addition to excellent terrain absorption and intuitive turn initiation, the slight twin rocker also allows the ski to pivot much easier when ski is flat, increasing control and maneuverability in all conditions. Lastly, the new Men’s QST 92 Skis will help you dominate your winter playground. Achieve on-piste confidence with new all-mountain experiences with features like the All-Terrain Rocker that allows for floatation in soft snow with precise steering and manoeuvrability for maximum quickness and agility. Spaceframe is made out of an Inverted 3D Woodcore inserted with Carbon Flax and Power Transfer Platform for superior ski to snow contact.
In terms of boots, you can’t go wrong with the Women’s Quest Access Custom Heat Boot, Men’s X Pro 100 Ski Boot, or the Men’s QST Pro 100 Boot. For women, those looking for ample stiffness and a medium to wide fit should look no further than the Quest Access boot. The cuff has a ratchet buckle that can be adjusted to match just about every leg shape, especially women’s calves. If you are looking for a wide fit, with a boot that has some power to it, the Salomon Quest Access Custom Heat will be a great boot for you. For your next alpine adventure, try the Men’s X Pro 100 Boot; it allows you to experience the ultimate in personalized fit and foot hold. For all mountain skiers, the X Pro helps you put your best ski forward. The new boot this season comes in the form of the Men’s QST Pro 100. With both liner and shell personalization options, this boot fits, skis, and walks better than any boot in its class thanks to the revolutionary Endofit tongue design and the Custom Shell technology.
Upgrade your gear at Sporting Life and think like Georges Salomon: What will you do tomorrow?