Which skis are right for me? Which snowboard is right for me? Which skis are perfect for beginners? A few things need to be considered when choosing the correct winter sports equipment. It’s not just important to get the right ski length or the ideal snowboard flex. Good equipment also reflects the preferences and skill level of the user. Do you spend a lot of time at the terrain park and are you looking for snowboard equipment for advanced boarders? Or are you planning to hit the slopes for the first time as a novice skier? Find out here which winter sport is the one for you. And if you would like further professional advice when you arrive, you can find a list of all our rental shops here.
As the name suggests, you can use this type of ski on all terrain. It is suitable for all-round skiers who spend most of their time on the pistes, but who occasionally perform the odd manoeuvre off-piste. The hallmarks of all-mountain skis are straightforward turn initiation, high stability and excellent edge grip, making it a reliable choice on all terrain.
On-piste skis offer boundless enjoyment for experienced skiers. Thanks to their strong edge grip and fast reaction times, they offer the ultimate carving experience. At the same time, however, they require more strength and are less forgiving of errors. On-piste skis are available either as slalom skis with a deeper sidecut for tighter radii or as giant slalom skis with a shallower sidecut for wider turns.
Freestyle skis/twin-tip skis
Freestyle skis are the perfect item of winter sports equipment for terrain parks. As they curve upwards at both the front and rear, you can use them to ski both forwards and backwards, which enables a wide array of tricks and jumps at terrain parks. Thanks to their sturdy construction, they can also easily withstand tougher challenges such as sliding on rails/boxes and hard landings.
If you spend a lot of time off-piste, this item of winter sports equipment will help you power through deep snow. Thanks to its wide shape, it offers greater thrust than a conventional ski, making it ideal for untouched powder slopes. Freeride skis feature an elongated design for additional thrust.