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Apr 19, 2017

Atomic Skis 2018

We have witnessed great innovative construction methods from Atomic over the past couple of seasons.  Atomic keep their successful Vantage, Vantage X and Backland ranges with updated graphics.  Check out our summary of Atomic Skis for 2018. Atomic Vantage Series Top to Bottom:  Atomic Vantage 100 CTI, Vantage 90 CTI & Vantage 95C The Atomic Vantage range is a versatile all-mountain series of skis with a hint of freeride capability.   There are three main waist widths depending on what terrain you prefer, ranging from 90mm-100mm.   All models we stock are designed to carve a solid turn on hard pack but...

Mar 29, 2017

Dynastar Skis 2018

  New models and technologies for Dynastar skis 2018 Dynastar have had great traction with their Cham and Powertrack series over the past few seasons but for 2018 we see these replaced and compiled into the Legend X range.  Before we even talk about the models let’s look at one of the biggest technology developments for Dynastar skis for 2018 which is their new construction called 'Powerdrive'. Powerdrive Technology Powerdrive technology was introduced to the ‘Speed’ and ‘Speed Zone’ series last year and made significant improvements to the way the ski felt and performed on firm snow.   Powerdrive absorbs vibration...

Mar 23, 2017

Blizzard Skis 2018

Blizzard have been producing very impressive skis over the last several years, especially when they launched their new freeride line back in 2011 which incorporates Flipcore technology.  For 2018 Blizzard, have made some big changes/improvements to their traditional freeride line. Traditional Freeride Line Both the Blizzard Bonafide and Brahma have had their radius reduced (Bonafide from 21m in 180cm down to 18m), this gives both models a snappier, more user-friendly feel.  The tip shape has been altered so it is more aggressive, like a race ski it looks much sharper, giving a more definite turn initiation and improved edge grip.  ...

Mar 14, 2017

Armada Skis 2018

We are happy to have Armada skis back in our ski line-up again for the 2017 New Zealand season.  Armada skis went back to the drawing board and have effectively reinvented their range for the 2018 collection.  Here is a quick overview of what Armada have been up to and have to offer. The new Armada Tracer series: Armada have taken the approach to this line with the knowledge that super lightweight skis don't and can't perform downhill as well as a ski with some weight to act as a shock absorber.  The Armada Tracer 98 is weighing in at...

Feb 04, 2017

Ski Internship - Porters Ski Area

Ski internship – Become a qualified Instructor and go straight into employment as a ski Instructor all in the same season! The highly successful ski instructor internship is back by popular demand. we are offering a rare opportunity for a select few to gain the most direct way into the ski school Industry. You will have 4 weeks intense training providing by Jase at NZSIT who has been training Instructors here for 15 years. This will include personal ski development, demo turns, skier analysis, lesson progressions and much more. You will also get the chance to work along side other...