With the summer months winding down, paddleboards are being packed away, chacos are exchanged for hiking boots and skiers begin anxiously looking towards Beaver Mountain for the first signs of snow. If you are looking to buy your first pair of skis or just looking for a change, senior Outdoor Product Design student Jacee Anderson recommends the Fischer Koa 100 women’s skis.
“They have been my favorite all mountain skis for the past four years and they have held up very well,” Anderson said. “They have a really good shape and are decently lightweight.”
Made of sandwiched wood and carbon fiber with a cored out center, these skis are 25 percent lighter weight than their counterparts, according to powder7.com. These skis are good for advanced to expert skiers. West coast skiers will find that these are good for all types of slopes, while the east coast skier will find that they work best on a powder day. The tip and tail rocker helps make tight and precise turns, according to levelninesports.com.
“I have had my skis through high school and college and they have taken me from Utah to Japan and all over and they are like dear friends to me,” Anderson said. “They are used on powder days, park laps, touring up Logan Canyon, and even on sunny slushy days on the mountain. They go with me everywhere and my most epic memories have been with them under my feet.”
After hitting the slopes with your new Koa’s check back next week for another Outdoor Product Design student’s recommendation.
by Summer Vaughn