Ranked among the assertive contenders in the all-mountain category, the 2023 Blizzard Bonafide sets a high standard for advanced and expert skiers who thrive on top speeds and aggressive skiing. Boasting a 97 mm underfoot width, these skis deliver a dynamic blend of speed, stability, strength, and exhilaration for the adept skier. Structurally unchanged, they receive a graphics refresh for added visual interest. Constructed with a robust wood core and reinforced by two full metal sheets, each ski weighs in at 2200 grams in the 177 length. Blizzard's Trueblend All-Mountain wood core, comprising 7 beech stringers and 3 poplar stringers, allows precise tailoring of flex and strength according to length, striking an optimal balance between dampness and energy.
While excelling as on-trail options, these skis also showcase prowess in plowing through crud and chop, though their playfulness is more subdued in fresh powder. Opting for the 183 length produces an 18.5-meter turn radius, perfectly positioned for varying turn shapes and styles. Tending towards the robust end of the spectrum, these skis cater to the preferences of advanced and expert skiers who find joy in maintaining a brisk pace.