Gear Guide: 2018 Skis
NOTE: This is the 2018 Gear Guide. The 2019 Gear Guide is Coming Soon!
Welcome to Potter Brothers. We’re a family-owned specialty ski and snowboard shop with convenient locations in NY, MA and VT. You may know us for our famous Swap Sales, our Daily & Seasonal Rentals or our Discount Lift Tickets, but at our core we are a Ski Shop that offers premium gear backed by outstanding specialized service.
We invite you to shop online, although we’d love to help you make your next ski purchase. So check out our gear guide below and feel free to give us call or drop-in for a visit to ask us some questions. We’re here for you!
2018 Ski Review
You’re gearing up for winter and you need to trust the shop you buy from. At Potter Brothers, we test the skis we sell right here in the East coast so we can steer you in exactly the right direction to find the pair that’s perfect for you.
Mens – Advanced Skis
The cream of the crop. They’re carve like race skis, but are wide enough for soft snow. These skis handle just about any condition, anytime.
The ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything ski. This year featuring a little extra camber, the 88mm Brahma can dominate the entire mountain and can float in powder or rip on hardpack. An absolute blast of a ski. (more info)
Rossignol Experience 88
Another versatile ski that you can trust all over the mountain. At 88mm underfoot the Exp 88 offers surprisingly quick turning on groomers and ideal float in soft stuff. No metal in these skis, so they can be a little more forgiving for skiers who just want to cruise. (more info)
Volkl RTM 81
Most at home on groomed terrain, the RTM 81 is the corvette in the lineup. Total sports-car-like handling and the smoothest most precise ride you can find. Stable at any speed. (more info)
Mens – Intermediate Skis
For guys who want skis with an upside for performance, without blowing the budget.
Salomon XDR 8.0
We loved this ski for it’s smooth stability and grippy turning. At 80mm underfoot you have the power to choose your turn radius with ease. New design for 2018. (more info)
Blizzard Rawhide Limited
This is a limited edition sleeper from Blizzard. A lively and athletic pair of skis that just rips at 82mm underfoot. You can test your limits and feel totally in charge on the Rawhide.
Rossignol Experience 84
The workhorse of the Rossignol Experience line, this 84mm will carve effortlessly on groomers and power through choppy crud at the end of the day. Super-easy to have fun on these skis. (more info)
Mens – Recreational Skis
For guys who want a real pair of skis that can perform. A big step up from renting, these skis are lively and athletic for up and coming skiers.
Atomic Vantage 75C
The Vantage 75c is a top seller due to it’s wide performance range. A brand new skier will feel confident with it’s edge bite and easy-turning, while an athletic intermediate will feel plenty of performance for all-mountain fun! (more info)
Blizzard Quattro 7.7
A fun pair of starter skis for quick skill improvement. Easy to get on edge and just enough pop to feel confident to push for more. (more info)
Womens – Advanced Skis
The desire to feel in complete control to explore the entire mountain in any snow condition.
Volkl Flair 81
Hands down one of the favorite skis for discerning women skiers. Solid edge-grip and quick turning will inspire confidence at higher speeds. (more info)
Atomic Vantage X77 CTI
Light and quick and very stable at speed. The X77 CTI is lively and fun to ski thanks to carbon tank mesh and titanium. (more info)
Womens – Intermediate Skis
For women who want a ski they can trust to take them everywhere their kids are going. These skis are true confident builders.
Blizzard Black Pearl 78
New and improved for 2018, the BP 78 represents everything a women’s all-mountain ski should be. It’s light, but powerful. It’s fast, but forgiving. It all adds up to one thing – FUN! (more info)
Volkl Flair 78
Razor-sharp carving in a powerful 78mm frame. Offering plenty of pop out of a turn and stabilty at high speeds. A confidence building ski that can take you to the next level. (more info)
Rossignol Famous 6
For women who truly love to carve. It’s deep sidecut allows the ski to get on edge quickly and precisely. No messing around here, the Famous 6 can rip turns with the best of them.
Womens – Recreational Skis:
Light-weight skis that’s easy to turn with a soft flex for maximum control. These skis making learning to carve easy and fun!
Blizzard Alight 7.3
Designed specifically for women skiers who desire comfort and control. These skis are light and super easy to turn. (more info)
Light-weight and a breeze to ski. The Cira uses a light wood core to give the ski enough stability to feel comfortable all day long. (more info)
Through our Demo Center at Killington, we stock an even greater variety skis, including some unique independent brands you won’t find scattered all over the mountain.
Mens Indie Skis
DPS Cassiar 85 Alchemist
A ski that rips on groomers and likes to go fast, thanks to it’s impressive carbon interior. Test your limits and feel in complete control with these bad-boys. Brand new construction for 2018.
Black Crows Captis
These skis are just flat-out FUN. At 90mm underfoot, they are ideal for eastern resort skiing and are super responsive edge-to-edge. If you’re up at Killington this winter, definitley try these skis. We think you’ll be impressed by Black Crows.
Faction CT 2.0
For park specific performance, the Candide 2.0 is for skiers who demand the best from their gear. It’s freestyle shape also offers great hold on hard snow and is super fluid and nible to ski.
Armada ARV 86
This park-crushing weapon offers a pop-lite core and extra thick sidewalls for impressive durability for the most demanding park skiers.
Womens Indie Skis
Icelantic Oracle 88
A predictable and precise all-mountain ski for women who want to explore more off trail skiing.
Black Crows Captis Birdie
Another gem from Black Crows, at 90mm underfoot the Captis Birdie offers classic camber for tons of pop and quickness. It also powers through soft snow and crud with ease.
Faction Prodigy Womens
For the female skier who wants push their limits on the mountain, the Prodigy is snappy on groomers but LOVES to float through chopped snow. Sexy looking graphic as well.
For more infomation on these skis and even more gear, visit a Potter Brothers location near you or give us a call at our Kingston Shop (845) 338-5119. You can also visit one of our DEMO CENTERS this winter at Jiminy Peak, Bromley or Killington.