K2 Sidestash

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
K2 Sidestash

K2 Sidestash Skis    Photo: Courtesy of K2

THE SELL: An updated in-bounds-to-out-of-bounds classic. THE TEST: Intermediate skiers will find the Side-stash forgiving, while experts will find it predictable. Either way it’s an easy ski to pilot. The tip floats better than on prior models, and the flat tail makes sense for traditional skiers or anyone considering throwing climbing skins on and heading out for a tour. “A perennial favorite,” wrote one tester. “Kills it on the soft groomed, floats in the pow.” But you’ll need a more substantial ski if you plan on ripping GS turns down open faces. THE VERDICT: Ideal for a 30-minute hike to a powder field. 139/108/127

Overall: 4 
Sloughability: 4
Hard-Snow Pleasure: 4 

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