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Powder day skiing at Snowmass Mountain
Four Mountain Sports

Honestly, the crew at Four Mountain Sports is obsessed with the gear they rent, and know just the right skis to match your style and ability.

The four mountains of terrain at Aspen Snowmass offer a million possibilities for skiers. From day-to-day, you might be ripping it in the terrain parks, lining up for a crack at fresh tracks in Highland Bowl, or maybe you’re just laying low on groomers.

Either way, having the right pair of skis to match the conditions and terrain can make a world of difference.

Every year, Four Mountain Sports rents the most modern skis from such brands as K2, Rossignol, Blizzard, Nordica and Salomon. Here are three skis we’re buzzing about in 2015 — and the ideal terrain and conditions to use them on.


Best Used For: Anywhere, Anytime.

What We Like About It: This ski goes all over the mountain, and given its knack for handling any type of turn, it’s a great choice for those of you who want to tackle every imaginable type of terrain in a single day. The smooth but stiff feel of the Bonafide will allow you to beat your buddies top-to-bottom and look good doing it. Get ready for a ride.

Where to Ski With It: Open it up on The Burn with some GS turns, or tighten it up in the Dumps on Aspen Mountain.

Availability: All Four-Mountain Sports locations

Rental tier: Premium


Best Used For: Days with variable conditions

What We Like About It: For many at Four-Mountain Sports, this is their favorite ski, largely because it epitomizes the modern, all-mountain ski with lightness, quickness and versatility. Its stability makes it great in any size of turn, and allows you to hold the edge for as long as you want. Skis powder better than many wider skis. No wonder Skiing Magazine named it the Ski of the Year in 2014.

Where to Ski With It: At home on Aspen Mountain’s Face of Bell as well as Buttermilk’s groomers. You may want to pick a different ski for terrain parks.

Availability: All Four-Mountain Sports locations

Rental tier: Premium


Best Used For: Days with variable conditions

What We Like About It: Designed by Aspen Snowmass skier extraordinaire Chris Davenport, the Kastle FX 94 is one of the most versatile all-mountain, all-conditions skis made today. Made with a Silver Fir and Ash core to sheets of Titanal and rubber foils (really, the best materials available) Kastle has produced a ski with an incredibly smooth feel. Don’t be surprised if you ski with more confidence on this beauty.

Where to Ski With It: Thrash the steeps on Highland Bowl, or connect several groomers for an epic top-to-bottom run at Snowmass.

Availability: All Four-Mountain Sports locations

Rental tier: Premium

Skiing a groomer at Aspen/Snowmass

Scratching your head with an empty suitcase in front of you? Trying to compile a checklist of things to take care of before you hit the slopes? No worries.

Whether your new to the sports of skiing and snowboarding or just need a refresher before you arrive, this essential guide will prep you for your day on the mountain. Continue reading

kids enjoying Aspen/Snowmass

Unlike gymnastics, basketball or other after-school sports, skiing is an all-day commitment for your child. Skiing also requires more equipment than most sports. Luckily, the ski/snowboard instructors at Aspen-Snowmass provide a unique blend of athletic coach, mentor and caregiver. Their world-class expertise and guidance will help your child attain his or her individual goals. Continue reading