The Fantasy Draft is set up much like a draft in baseball or football. Each of 15 skiers selects their favorite ski in four categories, plus boots and a binding—as if they were building a team. Once a product is chosen, it is off the table. This is intended to provide a well-rounded view of what’s available this season, though players may also highlight their overall favorite. This year, each skier has a single page to display their quiver. Who selected the best team? That’s up for you to decide.
The Best of the Rest
Like former University of Washington Husky tailback Chris Polk, sometimes, even the best go undrafted. Below are the Free Agents, items that didn’t get selected in the Fantasy Draft but that the POWDER staff believes should be on your radar come winter.
Shop Employees Select Their Favorite Gear
Seeking reinforcements at POWDER Week, we brought in shred heads from the best ski shops around the country. Since the ski shop forms an important piece of the bedrock of our ski communities, we figured who better to help out in Jackson than those who live and breathe skiing and gear every day of their lives? The following reviews constitute a sample taken from our 10 Shop Rats.