Utilizing a fir and aspen core, K2 brings back the Pinnacle 118 for skiers looking for big, carving ski for big, deep days. While a ski with this much surface area is bound to float on powder, the Union was most impressed with the easy turn initiation that comes from the ski’s tapered tip and tail with Hybritech sidewalls. By blending the sidewall construction underfoot with a full cap construction, the Pinnacle 118 maintains accuracy and power, while the overall ski weight stays at 2330 grams.
“A 118 that carves? Awesome! The Pinnacle 118 has a great float, it’s poppy and fun, and super easy to pivot,” said Wally Phillips, who can’t wait to take this ski to Trenchtown.
The Union was impressed with the ski’s ability to hold a strong edge in the turn and cut through chop and crud, while some felt its light weight was the reason they got bounced around in firm snow. While the K2 Pinnacle 118 can hang with the all-mountain crew, this is a powder ski through and through. “I couldn’t see shit off the tram, but was glad to have this ski underfoot,” said Matt Hansen. “With low visibility and variable snow, I put my trust in this big ski and it made me feel at home. It was so good that we went back for another lap.” —Sierra Davis