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Blizzard Bonafide 97 Skis 2024

A powerful ski with no speed limit and enough width to handle any part of the mountain. On groomers, it's stable and can handle firm snow conditions, off trail it can mow over whatever is in front of you. It has a more demanding feel than other skis in this category, but stronger skiers will find it to be a blast in the woods and other more technical terrain.

$639.96 Orig. $799.95

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An absolute BEAST of a ski that loves to charge hard regardless of terrain or conditions.


The Blizzard Bonafide comes back unchanged this season aside from an updated graphic. This is one of those skis that you might look at how wide it is (close to 100mm) and think, "No way this thing carves." You'd be wrong. At 97mm wide, the Bonafide sits right next to the Volkl Mantra M6 as the best groomer skis over 95mm. It's powerful, stable, precise, and stays gripped on firm snow. Turn initiation is quick and the ski has no problem being tipped over in a high-energy, high-speed carve. It's not the quickest edge-to-edge, so if you're just looking for a carving ski, get something more narrow. The Bonafide is just really good at carving for how wide it is. A burly feel underfoot keeps it quiet, composed, and confident at Mach speeds. The wider width is what allows it to perform beyond the groomers. It provides decent float in soft snow, can mow over unpredictable snowpack, and is surprisingly nimble in some tighter terrain. If you spend a lot of time off-trail, just know the Bonafide is going to take more work to pivot than most options in its category, but if you know how to drive your skis they're a blast off-trail. 

Who's this ski for? Skiers looking for a ski that can perform off-trail without sacrificing stability, hard snow performance, or too much carving ability. 

Who isn't this ski for? Newbies, playful skiers, and skiers who don't see high-speed stability near the top of their priorities list. 

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Tech Specs

  • Radius/ 17m @ 177
  • Profile/ Rocker - Camber - Rocker
  • Core Materials/ Beech, Poplar
  • Designed By/ Blizzard
  • Weight/ 2200g @ 177
  • Dimensions/ 136.5 - 97 - 118.5 @ 177
  • Added Materials/ Titanal
  • Built By/ Blizzard

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At 97mm underfoot, the Bonafide is a multi-talented ski. While its bread and butter is mowing through crud and laying it down on hard pack, it's wide enough to float as you venture into fresh snow.

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