Like an early-forming lift line on a powder morning, skiers and riders can count on the snowsports industry to perpetually be in innovation mode. While not all technological tweaks to our favorite products year over year are monumental, consumers nonetheless can rely on ever-improving performance, comfort, style, and yes, sometimes even affordability. Who knows, sometimes the little tweaks unveiled in the fall might be heralded as the inflection point that ushered in groundbreaking change for years to come. Some of the products below might just revolutionize the way we enjoy winter in the mountains.
Peak by Bode Miller
Franconia, N.H. native and American skiing legend Bode Miller is on a quest to design the perfect, high-performance ski. With his new company’s limited lineup of six all-mountain and side-country ski models available in 2022-23, he’s hoping to convince the industry that he has, in fact, found the key.
Peak Ski Company – the direct-to-consumer platform Miller founded with ski industry veteran Andy Wirth – is utilizing Keyhole Technology to deliver what they say is a perfectly-balanced ski for every user in all lengths, with proper flex and accessible power built-in. The technology is an oval cutaway in the top layer of aluminum-titanium alloy, a “keyhole,” that Peak says allows for less sidecut in the wider models for easier turn initiation and the ability to alter turn shapes.