Rating: / 5
Lengths: 164, 170, 176, 182
Stability at speed: 3.48 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.49 / 5
Crud performance: 2.90 / 5
Forgiveness: 7.78 / 5
A binding plate and vice-grip edge hold make the Cold Heat the most frontside-specific ski in this category. The ride is silky smooth but full of energy in a carved turn.
Ideal for Eastern skiers.
Skis feel heavy and sharp when you aren’t railing hardpack.
"It felt like I had crampons on—I wasn’t sliding out at all." —Jamie Britt