Whether you're rolling with a massive crew of rippers or engaging in the meditative brilliance of the solo shred, there's something about lapping a quiet resort that soothes the soul. Your Black Crows Vertis Skis are what you'll want underfoot for all your on-piste pursuits, whether you're chasing fresh morning corduroy or maneuvering through chopped up afternoon crud.
The 85mm waist thrives in bounds with an early rise tip and tail to ease turn initiation and camber underfoot lets you carve like your old GS days. The light and playful poplar wood core and short 15-meter turn radius give these planks a snappy and nimble feel, so you can dodge tight trees and crush bumps with ease, and the semi-cap construction combines durability with a low swing weight.
- A playful ski for lapping the resort
- 85mm waist is ready to bomb groomers
- Early rise tip and tail ease turn initiation
- Camber underfoot lets you rally hardpack
- Poplar wood core is light and playful
- Short turn radius is nimble and maneuverable
- Black Crows has been designing playful freeride-inspired skis out of Chamonix since 2006
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.