Based in Colorado, Blister is the benchmark in ski assessment. Their testers evaluate hundreds of skis, boots, bindings, etc. of different manufacturers for months, on land and in a wide variety of conditions. Then they produce honest and in -depth criticism.This is why it is considered one of the most honest, precise and useful purchasing guides.
Last spring, we sent our Pionnier 104 to the Blister Review team. Not knowing if they would have time to test it before the melting of the snow, and knowing that they had hundreds of other skis to test. The fact that our Pionnier 104 aroused interest was therefore a first great success for us.
It was a July morning that we learned that Luke Koppa had written a "flash review" on our Pionnier 104. The item is available only for Blister members here: read the article. Here are some extract from Luke Koppa:
- “The main thing that hit me so far with this skiing is that it is very intuitive. »»
- "... I sometimes need several descents to feel really comfortable and confident on a new ski touring. With the Pionnier 104, it only took a few turns. »»
- " ...The Pionnier 104 could be a good choice, because it turns out to be even more engaging and handy at low speed than many skis in its category. »»
Blister Winter Buyer's Guide
A few months later, we were told that the Pionnier 104 was going to appear in the famous 2022-2023 Blister Winter Buyer's Guide. The Blister winter buying guide is the fruit of thousands of hours of tests throughout the year, season after season, and includes more than 270 pairs of skis, 50 ski boots, as well as a selection of snowboards , splitboards, clothes, glasses, helmets, bindings hiking, skins, etc.
In September, the team announced that our Pionnier 104 had received the Blister Recommended tag.
Growth outside Quebec
For us, this kind of international recognition for one of our skis is synonymous with growth outside Quebec. We're delighted and proud that our in-house ski engineering expertise is being recognized outside the province.
Who is our Pionnier 104 designed for?
The Pionnier 104 is an off-piste ski designed for alpine touring, distinguished by its playful, dynamic on-snow behavior. This ski is highly versatile in a wide range of snow conditions and terrain, from firm snow to powder.
The Pionnier 104 has always been very popular, so much so that this model has been out of stock three times since its first launch.