Megan Hughes

16 Oct 17

Blizzard Bonafide 2018 Ski Review

Megan Hughes

16 Oct 17

The Blizzard Bonafide 2018 is a very hard charging aggressive ski perfect for an expert skier that really wants to get the most out of this winter season.

This ski is definitely not for the more faint-hearted, cautious skier. It is very stiff, designed for the most aggressive, strongest skiers. It needs to be skied more over the front because of the really strong tail, but if you are able to do so, the Blizzard Bonafide gives you a great ride for it.

The Bonafide is very stable at speed and loves to carve long turns. It’s hugely enjoyable to cruise on piste, allowing you to get stuck into your turns with very impressive edge hold. It rolls between edges easily, allowing you to perfect your piste technique while knowing that if you spy some incredible snow off the edge, this ski will happily take you there.

Blizzard Bonafide 2018 Ski Review

Thanks to  the Blizzard Bonafide can float well off piste. However, it needs someone confident to avoid catching edges. This is really the moral of this ski; if you have the ability and the aggression to harness the power it provides, it will serve you extremely well. If you are slightly wary of such a ski, we’d recommend considering some other options, as this ski may intimidate such a skier.

Blizzard Bonafide 2018 Features:

  • Poplar Beech Woodcore
  • Carbon Flipcore Technology
  • Bi-Directional Carbon Tip and Tail
  • Binding Reinforcement Layer
  • Anti-Shock Layer
  • Two Layers of Titanal®
  • Sandwich Compound Sidewall
  • Sintered Graphite Base
  • Dura-Tec

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Price: £540
Aimed at: Expert Skiers


Size (cm) 152 159 166 173
Turning Radius (m) 13 14 15 16.5
Tail Width (mm) 119 119 119 119
Tip Width (mm) 135 135 135 135
Waist Width (mm) 98 98 98 98

Testing Scores

Edge Hold 8
Responsiveness 7
Versatility 9
Off-piste 10
On-piste 8.5
Overall Performance 8