Downhill skis are also referred to as Alpine skis. When you are looking to purchase a new set of skis, it is important to know the different types of skis and what type of skiing you will be doing.
At Viking Ski Shop, we’ve built our 50+ year reputation on skiing. Everyone on our staff is a skier whose main goal is to help you get the most out of the sport we all love. We carry over 80 different models of downhill skis. Some of the top name brands in skis we offer are Blizzard, Rossignol, Nordica, and Volkl. When you purchase skis from Viking Ski Shop, it comes with our Price Match Guarantee.
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Types of Downhill Skis for Men and Women
There are four main types of downhill (Alpine) skis:
All Mountain Skis - These skis can be used for all different types of terrain.
Powder Skis - These skis are best for skiers who prefer trails with deep, light snow.
Twin Tip Skis – These skis are also known as freestyle skis. Skiers who go fast and execute tricks.
Racing Skis - These skis are typically longer, narrower, and stiffer than other types of skis.
Men's Ski Packages
Viking ski Shop offers men's ski packages including skis, bindings, and poles.
Women's Ski Packages
Why not buy a women's ski package when you're shopping for new skis? Our packages include skis, bindings, and poles for women.
Kid's Ski Packages
Are you looking for skis for your child? Our kid's ski packages include skis, bindings, and poles for juniors and teens.
What to Consider when Buying Downhill Skis
When you are in the market to buy downhill skis, there are a few things you should consider.
Ski Length - Choose a length that comes up to between your chin and the top of your head.
Ski Shape - The shape of your skis will help to improve your skiing based on the type of terrain and your style.
Ski Size - The size of your skis will be dictated by your height, weight, skiing ability, and what you want to achieve.
Ski Style – Are you an all-rounder, free rider, or carving skier?
Ski Rigidity – This will be dictated by your ability and your expectations.
Ski Bindings - The type of bindings you choose will be largely dictated by the type of skiing you will be doing.
Over 700 Years of Experience
At Viking Ski Shop, our collective ski experience adds up to a pretty big number. We proudly count among our 50 employees, racers, ski instructors, racing couches, snowboard instructors, snowboard racers, a former ski school director, and on-slope testers.
So if you have questions, count on Viking’s 700+ years of skiing experience for the right answers.
Viking Ski Shop offers top-notch service, are very knowledgeable about the products, and stand behind our products. Every winter we go to the slopes to places like Copper, Boyne, Mammoth, Aspen, and Vail for extensive testing. We want to make sure every item we offer you, from skis and boots to goggles and gloves, lives up to the Viking standards. This is why you can be absolutely confident that, when we advise you on gear, we’re not just stating the manufacturer’s claims.
This unwavering dedication to quality and customer service has created the kind of trust that keeps Viking ski customers coming back year after year. Contact Viking Ski Shop in Chicago at (773) 276-1222. We are located at 3422 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. Or contact our Northwest Suburbs store located at 131 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010. Call (847) 381-1188.