Expertly fitted at our Chertsey store, the Atomic Waymaker 110s were a welcome addition. With a hike and ride switch and the back that lets you unlock the boot to provide more flex for hiking and skinning, it proved a valuable back-country companion. Once the boot is locked back into place it performs like an alpine boot, letting you put power through to cut into turns. In addition, a Live Fit zone allows your foot to expand laterally, relieving pressure and keeping you comfortable all day.
The new Salomon QST 99 finished off the package. At 99mm underfoot this is a true, all-mountain ski capable of pinning turns on the groomers whilst remaining floaty and fun on powder. Holding its own anywhere we were led, the QST 99 behaved well for a wider ski and would be more than enough for a whole season’s worth of fun.