One thing is for sure. When you’re ready to SNO-GO at the next level. The SNO-GO Powder Skis will take you there. The SNO-GO Powder Skis are ready for any condition you throw at them. Charge harder and float through the powder for maximum fun. We used a longer radius and early rise tips combined with a wider profile to provide the speed and stability needed when the snow gets deep. After thorough testing last winter, we are fully beside ourselves with the result.
*S2 Tower Upgrade Now Included.
All necessary hardware to upgrade your Gen 2 and 2020 SNO-GO bikes to the S2 Tower is included with the Powder Skis. Attempting to mount Powder Skis without installing to the S2 kit will void your warranty on past season models purchased prior to October 1, 2020. SNO-GO bikes purchased after October 1, 2020 include the compatible S2 Kit components on the bike already and do not require an upgrade to install the Powder Skis.
*SNO-GO Glacier Grey bike sold separately.
Well built and worth the money, just like the SnoGo. I think they are a little less responsive on groomed snow, but I've gotten used to it. I haven't had a chance to ride powder yet. One other difference-I have gotten used to leaning back a bit when I go over jumps with a flat landing because I can flex the back skis and they become kind of a shock absorber. The powder skis don't flex as much and there's about an inch less length on the back part of the skis. There are extra bolt holes but I have them as far back as possible. Hoping for a powder day here in Wisconsin!
This is my 2nd season with the SnoGo. I've put in prob 6 or 7 days on the all-mountain skis. I've done a couple days on the powder skis now. I'd say they are FOR SURE worth it. They feel way more stable in nearly all situations. You feel more planted. Jumping, moguls, little variations in terrain, and straight-line speed are all easier. And of course, when I get into powder the front doesn't want to dig in and flip me over the handlebars.
The trade-offs: There was a very small learning curve because it affects your steering... I have to put a little more weight into turning. But once you re-calibrate, it doesn't feel out of place. Also because they are slightly wider and longer, it is just a little bit harder to fit through narrow gates or load into your car. And lastly, they don't bite as well in ice. But it's not like any ski really does great on ice anyway.
Overall, I'd say the negatives are negligible. Go for the powder skis. I can't really see ever changing back.
Not only do these skis keep you aloft on a pillowy powder day, they’re equally amazing in the terrain park! They’re exactly what the SnoGo needed to truly be the Kind of the mountain.