Just like the Salomon range, these Atomic boots are fully customisable and adaptable for virtually all foot shapes. Historically, Atomic has always had a more accommodating fit, so if you have a high instep then the Hawx could be a better option for you. However, it’s best not to try and figure this out at home, visit a specialist boot fitter, like Snow+Rock to get find a set of boots that matches your foot shape perfectly before setting your heart on a set.
The Salomon S/Max and Atomic Hawx Ultra boots are available in Snow+Rock stores and online from £340 and £310 respectively. View Snow+Rock’s entire range of ski boots here.
The best way to ensure your boots fit you well for seasons to come is to spend time with an experienced boot fitter, like those at Snow+Rock, where the retailer offers a comfort guarantee. Find out more about the boot fitting process here.
Every set of piste ski comes with system mount bindings, which rather limits your choice, but these key items of equipment should be more than an afterthought when buying your new skis. A well set on-piste binding will offer predictable, safe release during a crash but also hold firm when you are within control, whether that be on bumps, piste or otherwise.
Both the Salomon and Rossignol mentioned above are packaged with excellent bindings produced in house. Each is mounted via a plate that is produced in house, specifically engineered for each ski to maximise power transfer. Salomon’s piste skis have gone beyond this by building an angled flare up from each sidewall of the ski so the binding sits within the ski, dubbed the “Edge-Amplifier”. This aptly titled technology maximises the amount of power transferred from the skier through the edge of the ski, giving unrivalled edge grip across a range of conditions.
Check out Snow+Rock’s full range of bindings online or head in-store to chat with one of their in-house experts.
Remember, to ensure your bindings are fitted safely and to the correct settings according to your weight, height and ability level, it is best to consult one of Snow+Rock’s qualified in-store experts.
Lightweight, aerodynamic poles are key in the piste performance category. Lighter poles are generally used, with riders valuing low weight and drag over out-and-out strength. Generally, aluminium is used but if you don’t mind splashing out then a carbon pole will offer the lightest construction and provide optimal vibration dampening.