I’ve been on the road enjoying the March snow in the greater Northwest. Black Diamond Equipment hosted a crew of ski journalists up in the North Cascades to check out the latest Black Diamond backcountry skis. The crew ripped it up on the new Carbon Megawatt, Justice, Drift and the all new Revert. The Justice was my pick of the litter as a great do-it-all backcountry powder ski. Black Diamond has done a fantastic job lightening up their touring line while maintaining downhill performance. The new Carbon Megawatt drops two punds over the traditional Megawatt and delivers a Cadillac feel on the descent, while the more responsive Justice was every bit as capable but with a bit more of a turny personality.
I’ll give a better debrief on the skis (and packs) when I get back to the office in April. In the meantime, check out the highlight show below….