As ski season approaches, we’ve got a few more ski reviews to share. First up is the Voile SuperCharger. It’s a carry-over ski from last season, but it would be crazy to leave the SuperCharger off our list of favorite backcountry powder skis.
Voile launched the SuperCharger last season and Off-Piste chose it as one of it Editors’ Choice boards. Well, it’s no surprise that the ski held its own against a few new players for the 2018 season. The SuperCharger is unchanged for 2018, and we are glad to see it that way. Voile did not reinvent the wheel when they designed the SuperCharger, but they did tune and refine a ski that already performed well, the Voile Charger. Despite its name, the SuperCharger is actually a bit more forgiving and versatile in its performance than the name alone would lead you to believe. Measuring in at 106mm under foot, it fits our not-too-wide, not-too-narrow, do-it-all backcountry ski width. On snow, the Voile SuperCharger likes to turn but thanks to a little less rocker than say the V8, it can also hang onto a turn as needed and deliver more than just short radius fun. Another detail that testers noted was that it’s not afraid to take on some speed. Sure, it’s no damp alpine race ski, but we’ve run it hard on piste and off with smiles all around. It pairs well with mid-range AT boots for everyday ski touring and kept us happy at the ski hill in carvable conditions, too. Voile SuperCharger: 140-106-124, 178 cm, 3.39 kg – $695