Lengths (cm): 164, 171, 178 & 185
Sidecut (mm): 127 / 95 / 127 (178 cm)
Radius: 23m (178 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1250g (178 cm)
Why we chose the Blizzard Zero G 95: Extremely lightweight planks with minimal performance penalty.
Take a look at the planks strapped onto the packs of Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison during their ascent of the Lhotse Couloir on the north east face of Lhotse – the world’s fourth highest mountain – and you’ll see a pair of Blizzard Zero G 95.
It goes without saying that the first descent of Lhotse – made by Jim and Hilaree – was one of the finest ski mountaineering descents of the decade and the duo made sure they had some of the most solid ski mountaineering skis strapped to their feet.
“The duo made sure they had some of the most solid ski mountaineering skis strapped to their feet”
Windslab, ice, and powder were all encountered during their descent and it wouldn’t be an understatement to say that any equipment failure could’ve had fatal consequences. So, what exactly has the Blizzard Zero G 95 got that made Hilaree and Jim reach for it as their tool to complete such a huge descent?
When the Zero G was first released back in 2015, the skis made an instant impression because of the way it combined a lack of weight with an ability to provide a surprisingly smooth ride. With this newly updated range of Zero G skis for 2020, Blizzard has continued to strip weight down, while preserving the same downhill edge they’ve come to be known for.