When you’ve been riding as long as I have (not trying to date myself here), you become accustomed to certain things. We know what resorts we like riding best, we know the crew we like to shred with, we know riding powder is easier on the knees than jumping death gaps, and most importantly, we also know what kind of board we like beneath our feet. Having ridden hundreds
of different boards over the years, I instantly know whether or not I like a board on the very first run of the day. And trust me, I’ve ridden plenty of boards where something just didn’t click right from the start.
Simply stated, the Salomon Highpath is a special board!
It felt 100% solid from the second I clicked the bindings, and on my very first run, I fell in love. The board just worked in every aspect of the day; carving, jumps, high-speed laps, switch or regular, it was stable though chunder and confident on the steeps without feeling too stiff. The Highpath maintains the perfect blend of stiffness for stability, yet it’s soft in the right places for that playful feel. The ever-so-slightly tapered tail gives that little extra float in powder and that, blended with Quadratic sidecut, makes it super quick edge to edge.
The Highpath is the newest offering from Salomon in ‘23 and not only hits a home run for its performance, but we chose it as a Platinum Pick for having some of the most sustainable construction on the market, utilizing a series of recycled and bio-based materials—a must in today’s world. – Jeff Baker