Want to test out new ski and snowboard equipment at Perisher before you buy?
The Perisher Slopestyle Demo Centre is the place for you! Test the latest in ski and snowboard equipment from some the world’s best manufacturers, right here in Perisher.
Drop into the Perisher Valley store to check out the newest skis and snowboards on the market. Our knowledgeable staff will provide expert advice on the best gear for you.
Best brands on offer to try out!
- Volkl Skis
The Racetiger RC with tip rocker allows super-sporty long turns with lots of riding comfort. This fantastic combination is made possible by the integration of the UVO 3D, 3D.Glass, Powered by Steel and sidecuts with carefully aligned flex and tip geometries.
The Deacon 84 skis as well on icy slopes as on fresh snow, bringing a smile to the face of experienced skiers. The integrated Titanal Frame delivers power and stability, the new LowRide XL binding with GripWalk allows great power transfer due to the extra low stand height.
If you are looking for the one ski that you can take everywhere, the Mantra has always been amongst the chosen few. The Mantra M6 is even more versatile than its predecessor and once again offers maximum fun!
With 88 mm under the boot, the Kendo delivers impressive carving performance thanks to the three different radii in the sidecut. These enable precise power transmission, uncompromising liveliness and optimum turning behaviour such as never before experienced with Titanal skis.The Kendo 88 is also built with a Titanal frame and carbon tips, providing more stability and impressive damping .As a result the ski offers an extremely lively yet smooth ride, even at high speeds.
With an 84 mm waist, the Kanjo offers a lively yet stable feel for cruising on piste thanks to the Titanal binding platform and new 3D radius sidecut. The glass frame and tip and tail rocker also enable smooth, buttery turns. The Kanjo is the perfect on-piste ski for off-piste skiers who dig piste skiing but never want to be regarded as on-piste skiers. If you’re a freeskier looking for an on-piste ski suitable for freeriding that offers both fun and outstanding performance, the Kanjo is the ideal choice.
The Kenja features a 88mm waist, moderate taper in the tip, and the added maneuverability of tip and tail rocker. These design elements create easier, more playful handling, while maintaining the edge grip, stability, and frontside performance that have made it one of the most popular all mountain skis on the market.
The strength of the Yumi has always been the huge range of skiers’ abilities who could enjoy it, and the lively, yet stable feel on the front side blended with the float and maneuverability for an occasional off piste ramble make it a great ski. It features tip and tail rocker, full sidewall construction, and moderate taper in the tip.
The Revolt 95 was developed in conjunction with well-known rider Ahmet Dadali, and is an extremely versatile tool for younger riders. Its construction principle is designed around a directional shape that works for a wide range of jib-oriented riding. Its 21m radius is very versatile, and flex points in the tip and tail are ideal for buttering and tricks.
- Atomic Skis
Maverick 88 Ti
Inspired by pioneers, peaks, windblown snow and all-mountain conditions. Built with simple versatile, state of the art all-mountain technology, these are the go-to skis for every intrepid skier who wants to keep exploring new lines in a new world.
Vantage 79 C
Power and control for on-piste precision with the agility of an all-mountain ski for exploring new terrain, Atomic Vantage 79 C does it all.
Mavern 86 C
Inspired by the pioneers, peaks, windblown snow and all-mountain conditions. Built with simple versatile, state of the art all-mountain technology, these are the go-to skis for every intrepid skier who wants to keep exploring new lines in a new world.
Vantage 75 C
A forgiving ski with a strong grip, the Vantage 75 C delivers next level access for beginner and intermediate skiers.
- Blizzard Skis
The Brahma is for the skier who doesn't colour in the lines. The philosopher, searching for a sense of freedom to ski whatever you want on the mountain. The Brahma 88 will give you the ability to seize the snowpack throughout the most frigid temperatures and firm conditions. This ski will take the energy you give it and transfer that power in to the snow, so you can rip down the mountain with confidence and ease. As the day's smooth terrain gets eaten up by hungry skiers, the Brahma has the backbone to ski efficiently through crud, which means you'll be skiing longer (and stronger) than everyone else.
Black Pearl 88
Redesigned with input from Blizzard's Women to Women project, the Black Pearl 88 shines as bright as ever and makes skiing all sorts of conditions easy and fun, so women are empowered to ski corduroy groomers, softer snow off-piste, bumps, trees and everything in between. A lightweight construction, smooth profile shape and camber underfoot make the Black Pearl a go-to for today, tomorrow, and the day after that, too.
- Black Crows Skis
The vertis is a dynamic, playful short-radius ski (15m), tailored for vitality. With an 85mm waist it can go from edge to edge very swiftly, enhancing the joy of carving and cutting lines. User-friendly but powerful with its intermediate degree of flex, the Vertis is the classic Black Crows resort ski.
Intermediate float, speed and quickness, the Captis is the ideal ski for ski areas. Thin and therefore a more responsive ski with a quick edge-to-edge transition. The Captis is a very forgiving and pleasant ski. The ultimate wild ski for skiing and jumping.
With a lightened core and a softer flex compared to its universal avatar, the Vertis birdie is the preferred choice for skiers who want an accessible and efficient piste-style ski. With its short radius (15 meters) and 85mm at the waist, it benefits from a very fast edge-to-edge transition which stirs up the pleasure of tight turns. With three intermediate sizes (152, 159, 169), the Vertis birdie is our best female piste ski.
Medium width, rapid and vivacious, the captis birdie is ideal for resort skiing. The captis birdie is relatively narrow making it very responsive and meaning quick edge-to-edge transition. Lighter and softer than the unisex version, this is a women’s only savage ski.
- Burton Snowboards
The Custom is Burton's most trusted board, backed by a cult following as snowboarding's one-answer to all terrain. Directional Shape is the classic snowboard shape, designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail while providing plenty of float, flow, and control to rip any terrain or condition.
The Deep Thinker Snowboard is a directional spin on Danny Davis' go-to for hot laps in the park, pipe, or mobbing side hits across the mountain. Adding the float and responsiveness of Directional Camber to a unique shape designed with Balanced Freeride Geometry and just a touch of taper ups the all-mountain abilities while keeping the freestyle performance on full blast. 45° Carbon Highlights deliver snappy pop without the stiff side effects. Throwback graphics top it off, adding a touch of Burton's early 90s roots to an already iconic model.
The men's Burton Free Thinker Snowboard is a true twin spin on Danny Davis' go-to, built for hot laps in the park, pipe, or mobbing side hits across the mountain. The unique true twin shape opens up the possibilities for creative expression in any direction, while the control of camber keeps it quick and poppy. 45° Carbon Highlights deliver snap without the stiff side effects. Throwback graphics top it off, adding a touch of Burton's early 90s roots to an already iconic model.
Introducing the park board's next evolution: 3D construction for a bold and buttery ride. 3D contours in thenose remove material where it's least needed, putting a focus on flex, and opening doors to catch-free butery exploration.
The Burton Process Snowboard is Mark McMorris' pick for its twin freestyle playfulness and all-terrain prowess. Featuring PurePop camber for a forgiving yet snappy feel, the Process is suited to the freestyle rider, but still capable of ripping the entire mountain as proven by the pros who push it. The Super Fly II core creates a lighter, lift-off-ready deck, while Squeezebox core profiling transfers energy towards the tip and tail for snappier ollies and effortless stability. Available in two versions, choose the relaxed and floaty Flying V or precise control of PurePop camber.
Bad-ass with a touch of sass in an action-packed board that'll have you falling in love with camber all over again. The women's Burton Talent Scout Snowboard is on a mission to track down the best of park performance. A step up in pro-driven attitude from other twins, a camber profile gives riders the power, control, and finesse to thrive on all terrain. Designed to fit like a glove, the Talent Scout's Off-Axis design aligns the Squeezebox core profiling and Frostbite Edges with the typical park rider's stance, unlocking the board's natural flex and edge hold for buttery smooth control.
- Capita Snowboards
Defenders of Awesome
As winners of the most coveted design award in snowboarding for an unprecedented seven years in a row, this model became our #1 selling snowboard and one of the most sought-after snowboards in the world. The D.O.A. features a next-generation hybrid camber design that delivers the pop and response of a cambered board with the predictability of reverse camber and is now available in an extended range of larger sizes.
The Outerspace Living features a true-twin freestyle shape blended with an all-terrain camber profile built for freeriding. Inspired by the award-winning Mercury series, positive camber lies underfoot for power retention while the nose and tail are elevated to help the board swim through powder and variable conditions.
A favorite of all-terrain masters like Kevin Backstrom and Arthur Longo, the Mercury will get you into and out of every possible situation. This award-winning series is renowned for all-terrain versatility, from powder and kickers to side hits and laps around the park. It has been designed for power when you want it and float when you need it.
The technically advanced composition of the ULTRAFEAR provides increased ollie power and a toughness coveted by many riders. Loaded with high-end technical attributes and upgraded with an all-new Superdrive™ FX Base, the ULTRAFEAR stands as one of the world's greatest jib and park boards.
Birds of a Feather
This snowboard is so damn fun that the do-anything, go-anywhere Birds of a Feather is ready to change your riding forever. With a medium flex that's easy to turn and an elongated eective edge ready to carve up the slopes, this hybrid-camber, all-terrain destroyer has inspired countless knockos chasing its success. Such emulation comes with the territory given that the Birds o
This board features a custom-designed hybrid camber profile, which allows for incredible control—making you a better snowboarder in variable terrain and changing conditions. The signature ride and response have been created by implementing a P2 Superlight Core™ to achieve a desirable flex for all-mountain terrain.
How much does it cost to demo skis or boards?
You can demo all the snowsports brands on offer at Slopestyle Demo Centre for $99 for skis or $79 for snowboards.
Unsure whether you found the perfect one first time round? No problem, the demo price gives you the chance to test up to three different types of skis/snowboards until you have made your decision on what you like most.
Interested in buying what you’re trying?
If you’re loving what you’re riding, you can purchase the skis or snowboard you’ve tested minus the cost of the demo price you paid! That’s a possible saving of up to $99!
2022 Epic Australia Pass holders receive 15% off retail purchases when shopping in resort at Slopestyle Demo Centre.
Slopestyle Demo Centre Location and Opening Times
|Perisher Valley||Perisher Centre Lower Arcade||Open 8:00am||Close 4:00pm|
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