– Gavin Donald
Former Alberta Provincial Ski Team member
Panorama Mountain Resort, BC
“ATTITUDE skis are my number one choice of ski to lay it over and attack the slopes”
My name is Gavin Donald. I’m born and raised in Vernon and started skiing at the age of 2. I began training and competing as a ski racer when I was 12 racing for the Vernon ski club until I graduated into the FIS circuit. Transferring to the Windermere Valley Ski Club for 5 years climbing my way through the rankings, podium at many races across western North America And becoming a well known athlete in the region. This landed me a spot on the Alberta ski team for the 2019/20 season. Through my adventures ski racing I have met amazing people along the way who have inspired me to dream big and strive for my goals. One of those people is the esteemed Helmut Speigle. He has and still continues to mentor me through skiing and life.
Chris has an amazing passion and has invested lots of love into his skis that is noticeable when I’m carving it up. ATTITUDE skis are my number one choice of ski to lay it over and attack the slopes.
– Ron Olineck
CSIA Level 3
Panorama Mountain Resort, BC
“A stance centred ski that makes you forget your age!!”
Attitude Carbon Fibre 163cm
A stance centred ski that makes you forget your age!!
Skis that hard pack like a race ski yet playful in the moguls. Very stable at speed, torsionally stiff, yet with a low swing weight – very maneuverable in moguls. A very fast ski that will change your Attitude.
A performance ski with all mountain capability.
– Mark Impey
CSIA Level 4 Program Director
Canadian Ski Quest camps, Red Mountain
“I am working hard to find the performance limit of the ski I haven’t got there yet but I’m having a lot of fun trying”
Thank you Chris for your continued innovation with attitude skis. My attitudes ensure my fun factor remains high. I really feel the waist forward component of the design helps initiate the turn. The skis respond so well to a centred stance and the performance is amazing when you add forward pressure at the beginning of the turn. I am working hard to find the performance limit of the ski I haven’t got there yet but I’m having a lot of fun trying
– Jonathan Campagna
CSIA level 4
Red Mountain, BC
“you’ll be impressed too”
One word comes to mind to describe Attitude skis, impressive. The design of the skis makes it so easy to put the skis on edge, it’s almost effortless. By having a very centered stance there’s no need to apply pressure forward to edge, the sidecut of the ski will take care of that for you. The transition from turn to turn is very smooth and quick. The models with the carbon layer are so light which makes it very beneficial to the intermediate and advanced skiers alike who are looking for a lighter and livelier ski. I would definitely recommend giving them a try and you’ll be impressed too.
– Bemnet Feleke
“This ski is a great all-around ski!”
After test riding the Attitude ski at Lake Louis I knew I had to have a pair myself. During my teenage years I used to be a competitive ski racer and till this day I love to carve on the groomed and icy runs like I’m still competing. Even though the ski is a bit fatter it still carves really nicely. The extra width comes in handy in the back country where I have also enjoyed its performance immensely.
– Steve Brooks
(Blackcomb Private Instructor, CSIA 3, CSCF 2, CASI 1, Whistler, BC)
Steve can arrange for you to try the skis at Whistler! Contact Chris and he will set it up!
“they handle every and all conditions that Whistler can throw at you”
I have been teaching skiing for 30 years, 26 of those in Whistler, BC. I am a certified Level 3 Canadian Ski Instructor, Level 2 Ski Coach and a Level 1 Snowboard Instructor. I always found it important to try as many different manufacturers’ products and models as possible. I take pride in not being brand loyal to any one company and therefore consider myself unbiased when it comes to reviewing equipment.To say that the ATTITUDE skis are the best ski I’ve ever used is an understatement. I’ve used the 178’s and the 172’s and they handle every and all conditions that Whistler can throw at you. I’ve taken them in the GMC race course and got the top time of the day at 17:59 seconds. Most importantly, they bring back the fun in skiing. And because of that they build your confidence each and every time you use them. One of the things that intrigues me is the forward sidecut providing easy to initiate big or short turns. And by having the camber moved back under the heel provides not only an amazing completion of the turn but also a pop from turn to turn. Even if you’re not in the market, don’t miss the opportunity to at least try this technology and feel the difference yourself.
– Brian Brooks
(Whistler Blackcomb, BC)
“Only one life to live and I refuse to compromise!”
For all my skiing buddies out there… Just had my first go on the Fels skis. Most awesome ski i’ve ever skied. This ski will send chills down your spine…It does whatever you want it to do, doesn’t question your judgement, just does it…Simple. Playing whatever tune you’ve got going on and takes you on a awesome adventure…I am buying the 172cm and the 178cm’s… Only one life to live and I refuse to compromise!
– Fred Zipp
“The skis are a dream”
I’ve been skiing in Vail since Jan. 7. The skis are a dream. Straight line or turning, they’re stable and dependable. Best money I ever spent.
– Jay Jubenville
“They carve incredibly well at any speed”
I’m really enjoying my new Fels Attitude skis! They are a very predictable ski in all conditions. They carve incredibly well at any speed with little to no chatter. Also they work really well in powder. If you want a light easy turning ski that is good in all conditions this is the ski for you!
“truly inspired by this light and nimble ski”
My experience demoing the Fels ski was extremely rewarding. I was truly inspired by this light and nimble ski. I found this very agile ski to be a more than a willing partner, capable of scorching tight, rail edged, turn after quick turn. I found myself carving deep and hard into both, groomed runs and sketchy, cruddy snow with real confidence. I was impressed as the ski effortlessy snapped in response to quick jump turn demands in steep and high bumps. Perhaps though, most important to me, was that I skied this ski, unapologetically, faster than I’ve ever skied on any other ski, on any other day. I was filled with pure joy.
– Jarrett King
“It’s a winner!”
It’s a winner! I spoke to Terry later also and he was raving about them. I think you are onto something. It’s the first 90mm underfoot ski that skis like a carving ski. I’ve tried lots of other so called all mountain and I typically just find myself skidding around on the front side. Yours have as good an edge hold as any ski I’ve skied on, and they were very responsive in today’s snow.
– Paul McIntyre
“this was a very different almost ground breaking experience”
Your ski is nicely weighted, light and reactive. This was the first thing I noticed. This is important to me because I don’t like to get tired on my holidays, working my ski (and muscles) to death. Thank you! Next, I found your ski to be super stable at very high speed. Also important to me, as I don’t want to kill myself on my holiday and I felt super safe ramping up the speed – managing the ski was also very easy.
Something that isn’t in other skis – I found the experience of initiating the ski to be very exact, almost pinpoint. I could feel the (incremental) feedback of the edge like never before. This gave me such pleasure, playing with the edge and the pressure control, the skis swishing obediently underneath. It’s likely the best I’ve ever skied on. I love to carve at extreme speed and I found I could control the ski with very minute changes in pressure – it really reacts quite impressively.
Short turns were also very good. It had a nice amount of bounce, effortless reaction and so much control, and made my turns easier than I have ever remembered. Again, thank you!
Overall I am amazed at your design, I had a big smile each day and lots of confidence in the performance. I have skied many many skis (been to a lot of ski tests) and this was a very different almost ground breaking experience. Thank you once again.
So, in summary, I loved your ski! And be sure, I’ll let my friends know all about this new ski. Congrats on the innovation.
– Bradley Tatnell
(Red Mountain, BC)