Armada Ski Test Centre

“We promise to ensure creativity always has a place in skiing”

If there is a better way to start the day than waking up on a powder day with a fleet of skis to choose from, then let us know!

Skiology meets Armada

We have teamed up with Armada to offer a test centre to guests wishing to try “what skiing will become”. You can try out one of our pairs of Armada skis for free during your stay.

Since 2002, Armada have changed the way skis have looked and the way skiers have used the mountain. They have taken the style and creativity of snowboards, skateboards and surfboards to the world of skiing – producing some of the most playful and powerful skis on the market. Whether you’re looking to shred the off piste in waist deep powder, flair in the snow park or just simply stick to pistes and side pistes we’ve got a ski that will bring a whole ‘nother level to your experience on the slopes.

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How Does It Work?

To take part, simply let us know which day during your stay and which skis you would like to test. Reservations can be made pre-arrival and are on a first come, first served basis.

Where possible, we will always try to give you your first choice of skis/day, however this may not always be possible. One of our Armada technicians will confirm your allocation and prepare the skis for you.

Meet The Fleet

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – Tracer 108 (180cm) Men’s Specific

A men’s 50:50 Ski (50% Piste, 50% Powder) designed to be an awesome all-mountain ski. With the perfect combination of low weight and stability, the Armada Tracer 108 is a lightweight ski that likes to hang outside the ropes.

Tracer 98 (180cm) Men’s specific

The Tracer 98 is a great choice for anyone looking for a super versatile all-mountain ski. Because it’s lighter than a ski with full sheets of metal, meaning it’s a little more approachable for less aggressive skiers and those that lean a little more towards the intermediate level than advanced and experts. Tracer 98s are exceptionally impressive thanks to their relatively powerful feel at such a noticeable low weight. Armada describes it as ‘their flagship go-hard all-mountain ski that easily initiates a turn while maintaining damp and stable construction’ and we think they have achieved that perfectly.

Invictus 95 (176cm) Men’s Specific

The most forgiving ski in the Invictus lineup, the Invictus 85 is nimble and lightweight, with a rocker profile like no other ski out there. Super easy to pivot on and plan your descent down the mountain. A mega light poplar core makes the ski super energetic and fun both on-piste and in powder. Also fitted with the ever-popular Armada Warden 13 binding.


The ARV 86 Skis are Armadas Flagship, combining an all-mountain freestyle ride with impeccable park manners. A solid ash and poplar core gives the ski a light and lively foundation, and AR Freestyle Rocker profile means fun times whether your travelling regular, switch, or shuffling out landings. If you’re looking for a playful all-around hardpack ski that shines both high on the mountain and on rails and boxes, the Armada ARV 86 is your answer. We think you’ll love these skis!

ARVw (168cm)

Featuring AR50 sidewall construction, a Comp Series Base, and AR Nose Rocker, the ARVw is a fast on-piste charger. Built for females who love shredding the entire mountain, the ARVw provides unmatched stability at speeds and great control in variable terrain.

Trace 98 (172cm)

Teamed with the Armada Warden 13 binding, the makes the ultimate PDS setup –  Lightweight freeride focused skis with unparalleled all-mountain performance. Ideal for both powder & piste. 4 layer poplar wood core makes this ski extremely versatile in any condition.

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE  – Victa 83 (159cm) Women’s Specific

The Armada Victa 83 plays nice in all terrain, ripping up pistes and spicing it up anywhere inside the ropes. A 100% wood poplar core makes this ski super playful both on and off the piste, poplar also ensures predicabilty & smoothness under foot. Fitted with a Comp Base – Armada’s fastest yet. Fitted with Armada Warden 13 Binding.