Blizzard Cochise Skis

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Blizzard Cochise Skis – Men’s:  The Blizzard Cochise Free Mountain Ski is made for shredding the whole mountain. Built with the late Arne Backstrom’s design,  Blizzard’s Cochise Ski contains revolutionary Flip Core Technology, and their Natural Rocker literally flips the wood core over and is pressed in without bending or shaping the ski artificially.  This is a real and noticeable difference in Blizzard Cochise Ski performance when compared to all other Rockered skis.  Their Flip Core and Natural Rocker (tip and tail rocker, flat under foot) are the reason The Blizzard Cochise Skis won Skiing Magazines Ski of the Year for ’11-’12.  The Blizzard Cochise Skis at 108mm in the waist is a hard charging Free Mountain ski that will perform for those looking to get after it all over the mountain!


  • Fully rockered skis are constructed using a specialized technique called Flipcore that maximizes the natural flex of the ski materials
  • This results in equal and consistent pressure during construction and a noticeable difference how the skis perform
  • Sidewall construction
  • Wood core is constructed like a sandwich, layers upon layers of CNC-milled strips reinforce each other to create a lightweight, snappy ski with smooth and easy handling
  • Durable sandwich/sidewall construction for good grip on edge

Lining and Layers:

  • Double layer of Titanium for added stiffness
  • Bamboo Layer


  • The standard shape of a cambered wood core is "flipped" upside down to naturally match the rockered shape of the finished skis

Weather and Wind:

  • In brief, Flipcore rocker reduces the floppiness and chatter of skis on hard snow at high speeds and enhances the skis performance in soft snow
  • Blizzard Cochise skis float high on powder, but they also turn with authority on groomers and wind-blown, sun-baked snow


  • Partial Twin Tip tail
  • 108-millimeter waist
  • 2250g Per Pair (@185cm)
  • Two sheets of Titanal reinforcement
  • 20% On Piste 80% Off Piste
  • Flipcore 3D
  • Huge sidecut radius
  • Radius 28.5 m (185 cm)
  • Tip and tail rocker with a flat section underfoot lets you turn this ski with a bit less than Herculean effort at slower speeds
  • Instead of putting a ski together with standard camber and then pressing it into a rockered shape, Blizzard builds the skis into the finished shape before it is pressed
  • Sidecut 135-108-123 mm
  • Flip Core reverse camber for extra float
  • Dual titanium laminate increases snapiness and power underfoot
  • Base or topsheet color may vary from online photo
  • Sidewalls offer direct power transmission, resulting in quick side-to-side response
  • Requires bindings with wide brakes (2014)
If you need a fully loaded weapon with which to lay waste to the entire mountain, then you need to equip yourself with the Blizzard Cochise Skis. Named after the legends of the Professional Bullriders Association, top of the line skiers have been taming this beast and loving every bit of the ride. A rockered shape out at the tips keeps the Cochise playful and loose so you won’t get hung up or catch those edges. The flat profile through the feet delivers impressive response and allows you to charge hard with straight tracking every time. Fueled by Flipcore 3D Rocker technology, the Blizzard Cochise Flat Ski lets you manhandle everything the mountain throws at you.

Evo (2014)
Returning for 2014, the award-winning Blizzard Cochise Skis are one of the best "one ski quivers" on the market. The rocker/flat/rocker profile with Flipcore Technology is the key. Rocker in the tip and tail provides easy turn initiation and powder performance, while the flat midsection enables incredibly smooth edge to edge transitions and carving on hardpack. All of this is enabled by Blizzard's unique flipcore technology, in which traditional cambered cores have been flipped for a more natural rocker molding process. Take the Blizard Cochise Skis out for a spin and see for yourself what all the buzz is about.

If you're a ski and you have a mid-fat waist you get to roam all over the mountain. If you're a mid-fat ski with a rockered tip and tail and huge sidecut radius, you set the mountain ablaze at high speeds, bust through crud, and plane-out over pow, and they call you the Blizzard Cochise Ski. A versatile waist keeps you quick edge-to-edge, and your innovative Flipcore Natural rocker gives you easy turn-entry and float. You're actually made upside-down in the mold so the downward-facing convex side forms the natural rocker, without having to bend or artificially shape the ski in a press. This also gives you excellent stability and even pressure distribution. You have sandwich sidewall construction and a wood core to put power and precision into your turns, and two sheets of Titanal keep the vibrations away at scorching speeds. You're one multi-talented, kickass ski.

Situated squarely between the Brahma and Dakota, the Cochise is your do-it-all backside ski.

Evo (2013)
This is the ski that comes out on top of more "best one ski quiver" lists than you can count. The Blizzard Cochise Skis turned the ski industry well, upside down last year by introducing the revolutionary Flipcore 3D concept - rather than take a cambered core and bend it in the mold to create a rockered ski, they flipped the core over and went from there. The Cochise is a charger's ski for climates where you're as likely to find sheet ice as powder, or for big vertical descents where you are sure to encounter the full spectrum of conditions in one run. Two layers of Titanal in the build and a stiff overall flex mean this board is comfortable at any speed you are. Let 'em run.


The Blizzard Cochise Skis are legends in the powder. This ski just keeps getting more popular because it performs so well on both sides of the boundary line. The Cochise's have a Flip Core which is a traditional cambered core turned upside down. This puts it in reverse camber to provide you with tons of float in deep snow. There's also Titanium running through this ski to give it some stiffness, so when you take it down the groomers you still get a good carve. If you like to ski fast, consider sizing up for extra running length.

REI (2013)

The Blizzard Cochise skis surf the powder, shred through crud and get you back to the lodge with a permanent grin.

Recommended rider weights are a general guideline. Please keep in mind that additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.


Berg's Ski Shop
Welcome to the rodeo and enjoy riding the Blizzard Cochise- time to get ROWDY! Thanks to the innovative FlipCore, the Cochise was the fastest selling ski of 11' and ready to do the same this season. The Cochise is made for all mountain cowboys who are looking to tear up the entire hill. Flipcore makes this ski extremely easy to handle, giving you a super smooth and consistent performance, and at 108 underfoot you ll enjoy tons of stability for attacking the entire mountain. The Cochise featuring Flipcore technology won Innovation of the year at ISPO 2011.

Named after the heroes from the BPA (Professional Bullriders Association), this ski has been tamed by top-class riders such as Björn Heregger on the steep slopes of the Freeride World Tour. A double titanium layer together with a bamboo core and the Flip Core 3D Rocker technology will help you too to master even the toughest rides.

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Activity:Downhill skiing
Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:28.5m (@ 185cm)
Base:Graphite Base
Base Material:Sintered
Binding:Not included
Binding DIN:N/A
Binding Weight Range:N/A
Bindings Included:No
Camber:Flip Core Reverse Camber
Construction Type:Sidewall
Core:Wood with metal laminate
Core Material:Wood w/ Metal Laminate
Design:Freeride Powder
Intended Use:All mountain, Powder
Laminates:Spaceframe 3D
Model #:8A206100 001 170
Recommended skier weight:165 - 195 / 175 - 210 pounds
Sidecut radius:27 / 28.5 meters
Sidewalls:Sandwich Compound Sidewall
Ski Gear Intended Use:All Mountain
Ski camber:Full rocker
Ski design:Powder
Ski dimensions:135/108/123 millimeters
Ski terrain:Powder
Special Features:Sandwich Compound Sidewall Construction
Tail Profile:Flared
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:135/108/123 (@185cm)
Turn Radius:28.5m (size 185)
Type:All-Mountain Wide Skis (91-110)
Waist Width:106-115mm
Warranty:One Year
What Binding is Included?:N/A
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Blizzard Cochise Skis Reviews:


I'm not sure a review will do this ski any justice. The Cochise does it all. I'm on my third season with the Cochise and it just keeps getting better. You don't hear about Blizzard as much as other brands (Rossi, Volkl, Armada, etc.), but don't let that scare you away from this ski. I've been skiing Blizzard for over 12 seasons now and have yet to be disappointed.
I'm 5'11", 170 lbs and ski the 185. I spend my time at Utah resorts. As mentioned above, the versatility of this ski is amazing. It's unbelievably stable at speed on hard pack (think 70+ mph on a groomer), is playful and responsive in tight space, floats plenty in powder, and excels in crud and variable snow. I've recommended the Cochise to a handful of friends and all now have the same affinity for the ski.
If you're looking at buying this ski, you're probably doing some homework and comparing different options. While I don't have a ton of data points for you, this one might be helpful. I skied a few runs on the new Rossignol Soul 7 recently, another very popular ski this year, and came away thinking the following: the Soul 7 is definitely a lighter ski and just a bit more responsive/playful than the Cochise. Was a really fun ski to ski. That said, it wasn't as stable as the Cochise and doesn't power through crud and variable conditions the way the Cochise does. Granted, my experience was only a run or two so take the opinion with a grain of salt, but might be helpful nonetheless.
Bottom line: I've been skiing for a long time and this is my favorite ski I've ever skied on. If you're looking for a one-trick pow pony, this isn't your ski. Likewise if you're looking for a true carving ski. However, if you want something that does it all, and does it all very well, this is the ski.

Cole VandenAkker at on 01/06/2014

I've had the chance to ride these at ski tests over the past couple of season and am psyched to finally have a pair to call my own. I'm 5'10" and went with them in a 185 cm length. I probably could get away with the 193s but decided I'd rather have a short, quicker ski for the resort skiing I'm going to use them for.
I used them to replace my Volkl Katanas, which were beat up after three hard, 100 day seasons on them at Jackson. They're comparable skis, sharing similar shapes, construction, rocker, sidecut, length, and mounting points. The biggest difference is probably that the Katana is 112 mm underfoot while the Cochise is 108. I have plenty of skis in the 115 mm range and am happy to have dropped down for the extra inbounds versatility, not that the difference is even that noticeable.
What stands out to me most about my Cochise is that between the two sheets of Titanal and the Flipcore construction, they're a very smooth ski. They're a ton of fun to rip groomers and also charge in trees, bumps, corn, and powder for me at the 185 cm length. I'm very happy with my choice and would highly recommend them if this is the type of ski you're looking for.

Than Volk at on 01/08/2014

If I could only have one ski to ski in the Rockies, it would be this bad boy. Its not the most playful ski I have ever skied but it still floats quite well in bottomless pow days. I am 5'9, 145lbs and own it in a 177 and sometimes wished I had the 185 for the deep days. but now that I have a 190 Magic J, I am happy with my size choice.
It holds up to the highest speeds I can throw at it and turns without issue on the groomed runs. The 2.5 layers of metal combined with flipcore give the ski plenty of stiffness but are not brutal planks.
Overall, I cannot recommend this ski enough. It has been great to ski in all terrain.

Evan Levine at on 12/06/2013

2014 Blizzard Cochise Ski Review

Hi, Thom here. I just got off of the Blizzard Cochise. I give this guy 5 out of 5 stars. Super super stable, big mountain ride. The thing is just like a freight train, it'll barrel over anything. Tons of power, tons of edge hold, good excitement and pop out of the end of the turn, but it's really geared for the guy who's going to be off piste a bit more, crud, bumps, powder, it's got the guts to be able to straight line through a mogul field, it's just it's super super powerful. Definitely requires a bigger or advanced level skier to truly take advantage of it. It does take a lot of effort, but it gives you back what you put into it.
Thom P. at on 09/09/2013

2014 Blizzard Cochise Ski Review

Hey, it's Kyle. I just got off the Cochise. I give this ski a 5 out of 5. It handled really well on a lot of different conditions. This has a metal in it and you can charge really hard with it and it stays very stable and you feel really comfortable. If you're more of an all-terrain rider where you really like to maybe hit a little bit of groomers, mostly off-trails, stuff like that, with the waist on this you really can't go wrong. I give this ski a 5 out of 5.
Kyle M. at on 09/09/2013

2014 Blizzard Cochise Ski Review

Hey, it's Hunter here. I just got off the Blizzard Cochise and this is a 5 out of 5 ski for me. This is for the skier that wants less of a ski and more of a train on their feet. It will go through most anything and most everything and it'll do it darn fast. If you're not willing to hold on, this isn't the ski for you, there's some more compliant options out there. If you want to go for a ride and put energy in, this ski will reward it.
Hunter A. at on 09/09/2013

I got a set of last years Cochise's in 185 cm, and mounted them with Hammerhead tele bindings - great setup. I skied everything from east coast ice to deep Alta powder and these do not disappoint. Good float for the deep days, but also remarkably good edge grip on hard packed groomers. These skis perform better the harder you push them. Good to see Blizzard added the Scout to this year's lineup which is the lightweight/backcountry version of the Cochise.

NH Teleskier at on 11/06/2013

If you want to be able to charge anything on the mountain, this is the ski for you. I ride the 193, and anywhere from man-made ice, steep trees, to 3 feet of pow I have not strapped a pair of skis on my feet I'd rather ride. I would say this ski in the longer lengths is a lot of ski compared to some other brands though with a much longer effective edge than many on the market.

Jeff Rowe at on 12/02/2013

2014 Blizzard Cochise Ski Review

What's going on guys? This is Tyler. I just got off the Blizzard Cochise. I'd give it a 5 out of 5. It's a really great, all mountain ski, has a lot of stability and you can really charge with this ski. At high speeds it has you know, holds a really good edge and so, for anyone who's advanced intermediate up to expert would probably enjoy this ski if they're doing some big mountain stuff.
Tyler F. at on 09/09/2013

If you're looking for a playful ski that performs in anything from deep pow to ice this is it. The torsional stability of this ski is the best you will find on the market, no exaggeration, it's construction glues you to the snow and gives you confidence to manage variable conditions comfortably. If I had to ski one ski all season long this would be it, hands down!

Bryon at on 10/14/2013