Read the Review Transcript: This is Rick. Just got off the Salomon XT 850. I would rate this ski a 5 out of 5 stars. It's quick, it's forgiving, it's fast. It holds an edge on any snow condition. It's great. It's got a little bit of width under it if you're going to take it out east and get a little bit snow. Great all-mountain ski for the intermediate-to-advanced skier.