All-mountain skis are the workhorse style of skis. Your daily driver. Your best companion that you can count on day-in and day-out on the slopes. An all-mountain ski is designed to be a one-ski-quiver. While this term is too often overused these picks on our list really do define the category. Deep powder, bumps, crud, fast groomers, these are the skis that will take them all on.
Rossignol Sky 7 HD – Unchanged from last season the Sky 7 HD features Powder Turn Rocker and the Carbon Alloy Matrix. Heavily rockered in the tip and tail the Sky 7 HD floats and smears in the deep snow with a nice pivot point for the tight trees. Rossi’s Carbon Alloy Matrix dampens out vibrations and improves edge hold on firm snow. The Air Tip 2.0 serves as a weight reduction technique with a reduced swingweight for easier maneuvering.
Nordica Enforcer 100 – Back again this season with a new graphics update. Nordica’s Blunt Nose Shape improves floatation while dampening out vibrations. The Energy2 Titanium Construction sandwiches the beech and poplar wood core between two sheets of Titanal to create a damp and powerful ride. The beauty of the Enforcer is the fact that this ski does not need to be driven by the strongest, most powerful skiers to get the most out of it.
Atomic Vantage 97 Ti – Designed from the ground up, the new Atomic Vantage 97 Ti is incredibly lightweight and powerful. Atomic’s new Prolite Construction has been designed from the ground up. Prolite starts with having an ultra-thin chassis, then reinforcements are added to the ski, only in key areas to have the best performing, lightest ski possible. Titanium Tank Mesh uses woven fibers of Titanium to add power in this lightweight package.
Salomon QST 106 – Is the widest ski on our list this season. Received an update with the new C/FX3 Construction. A blend of Carbon, Flax and Basalt, the Basalt is new this year to add more power and stability while keeping the weight to an absolute minimum. Basalt is a volcanic rock with a very high strength to weight ratio. A Koroyd Tip moves heavier material towards the center of the ski that improves maneuverability and floatation.
Head Kore 93– Is arguably the lightest ski on this list. A Karuba Light Wood Core keeps this ski as light as a feather, with a very playful ride. Head’s Topless Tech Topsheet replaces a traditional plastic topsheet with a polyester fleece that does not compromise the durability of this ski. The Graphene/Koroyd/Carbon Sandwich Cap Construction is powerful when you are ripping down something steep. This is a fantastic option for skiers looking to earn their turns.
Blizzard Rustler 9– is a brand new waist width for the Rustler series this season. Much lighter than the popular Bonafide, the Rustler 9 features Blizzard’s Carbon Flipcore DRT Technology. Flipcore DRT adds metal laminate reinforcements that extend towards the tip and tail in the center of the ski, with edge to edge laminates underneath the binding mounting platform. The Progressive Rocker Concept allows for an easy to carve ride that is wide enough to conquer all, but the deepest of powder.
Line Sick Day 94 – Is back again with an updated graphic. Line’s Magic Fingers uses carbon filaments throughout the length of the ski to add an extra snap and stability while keeping the weight down. A 5-Cut Sidecut combines 5 different turning radius shapes into one sidecut that allows you to roll the ski into any turn shape you want with ease, in any condition. Early Taper in the tip and tail makes for a great soft snow ride, while still allowing you to dig trenches on some fresh corduroy.
With all-mountain skis being so popular it was tough to narrow this list down to just 6 skis. Through a rigorous testing process our team of experts was able to pick some shining stars this season. For more details on all of these skis and on snow reviews, please come visit us at Skis.com.