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Updated: September 2021
An all-mountain ski is known for its workhorse mentality and ability to do it all, day-in and day-out. Often referred to as your ‘Daily Driver’, all-mountain skis are designed to be a one-ski quiver. Deep powder, bumps, fast groomers, and gnarly crud are no match for these skis. While the term ‘all-mountain’ is often overused, we’ve created a list of skis that truly define the category.
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Best in Test
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A perennial favorite among all our testers. The Ripstick 94 excels in all conditions and is just as comfortable cruising as it is at top speed.
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Amphibio construction allows the Ripstick 94 to be the most mellow of cruisers at low speeds and a high performance charger at high speeds. Combined with a lightweight construction these blend power and maneuverability into an exceptional package.
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Liveliness, edge hold, and power are exceptional, but not overly demanding.
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Most Predictable
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Easy to ski and exceptionally consistent across all snow conditions are hallmarks of the Pandora 94. Skiers looking for a balanced ski that isn't too demanding will find this very accommodating.
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An Aspenlite core and Thin Tip construction keep the weight down improving maneuverability. Carbon Magic Fingers add pop and improve the consistency of the ski across different snow conditions.
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The Pandora 94 is most at home in controlled short to medium radius turns. Long, high speed arcs will likely be met with some tip chatter.
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Best for Aspiring Expert
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The Stargazer has an enormous sweetspot making it an exceptional ski for intermediates looking to explore more terrain or experts who want a smooth and controlled ride.
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Damp Tech and Diago Fibers help keep the Stargazer planted to the snow for a very smooth and controlled feel. Air Tip construction keeps the skis nimble and easy to maneuver and improve off trail performance.
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Smoothness and control are the name of game with the Stargazer, but offers plenty of stability at speed for more aggressive skiers.
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Most Burly
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Bringing a large amount of Titanal to the construction, the Secret 96 is the ski for anyone looking for a damp and powerful ski.
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Titanal frame construction creates a very powerful ski that drives energy into the edges. Combined with the new Tailored Carbon tips, the Secret initiates with precision and holds an edge for skiers who demand power and performance.
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Less experienced skiers will find these very demanding and potentially difficult to ride.
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Daily Driver
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Consistent, powerful, smooth, and playful. The Sheeva 9 wraps up what most people are looking for in an all mountain ski without being overly demanding.
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Carbon and Titanal DRT layers blend lightweight in a ski with strong edge hold. Flipcore construction keeps the skis lively and maneuverable across all snow conditions as well.
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A more modern shape and rocker profile, the Sheeva 9 performs best for skiers who stay centered and are looking for a more playful ski.
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