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All Mountain Ski Reviews

Whether it’s the bumped up groomers at the end of the day, new snow falling on the blue runs, or the pre-lunch double-black diamond, these skis are made to match your own sense of adventure on the slopes. We review them for versatility, and all-terrain performance.

Volkl Kendo Ski Test Results 2016

90

2015

Volkl Kendo Ski Test Results 2016

Featuring a mix of response and power, Volkl's Kendo was one of the top skis we tested in the all-mountain frontside category.

Scott The Ski Test Results 2016

78

2015

Scott The Ski Test Results 2016

Scott's The Ski is an easy turning short swing machine for fall-line carvers who want to crush the groomed.

Salomon X-Drive 8.8 Ski Test Results 2016

80

2015

Salomon X-Drive 8.8 Ski Test Results 2016

If you like charging big lines at high speeds, Salomon's X-Drive 8.8 has the horsepower to help you crush it.

Rossignol Experience 88 Ski Test Results 2016

88

2015

Rossignol Experience 88 Ski Test Results 2016

If you like frontside terrain, you will love Rossignol's Experience 88.

Nordica NRGy 90 Ski Test Results 2016

88

2015

Nordica NRGy 90 Ski Test Results 2016

Finally, a ripping frontside ski for lift-served skiers who tend to avoid the groomed.

Line Supernatural 92 Ski Test Results 2016

79

2015

Line Supernatural 92 Ski Test Results 2016

Line's Supernatural 92 is super fun, and so easy to turn.

K2 iKonic 85 Ti Ski Test Results 2016

80

2015

K2 iKonic 85 Ti Ski Test Results 2016

K2's iKonic 85 Ti is a quiver of one for lift-serve skiers.

Kastle FX85 HP Ski Test Results 2016

84

2015

Kastle FX85 HP Ski Test Results 2016

Kastle's new FX85 HP makes the brand's legendary performance available to a wider market.

Head Monster 88 Ski Test Results 2016

87

2015

Head Monster 88 Ski Test Results 2016

The Monster is back! And when it comes to hardpack, this ski ripping lines and taking names.

Fischer Motive 86 Ti Ski Test Results 2016

83

2015

Fischer Motive 86 Ti Ski Test Results 2016

All hail! The Fischer Motive 86 Ti is the king of mid-range turns.

Dynastar Powertrack 84 Ski Test Results 2016

89

2015

Dynastar Powertrack 84 Ski Test Results 2016

Get your carve on! Dynastar's Powertrack 84 is one super maneuverable, hard-arcing ski.

Blizzard Brahma Ski Test Results 2016

93

2015

Blizzard Brahma Ski Test Results 2016

Blizzard's Brahma carves so hard, we almost ran out of adjectives.

Armada Invictus 89ti Ski Test Results 2016

85

2015

Armada Invictus 89ti Ski Test Results 2016

Fun, fun, fun! Armada's Invictus 89Ti is a performance ski that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Volkl 100eight Ski Test Results 2016

91

2015

Volkl 100eight Ski Test Results 2016

Volkl's 100eight is one heck of a great all-mountain ski.

Scott Punisher Ski Test Results 2016

83

2015

Scott Punisher Ski Test Results 2016

Like to pummel the powder? Scott's Punisher will do that and more with a smooth, damp style.

Salomon Q-105 Ski Test Results 2016

89

2015

Salomon Q-105 Ski Test Results 2016

Number one for fun, Salomon's Q-105 is a powder surfing machine.

Rossignol Soul 7 Ski Test Results 2016

94

2015

Rossignol Soul 7 Ski Test Results 2016

Rossignol's Soul 7 remains one of the greatest All Mountain Powder skis of all time.

Nordica Nrgy 107 Ski Test Results 2016

90

2015

Nordica Nrgy 107 Ski Test Results 2016

Full of pop and response, Nordica's NRGy 107 is an exciting all-mountain ski.

Line Supernatural 108 Ski Test Results 2016

84

2015

Line Supernatural 108 Ski Test Results 2016

Line's Supernatural 108 offers effortless turn initiation and the roundest turns on the hill.

K2 Pinnacle 105 Ski Test Results 2016

85

2015

K2 Pinnacle 105 Ski Test Results 2016

K2's Pinnacle 105 is the king of sluff and master of maneuverability.

Kastle BMX105 HP Ski Test Results 2016

85

2015

Kastle BMX105 HP Ski Test Results 2016

A big ski for big mountains, Kastle's BMX105 HP turns off-piste terrain into a magic carpet ride.

Head Monster 108 Ski Test Results 2016

90

2015

Head Monster 108 Ski Test Results 2016

Head's Monster 108 powers through off-piste conditions like a stallion, and is fun to arc on the hardpack as well.

Fischer Ranger 108ti Ski Test Results 2016

93

2015

Fischer Ranger 108ti Ski Test Results 2016

One of the top three skis in the category, Fischer's Ranger 108 Ti headlines an exciting new line of all-mountain machines.

Dynastar Cham 2.0 107 Ski Test Results 2016

88

2015

Dynastar Cham 2.0 107 Ski Test Results 2016

Dynastar's Cham 2.0 107 is the ultimate fall-line powder ski.

Blizzard Cochise Ski Test Results 2016

86

2015

Blizzard Cochise Ski Test Results 2016

Blizzard's Cochise is the most stable ski in the All Mountain Powder category.

Atomic Automatic 109 Ski Test Results 2016

93

2015

Atomic Automatic 109 Ski Test Results 2016

Automatic is right! The 109 makes it easy to access power and control.

Armada Invictus 108ti Ski Test Results 2016

87

2015

Armada Invictus 108ti Ski Test Results 2016

The smooth operator! Armada's Invictus 108ti is the boss of buttery turns.

Black Diamond Verdict (2013/2014)

78

2013

Black Diamond Verdict (2013/2014)

The Verdict would be a good pick for someone who wants a reliable ski for primarily off-piste all-mountain skiing, and who would mount this with an AT setup.

Nordica Hell and Back (2013/2014)

84

2013

Nordica Hell and Back (2013/2014)

Nordica's Hell & Back was a test favorite for its stability, versatility, easy turn initiation and edgehold.

Atomic Theory (2013/2014)

91

2013

Atomic Theory (2013/2014)

The Theory is a great ski for a wide range of skiers that is easy to turn, has a lot of energy, and will definitely fulfill a lot of skiers' needs.

Armada ARV Ti (2013/2014)

79

2013

Armada ARV Ti (2013/2014)

Armada's ARV ti tears up the off-piste like few others in this category. It's not as confident on hardpack.

Fischer Watea 96 (2013/2014)

74

2013

Fischer Watea 96 (2013/2014)

Fischer's Watea 96 offered up middle of the road performance in a category with several all-mountain standouts.

Faction Prodigy (2013/2014)

74

2013

Faction Prodigy (2013/2014)

Faction's Prodigy loves powder. But you may not fall in love with skiing it everywhere else.

Ramp Groundhog (2014/2014)

76

2013

Ramp Groundhog (2014/2014)

Lighter, West Coast-raised all-mountain skiers will enjoy the Ramp Groundhog's responsiveness. Hard edgers will be underwhelmed.

Head Venturi 95 (2013/2014)

86

2013

Head Venturi 95 (2013/2014)

Head's Venturi 95 scored among the top of the all-mountain class.

Salomon Quest 98 (2013/2014)

74

2013

Salomon Quest 98 (2013/2014)

Skiing in soft snow and bumps earned good marks for Salomon's Quest 98, which was recognized for its comfort level in off-piste terrain.

Kastle FX 94 (2013/2014)

79

2013

Kastle FX 94 (2013/2014)

Kastle's edgehold and gs turn shape is so reliable the brand could trademark it.

Volkl Mantra (2013/2014)

93

2013

Volkl Mantra (2013/2014)

The Volkl Mantra was easily one of the two favorite skis in this category, with a wonderful mix of versatility, power and confidence in lift-served terrain.

K2 Annex 98 (2013/2014)

78

2013

K2 Annex 98 (2013/2014)

A real frontside loving, mogul eating machine from K2

Blizzard Bonafide (2013/2014)

91

2013

Blizzard Bonafide (2013/2014)

The Bonafide is a flat out groomed killer with amazing stabiity and edgehold.

Rossignol Soul 7 (2013/2014)

94

2013

Rossignol Soul 7 (2013/2014)

Rossignol's Soul 7 is the all-mountain ski of the future, and the future starts now.

Salomon Enduro XT 850

Salomon Enduro XT 850

The Enduro performed well in making stable turns with confidence.

Salomon Enduro XT 800

Salomon Enduro XT 800

The Enduro is a joy to ski, with plenty of performance, energy and arc.

Rossignol Experience 83

Rossignol Experience 83

Fluid versatility is the name of the game with this Experience.

Nordica Fire Arrow 80 Ti

Nordica Fire Arrow 80 Ti

A high-performance, all-mountain ski with a propensity to make a beautiful medium radius turn.

K2 Impact

K2 Impact

Lots of energy. Lots of edge grip.

Head Peak 78 Pro

Head Peak 78 Pro

An all-mountain performer with a calm sense of confidence.

Elan Waveflex 78 Ti

Elan Waveflex 78 Ti

Stability, edge grip, and some seriously sweet long radius turns are all included in the Waveflex 78 Ti call-out.

Dynastar Outland 80 XT

Dynastar Outland 80 XT

The Outland 80 XT is an all-mountain performer.

Atomic Blackeye Ti

Atomic Blackeye Ti

Versatile and fast, the Blackeye Ti makes big arcs all over the mountain.

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