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Black Diamond Verdict (2013/2014)

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.

78
Nordica Hell and Back (2013/2014)

Nordica Hell and Back (2013/2014)

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

84
Atomic Theory (2013/2014)

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.

91
Armada ARV Ti (2013/2014)

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.

79
Fischer Watea 96 (2013/2014)

Fischer Watea 96 (2013/2014)

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

74
Faction Prodigy (2013/2014)

Faction Prodigy (2013/2014)

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

74
Ramp Groundhog (2014/2014)

Ramp Groundhog (2014/2014)

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

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Head Venturi 95 (2013/2014)

Head Venturi 95 (2013/2014)

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

86
Salomon Quest 98 (2013/2014)

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.

74
Kastle FX 94 (2013/2014)

Kastle FX 94 (2013/2014)

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

79
Volkl Mantra (2013/2014)

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.

93
K2 Annex 98 (2013/2014)

K2 Annex 98 (2013/2014)

A real frontside loving, mogul eating machine from K2

78
Blizzard Bonafide (2013/2014)

Blizzard Bonafide (2013/2014)

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

91
Rossignol Soul 7 (2013/2014)

Rossignol Soul 7 (2013/2014)

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

94
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.

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 CA

Blizzard Magnum 8.1 CA

An easy ski to turn, with a damp, predictable initiation in a variety of conditions.

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