Looking for a pair of skis that will take you anywhere without the bulk of a wider waist width? Curated experts make thousands of recommendations to skiers every season taking into account key factors, such as skill level, preferred terrain, and skiing style. Check out this list of Curated experts' top recommended skis with a 90-95mm waist width. Note, however, that we don't believe in "best of" lists here at Curated – everyone is different and we believe in finding the best gear for you and not generally for the masses. Be sure to chat with a Ski expert here on Curated for free, personalized recommendations on the best skis for your needs.
- Salomon QST 92 Skis · 2022
- Head Kore 93 Skis · 2022
- Salomon QST LUX 92 Skis · Women's · 2022
- Salomon Stance 90 Skis · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 90C Skis · 2022
- Head Kore 99 Skis · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 90C Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 90Ti Skis · 2022
- Line Sick Day 94 Skis · 2022
- Fischer Ranger 90 FR Skis · 2022
Salomon QST 92 Skis · 2022
The QST 92 is the second narrowest in the line, and does perform very well on front side carving but its features make it a good all-mountain option. It uses a less rockered tip and tail compared to the other QST models and combines it with a longer active edge to create a smooth entrance into carves. This along with the poplar core, cork damplifier, and Solomon's unique carbon and flax material create a damper more powerful feel than many other carbon skis. They are not particularly heavy weighing in at 1850g in the 177cm size and they maintain a bit of that rockered tip to help with the ski floating and making it a great all-mountain option.
Head Kore 93 Skis · 2022
Very popular over the last few years. Super lightweight, easy to maneuver quickly, 93 underfoot means you can get edge to edge quickly but still float in a little bit of snow. The construction of this ski makes it light but stiff so it will go fast and cut through the crud.
Salomon QST LUX 92 Skis · Women's · 2022
Just about anything you throw at it and is one of the most approachable skis for a wide range of skiers. The QST line is impressive in its versatility: hard snow groomers? Check. Want to jump off into the trees? Check. Moguls? Check. At 92 underfoot, this ski works well on both coasts, the Rockies, and the midwest.
Salomon Stance 90 Skis · 2022
High performance skiing mostly on groomed trails. This ski has a metal laminated construction similar to the ever-popular Nordica Enforcer line, but with a strategic design that reduces the overall weight, making the ski more friendly for all-day riding and a little easier to maneuver. This ski has a ton of power in it, but in a package that is accessible to a solid intermediate and up.
It's a ski for the one who enjoys groomers, but also likes to adventure into the slop on the sides of each run. Since it has metal laminate, it holds a solid edge when needed, but its also a bit more forgiving than something like the atomic vantage 90ti.
Great for ripping up the groomers and getting into some fun little pow laps here and there.
K2 Mindbender 90C Skis · 2022
Someone who wants a lively ski with some snap to it without the extra weight that is added from the Titanal laminate and for those who have got their technique down that they don't care for the extra stability to sacrifice their versatility. Constructed instead with a carbon boost braid, the woven-in stringers add in more pop and rebound - these feel quite energetic, but without lugging around all that metal so they don't feel sluggish or heavy at all. A great all-terrain rocker is found in the front and when that is parlayed with a 90mm waist and a rocker/camber/rocker profile you just need to know that these will do amazing in dumps of fresh snow and will feel float lifting you right above the powder. Again, these come with a graciously short turn radius that is quick edge to edge and will be a natural to take through the trees for you.
This is a powerful all-mountain ski. It has an aspen wood core which really reduces the weight of the ski, while not affecting its performance. It has a super precise initiation of turns, allowing you to really control the length and type of turn you want to create with it. This ski will be quick and nimble. It will perform high on groomers as well as everywhere on the mountain! The camber underfoot will allow the ski to grip the snow and feel stable and in control throughout turns. The 90mm underfoot will also allow the ski to have a bit of surface area and control on a snowy day when the trails may be a bit more variable.
The K2 Mindbender has been a staple for the brand for years and with good reason! This ski is an all-mountain machine that likes to rip up the groomers and slash through any chop that might get in your way. At 90mm underfoot, this ski is pretty quick from edge to edge and can float through a bit of the fresh stuff. Stiff through the tips and the tails with the flagship carbon fingers running through the ski from the bindings, the Mindbender 90c is great for a growing beginner and intermediate skier!
Head Kore 99 Skis · 2022
Lightweight and charging. This is for the aggressive skier to get the most out of the mountain. The Kore 99 will let you ride anywhere. Griping on groomers, straight-lining moguls, slashing around in the powder this is a superb all-mountain, put a smile on your face ski!
At 99mm underfoot they will be great for just about any condition! Narrow and stiff enough to rail down groomers, but playful enough to have a blast in the pow, and maneuverable for trees, bumps, and steeps.
K2 Mindbender 90C Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
An amazing all-mountain ski built around fun, balance, and performance! The versatile 90mm and all-mountain rocker shape provides decent flotation in powder, holds an edge well in variable conditions, and is a good length for your height. Easy to turn, and designed for the more aggressive skiers on the mountain!
Great for intermediate to advanced skiers who like to ski a bit on groomers and a bit off trail. At 90mm underfoot these skis will be nice and quick edge to edge, but their shape also offers pretty good float in fresh snow!
K2 Mindbender 90Ti Skis · 2022
These are a 2022 version of an amazing ski! The K2 Mindbenders are a solid ski from a great manufacturer. The 2021 version of these skis sold out fast! They do have a titanal layer that will make them strong and stable on groomers and icy conditions, so they'll be a bit heavier than the options above. However, these are a much more intuitive ski vs. the Enforcers. These skis won't have you in the backseat as they're much more forgiving. 177cm, 90 waist, these will be a great intermediate-advanced ski that will feel strong and stable, but still forgiving. These will be heavier than the options above.
A slightly more piste-oriented all-mountain ski that likes to get on edge and go fast. At 90mm underfoot this ski is exceptionally quick edge to edge. With titanal metal in the core its a stiff and stable ride that rips hard and fast. Slight rocker in the tip gives it off-piste chops and float in softer snow. The stiff flat tail however is great for finishing turns and propelling you into the next.
Line Sick Day 94 Skis · 2022
A really fun all-mountain ski that isn't afraid of ripping through the park! Early rise tips help keep you afloat in powder while the directional flex lets charge hard through any conditions. Thin tips take 100 grams of weight out of the tips for easier maneuvering and rotations if that's your thing. 5-cut side radius allows for varying turn sizes and shapes with ease! Top it all off with a partial twin tip so you're unstoppable in any direction!
Edge hold, crud busting, and float is what this all-mountain ski is about. You can ride groomers or explore off-piste and charge as fast as you can. The Sick day will be a one ski to do it all no matter where you go! For 2022 they reinforced it with Magic Finger carbon filaments to make it that much more responsive!
Fischer Ranger 90 FR Skis · 2022
Standard wood core construction with plenty of camber since there is no metal in the ski. The camber profile makes it snappy and energetic upon turn initiation. At 90mm underfoot you're getting a decent amount of floatation on powder. This is a twin-shaped ski as well which is another playful feature in the ski for those who are curious about freestyle!
Völkl Blaze 94 Skis · 2022
Lightweight performance ski that's happy everywhere from ice to powder! A solid hybrid touring ski or happy just as a daily driver. Volkl's 3D radius for intuitive and easy turning at any speed, wide enough to float.
Dynastar M-Pro 90 Skis · 2021
Going to be on the narrower side of all-mountain. These are part of Dynastars new free-ride line and are going to be super maneuverable hard charging skis that would excel in the trees.
Fantastic all-mountain ripper that loves to carve on groomers and get into the trees!
Rossignol Black Ops Escaper Skis · 2022
An energetic spring out of your turns will be complemented by rocketing you right into the next one - this ski knows how to lead a line! Has a Diago fiber carbo pleating that reduces the weight while improving its responsiveness underfoot. This one is going to be ideal for someone who wants a step up in maneuverability in trees, moguls, and other tight spaces without sacrificing any other qualities. Truly a one-ski quiver for someone with big powdery dreams and a demand for quality build.
The Black Ops is a ski you are commonly going to see on "experts only" lifts and then out into the Backcountry, the fact it has a narrower neck will help with the turns, but still wide enough to rip it down the hill.
Head Kore 91 W Skis · Women's · 2022
Kore is the renowned line from Head. They are well known for hard-charging and having fun on the slopes. One of the lightest weight all-mountain skis from its Karuba and Poplar core for that perfectly balanced ski. Reinforced with Multi-layer Carbon Sandwich Cap Construction to keep that performance together. This is a precise ski that you can send it off whatever you want!
Head's Kore series almost defies description. They're insanely light and unbelievably strong. The karuba and poplar core (Kore!) is reinforced with Graphene for unparalleled strength-to-weight. Combined that with a quick turning radius and generous rocker in the tips and tails, you've got a ski that will be at home on trail and off.
Atomic Maverick 95 TI Skis · 2022
The Maverick 95's are very fun inbounds and can hold an edge very well on piste, but can also be nimble in the sidecountry with decent floatation in powder for a 95mm-underfoot ski. This is partially thanks to Atomic's HRZN tip and tail technology, which makes the skis more forgiving and floaty. The Titanal inside the ski helps keep the ski damp, which means it feels smooth and stable in rough snow. Good for intermediate - advanced skiers, east coast skiers, groomers, side country, high speeds.
The Atomic Maverick 95 is a master class in all-mountain perfection. Titinal Top sheet gives this ski a super powerful response over ice and crud, quick edge to edge, and plenty of surface to float with in deep snow. For those who like tight hard charging lines but don't want to be limited in where you can go.
Head Kore 93 Skis · 2021
Really popular ski in the past few years. Super lightweight, easy to maneuver quickly, 93 underfoot means you can get edge to edge quickly but still float in a little bit of snow. The construction of this ski makes it light but stiff so it'll go fast and cut through the crud.
The narrow waist and substantial build will allow you to rip anything from cord to crud. It has a layer of metal in it that will offer stability while the 14m turn radius provides a quick turn engagement.
Hands down the standout ski from 2019! Kind of a unicorn ski because of how light but stiff it is! Totally rips hardpack, but is relatively light for the uphill!
Dynastar M-Menace 90 Open Skis · 2023
The Dynastar Menace is a great all-mountain ski that will perform in a variety of conditions! At 90mm underfoot and a rocker/camber/rocker profile, there's enough floatation for the occasional powder day, but it's still narrow enough for versatility and performance on groomers, packed snow, trees - you name it!
Great all-mountain, a resort-focused ski that will hold up in any conditions and offer a very versatile ski. A poplar wood core which will have you feeling like this ski can handle anything: will absorb any sort of crud on the trail, be elastic enough that you can really push its turning ability, and won't be too heavy in general. The cap construction on this will make it feel lighter while not giving up any of that stability and control you will find in a heavier ski. It will initiate turns well and go from edge to edge with ease.
Elan Ripstick 96 Skis · 2022
The RipStick 96 is another good option for handling a good variety of terrain. It still has some rocker in the tip and tail to help when you're in soft snow, but the shape of this ski makes it really easy to turn - it actually likes turning more than not turning, which is a lot of fun, it just requires a little more caution if you want to just point your skis down the hill. Shorter radius turns, lightweight design makes it nice for hiking. A lot of people use this ski to put a touring binding on.
The tip-to-tail length on these skis is actually about 4mm shorter than advertised so they would be a solid fitting ski for you. A bit on the heavier side compared to say a Head Kore 93, but these skis are still great sticks that will rip, no matter where you are. A traditional poplar wood core comes together with Fiberglass and carbon tubing for some torsional stiffness, making this a true all-mountain ski that can handle some powder and whatever else you want to take it through. Elan's unique "Amphibio" rocker profile to provide better edge grip and precise, dialed in turning.
Carving, charging, destroying everything in your path, leaving behind a wake of frozen trenches. Powerful yet super lightweight and versatile to accommodate any conditions all over the mountain. 96 mm waist is perfect to take all over the mountain and truly is a one ski quiver. Handles well on ice and powder.
Dynastar M-Menace 90 Skis + Xpress 11 GW Ski Bindings · 2023
With a tip and tail rocker for easier turn initiation, the Dynastar Menace 90's will help to open up more of the mountain for the beginner skier looking to progress. A poplar wood core means a nice, springy feel and solid construction. With a width of 90mm, these have enough width underfoot to help keep you on top if some fresh snow falls. They won't let you down once you improve thanks to their construction and partial twin tip--all the better if you ever decide to throw a 180!
The Dynastar Menance 90 is a great option for the beginner/intermediate skier looking to get into the world of all-mountain skiing. The lightweight poplar and fiberglass construction makes this ski lively and responsive, with a 90 underfoot waist width for exploring off the groomed runs while still being tuned to point them and run down the grooms at speed. Great all arounder on groomers, bumps, and trees for the progressing skier!
Elan Ripstick 94 Skis · Women's · 2022
Great all mountain ski; good in all the terrain font and backside. Good camber for hold on the stiffer snow, metal and wood in the core for durability, damp and good pop in the turns. One of the best reviewed skis, the Ripstick is a very reliable ski with a consistent flex pattern. It's damp and can cut through the crud and frozen chicken heads. The women's specific design on the Elan line was designed in concert with some great women to deliver a product that is excellent. Not a *modified* male or unisex ski; this is designed by women for women.
A high praise ski no matter what coast you are on. These skis have an interesting shape and can really perform well. They are very lightweight and can perform well all over the mountain and through really any and all conditions. The are unique with their rocker design and there is a left and a right ski. But, that unique design is just not for marketing, the ease of turning is the result of Elan's unique rocker/camber design. Great feedback and rebound on these skis. Really great ski if you want something versatile with no performance limits!
The Elan ripstick is one of the most unique ski lines on the market because they are made to have a left and right ski. Basically they are shaped to maximize the turn on each foot, and keep the inside leg in a comfortable position. Simply put, these will be one of the most fun and most comfortable skis you'll ever use on a groomer. Off groomer, they are really light and maneuverable, and easy to get through tight spaces or moguls.
Fischer Ranger 94 FR Skis · 2021
A snappy ski built with precision and energy to spare, the Ranger 94 FR is part of Fischer's Freeride series for serious all-mountain riding! These planks were engineered to excel at everything the mountain has to offer - carving down groomers, venturing off-trail, navigating through trees, and lacing right moguls. This energetic ski will practically get you airborne between turns if you push it hard enough, while its generous rocker profile and twinned tips make it easy to release from turns and perform above its class in powder and chop. It is also fairly lightweight to help keep leg muscles from becoming too Jell-o-ey after a long day on the slopes. A great option for intermediate skiers who want to hone their skills across the whole mountain, or advanced skiers looking for a ski they can push hard and reap the rewards.
Equally at home in the fluff and on the hardpack. These have outstanding maneuverability in tight spots thanks to the lighterweight build and the especially light tips. Camber underfoot and plenty of stability railing groomers as well.
Line Chronic Skis · 2022
The Same symmetrical flex and 5cut side radius as the Honey bee skis. These are a little stiffer with maple stringers from tip to tail to add some stability and power when you head out on the rest of the mountain. "tuff top" top sheets which are thicker and textured for better durability and fewer scratches over time.
The Chronics are sick! Just in for 2022 they are extremely playful, Park oriented ski that can be jibbed all over the mountain. 95mm underfoot makes this a ski that can handle hardpack and fresh snow as well.
- All Mountain
- Hard Pack
- 95 Underfoot
Rossignol Black Ops Stargazer Skis · Women's · 2022
The Stargazer is a lightweight ski with tip and tail rocker designed to facilitate easy turning! This ski is 92 underfoot which is a perfect all mountain width. It won't sink too much in the powder but it will still be easy to turn edge to edge on the groomers.
Great all-mountain ski! They will be lighter as they are shorter as well as Rossignol has prided themselves on their weight reduction technology over the past few years!
Atomic Maven 93 C Skis · Women's · 2022
A lightweight wood core reinforced with atomics "carbon backbone" allows them to make a powerful advanced ski with none of the weight! Quick from edge to edge with great edgehold on hard snow and enough width for soft snow!
The Maven is a light weight approachable ski that has Atomic's Omatic core with a Flow Profile the blends rocker and camber for seemless turns. If you are riding groomers or off-piste the Maven will be the do-it-all pair!
Fischer Ranger 94 FR Skis · 2022
This all-mountain ski is great for those that enjoying riding the frontside, off-piste but still want quickness and play in their skis. With exceptional edge hold for the groomers and a generous rocker profile to enjoy the trees, this is the ski for the intermediate to advanced skiers to enjoy the slopes!
Fun, versatile, and super stable underfoot, these are go-anywhere machines with east or west coast 94 underfoot width. Air Tec titanal laminate and a carbon nose keeps these light but responsive, making these a great ski for on and off-piste performance.
The 94 FR is a slightly narrower, more versatile version of the playful Ranger 102 FR, providing a quicker edge to edge transition. That being said, these perform the best off the trail, but still deliver a quality edge on hard packed groomer days.
Fischer Ranger 92 TI Skis · 2022
Ripping groomers, with two sheets of Titanal these skis walk the walk. The larger spoon on the tip and early rocker is great for deeper snow, but doesn't take away from the carving performance.
Super fun carver that has metal in the core for stability, but a carbon nose to reduce weight!
Atomic Vantage 90 TI Women's Skis · 2021
This ski is light on weight! Atomic's Prolite construction makes this ski stiff while at the same time, staying very light. This is a flat ski that will really be at home in just about any conditions and will be nice and damp when cruising over some crud or when a few inches of the fluffy stuff has fallen. Titanium, carbon and a smaller than normal wood core make this ski a great deal for a ski that performs well across a lot of terrains.
The Vantage is a true all-mountain ski. At 90 underfoot, it's still going to fit into a carving width, but the extra underfoot and rocker in the tip and tail will make everything from a little powder to afternoon chop feel like corduroy. These are still very quick edge to edge, don't worry! East Coast all-mountain skiing in all forms. These do everything well, you'll forget you're even skiing them!
A powerful yet lightweight ski that would work for uphill and downhill travel! These use mesh in the tips and tails to add stability while reducing weight. The light yet stiff tails give this great maneuverability and a good amount of float in some deeper powder. These paired with a nice hybrid binding for in and out of the resort would be perfect!
Salomon Stance 94 Skis · Women's · 2023
Brand new for 2021 the stance is one of the most reactive skis in it's class. This ski is a wood core with a titanal metal sheet over the top giving it incredible responsiveness and edge to edge ability. This ski handles crud like a queen and is much lighter than most others at this width.
Its lightweight construction makes it quick and reactive on varying terrain but this ski also likes to rip! Charging groomers and going fast is in its makeup! Although it has a very stable build, the ski is very capable in the bumps and trees with the right driver!
Mellow groomers, POWDER, and all around good times!
Nordica Santa ANA 93 Skis · 2021
This ski offers excellent stability and a solid feel. However, it's surprisingly forgiving and easy to ski across a wide range of conditions and terrain. 93mm underfoot is quick edge to edge and rockered tip provides good float in soft snow. An excellent all-mountain ski for ripping groomers and blasting through crud that is still easy enough to smear and pivot in tight terrain.
The Nordica Santa Ana 93 loves making fluid turns on groomers, yet they can still make you smile on a powder day. Tough to beat the versatility of this ski! These are going to be exactly what you're looking for, and they're the brand new, hot off the press, 2021 model!
Great on groomers and hardpack, yet also at home in lots of deep snow. Early rise in the tip helps it to float in powder extremely well, and the sidecut helps it hold an edge better than most others in this category.
Rossignol Black Ops Smasher Skis + Xpress 10 GW Bindings · 2023
The black ops are a solid ski, made to handle whatever part of the mountain you want to seek out. They are forgiving enough that you will really appreciate them in the trees and bumps, but also how they hold their edge on the groomers.
This is a great all-mountain option that comes with bindings included in the price! 91 underfoot this ski will float in soft snow but is narrow enough to perform great on the groomers!!
Great all mountain option coming in around 90cm under foot.
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