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 Stance 90 Skis · 2022
- Dynastar M-Menace 90 Skis + Xpress 11 GW Ski Bindings · 2023
- Dynastar M-Menace 90 Open Skis · 2023
- Völkl Blaze 94 Skis · 2022
- Head Kore 93 Skis · 2021
- Fischer Ranger 92 Ti Skis · 2022
- Volkl Blaze 94 Skis · 2023
- Fischer Ranger 94 FR Skis · 2022
- Atomic Maverick 95 Ti Skis · 2023
- Atomic Vantage 90 Ti W Skis · Women's · 2021
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.
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!
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.
Great carving ski for someone looking to progress their ski but can also be used in the backcountry. Dynamic and flexible, made for a lighter skier. Very versatile, making it a great ski for all kinds of conditions.
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.
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!
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!
Volkl Blaze 94 Skis · 2023
The Blaze 94 was crafted with Volkl's quintessential edge hold and precision feel. Known for being stable and damp with titinal underfoot you can carve this ski on groomers or head off-piste in search of left over powder. With 3D radius technology this ski is intuitive and makes variable turns depending on speed and terrain. Truly a versatile ski!
These are a perfect ski if you want to do mainly resort skiing with the occasional day of touring! Lightweight, yet powerful and stable, to ski as hard as you want! One of my favorite features on these is the 3D radius sidecut that allows for varying turn size and shape with ease all from the same ski for unmatch maneuverability!
Fischer Ranger 94 FR Skis · 2022
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.
All mountain skiing, Groomers, and light to mid-level powder!
Atomic Maverick 95 Ti Skis · 2023
Killer all-mountain ski from Atomic made for hard charging. This ski is built with 2 layers of metal to keep it stiff and damp for hard pack but its width and HRZN spoon tip give it tons of float for its width.
All-mountain charger with no speed limit! Versatile 95mm underfoot will be able to handle anything you throw at it. Rocker/camber/rocker will give you plenty of float in POW and nice edge hold on groomers.
Atomic Vantage 90 Ti W Skis · Women's · 2021
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!
A personal favorite mine! Excellent daily driver with a durable top sheet and superior lightweight performance! An all-mountain ski, extremely lightweight, reinforced for extra stability. Excellent for carving turns, holding a nice edge, and exploring side hits and bumps away from the groomed terrain!
Salomon Stance W 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!
Head Kore 93 W Skis · Women's · 2021
Great on edge, and the rest of the mountain. The Kore 93 is an awesome all-mountain option for those who like to charge. A light ski with a tight turn radius, the Kore 93 will pick down whatever lines you want to pick your way down. 93mm under foot is a great waist width to ski the whole mountain, and tackle the occasional powder day.
Elan Ripstick 94 W Skis · Women's · 2023
The Elan Ripsticks seemingly defy physics: How does such an incredibly lightweight ski turn so effectively and hold such a strong edge?? Elan lays down carbon rods through the length of the Ripstick to give it incredible torsional strength as you lay arcing turns down groomers and ice. But with a 94 mm waist, the Ripstick is just as capable of venturing off-piste through trees and surfing over soft snow. The Ripstick is incredibly light, maneuverable, and fun ski that can appeal to both upper intermediates all the way to experts. Its a ski that doesn't ask too much of you, but gives a whole lot in return!
Anyone and everyone can have fun on this ski. Its reinforced inside edge makes the ski want to turn rather than not to. This ski seriously seems to ski itself. It's light, fun, and responsive great for the entire mountain
Armada Reliance 92 Ti Skis · Women's · 2023
These Reliance 92ti Women's Skis are an excellent resort performance ski from Armada. They have a titanal beam layer that helps maintain a consistent flex throughout the ski. Great all over the resorts, from bumps to groomers to skiing the trees, these will be a blast.
Volkl Blaze 94 W Skis · Women's · 2023
Now in its third year, the Blaze continues to impress. Lighter, quicker, and "sportier" than some of Volkl's more piste oriented skis, the Blaze is a freeride machine that loves to get off into trees, side hits, moguls, and light powder. But don't let that fool you, the Blaze uses Vokl's 3D radius sidecut, so you can lay big arcs or quick slalom turns. Super fun ski.
This is an agile resort ski that you could also take to the backcountry considering its light weight. Metal underfoot and suspension tech in the tips and tails should give you the confidence you need to stay on edge while not having to fight the ski to turn. At only 1427g, this is a light ski with a short turn radius. It should be a blast!
An amazing all-mountain ski that is lightweight enough for true alpine touring, but still stable for handling the hardpack. Great flotation in a 94 underfoot ski, with the well known performance of Volkl.
Salomon Stance 90 Skis · 2023
If you want to ski moguls one run, then hit a fast groomer the next and lap your favorite tree run after lunch then this is the ski for you. Salomon does it again and packs versatility, stability and responsiveness all into a ski that will go bell to bell no matter the conditions. A polar core adds durability and is light with a poppy nature. Titaial and carbon in the ski smooth out the ride and have a forgiving nature. A middle of the road flex adds to the versatility. Load up the ski and get some pop then lean them over and crack and they will remain stiff enough through hard turns.
The Salomon Stance is the anti-thesis to Salomon's popular QST line: Whereas the QST is playful and nimble, the Stance is built more for driving trenches down the fall line on groomed runs and hardpack. The Stance sports two layers of metal to give it extra strength and stability, but Salomon milled out the metal in the front and rear of the ski to keep it lighter and a bit more approachable. The Stance is a daily driver for skiers looking for a confident ski that can rip up groomed runs at high speed.
DPS Pagoda Piste 90 RP Skis · 2023
Rockered and tapered shape with the narrower waist width makes this a super versatile ski. Will be able to crush anything from bumps trees, big open groomers, and still fair super well when things get steep and a just a little bit deep.
Black Crows Captis Skis · 2023
More conducive for impacts like jump landings without sacrificing its ability to carve and perform well on the downhill! 90mm underfoot offers a clean and crisp edge to edge transition! 18m turn radius keeps this ski feeling maneuverable!
Atomic Maven 93 C Skis · Women's · 2023
Lightweight, but still very capable on hardpack, the Maven is an advanced ski that loves to jump off into back bowls, moguls, trees, and side-hits. But don't let the low swing weight fool you, the Poplar core combined with triaxial fiberglass and carbone weave gives this great stability.
Blizzard Rustler Team JR. Skis · Boys' · 2021
These are a fun and playful ski from Blizzard that are made to shred but also feel nice and cruisy on the groomers. The woodcore is responsive while the titanal laminates will keep it feeling nice and stable. They are going to be slightly wider underfoot (92mm) which means they'll float on the occasional pow day but they've also got an impressive sidecut and a nice rocker/camber profile that's going to allow you to lay them on edge and carve some deep turns on the groomers.
Head Kore 93 R Skis · 2021
An all-mountain specialist, this ski can carve up corduroy or conquer tough snow conditions. This is a nimble ski thanks to the combo of Graphene, Karuba wood, and carbon, which adds strength and performance without extra weight. A sandwich sidewall construction and tip and tail rocker round of the ability to perform well on hard snow, powder, and everything in between.
Atomic Backland 95 Skis · 2023
The Atomic Backland 95's are true backcountry skis. This ski will be lightweight on the uphill and still maintain control and stability on the down. The 95mm waist width gives this ski the ability to tackle floating on powder, while the camber underfoot will ensure solid edge hold and control on hard-packed snow. The ski is lightweight due to its wood core, which Atomic created for those long approach tours. However, the carbon backbone, while adding some agility, will hold up seamlessly as an all-mountain ski.
At only 1350g per ski, the Atomic Backland 95 certainly fits into a light touring category. But at 95 underfoot and with the HRZN tech tip, this ski floats incredibly well and provides exceptional soft snow performance. Combined with Atomic's carbon backbone, the edge hold is solid, giving you an extremely versatile ski.
Blizzard Zero G 95 Skis · 2023
A very advanced option for someone who likes stiff skis. These skis demand good form and power, but when you hit the sweet spot, man are they something else. They will absolutely rip in any terrain and snow and can really be used all season, and even a couple days inbounds if it strikes your fancy.
A well balanced ski that checks off the uphill ease box with minimal penalties on the way down.
Dynafit Blacklight 88 Skis · 2022
At only 1,140 grams per ski, this is the lightest ski in the Dynafit (non-racing) line and might be one of the lightest touring skis on the market. 100% carbon layup is the secret to this ski's weight and impressive downhill performance in a variety of conditions. 88mm waist combined with an early rise rocker make this ski float well when the snow gets soft while the torsional rigidity allows it to retain effective edge grip on harder snow.
DPS Pagoda Piste C2 94 Skis · Women's · 2021
Medium turn radius, incredibly stable, and also, very light! Perfect for ripping groomers, dropping off into the trees, and hitting up the mogul run, the C2 chassis from DPS is more traditional in shape but takes all their cutting edge tech to make one of the highest quality skis available.
Voile Ultravector BC Skis
The Voile UltraVector BC is bred for demanding terrain and uncertain conditions, making it the ideal ski for longer backcountry forays. It can flick through trees as well as hold an edge of the diciest slopes, thanks in part to its softened flex and deeper sidecut. This ski is insanely light at 6 lbs per pair.
This ski is ideal for longer backcountry trips that are demanding with variable conditions. It has a softened flex and a deep sidecut which allows it to hold an edge on even the iciest conditions and well as giving you easy maneuverability when you need it out there. Take it into the trees! You'll be weaving in and out with ease. At just 6 lbs per pair, this is an insanely light setup. The Traction Pattern Base allows you to go further and longer, especially in rolling terrain without ever having to transition with skins on the uphill and downhill! The 90mm waist even allows for some float in pow without adding any weight
Blizzard Rustler Team JR. Skis · Boys' · 2020
Dynafit Blacklight 95 Skis + ST Radical Bindings + Skins · 2023
This Dynafit Blacklight 95 ski is an awesome option for someone just looking to get into backcountry touring. They are lightweight with a concentration on downhill performance. With a 95mm waist, large turning radius, and extended tip rocker shape, this ski will hold up exceptionally well in downhill conditions for a ski that is only 1120 grams. It has a carbon top layer and a wood core that will balance the needs of backcountry touring skiers. This ski is both lightweight and stable. The bindings are a classic, tried and true tech binding: the ST radical. The binding is known for being lightweight and sturdy on the downhill, allowing the skier to really lean into whatever conditions and terrain you may find out there. A really great combination of some stellar backcountry gear.
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