If you are a fan of K2 as a brand and are looking to buy new skis under $500, check out Curated Experts' top most recommended K2 skis within this budget. 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 advice on the best skis for your needs.
- K2 Mindbender 85 Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 90Ti Skis · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 99Ti Skis · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 88Ti Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 108Ti Skis · 2022
- K2 Disruption 76X Skis + M3 10 Compact Quikclik Bindings · 2022
- K2 Sight Skis · 2022
- K2 Mindbender 98Ti Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
- K2 Disruption 75 Skis + Marker ERP 10 Quikclik Bindings · Women's · 2023
- K2 Disruption 78C Alliance Skis + ER3 10 Compact Quikclik Bindings · Women's · 2022
K2 Mindbender 85 Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
K2 uses an 85mm waist width with their All-terrain Rocker (giving a gradual rise in the tip with a short, low rise in the tail) to produce an incredibly versatile ski for the intermediate to advanced skier. The ski's shape provides versatility for both easy turn initiation on groomed snow, and floatation in soft snow when you travel out west. They also have an Aspen Veneer Core for lightweight and long life. K2 uses a short turning radius on this ski, for a skier who prefers controlled, shorter turns.
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.
K2 Mindbender 99Ti Skis · 2022
This ski is engaging, stable, and powerful. Their construction using a maple and aspen core with a Y-beam made from titanal gives this ski an exceptional feel on groomers and when you're carving. The front of the skis has a very engaging leading edge due to the metal over the edges. While the lack of metal over the tail edges makes the ski a bit more playful in the rear. Overall this ski is one made to charge through the chop and crud you'll find on the mountain and while it can handle the soft powder due to its width, its is less of a freeride ski compared to an all-mountain ski.
K2 has been classic in the all-mountain scene forever. These have a solid sidecut to allow for easier turn initiation, while the oversized tips create ideal floatation on the pow pow. The added Titanul is great for stiffening up the ride a bit so you can charge through the chop and crud.
K2 Mindbender 88Ti Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
This is a great option for an intermediate to expert-level skier. These skis offer great edge grip and versatility in a 88mm width. Stable and precise in the forebody of the ski as well as underfoot, and the skis' metal taper allows for a more playful and fun release from the turns. This ski is stable, quick, playful, and forgiving.
K2 Mindbender 108Ti Skis · 2022
They stay true to K2's builds with an energetic frame that will really push into turns and hold an edge on anything. The tip and tail rocker keep you floating on powder and add plenty of maneuverability. Titanium added to the build will ensure that the skis stay stable at any speed. And the cool top sheets don't hurt!
Brand new 2022 model! At 108mm underfoot, these things are made for powder. These are made for hard charging skiers - a bit on the stiffer side with a longer turn radius. All-terrain rocker to help you maneuver through all conditions.
K2 Disruption 76X Skis + M3 10 Compact Quikclik Bindings · 2022
K2 uses a lightweight Aspen core with tip-to-tail I-Beam construction, which reinforces the center of the ski to provide stability and precision in your turns. K2 also uses their Catch Free Rocker profile to help with turn initiation, especially before you get your speed up. They have a short turn radius that favors someone who likes to make smaller, quicker turns.
K2 Sight Skis · 2022
An amazing all mountain twin tip ski for a great value. You can shred the park, groomers, trees, moguls and anywhere else on the mountain with these. With an 88mm waist width these skis are narrower park skis that are perfect for the icy east coast but can still take on variable snow and crud with ease making them ideal for occasional trips out west. This ski will do a bit better than the Volkl in Colorado but won't be as easy to maneuver the ski edge to edge when skiing the icy east coast.
The Sight is a great all mountain ski with big park ambitions. The flex pattern of the Sight keeps it stable on landings and flexible in the tips so you aren't limited when trying to progress in the terrain park. Carbon fiber added to the core gives this ski plenty of strength and keeps things damp and due to K2's all terrain rocker, the sight will perform beautifully where ever you decide to take them.
With an aspen wood core and carbon stringers, these skis have a ton of energy and pop to them with some added stability built in that other twin tips sometimes lack. Great for trees, bumps, and making the mountain your playground, the Sight skis are incredibly versatile.
K2 Mindbender 98Ti Alliance Skis · Women's · 2022
People who love to ski groomers as well as play in the woods or shred some bumps, the Mindbender 98 TIs hold their own wherever you point them! The Aspen Veneer Core and PowerWall sidewalls lend themselves to a great turn and Titanal Y-beam keeps the ski damp at speeds. This ski is really great all over the mountain and is wide enough to hold its own when the snow falls!
With a specifically-structured metal layer in the ski, the Mindbender puts the reinforcement where you need it and cuts weight where you don't. These are wide enough for deep days, but not so wide that they're going to be an issue when there's no fresh snow to be found. This is basically a one-ski quiver for 80% of mountain conditions.
K2 Disruption 75 Skis + Marker ERP 10 Quikclik Bindings · Women's · 2023
The Disruption 75 skis are built for ripping the trails up. Being a skinnier ski (75mm wide at the waist) these are better suited on trail than off. Now you can ski these off trail but if there is any powder they won't ski as well as other skis out there. These are ideal for beginner to intermediate riders.
This is an easy turning, stable and smooth riding ski that will be fantastic cruising the groomers. Lightweight and responsive, a great step up out of rentals.
Confidence inspiring ski that will allow anyone to move out of rentals into their own skis and enjoy greens, blues, and the occasional blacks all day.
K2 Disruption 78C Alliance Skis + ER3 10 Compact Quikclik Bindings · Women's · 2022
Ski and binding package deal is recommended for those looking to rip groomers! The disruption definitely has more of a 'frontside' focus to em! This package deal delivers high quality gear to your doorstep at a fraction of the price!
K2 Wayback 96 Skis · 2022
This is a great ski for those just getting into backcountry skiing! A little softer of a ski and easy to maneuver for your long ascents, these skis are also easy to control on the way down. Its medium width (96mm underfoot) makes it wide enough for powder you'll encounter, without being too unwieldy for your long treks out in the backcountry. It also has a lightweight wood core which helps eliminate bulk.
A great all around ski for downhill and backcountry. The titanal laminate helps shed weight while maintaining stability. The Paulownia Tour Lite core uses paulownia wood, which is sturdy but very light and poppy. A solid backcountry ski.
Coming in at 96mm under foot for the skier looking to go way back. These are 90% BC and 10% resort in my opinion. Titanal carbon Paulownia core makes these suckers light while still being a solid ski for the way down.
K2 Talkback 96 Skis · Women's · 2022
This is an incredible new ski from K2 built mostly for backcountry but it can also shred inbounds. With a light wood core and carbon stringers, this ski stays super light but incredibly stiff for whatever you can throw at it! Hose backcountry rippers that aren't afraid to rip in-bounds and out-bounds all day, everyday.
K2 Talkback 88 Skis · Women's · 2022
K2 Midnight Skis · Women's · 2023
The K2 Midnight is an all-mountain ski with a park problem. A full lightweight wood core makes the Midnight poppy and playful for stomping landings in the park, but an 88 mm waist and carbon stringers laid throughout the ski give it added strength and stability for carving groomers and ripping though trees. The Midnight begs the question: are they an all-mountain ripper masquerading as a park ski, or vice versa.
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