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Most Recommended Skis Under $500

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Sometimes you need to buy skis on a budget. We get that! That's why our experts take customers' budgets into consideration every time they make recommendations. So check out this list of the most-recommended skis under $500 to get started. Want to make sure you're getting the right pair? Chat with an expert!
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Rossignol Sky 7 HD Skis · 2020
$419.97
$800.00
48% off
Rossignol Sky 7 HD Skis · 2020
Recommended 1,966 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert Thomas HarariSki Expert Patrick GrahamSki Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert Craig PieferSki Expert Chris CSki Expert Travis GerhardtSki Expert Carver BoothSki Expert Edward ClemSki Expert Mariah WearSki Expert Carl BeachSki Expert David RobinsonSki Expert Grayson NicholsSki Expert Alex Biron
What it’s good for

These are the perfect waist width ski at just under 100mm. Ideal for carving edge to edge on the hard pack as well as floating through fresh powder on the snow days. The award winning honeycomb design has been improved and the ski have won just about every award since they were first introduced about a decade ago. Super light weight tip and tail while remaining stiff and stable at speeds under foot.

Reviewed By
Austin Headrick
$419.97
$800.00
48% off
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Line Honey Badger Skis · 2021
$279.96
$349.95
20% off
Line Honey Badger Skis · 2021
Recommended 1,822 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Grayson NicholsSki Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert Hayden WrightSki Expert Jake RennerSki Expert Travis GerhardtSki Expert Mariah WearSki Expert Chris CSki Expert Carl BeachSki Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert Lauren H.Ski Expert Edward ClemSki Expert Randy T.Ski Expert Bryce RichardsonSki Expert Alexandra Lin
What it’s good for

These are super flexy, and are a great cruiser park ski for buttery conditions and tricks.

Reviewed By
Nick Sramek
$279.96
$349.95
20% off
Völkl Revolt 95 Flat Skis · 2021
Recommended 1,619 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Mariah WearSki Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert Edward ClemSki Expert Grayson NicholsSki Expert Travis GerhardtSki Expert Craig PieferSki Expert Christopher SeatonSki Expert Ethan SchererSki Expert Robbie MSki Expert Lisa C.Ski Expert Paige RinesSki Expert Bryce RichardsonSki Expert Chris C
What it’s good for

The Volkl Revolt is designed for park skiers who like to shred and play on the whole mountain! 95mm underfoot is the perfect width for slashing pow but also carving on the groomers and setting up for the perfect big air!

Reviewed By
Mariah Wear
Out of stock
K2 Mindbender 85 Skis · 2021
Recommended 1,502 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert Travis GerhardtSki Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert Shannon WaltonSki Expert Mariah WearSki Expert Craig PieferSki Expert Edward ClemSki Expert Jacob LangleySki Expert John S.Ski Expert Chris CSki Expert Michael MurphySki Expert Ethan SchererSki Expert Tony KarzenSki Expert Nick Sramek
What it’s good for

The Mindbender is an award-winning ski for its versatility and performance. This ski will definitely help you progress and get to the next level! At 85mm underfoot it will cruise groomers and be quick edge to edge. Forgiving flex is great for improving in moguls and trees!

Reviewed By
Nicholas Fink
Out of stock
Rossignol Experience 76 CI Skis with Xpress 11 Gw Bindings
Recommended 1,431 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Jake RennerSki Expert Edward ClemSki Expert Alexandra LinSki Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert Mariah WearSki Expert John S.Ski Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert Tony KarzenSki Expert Craig PieferSki Expert Paige RinesSki Expert Mikaela C.Ski Expert Travis GerhardtSki Expert Bryce RichardsonSki Expert Shannon Walton
What it’s good for

An 76mm waist-width and rocker at both ends makes this setup a solid all-mountain ski, good for pretty much anything you can find in the Midwest.

Reviewed By
Ski Expert John Lockman
John Lockman
From $399.96
$499.95
Up to 20% off
Salomon QST 85 Skis · 2021
Recommended 1,393 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Edward ClemSki Expert Shannon WaltonSki Expert Travis GerhardtSki Expert Mariah WearSki Expert Jake RennerSki Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert John S.Ski Expert Brent BSki Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert Tony KarzenSki Expert Ethan SchererSki Expert Mikaela C.Ski Expert Paige RinesSki Expert Grayson Nichols
What it’s good for

Fun groomers and on-piste skiing and trees and moguls that do not have a ton of fresh snow.

Reviewed By
Ski Expert Alisha Scheifley
Alisha Scheifley
$399.99
K2 Mindbender 85 Alliance Skis · 2021
Recommended 1,371 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Edward ClemSki Expert Shannon WaltonSki Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert David RobinsonSki Expert Jake RennerSki Expert Mariah WearSki Expert Travis GerhardtSki Expert Craig PieferSki Expert John S.Ski Expert Thomas HarariSki Expert Savannah RibeiroSki Expert Will BurksSki Expert Paige Rines
What it’s good for

The Mindbender is an award-winning ski for its versatility and performance! This ski will definitely allow you to progress and at 85mm underfoot will cruise groomers and also handle the bumps and trees well!!

Reviewed By
Mariah Wear
Out of stock
Recommended 1,322 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Thomas HarariSki Expert Ethan SchererSki Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert Daryl MorrisonSki Expert Aaron BandlerSki Expert Brent DenysSki Expert Jacob ZimmererSki Expert Christian WebbSki Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert Craig PieferSki Expert Becky JankowitzSki Expert Austin HeadrickSki Expert Ryan CasaleSki Expert Casey Rothlisberger
What it’s good for

This ski has always impressed me with its versatility, great all mountain ski with a little more of and edge toward the front side. This ski is a directional design that rips groomers, great in the bumps but can still give you the rocker and float to have a blast on the deep days too! Turned up tail gives the ski and easy exit out of the turn and makes it a better performer in the park.

Reviewed By
Ski Expert Sean Smith
Sean Smith
Out of stock
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Line Pandora 94 Skis · 2021
$399.96
$499.95
20% off
Line Pandora 94 Skis · 2021
Recommended 1,301 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Jake RennerSki Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert Chris CSki Expert Alexandra LinSki Expert Travis GerhardtSki Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert Charles KinnebergSki Expert Shannon WaltonSki Expert Abe FSki Expert Ethan SchererSki Expert Thomas HarariSki Expert Adam St. OursSki Expert Mariah WearSki Expert Daryl Morrison
What it’s good for

This ski is lightweight, playful, and loads of fun! These are great for mellow days on the hill when you want to just cruise the groomers and take the occasional trip off them every few runs.

Reviewed By
Nick Sramek
$399.96
$499.95
20% off
Line Sick Day 94 Skis · 2021
Recommended 1,134 times by Curated experts
Ski Expert Connor WilkinsSki Expert Wesley BrydenSki Expert Mariah WearSki Expert Pat JenningsSki Expert Edward ClemSki Expert Craig PieferSki Expert Ethan SchererSki Expert Chris CSki Expert Alex A.Ski Expert Travis GerhardtSki Expert Savannah RibeiroSki Expert Abe FSki Expert Christopher GoodhueSki Expert Grayson Nichols
What it’s good for

An all-mountain ski that can do anything from groomers to park. On the more forgiving side, but can still hold an edge and provide a comfortable ride at higher speeds. Twin tips make these guys park ready as well.

Reviewed By
Ski Expert Alex Madden
Alex Madden
Out of stock
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