Most Recommended Skis Under $500
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.
These are super flexy, and are a great cruiser park ski for buttery conditions and tricks.
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!
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!
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.
Fun groomers and on-piste skiing and trees and moguls that do not have a ton of fresh snow.
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!!
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.
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.
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.