Most Recommended Powder Skis of 2020
- Völkl M5 Mantra Flat Skis · 2021
- Nordica Enforcer 94 Skis · 2021
- Salomon QST 92 Skis
- Line Honey Badger Skis · 2021
- Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Skis · 2021
- Rossignol Sky 7 HD Skis · 2020
- Icelantic Nomad 95 Skis · 2021
- Völkl Kenja 88 Skis · 2021
- Blizzard Black Pearl 97 Skis · 2021
- Faction Ski Candide 2.0 Skis
Völkl M5 Mantra Flat Skis · 2021
Daily driver to blast through the crud and handle varied conditions with authority.
Everything. Great in boot deep powder or the choppiest icy patch on the mountain!
Nordica Enforcer 94 Skis · 2021
This is an all-mountain ski that is heavier than other skis for more power. The weight can come at the cost of some maneuverability, but the Enforcer is a ski that still performs really well, despite its mass. The benefit of this heavier ski is that it can soak up vibrations a bit more effectively. When you're pointing it downhill and the snow surface is a little rough, these will crush it.
Slightly wider than its predecessor, this ski will rip all over the mountain. A damp ski, this is on the heavier side and will incredibly stable at speed but will still excel in trees and in tight turns.
Salomon QST 92 Skis
The tapered shape from tip to tail gives these quick edge-to-edge performance, making those groomers and turns a lot of fun! This ski has a powerframe titanal plate mid-ski, giving these bad boys a good amount of rigidity to help you transfer that energy from edge to edge, and it also contributed to dampening and crud you may blast through. To boost the dampening and vibration absorption abilities of these skies even further, Salomon used Carbon Powered C/FX and Cork in the construction. These are going to give you a fun and smooth ride all over the mountain, especially on groomers. This is what can be considered a one-ski quiver, seeing as it can do a little bit of everything and excel!
At 92mm underfoot, this ski is quick edge-to-edge, which is great for groomers, and it has rocker for flotation in fresh snow. It has a lightweight build that makes it quick and nimble, but it also has a metal insert under the binding that gives it stability and strength for holding an edge. This is a really versatile ski for all kinds of terrain that is also quite forgiving.
Versatility! You'll be able to use this pair anywhere on your local mountain. It carves very well on the groomed runs, but it floats on the deeper snow so you're set for a decent powder day. You don't have to worry about changing skis halfway through the day to accommodate for different conditions.
Line Honey Badger Skis · 2021
Blizzard Black Pearl 88 Skis · 2021
A classic for a reason! Really versatile all mountain ski that loves skiing groomers but is also capable in softer conditions.
A classic for a reason. Really versatile women's ski that loves skiing groomers but then also cruising fresh powder.
Rossignol Sky 7 HD Skis · 2020
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.
General all mountain skiing. 98 mm underfoot is a good width for pretty much anything! These are a bit more powder oriented than some other models.
Icelantic Nomad 95 Skis · 2021
Handmade in Denver, these skis are tested by the toughest and developed by the best. High tip and tail rocker that provides a lot of float, mix that with it's soft core made out of wood and fiberglass and you have yourself an award-winning ski (it really did take home some awards though).
The Nomad from Icelantic is made in the USA and getting rave reviews over the last few years for its versatility and performance!! These skis are fun and playful but still can hold an edge in the crud!
Völkl Kenja 88 Skis · 2021
A great alternative to the highly recommended Black Pearl's. Arguably more stable and damp in the crud, ice, and hardpack than its competition thanks to a Titanal frame and carbon tips. This is the perfect ski for an intermediate-expert skier that wants something that can charge down the groomers but can also have fun in the bumps, trees, and occasional powder day.
This is a narrower version of Völkl's most popular ski. This one has a wood core with a titanal metal frame that makes it crazy stable on ice and at speed. It has a decent amount of pop underfoot for super easy turn transitions, it is seriously a fun ski! This ski is built for all-day groomer and ice ripping. A solid light core and metal frame makes this ski stable and maneuverable.
A great frontside classic from the Volkl family. At 88mm underfoot, these are great for carving up the groomers and enjoying the trees, as well. A lively pop with slight camber and rockered tips/tails allows the ski to float through those great powder days! Great for frontside, groomers, bumps, and trees.
Blizzard Black Pearl 97 Skis · 2021
The Black Pearl is known for its stability and power, while still being quite accessible and not overly demanding. This is a ski that will handle anything you throw at it.
Arcing turns on groomers, a smooth and stable ride at speed, dipping into the trees on occasion, these boards will do it all but feel most at home on resort trails.
Faction Ski Candide 2.0 Skis
The Candide 2.0 is one of the better all-mountain options that we have today. This ski can take you just about anywhere while still being able to show off in the park. Nimble yet stable when you need it to be and capable of floating you down your favorite powder stash.
It's a soft flexing freestyle ski that holds solid lines on the hardpack while still being wide enough to get you into the soft stuff for those days it starts dumping at noon.
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