Most Recommended Powder Skis of 2020
The QST 99 is one of the easiest skis to recommend for a wide range of skiers. It performs well in all conditions and has a great blend of stability and forgiveness. You can ski it hard or take a more laid back approach and still have a ton of fun on this ski!
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.
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!
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.
A classic for a reason! Really versatile all mountain ski that loves skiing groomers but is also capable in softer conditions.
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.
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 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 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.
The Kenja is a supreme all-mountain ski for the East Coast! 88mm underfoot means it will carve up the groomers but can still float a bit to get off and explore the bumps and trees!