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Salomon QST 98 Skis · 2023 · 189 cm

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Salomon QST 98 is best for advancing intermediates to experts wanting a versatile, one ski quiver with impressive flotation.

Great for
  • Turn easeTurns initiate easily without sacrificing high speed stability.
  • DurabilityMost durable top sheet and core materials.
  • High speed stabilityRemains stable even at high speed.
  • VersatilityIdeal for one ski quiver with varied performance.
  • FlotationImpressive flotation, top of the pack in its category.
Good for
  • PlayfulnessOffers a nice balance of playfulness and stability.
  • CarvingDecent at carving, but doesn't stand out.
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The Salomon QST 98 is back this season with a slightly more freestyle design, while still be able to handle high speed skiing and do well on hard snow. This ski is made for advanced skiers who want access to the whole mountain and performance in all conditions. Reinforced with carbon, flax, and titanal, the QST 98 is stable and damp at high speeds and can hold its edge well. 98mm underfoot with decent rocker in the tips and tails, this ski shines off-piste, in the trees and powder, and really allows skiers to push limits on and off the trails.

Key Features:

  • C/FX and Cork Damplifier – Salomon adds a full layer of blended carbon and flax to the ski, along with cork in the tips and tails to keep the ski very damp without excess weight. The cork in the tips/tails helps prevent chatter at high speeds, while the C/FX layer increases torsional stiffness and stability throughout the body of the ski.
  • TI Binding Reinforcement – A section of Titanal is added edge to edge in the center section of the ski to really increase energy transference and stability underfoot, especially when carving and getting the ski on edge.
  • Full Sandwich Sidewalls – Using full sidewalls through the entire ski, the edge grip is greatly increased and also creates a more precise skiing experience for more technical terrain.
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4.98 average rating

Ski length (cm)189 cm
Age GroupAdult
Includes bindingsNo
Model year2023
Ski typeAll Mountain
Skill levelIntermediate, Advanced
Rocker profileRocker/Camber/Rocker
Tail profilePartial twin tip
Tail width (mm)121
Tip width (mm)133
Turning radius (m)18
Waist width (mm)98
TerrainAll mountain
Core/LaminatesCarbon, Flax, Metal, Wood

Zach Sarantakes tested this product
This ski is great for the advanced and almost reckless skiers. People who like to go fast, stop on a dime, turn hard, tackle moguls and catch a little air off them too. I was hitting the same run over and over where I started with a jump, then hit 40 mph, stopped hard, and then sent it down a... Read more
Ideal for
  • Takes on moguls at speed really well
  • Great flex
  • Feels really nice and stable in rough terrain
Not ideal for
  • doesn't feel at home on groomers
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Zach Sarantakes
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The Salomon QST will be a great all-mountain ski at the 98 underfoot. It will perform fantastically as a groomer cruiser and still be able to lay down some carves once the day starts. The QST will be a relatively soft ski for being in that all-mountain class but rips incredibly well through softer groomers and new snow. Great all-around... Read more
Ideal for
  • Resort Skiing
  • Touring potential
  • One Quiver Ski
Not ideal for
  • Chatter at high speed
  • Need a wider underfoot for deep pow or back country
  • Soft ski
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Lucas Admire
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Ian Scott tested this product
The Salomon QST 98 ski is a great all-mountain ski for anyone skiing out west in most conditions or even east-coast skiers when it has snowed recently. Despite a lot of rocker on this ski, it still can be carved on fresh corduroy with confidence, making this ski a versatile option. It feels very eager to make quick turns and... Read more
Ideal for
  • Very quick and easy to turn. Makes moguls feel like a breeze.
  • Extremely versatile in a broad range of conditions from a lack of snow, to up to a foot of fresh snow.
  • Playful and fun to pop and jump around the mountain, but holds up to some strong skiing.
Not ideal for
  • Carving performance doesn't match skis with more metal.
  • There are skis that can handle extremely hard charging better.
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What do you love about this product?There's a lot to love about the QST 98, mainly that it can do everything you can dream of outside...read more
Leo Cocchiara
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Why did you choose this product?I think the Salomon QST 98 has one of the best personalities for an all mountain one ski quiver in...read more
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What is the value for the money versus other options?It's a brand everyone knows and respect, it's a model that has won a ton of awards, and it's performance...read more
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What was your favorite moment with this gear?I will never forget a day in Vail where it snowed so much that the roads leading to the resort...read more
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Posted on Dec 20, 2023
Had lots of fun with these. They are durable and playful all mountain skis.
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