Scott Mission (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $675.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 128/89/115
Lengths: 168, 178, 183

Stability at speed: 3.11 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.75 / 5
Crud performance: 3.10 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.36 / 5

In its second year of U.S. distribution, Scott proves last year’s results weren’t a fluke. Scott skis have been around Europe for almost a decade, and any bugs appear to have been worked out. The Mission’s broad floaty shovel and quick-release tail give it a uniquely pleasing feel in soft snow. It’s just easy and fun to ski—ready to charge, quick in tight spots, but content to relax, too. And the price is right. "For a big-feeling ski it was quite quick and agile," said Woods.

Best For

Value-seekers expecting plentiful snow.

Not For

Eastern skiers.