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All-Mountain Skis

2023 Head Kore 93 Review

This forgiving and energetic all-mountain ski is ideal for those looking to gain confidence off the groomed

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Brand: Head

Model: Kore 93

Overall Ranking: #6

Overall Score: 7.14 / 10


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

156, 163, 170, 177, 184, 191

Radius (m)

16.4 (177cm)

Waist Width (mm)





Intermediate to Expert


Forgiveness (#2), Quickness (#3)


Carving (#12), Stability at Speed (#10)

Stability at Speed

7.25 / 10

Quickness / Maneuverability

7.63 / 10


7.38 / 10


7.38 / 10

Hard Snow Performance

6.88 / 10

Crud Performance

6.88 / 10


7.25 / 10


7.63 / 10


6.88 / 10


6.38 / 10

This season Head adds additional carbon and graphene to the Kore 93 to help lighten the overall package while still retaining the energetic and reliable characteristics that testers have come to expect from the Kore line. Thanks to the lighter weight, the Kore 93 is more accessible to a wider variety of skiers, yet can still handle almost every snow and terrain combination. “Steep, crud, bumps, firm and soft. It performs and holds,” said tester Chad Jacob, a ski racing coach from New York. “Nothing it can’t handle with acceptable performance.”

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Testers were most impressed with the Kore 93’s versatility. While this ski didn’t score top marks in any one skill department, it’s a jack of all trades. The ski scored highest in the Forgiveness, Playfulness, Responsiveness, and Quickness categories, which speaks to the skis ability to adapt to variable terrain. This combination also makes the Kore 93 approachable for beginner and intermediate skiers that may find themselves in the backseat or relying on skidding to change the turn shape. “It’s a great all mountain ski for anyone from intermediate to expert,” commented tester Nick Loomans. “An easy ski to learn and understand.” All testers agreed that of all the skis tested in the all-mountain category, the Head Kore 93 may just be the most approachable. It’s a ski that will meet a skier where they’re at, adapt to the skier’s skill level, but also push them to grow in their skills and confidence.

Head Kore 93
The Head Kore 93 exhibited excellent balance of skills during the 2023 SKI Test. (Photo: Ray Gadd)

The ski’s lightweight construction not only makes it accessible, it also makes it energetic and snappy from turn to turn, something that skiers who gravitate towards a more playful ski will appreciate. The downside to the Kore 93’s lightweight construction is a slight sacrifice in stability at speed and on edge. Testers noted that the ski seemed nervous on firm snow, where it could deflect or become chattery when trying to carve. At the gear test in Sun Valley, the steep, groomed runs allowed testers to push other skis in this category to their limits, and in comparison testers felt the Kore 93 had a much lower speed threshold.

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But this is only an issue for skiers who insist on bombing down the hill. Overall testers were thrilled with the Kore 93’s versatility in nearly all snow conditions, and what impressed them most was this ski’s wide appeal for skiers of all abilities. “This ski is for an intermediate to expert and can help teach people to get to the front of the ski,” commented tester Otto Gibbons. “Head cut the weight and added the fun. It’s a blast to engage, excited to explore, easy to ski all day.”

A self-proclaimed gear nerd when it comes to skis and mountain bikes, Jon Sexauer grew up skiing in Northern California, spending the majority of his time getting loose and sendy in terrain parks. He now lives in Colorado and calls Copper Mountain his home hill. Though he still gravitates towards playful and wide all-mountain skis, he’s developed a more open mind when it comes to skis since joining SKI’s official gear test crew five seasons ago. These days, you’ll find him ripping around Copper on his trusty Nordica Enforcer 100s.

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