Frontside Skis

Rossignol Black Ops Escaper

2021 Men's Frontside Ski Review

Brand: Rossignol

Model: Black Ops Escaper

Overall Rating: 4


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

156, 164, 172, 178, 186

Radius (m)


Quickness / Maneuverability

4.05 / 5


4.05 / 5


3.78 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.22 / 5

Crud Performance

3.5 / 5

Balance of Skills

4 / 5



2021 Rossignol Black Ops Escaper Men's Frontside Ski
The 2021 Rossignol Black Ops Escaper Men’s Frontside SkiPhoto courtesy of Rossignol

While it was one of the wider entries in the Frontside category, testers found the all-new, 94mm-waisted Rossignol Black Ops Escaper to be made for laying down railroad carves on firm snow, while still being fully capable in most other types of terrain, too. The sandwich construction is fairly traditional, meaning this Rossi has plenty of get-up-and-go that amped up our testers’ attitudes all day long. 

STRENGTHS: Quickness, Hard-Snow Integrity

WEAKNESSES: Crud Performance, Forgiveness

Awards for the 2021 Rossignol Black Ops Escaper

20201 Best Value Ski Test Badge
The Rossignol Black Ops Escaper won Best Value in the Men’s Frontside Category for skis.