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Salomon QST Stella 106 (2021)

2021 Women's Deep Snow Ski Review

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Brand: Salomon

Model: QST Stella 106



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

137-106-123

Lengths (cm)

159, 167, 174

Radius (m)

17

Gender

Female

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.14 / 5

Playfulness

4 / 5

Forgiveness

4.14 / 5

Crud Performance

4.07 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.82 / 5

Flotation

4.14 / 5

 

2021 Salomon QST Stella 106 Women's Deep Snow Ski
The 2021 Salomon QST Stella 106 Women’s Deep Snow SkiPhoto courtesy of Salomon

One of the favorites from the All-Mountain Wide category last year made its debut in the Deep Snow category at the test this year. Testers still loved it, but called it an all-mountain ski with powder capabilities—not necessarily a bad thing for most female skiers. Ladies loved its happy-go-lucky attitude, responsiveness in tight places, and willingness to show up in crud. More accessible to intermediates than most in this category, this ski would make for a great introductory ski to playing in pow.

STRENGTHS: Quickness, Forgiveness

WEAKNESSES: Stability at Speed, Versatility