Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

All-Mountain Skis

Salomon Stance 96 (2021)

2021 Men's All-Mountain Ski Review

Lock Icon

Join O+ to unlock this story.

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

All-Access
Intro Offer
$3.99 / month*

  • World-class journalism from publications like Outside, Ski, Trail Runner, Climbing, and Backpacker.
  • Annual print subscription to Outside Magazine + 2 Gear Guides.
  • Outside Watch – Award-winning adventure films, documentaries, and series.
  • Gaia GPS – Premium backcountry navigation app.
  • Trailforks – Discover trails around the globe.
  • Outside Learn – Expert-led online classes on climbing, cooking, skiing, fitness, and beyond.
Join Outside+
Ski Mag

Ski Only Digital Access
Intro Offer
$2.99 / month*

  • Access to all member-exclusive content and gear reviews on SKImag.com
  • Ad-free access to SKImag.com
Join SKI


*Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details

Brand: Salomon

Model: Stance 96



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

132-96-114

Lengths (cm)

168, 176, 182, 188

Radius (m)

20

Gender

Male

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.6 / 5

Playfulness

3.5 / 5

Forgiveness

3.25 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.85 / 5

Crud Performance

3.85 / 5

Flotation

3.45 / 5

 

2021 Salomon Stance 96 Men's All-Mountain Ski
The 2021 Salomon Stance 96 Men’s All-Mountain SkiPhoto courtesy of Salomon

Testers couldn’t find consensus about what they liked in the all-new Stance 96. Some felt the skis were fully capable all over the mountain on a wide variety of terrain, while others felt the skis truly excelled making smooth arcs at high speeds. Built with two sheets of Titanal and Salomon’s signature Carbon/Flax blended laminate, this race-inspired ski shape can rail turns and handle variable conditions. Pro tip: Don’t be afraid to size down to get the most all-mountain versatility; there’s more meat here than one might expect.

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Hard-Snow Integrity

WEAKNESSES: Forgiveness, Flotation

WATCH: SKI Review – Salomon Stance 96

Video not displaying correctly? Watch it here.

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. We do not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy.