Skis for soft-snow lovers who know it's not always bottomless, or one-ski quiver options for most in the West. These are the best of the best, and for good reason.
  • What: Do-it-all skis with wide waists, tip-and-tail rocker, and incredible versatility.
  • Who: Resort skiers in the West, powder-lovers in the East, and everyone in between.
  • Where: It's hard to think of a place you won't enjoy these skis.

BEST IN TEST: Blizzard Bonafide

Blizzard Bonafide 2018/2019 All-Mountain Wide Ski

The 2018/2019 Blizzard Bonafide all-mountain wide ski.

Like that one super overachiever we all knew in high school, this ski does everything so well. Featuring a poplar-beech wood core between two full sheets of Titanal, plus damping bi-directional carbon inserts in the tip and tail, the Bonafide’s smooth edge-to-edge transitions drew raves from testers, who also found this ski to be incredibly comfortable at moderate to high speeds in every type of terrain. Rogan: “Awesome in every way.” Read more about the Blizzard Bonafide all-mountain wide ski.

  • Strengths: Hard-Snow Integrity, Quickness. Weakness: Forgiveness.
  • Overall Rating: 4.3 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 135-98-119
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 166, 173, 180, 187
  • Radius (in meters): 18
  • MSRP: $840 (Buy Now)

Nordica Enforcer 100

Nordica Enforcer 100 2018/2019 All-Mountain Wide Ski

The 2018/2019 Nordica Enforcer 100 all-mountain wide ski.

Testers agreed that the Enforcer 100’s quiet confidence can make the grumpiest skier smile with its assertive, do-anything attitude everywhere on the mountain. Made in the same Austrian factory as the category winner, this ski features two sheets of metal sandwiching a full-length wood core, kept together with rock-solid sidewall construction. It narrowly missed the four-peat for Best in Test but remains one of the ultimate do-it- all skis in modern history. Gleason: “Has every trick in its playful heart.” Read more about the Nordica Enforcer 100 all-mountain wide ski.

  • Strengths: Crud Performance, Hard-Snow Integrity; Weakness: Flotation
  • Overall Rating: 4.28 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 133-100-121
  • Lengths (in centimeters) 169, 177, 185, 193
  • Radius (in meters): 18.5
  • MSRP: $799 (Buy Now)

Kästle BMX 105 HP

Kastle BMX 105 HP 2018/2019 All-Mountain Wide Ski

The 2018/2019 Kästle BMX 105 HP all-mountain wide ski.

The BMX 105 HP remains a top pick by testers specifically for expert all-mountain rippers. The majority of the crew singled out this ski’s stellar performance as the ultimate crud-destruction weapon, as well as its tenacious edge grip when the snow gets firm. Using the BMX series’ signature silver fir and beech wood core between two sheets of Titanal, the 105 HP is traditionally built for strong skiers who prefer stable, damp, no-nonsense directional skis. Sexauer: “This ski is a bruiser and charges through it all.” Get more details about the Kästle BMX 105 HP all-mountain wide ski here.

  • Strengths: Flotation, Stability at Speed; Weakness: Playfulness
  • Overall Rating: 4.17 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 134-105-123
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 165, 173, 181, 189
  • Radius (in meters): 21
  • MSRP: $1,149 (Buy Now)

HEAD Kore 105

Head Kore 105 2018/2019 All-Mountain Wide Ski

The 2018/2019 HEAD Kore 105 all-mountain wide ski.

The Kore 105’s strength-to-weight ratio left some scratching their heads wondering how a ski so light could perform so well. The longer turn radius seeks the fall line, but Head’s legacy of race skis is noticeable on firm snow, making it fun even when conditions aren’t ideal. The ski’s graphene-infused tip and tail matched with the Kore’s signature carbon, KOROYD, and karuba wood core means this ski is happy in back bowls, groomers, and the skin track. Rogan: “Plenty of playfulness, plenty of punch!” Read more about the HEAD Kore 105 all-mountain wide ski.

  • Strengths: Crud Performance, Forgiveness; Weakness: Quickness
  • Overall Rating: 4.17 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 135-105-125
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 171, 180, 189
  • Radius (in meters): 17.8
  • MSRP: $875 (Buy Now)

Stöckli Stormrider 95

Stöckli Stormrider 95 2018/2019 All-Mountain Wide Ski

The 2018/2019 Stöckli Stormrider 95 all-mountain wide ski

The test crew was pleased that the formerly stout Stormrider 95 has been tamed into a smooth pair of sharp knives to chop up the entire mountain. Still more ski than most intermediates can handle, the Stormrider 95 will reward stronger advanced/expert skiers with a very enjoyable ride. Featuring a full-length wood core, rocker, and two sheets of Titanal (with the sleek graphics printed directly on the top layer), this ski is made to charge hard, smoothly. Elling: “Packs a silky kick! Supple but strong, quick but stable.” Check out more info about the Stöckli Stormrider 95 all-mountain wide ski here.

  • Strengths: Stability at Speed, Hard-Snow Integrity; Weakness: Playfulness
  • Overall Rating: 4.09 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 131-95-120
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 157, 166, 175, 184
  • Radius (in meters): 17.2
  • MSRP: $1,099

HEAD Kore 99

The 2018/2019 Head Kore 99 All-Mountain Wide Ski

The 2018/2019 Head Kore 99 all-mountain wide ski.

New for ’18-’19, Head introduced a 99mm-waisted ski to fill the gap between the Kore 93 and Kore 105 skis. Testers loved the Kore 99’s ability to do anything, anywhere, and claimed it rode the entire mountain like a freerider with the heart of a racer. With the same layers of KOROYD, karuba wood, and triaxal-woven carbon mixed with tip-and-tail graphene infusion as its siblings, the Kore 99’s weight was judged favorably by testers all day long. Larson: “Throw everything at it and this ski will eat it up.” Check out the finer details of the Head Kore 99 all-mountain wide ski here.

  • Strengths: Forgiveness, Versatility; Weakness: Flotation
  • Overall Rating: 4.08 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 134-99-120
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 162, 171, 180, 189
  • Radius (in meters): 17
  • MSRP: $800 (Buy Now)

Völkl M5 Mantra

Völkl M5 Mantra 2018/2019 All-Mountain Wide ski

The 2018/2019 Völkl M5 Mantra all-mountain wide ski.

Völkl made the fifth generation of the Mantra slimmer, reintroduced traditional camber but kept rocker in the tip and tail, and modified the top layer of metal above the wood core by making a Titanal frame. All this plus a carbon insert in the tip, and testers found the new Mantra to be a very capable freeride charger, but smooth enough that intermediate and advanced skiers could use it to kick their skiing up a level. Larson: “Like a mid-fat surgeon’s scalpel, this ski gives you all the control you could ever want.” Read more about the Völkl M5 Mantra all-mountain wide ski here.

  • Strengths: Versatility, Quickness; Weakness: Flotation
  • Overall Rating: 4.07 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 134-96-117
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 170, 177, 184, 191
  • Radius (in meters): 21.2
  • MSRP: $825 (Buy Now)

Blizzard Rustler 10

The 2018/2019 Blizzard Rustler 10 all-mountain wide ski

The 2018/2019 Blizzard Rustler 10 all-mountain wide ski.

One word found in every tester’s comments: easy. They could carve it, schmear it, pop through moguls, and take it on the steepest terrain they could find. The Rustler 10 just makes skiing anything and everything easy. Featuring freeride-specific rocker, Carbon Flipcore tech, and Titanal underfoot, this ski is the cool kid in the back of the classroom that entertains everyone, including the teachers, and always gets an A without trying too hard. Gleason: “Just a delight to use in all types of terrain.” Read more about the Blizzard Rustler 10 all-mountain wide ski here.

  • Strength: Quickness; Weakness: Stability at Speed
  • Overall Rating: 3.93 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 133-102-122.5
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 164, 172, 180, 188
  • Radius (in meters): 17.5
  • MSRP: $840 (Buy Now)

BEST VALUE: Atomic Bent Chetler 100

Atomic Bent Chetler 100 2018/2019 all-mountain wide ski

The 2018/2019 Atomic Bent Chetler 100 all-mountain wide ski.

Freeskiing god Chris Benchetler worked with Atomic to slim down his popular 120mm-waisted powder boards into a new ski for the days it’s not crazy deep. Testers found the Bent Chetler 100 to be “stupid easy” and a definite hero ski for anyone. The directional shape features a light wood core, spoon-shaped HRZN Tech in the tip and tail to increase surface area, plus ample rocker to slash and slarve anywhere on the mountain. Megroz: “Light and maneuverable, you can ski it all day and not get tired.” Get more details about the Atomic Bent Chetler 100 men's all-mountain wide ski.

  • Strength: Playfulness; Weakness: Hard-Snow Integrity
  • Overall Rating: 3.9 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 129.5-100-120
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 164, 172, 180, 188
  • Radius (in meters): 19.5
  • MSRP: $600 (Buy Now)

Rossignol Soul 7 HD

Rossignol Soul 7 HD 2018/2019 men's all-mountain wide ski

The 2018/2019 Rossignol Soul 7 HD men's all-mountain wide ski.

After going back-to-back Best in Test in ’14 and ’15, the Soul 7 has been a Gear Guide staple and noticeable on ski racks across the country. Testers found it performed best in pow, crud, and mixed snow conditions. On hard snow, however, a redesigned Air Tip 2.0 and the carbon ally matrix layer over a light wood core noticeably reduced chatter and increased stability on edge. Add in a dialed-in swing weight, and this ski is still a champion for most skiers. Dyer: “I seriously did not want to take these skis off.” Read more about the Rossignol Soul 7 HD men's all-mountain wide ski here.

  • Strength: Playfulness; Weakness: Stability at Speed
  • Overall Rating: 3.89 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 136-106-126
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 156, 164, 172, 180, 188
  • Radius (in meters): 18
  • MSRP: $850 (Buy Now)

K2 Pinnacle 105 TI

K2 Pinnacle 105 TI 2018/2019 men's all-mountain wide ski

The 2018/2019 K2 Pinnacle 105 TI men's all-mountain wide ski.

Testers raved about the sheer joy of taking the Pinnacle 105 TI into battle with every type of snow and terrain on the mountain. By the time they arrived at the bottom of the lift, they came out unscathed and grinning. Made with K2’s proprietary Konic technology, with metal over the edges and a solid fir wood core in a triaxal braided weave to add stability, this ski deftly rode over variable terrain like a full-suspension mountain bike. Elling: “A capable ski to grab for ripping with your crew for a posse shred.” Read more about the K2 Pinnacle 105 TI here.

  • Strength: Flotation; Weakness: Hard-Snow Integrity
  • Overall Rating: 3.79 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 137-105-121
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 170, 177, 184, 191
  • Radius (in meters): 19
  • MSRP: $850 (Buy Now)

Kästle MX99

Kästle MX99 2018/2019 men's all-mountain wide ski

The 2018/2019 Kästle MX99 men's all-mountain wide ski.

The new big dog of Kästle’s MX line, the MX99 brings a full layer of carbon atop two layers of Titanal, plus a silver fir and beech wood core. For the first time in the MX series, the MX99 also has rocker in the shovel. Experts will find it capable in variable terrain, but its no-nonsense construction and demeanor makes it more frontside-specific than most of the other skis in this category. Even in the shorter length, this ski really wants to go fast at all times, and testers liked it. Larson: “Turns on rails and is unapologetically damp.” Check out more info about the Kästle MX99 all-mountain wide ski here.

  • Strength: Hard-Snow Integrity; Weakness: Forgiveness
  • Overall Rating: 3.77 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 135-99-120
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 160, 168, 176, 184
  • Radius (in meters): 20.5
  • MSRP: $1,399

Dynastar Legend X106

Dynastar Legend X106 2018/2019 all-mountain wide ski

The 2018/2019 Dynastar Legend X106 all-mountain wide ski

Dynastar’s “free all-mountain” line uses the Legend X series to bridge the gap between freeride charging and all-mountain utility. Testers noted the fattest family member prefers soft snow and little else. With a light paulownia wood core and Powerdrive technology, the shovel could get kicked around in hard conditions, but when the snow was soft and there was room to make big turns, it shined brightly. Sexauer: “Wants to charge the fall line and blast through crud, easy to air out when your legs get tired.” Check out more details about the Dynastar Legend X106 all-mountain wide ski here.

  • Strengths: Flotation, Crud Performance; Weakness: Versatility
  • Overall Rating: 3.7 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 139-106-123
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 173, 182, 188
  • Radius (in meters): 17
  • MSRP: $850 (Buy Now)

Salomon QST 106

Salomon QST 106 2018/2019 men's all-mountain wide ski

The 2018/2019 Salomon QST 106 men's all-mountain wide ski.

By putting basalt stringers underneath the QST 106’s inverted poplar wood core and a blend of built-in carbon fiber and flax in the shovel, this ski became a frontrunner for tester’s choice as “most improved.” The QST 106 is predictable and easy to ski, consistently schmearing and arcing in soft snow and packed powder. Even with its skin-track-friendly weight, it could still push through variable conditions without talking back. Catino: “Super easy, intuitive, fun, and can handle all conditions.” Read more about the Salomon QST 106 men's all-mountain wide ski here.

  • Strength: Stability at Speed; Weakness: Quickness
  • Overall Rating: 3.65 / 5
  • Tip / Waist / Tail (in millimeters): 140-106-126
  • Lengths (in centimeters): 167, 174, 181, 188
  • Radius (in meters): 20
  • MSRP: $850 (Buy Now)

People Also Ask:

What is the best all-mountain wide ski for 2019?

What are all-mountain wide skis?

  • Do-it-all skis with wide waists (95-105mm), tip-and-tail rocker, and incredible versatility thanks to friendly sidecuts and large turn radii. You can carve them, take them in bumps, and enjoy powder snow (if you're lucky enough to be skiing on a powder day).

What is the difference between freeride and all-mountain wide skis?

  • All-Mountain wide skis are usually narrower and have shorter turn radii compared to freeride skis. This allows all-mountain wide skis to excel in hard snow conditions and be able to carve more easily than true freeride skis. Some skis in this category, including the Blizzard Rustler 10 and the Dynastar Legend X106, bridge the gap between these two categories.

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