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All-Mountain Wide Skis

The 14 Best Men’s All-Mountain Wide Skis of 2022

Ideal skis for resorts where the snow is softer more often than not, the all-mountain wide skis also cater skiers who prefer float over finesse.

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Whether you’re a soft-snow connoisseur or just prefer a wide platform for everything, the skis in this category aren’t too wide for everyday use. In fact, they are just right. Ideal skis for resorts where the snow is softer more often than not, the all-mountain wide skis also cater to East Coast powderhounds and West Coast skiers who prefer float over finesse. Let’s be honest, most of us only have one ski, maybe two, but if you need one pair to rule them all, look no further.

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No. 1—Best in Test: Nordica Enforcer 104 Free

2022 Nordica Enforcer 104
  • Overall Rating: 4.12/5
  • Available Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186, 191cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 134.5-104-123.5mm
  • Turn Radius: 18.5m
  • MSRP: $900

Testers of all stripes compared the Enforcer 104 Free to their favorite guitar solo. The more a listener understands music, the better the solo gets; the better a skier masters skiing, the more that person will be able to enjoy these magnificent skis. This is the third test in a row that the 104 Free has won this category. Matt Schiller says: “You forget about the width because this ski moves effortlessly from edge to edge and in and out of pockets.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 2: Rossignol Black Ops Sender Ti

2022 ROSSIGNOL BLACKOPS SENDER TI
  • Overall Rating: 4.08/5
  • Available Lengths: 180, 187, 194cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 138-106-128mm
  • Turn Radius: 21m
  • MSRP: $900

Back for its second season, the Rossignol Sender Ti moved up four spots at Solitude. While the top category scores for Crud Performance and Versatility were impressive, what is even more astounding is that the Sender Ti scored in the top three for every category except Forgiveness, where it was ranked fourth. Cook: “All around playful, agile, fun, and stable in all conditions. Could see this being used by a huge range of abilities, too.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 3: Stöckli Stormrider 102

2022 STOCKLI STORMRIDER 102
  • Overall Rating: 3.94/5
  • Available Lengths: 173, 182, 191cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 135-102-125mm
  • Turn Radius: 19.8m
  • MSRP: $1,249

The lightweight wood core of the all-new Stormrider 102 combined with two full sheets of Titanal might be intimidating for some, but the updated rocker profile and a lighter tip designed for freeride skiing shortens the effective edge and increases flotation. Matt Schiller said: “This year’s balance curve has been elongated to capture more of the user’s weight and abilities when terrain and conditions require touch—not power—to manipulate the ski through dicey sections.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 4: Fischer Ranger 102 FR

2022 Fischer Ranger 102 FR
  • Overall Rating: 3.87/5
  • Available Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184, 191cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 136-102-126mm
  • Turn Radius: 18m
  • MSRP: $1,800

Nearly every tester was a fan of how the Ranger 102 FR feels in soft snow and away from groomed terrain. A number of testers also believed that—considering the strong on-piste performance—the Fischer Ranger 102 FR might actually be the ultimate one-ski quiver option both for skiers in the West and even for some strong skiers in the East looking for some extra width but still wanting versatility. Jon Jay said: “Very stable at speed, eats crust with a voracious appetite.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 5: Elan Ripstick Black Edition 106

2022 ELAN RIPSTICK 106 BLACK EDITION
  • Overall Rating: 3.87/5
  • Available Lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 143-106-120mm
  • Turn Radius: 18.1m
  • MSRP: $1,050

The Ripstick Black Edition 106 is the highest-ranked all-mountain wide ski without metal. What gives the ski high-performing characteristics and the top ranking for Quickness is the asymmetrical carbon laminate over the wood core. The core also has carbon rods running lengthwise through the ski in key locations—an advancement the brand calls “QuadRod Technology.” Casey: “It was pretty unflappable traveling between groomer and crud at a decent rate of speed.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 6: Armada Declivity 102 Ti

2022 ARMADA DECLIVITY 102
  • Overall Rating: 3.86/5
  • Available Lengths: 172, 180, 188cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 135-102-125mm
  • Turn Radius: 18m
  • MSRP: $875

“Happy to pop off of terrain features and forgiving enough to give you a break if you find yourself in the backseat. Great for skiing all over the mountain at speed or cruising at a mellow pace. Won’t beat up intermediates and will allow more advanced skiers to progress.” –Jon Sexauer.

Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 7: Blizzard Rustler 10

2022 Blizzard Rustler 10
  • Overall Rating: 3.84/5
  • Available Lengths: 164, 172, 180, 188cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 133-102-122.5mm
  • Turn Radius: 17.5m
  • MSRP: $840

Built with specifically-shaped Titanal underfoot and a core made with poplar, beech, balsa, and paulownia, the Rustler 10 is by no means a ski for the weak. But, with plentiful rocker plus unidirectional carbon inserts at both ends to reduce torsional rigidity in the shovel and tail, the ski has a playful demeanor under all that damp horsepower. Loomans: “A nice balance of energy and stability that feels very comfortable in all conditions and speeds.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 8: Völkl Blaze 106

2022 Völkl Blaze 106
  • Overall Rating: 3.81/5
  • Available Lengths: 165, 172, 179, 186cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 146-106-128mm
  • Turn Radius: 17m
  • MSRP: $700

Plentiful rocker on a wide platform gives this ski a surfy feel in soft snow, but, with a wood core that extends into the shovel, the Blaze 106 is happy and stable in firm conditions, too. The extended wood core combined with a rubber tip insert and Völkl’s 3D radius sidecut makes it an ideal weapon for skiers who head to steep terrain every day, both at their favorite ski resort and deep in the backcountry. Casey: “Dependable performance in a 106mm package.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 9: Dynastar M-Free 108

2022 DYNASTAR M FREE 108
  • Overall Rating: 3.80/5
  • Available Lengths: 172, 182, 192cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 146-106-128mm
  • Turn Radius: 18m
  • MSRP: $800 (Buy now)

Dynastar combines a specially-formulated polyurethane with poplar to create the core of the M-Free 108. Combined with full sandwich sidewalls and a fiberglass torsion box, the ski’s construction provides snappy maneuverability in all types of terrain. It’s a notably versatile ski with a capable yet wide waist width for powder seekers across North America. Luke Larsen says, “The ultimate all-mountain ski for the West. Fun and playful but plenty stiff when you get into trouble and the ski just needs to run.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 10: 4FRNT MSP 107

2022 4FRNT MSP 107
  • Overall Rating: 3.80/5
  • Available Lengths: 175, 181, 187cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 138-107-128mm
  • Turn Radius: 20m
  • MSRP: $719

“The MSP 107 is a super versatile all-mountain wide ski. It’s nimble and stable in crud and bumps with variable conditions while remaining solid and smooth on groomed terrain. All around a very solid ski that would be good for a wide range of abilities.” –Dustin Cook. 

Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 11: K2 Mindbender 108 Ti

2022 K2 Mindbender 108Ti
  • Overall Rating: 3.79/5
  • Available Lengths: 172, 179, 186, 193cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 136-108-125mm
  • Turn Radius: 22.9m
  • MSRP: $900

While the Mindbender line’s graphics continue to get more mindbending, the skis have mostly remained the same since their launch two years ago. The wider flagship ski of the line, the 108 Ti, is still a tester favorite for its beefy crud-busting abilities as well as its smooth turn initiation and exit, just as long as testers had enough speed to activate these traits. Schiller: “Jack of many trades for regular guys. If the goals are feeling good and looking good, goals achieved by these skis.”

Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 12: Salomon QST 106

2022 Salomon QST 106
  • Overall Rating: 3.79/5
  • Available Lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 139-106-125mm
  • Turn Radius: 19m
  • MSRP: $850

Many of the tester comments note that the Salomon QST 106 is an ideal ski for all conditions at moderate speeds. The ski’s forgiving nature makes it an especially ideal choice for users who know their own speed limits but still want a poppy and playful all-mountain tool. And when fresh snow does come, all skiers will find joy. Gibbons: “Holds decently in cut-up softer snow and can hold a carve well. Solid underfoot but doesn’t have to be skied hard to be enjoyed.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 13: Head Kore 105

2022 HEAD KORE 105
  • Overall Rating: 3.66/5
  • Available Lengths: 163, 170, 177, 184, 191cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 135-105-125mm
  • Turn Radius: 17.8m
  • MSRP: $875

Head removed the honeycomb-like KOROYD in the Kore 105 this season, added an additional sheet of carbon to a poplar and Caruba wood core, as well as graphene in the tip and tail. The ski also features a polyester fleece topsheet, which further reduces weight. The result is a lightweight, metal-free resort and backcountry option that is “smooth and balanced in any condition,” notes one tester. Gleason: “Head has done a unique job in blending the smoothness and power with a light feel.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

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No. 14: Kästle FX106 Ti

2022 KASTLE FX 106 TI
  • Overall Rating: 3.57/5
  • Available Lengths: 168, 176, 184, 192cm
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions: 137-106-125mm
  • Turn Radius:20.4m
  • MSRP: $1,099

Advanced and expert skiers with a more centered, freeride-oriented stance will enjoy the stiff Kästle 106 Ti. With two sheets of Titanal, three different types of wood built into the core, and a large turn radius, these chargers are a top freeride one-ski quiver option, especially for those with pocket change. Dustin Cook said: “Really stable at high speeds, yet lightweight and playful. Definitely feels geared towards a more advanced skier considering how stiff they are, but overall really fun.” Read the full review for category scores, strengths, weaknesses, and tester feedback.

Looking to compare with last year’s models? Find the top skis from 2021 below.

Nordica Enforcer 104 Free

2021 Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Nordica

For the second year in a row, Nordica’s Enforcer 104 Free wins this category and, for 2020-’21, nabs the highest category scores for Stability at Speed, Hard-Snow Integrity, and Crud Performance. With a noticeably pronounced rocker in the tip and tail built into a wider profile, this ski has all the great elements of the Gear of the Year Nordica Enforcer 100, but with a freeride-oriented, aggressive design. Larsen: “An amazing balance of playfulness and charging. I just wish that test run would have lasted a little longer, too much fun!”

2021 Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 4.23/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 165, 172, 179, 186, 191
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters):135-104-124
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 18.5 (186 cm length)
  • MSRP: $900

Armada Declivity 102 Ti

2021 Armada Declivity 102 Ti Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
2021 Armada Declivity 102 Ti Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Armada

The new Declivity 102 Ti made a huge first impression at Taos. Featuring an aggressive sidecut for carving, two sheets of Titanal, a caruba wood core, and an elastic polymer in the shovel, these planks perform like all-mountain wide skis from an Austrian race brand. Testers pointed out, however, they will also please those who love Armada’s progressive and playful North American roots. Syrovatka: “Just the right amount of tip rocker for pow, and it helps the ski be super maneuverable in tight spots. Holds like an F1 race car on steeps.”

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2021 Armada Declivity 102 Ti Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 4.19/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 172, 180, 188
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 135-102-125
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 18 (180 cm length)
  • MSRP: $875

Stöckli Stormrider 105

2021 Stöckli Stormrider 105 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
2021 Stöckli Stormrider 105 Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Stöckli

Traditionally built in Switzerland with a lightweight wood core between two sheets of Titanal and super-strong sidewalls, this Stöckli’s versatility and stability in variable terrain comes from the well-engineered rocker in the shovel and the tail. Testers were most impressed by the Stormrider 105’s buttery feel at moderate speeds, and its knife-through-warm-butter feel while going fast. Larsen: “Sweet Betty Crocker, this ski is butter smooth. Somehow it initiates a turn as easy as Sunday morning but is as stable as a Ford F-150 at the same time.”

2021 Stöckli Stormrider 105 Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 4.05/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 170, 179, 188
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 137-105-130
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 20 (178 cm length)
  • MSRP: $1,199

Blizzard Cochise 106

2021 Blizzard Cochise 106 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
2021 Blizzard Cochise 106 Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Blizzard

Blizzard took inspiration from the first-generation Cochise to breathe life into an all-new, burly version that can lock into a carve at speed like a German Shepherd in attack mode. The new Cochise can take on steep terrain and soft snow like the most recent generations, and based on our testers’ scores, Blizzard succeeded in making the best iteration yet. As long as testers were in the cockpit and had room to move, this Cochise was professionally tailored to maximize their experience. Rogan: “A great ski for big turns in wide-open spaces. Enjoy the ride.”

2021 Blizzard Cochise Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 4.04/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 177, 185, 192
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 137.5-106-124.5
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 24 (184 cm length)
  • MSRP: $960

Head Kore 105

2021 Head Kore 105 All-Mountain Wide and Deep Snow Ski
2021 Head Kore 105 Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Head

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Which is exactly why Head’s Kore 105 returns virtually unchanged for 2021. The ski’s caruba wood core with integrated KOROYD, graphene, and carbon layer can go toe-to-toe with every ski in the category, but remains significantly lighter than most. Testers yet again loved these high-tech slippery sticks, finding the Kore 105 caters perfectly to skiers of all styles. Sexauer: “You can push this ski as hard as you want, and it responds emphatically. It absolutely shreds groomers and adapts to variable snow and bumps well.”

2021 Head Kore 105 Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.98/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 162, 171, 180, 189
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 135-105-125
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 17.8 (180 cm length)
  • MSRP: $875

Rossignol Black Ops Sender Ti

2021 Rossignol Black Ops Sender Ti Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 Rossignol Black Ops Sender Ti Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Rossignol

The flagship of Rossi’s expanded Black Ops line, the Sender Ti features a freeride-oriented shape and flexes two sheets of edge-to-edge Titanal. While the Sender Ti can handle the biggest, burliest expert skiers in all terrain, testers at Taos Ski Valley found it has a welcoming agility and ease of use that is sure to please fans of the 7 series (R.I.P.). A solid new option for freeriders and resort skiers alike. Donahue: “A super quick, lively ride. Nimble but not squirrelly, burly enough but not cumbersome, easy but not boring. A beautifully balanced ski.”

2021 Rossignol Black Ops Sender Ti Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.97/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 180, 187, 194
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 138-106-128
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 21 (187 cm length)
  • MSRP: $900

K2 Mindbender 108Ti

2021 K2 Mindbender 108Ti Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
2021 K2 Mindbender 108Ti Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of K2

The testers sounded relieved about the Mindbender 108Ti’s ease of use. The consensus was that the ski does what it’s asked without fuss, and—with the highest category score for Forgiveness—won’t punch back if your legs are tired or your form is a little sloppy. The ski’s fir and aspen wood core, Titanal Y-Beam, and oversized PowerWall sidewalls underfoot mean it can still hold its own when pushed hard, too. Sexauer: “Super easy to control, you can just set it and forget it. Fun arcing big radius turns and quick enough to swivel through the bumps.”

2021 K2 Mindbender 108Ti Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.97/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 172, 179, 186, 193
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 136-108-125
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 22.9 (186 cm length)
  • MSRP: $900

Salomon QST 106

2021 Salomon QST 106 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 Salomon QST 106 Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Salomon

The unchanged QST 106 offered testers respite from the heavy metal hitters in this category, providing an excellent amount of playfulness and smear-ability in dynamic terrain. Thanks to a solid wood core construction, laminates of carbon/flax and basalt, plus a well-tailored tail rocker, the QST 106 is a joy to carve on, and enables skiers of all types to have it all. The QST 106 remains a solid wider option for a variety of skill levels and is light enough for the skin track. Holmquist: “Creamy turner that’s super quick side to side. Lively and versatile with great edge hold too.”

2021 Salomon QST 106 Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.87
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 167, 174, 181, 188
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 138-106-124
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 18 (181 cm length)
  • MSRP: $900

BEST VALUE: 4FRNT MSP 107

2021 4FRNT MSP 107 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 4FRNT MSP 107 Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of 4FRNT

More than one tester—and several from a variety of skiing backgrounds—found himself surprised by the agile, playful performance of the 4FRNT MSP 107. Just as long as they were kept at moderate speeds or used to slarve down steep terrain, these skis were a joy to ride at Taos. Despite a strong poplar wood core and layers of Titanal, however, the freeride oriented MSP 107’s speed limit was found very quickly by testers who tried to carve aggressively on hard snow. Elling: “Damp, smooth, predictable, and fun, with such a silky feel from turn to turn.”

2021 4FRNT MSP 107 Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.83/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 175, 181, 187
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 138-107-128
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 20 (181 cm length)
  • MSRP: $649

Fischer Ranger 102 FR

2021 Fischer Ranger 102 FR Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 Fischer Ranger 102 FR Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Fischer

Fischer’s new strategy of having no differences between men’s- and women’s-specific skis is most prevalent in the Ranger 102 FR: Every length up to 191cm is available in blue or pink. While the women loved this ski (Best in Test for Women’s All-Mountain Wide), the men at SKI Test found the longest length—191cm—to be more than a little burly. But, with a perfect mix of stability and ease of use, the 184cm length proved to be the belle of the ball. Sommers: “Good all-around shredder that can float in fresh snow, rip through crud, or rail on groomers.”

2021 Fischer Ranger 102 FR Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.83/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 163, 170, 177, 184, 191
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 136-102-126
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 18 (177 cm length)
  • MSRP: $800

Völkl Mantra 102

2021 Völkl Mantra 102 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 Völkl Mantra 102 Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Völkl

Testers decided the Mantra 102 is one of the beefiest skis in the category. At Taos Ski Valley, the Völkl divided pure-finesse skiers from the brute-force types: Those in the latter category found the ski to be damp, strong, and especially solid on edge, making it a legit choice for larger experts. The finesse skiers found the ski unforgiving in variable terrain and especially hard to maneuver in tight spaces and firm conditions. Don’t skip leg day if you’re going with these skis. Casey: “Precise and clean, the Mantra 102 is pretty surgical in its path. An athletic skier will love this ski.”

2021 Völkl Mantra 102 Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.80/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 170, 177, 184, 191
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 140-102-123
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 20 (184 cm length)
  • MSRP: $850

Dynastar M Free 108

2021 Dynastar M Free 108 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
2021 Dynastar M Free 108 Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Dynastar

The all-new M Free 108 falls more in the freeride-specific camp of the category. Made with poplar wood and integrated PU material in the core, this Dynastar shines brightly on soft snow and day-old chop. It was out-gunned by other skis in this category on hard snow, however, where it lacked damp edge-to-edge energy. Still, it’s a solid new option for fans of freeride terrain and going big beyond the gates. Loomans: “Great combination of quickness and stability. Forgiving but you can still charge on it. It’ll do everything you want and nothing you don’t.”

2021 Dynastar M Free 108 Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.75/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 172, 182, 192
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 138-108-128
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 18 (182 cm length)
  • MSRP: $800

Elan Ripstick 106

2021 Elan Ripstick 106 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
2021 Elan Ripstick 106 Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Elan

Testers were very happy with the all-new Ripstick 106, especially on softer snow or more playful terrain. The new tip shape and carbon laminate kept the ski lively at moderate speeds, and it can handle going fast as well as any non-metal ski in this category. The Ripstick’s feathery weight is a double-edged sword, however, as it makes the ski springy, versatile, and backcountry friendly, but is chattery when going very fast. Bivona: “Extremely easy to turn with plenty of gas despite being lightweight. Quick and maneuverable in the bumps.”

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2021 Elan Ripstick 106 Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.55/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 164, 172, 180, 188
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 143-106-120
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 17 (172 cm length)
  • MSRP: $900

J Skis Hotshot

2021 J Skis Hotshot Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 J Skis Hotshot Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of J Skis

The Hotshot takes all of the playful fun of last season’s J Skis’ The Metal ski, and adds in even more forgiveness and ease-of-use. New school skiers will be stoked on the Hotshot’s shape and vitality. With two strips of Titanal and an all-maple wood core, this ski will also please many traditional skiers thanks to its lively demeanor. Just as long as skiers don’t go too fast, the Hotshot is sure to please just about everyone. Rogan: “A very easy, smooth, and versatile ski that could change radius with ease. There is a very hard speed limit, if you stay under it you’ll have great fun.”

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2021 J Skis Hotshot Factsheet

  • Overall Rating: 3.55/5
  • Available Lengths (In Centimeters): 177, 183, 189
  • Tip-Waist-Tail Dimensions (In Millimeters): 134-106-124
  • Turn Radius (In Meters): 18 (183 cm length)
  • MSRP: $699

FAQs

What are all-mountain wide skis?

Do-it-all skis with wide waists (100-110mm), 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 bridge the gap between these two classifications.