Skis

SKI Magazine's crew of experts test each year's best ski brands, searching for the highest quality in terms of flotation, stability, playfulness, maneuverability, forgiveness, and versatility and providing skiers with all the information they need to make the most informed decisions based on their skills, abilities, and goals on the mountain.

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The 17 Best Men's All-Mountain Skis of 2021

No matter where you plan to ski this season, all of these options are eager to help you ski it all.

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The 14 Best Men's All-Mountain Wide Skis of 2021

Floating on powder with big skis might be as good as it gets, but having camber and sidecut really helps during those times when it's not as deep as the snow report said it would be.

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Used and Abused: Nordica Santa Ana 110

This women's specific deep snow ski made one tester a better skier.

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Shop Talk: K2 Mindbender Skis

The American brand has stepped up their game for next season with a brand new line of all-mountain skis.

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Demystifying Custom Skis, One Friendly Conversation at a Time

On the hunt for new skis but don’t know where to start? The misconception that custom skis are for die-hards or gear heads is something ROMP is hoping to beat.

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Gear Guide 2019: Trends Report

Lighter, faster, more comfortable, and longer lasting. Across the board, ski technology has never been better, and it’s easier than ever to get a perfectly tailored set-up to suit your style.

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SKI Magazine's Best in Test Skis for 2019

Over 140 ski models were tested in four categories for each gender. These are the best of the best.

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Gear Guide 2019: Women's Indie Skis

These are the skis of the future, and you don't have to be a cool kid to enjoy them.

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Gear Guide 2019: Men's Indie Skis

These independent brands are pushing the big guys to innovate, change, and just be better.

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An Original Take on Custom Skis

Original+ uses artificial intelligence to make a perfect pair of skis, exclusively for you.

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Anatomy of an Olympic Race Ski

What makes a ski worthy of an Olympic athlete? Hint: It's not necessarily the technology.

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Bottomless Fantasy

Have your heli trip booked? Aren't you lucky. It's time to go shopping.

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Shop Talk: Völkl Mantra M5 and Secret

Now in its fifth generation, the Völkl classic is back and more lively than ever before.

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Gear of the Year 2018: Skis and Boots

With so many shiny new playthings arriving at your local ski shops this season, the most covetous may be hard to find. Let us help: Our editors' favorite products of 2018.

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Gear Guide 2018: Indie Ski Test Highlight Gallery

Eleven brands, fifty-five models, a dozen dazzling testers, and lots and lots of big vert.

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Gear Guide 2018: Men's Indie Ski Reviews

Innovation, guts, and “cool factor” are what indie brands are all about. These skis also happen to perform at the top of their class.

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Gear Guide 2018: Women's Indie Ski Reviews

These independent brands are small, nimble, and innovative - meaning you just might find something out of the ordinary.

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Gear Guide 2018: Women's All-Mountain Narrow Skis

Skis are getting narrower across the board. This category, however, was ahead of the game. They’re wide enough to play around in the soft stuff but still let you arc whenever you feel the need for speed.

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Gear Guide 2018: Men's All-Mountain Narrow Skis

Just wide enough for soft-snow fun, still narrow enough to carve almost like a race ski. Bring it all on.

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Gear Guide 2018: Women's Powder Skis

The only thing better than skiing the deep stuff is slaying it on the proper skis. These fat-body boards happily embrace their girth. When the storm cycle hits, you’re good to go.

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Gear Guide 2018: Women's Groomed/Hard Snow Skis

A quiver ski for slaying the groomed and hardpack or a reality check on the firm conditions that many skiers face most days on the slopes, these narrow-waisted beauties will let you get a grip, tip and rip.

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Spring Style: Neon Strikes Back

Nothing says spring on the slopes like neon. You’re welcome.

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Gear of the Year 2017

Top picks from testers and editors. Skis, boots, and apparel that might not change your life but will make the most of your precious slope time.