Ratings Overview - Backcountry Skis

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Volkl VTA 98
In most cases, the Editors' Choice award speaks for itself. These are excellent skis, and you're going to see the award first. Nonetheless, please read on to ensure this is what you are looking for...  read more >
$699

Editors' Choice Award
100
0
83
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Stability at Speed - 9 of 10
9
Firm Snow - 7 of 10
7
Powder - 10 of 10
10
Crud and Poor Snow - 9 of 10
9
K2 Wayback 104
K2 Wayback 104
The K2 Wayback 104 has been a staple for many dedicated skiers over the years, albeit previously named the Coomback, so we knew we had to include it in our review. While there were certainly lighter...  read more >
$900

100
0
80
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Stability at Speed - 10 of 10
10
Firm Snow - 8 of 10
8
Powder - 9 of 10
9
Crud and Poor Snow - 10 of 10
10
Dynastar Mythic 2017
Dynastar Mythic
In testing over ten pairs of backcountry skis through two North American ski seasons, the OutdoorGearLab team has gotten a solid handle on the market and what the community needs. If we had to put...  read more >
$900

100
0
77
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Stability at Speed - 6 of 10
6
Firm Snow - 8 of 10
8
Powder - 9 of 10
9
Crud and Poor Snow - 8 of 10
8
Scott Super Guide 95
Scott Super Guide 95
The Super Guide 95 is one of Scott's first products built specifically for backcountry touring and they nailed it. These skis provide a reliable, solid, and enjoyable ride. We've noticed this...  read more >
$650

100
0
76
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Stability at Speed - 7 of 10
7
Firm Snow - 9 of 10
9
Powder - 8 of 10
8
Crud and Poor Snow - 8 of 10
8
Hannibal 2017/18
Fischer Hannibal
Across the board, our testers really enjoyed the Fischer Hannibal, finding it to be a well-balanced lightweight ski that also excelled on the downhill. Its performance was consistent in varied...  read more >
$700

Best Buy Award
100
0
73
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Stability at Speed - 5 of 10
5
Firm Snow - 9 of 10
9
Powder - 8 of 10
8
Crud and Poor Snow - 7 of 10
7
DPS Wailer 99 Tour1
DPS Tour1 Wailer 99
The DPS Tour1 Wailer 99 is one of the more specialized products in our otherwise general purpose selection. Surely, many will make the Wailer 99 work in all conditions, but it is most at home in...  read more >
$1,099

Top Pick Award
100
0
72
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Stability at Speed - 3 of 10
3
Firm Snow - 4 of 10
4
Powder - 10 of 10
10
Crud and Poor Snow - 7 of 10
7
La Sportiva Vapor Nano
Early reports on the Vapor Nano suggested that it was an ultralight tool that could compete in the general purpose ski touring category. We selected it for our all-around backcountry review as a...  read more >
$1,299

100
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69
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Stability at Speed - 3 of 10
3
Firm Snow - 7 of 10
7
Powder - 8 of 10
8
Crud and Poor Snow - 6 of 10
6
17/18 K2 Wayback 96
K2 Wayback 96
The K2 Wayback 96 is a reliable and solid choice for beginning to intermediate backcountry skiers. It rings in at a reasonable price, is easily available, and we feel it is well-designed for general...  read more >
$900

100
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65
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Stability at Speed - 4 of 10
4
Firm Snow - 8 of 10
8
Powder - 8 of 10
8
Crud and Poor Snow - 6 of 10
6
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