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Backcountry Skis Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
86
$949
Editors' Choice Award
For all but the most specialized of circumstances or users, these are the best backcountry skis on the market.
80
$699
Polished backcountry specific skis for all around human powered mountain travel.
79
$700
The Dynafit Beast leans decidedly in the downhill performance direction; they are heavy by comparison and for the dimensions, but they ski better than most.
76
$700
Best Buy Award
The Hannibal is now a perennial favorite, especially for its value.
75
$700
Best Buy Award
Svelte skis for all conditions in all mountains; these aren’t for hard charging, high-speed skiing, but for everything else they are a suitable budget alternative.
72
$860
Top Pick Award
You get amazing downhill performance with a significant (comparably) weight penalty.
69
$630
If you don’t mind the weight and can find a good deal on them, the Route 95 is a solid and predictable choice.
68
$700
Top Pick Award
Double or triple your ski volume in any given day with efficiency, fitness, and these skis.
67
$1,099
Top Pick Award
Super light skis for human powered powder hunting.
60
$819
For the accomplished skier in a cold and dry, soft snow climate, these are durable and solid skis.