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Editors' Choice Award
For all but the most specialized of circumstances or users, these are the best backcountry skis on the market.
Polished backcountry specific skis for all around human-powered mountain travel.
The Beast leans decidedly in the downhill performance direction; they are heavy by comparison and for the dimensions, but they ski better than most.
Best Buy Award
A perennial favorite, especially for its value.
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.
Top Pick Award
You get amazing downhill performance with a significant (comparably) weight penalty.
If you ride a ton of powder snow and really, really prioritize your downhill experience, check out the Helio 105.
If you don’t mind the weight and can find a good deal on them, the Route 95 is a solid and predictable choice.
Top Pick Award
Double or triple your ski volume in any given day with efficiency, fitness, and these skis.
Top Pick Award
Super light skis for human-powered powder hunting.
For the accomplished skier in a cold and dry, soft snow climate, these are durable and solid skis.
Top Pick Award
For casual explorations in fresh snow and very mild terrain, these are the best on the market.