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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 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
A perennial favorite, especially for its value.
75
$740
There is nothing remarkable about these skis, and that is a good thing.
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
$900
Top Pick Award
You get amazing downhill performance with a significant (comparably) weight penalty.
72
$880
If you ride a ton of powder snow and really, really prioritize your downhill experience, check this ski out.
71
$600
Solid, versatile backcountry skis at the smaller end of the spectrum.
69
$650
If you don’t mind the weight and can find a good deal on them, this 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
Super light skis for human-powered powder hunting.
67
$1,100
Top Pick Award
For fast, open, deep skiing, with little chance of anything else through your day, this is the one.
60
$919
For the accomplished skier in a cold and dry, soft snow climate, these are durable and solid skis.
33
$470
Top Pick Award
For casual explorations in fresh snow and very mild terrain, these are the best on the market.