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Top 16 Product Ratings

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Score Product Price Our Take
76
$949
Editors' Choice Award
For all but the most specialized of circumstances or users, these are the best backcountry skis on the market.
72
$740
Editors' Choice Award
There is nothing remarkable about these skis, and that is a good thing.
70
$700
Best Buy Award
Well-balanced, all-around skis for the human-powered skier looking for durable and lasting value.
69
$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.
68
$699
Polished backcountry specific skis for all around human-powered mountain travel.
67
$900
Top Pick Award
You get amazing downhill performance with a significant (comparably) weight penalty.
64
$700
A perennial favorite, especially for its value.
60
$880
If you ride a ton of powder snow and really, really prioritize your downhill experience, check this ski out.
59
$1,100
Top Pick Award
For fast, open, deep skiing, with little chance of anything else through your day, this is the one.
59
$679
They ski darn good, but you need to be pretty motivated to skin skis this weighty on a daily basis.
58
$900
Top Pick Award
If your tastes tilt to the high, hard, steep, and fast, you need a pair of these.
58
$600
Solid, versatile backcountry skis at the smaller end of the spectrum.
57
$1,099
Super light skis for human-powered powder hunting.
57
$700
You can use these in all conditions, but you’ll enjoy their attributes the most in firm, high, and steep terrain and tours.
54
$700
Top Pick Award
Double or triple your ski volume in any given day with efficiency, fitness, and these skis.
27
$470
Top Pick Award
For casual explorations in fresh snow and very mild terrain, these are the best on the market.