The Best All Mountain Skis For 2017

Published by : / The 22.09.2016.

We take a look at 8 of the best all mountain skis for 2017. These skis are designed to charge on piste and hardpack but at the same time are more than happy to duck under (or pop over) the ropes and head into the powder. With such a versatile ski under your boot you are sure to be able to make the most out of every condition you encounter on your next ski trip, whether it is a weekend break or even a season.

Below are some of our favorite all mountain skis for 2017.

Black Crows Atris

 

The Black Crows brand has gained in popularity year after year and with good reason. Their skis are some of the best ski available at the moment, don’t believe me, just look at what skis the best local skiers are on in any resort these days. The Black Crows Atris is a hugely versatile, twin tip all mountain ski. They are happy to charge hard on hardpack snow, float in the powder, flip and spin in the park and just generally leave you with a smile on your face at the end of the day. Remember ladies, Black Crows have also released a women’s specific version of the Atris for 2017, the Atris Birdie.

Black Crows AtrisBlack Crows Atris Birdie

Recommended for a more aggressive freeride skier.

Rossignol Soul 7 2017

 

The Rossignol Soul 7 has become one of the most popular intermediate to advanced skis out on the slopes these days. The skis perform very well in a number of conditions, hardback, piste and lower volumes of powder. And are very fun and easy to ski to maneuver, meaning you can concentrate on having fun rather than staying upright. If you are looking for a ski that will let you push your limits a little more all over the mountain, in a number of conditions, then the Soul 7 is a great choice of ski.

Soul 7 HD

Recommended for a more intermediate than advanced skier.

Dynastar Pro Rider 2017

Dynastar, the brand from the infamous Mont Blanc valley. With that high prestige it is no wonder that Dynastar skis ooze quality and perform brilliantly and the Dynastar Pro Rider is no exception to rule. The Pro Rider is a stiff, freeride ski that is going to charge hard in all conditions. As the name suggests, this ski is for the best skiers out there. So if you are looking to up your game on the hardpack, piste, chop, crud, powder, windbuff, crust and any other type of snow you can think of, then get a pair of these and buckle up!

Dynastar Pro Rider

Recommended for advanced to expert skiers.

K2 Pinnacle 105 2017

The K2 Pinnacle 105 is a fairly stiff, directional, all mountain ski. The Pinnacles love to be be pushed hard on the piste and hardback snow, really rewarding an aggressive skier. While in the powder their slight rip rocker helps them rise up and let you enjoy the white fluffy stuff.

K2 Pinnical 105

Recommended for a slightly more advanced than intermediate skier, who skis fairly aggressively and front seat.

Salomon QST-106 2017

The Salomon QST is a versatile all mountain ski that at home on the piste or the powder. With the tapered tip and slight rocker these skis are going to rise up nicely in the powder (helped by the 140mm tip) and keep you up there while you lay down your turns. As conditions change and the powder turns to chop the QST is going to be even more fun. Blasting through the mess of snow and letting you make any sort of turns as you finish your day off in style. On piste and hard pack the Salomon QST 106 is still loads of fun and will let you dig the edges in and hold on as long as you can before having to break. And for the ladies out there, Salomon has been kind enough to add QST Stella 106 for you.

QST 106QST Stella 106

Recommended for an intermediate to advanced skier.

Line Supernatural 108 2017

This all mountain ski from Line has got to be one of the most versatile skis in this category. The Line Supernatural 108 seems to be at home no matter what sort of snow you find yourself on or the type of terrain you like to ski. In the hardpack conditions the skis solid construction helps give you a strong, stiff platform to ski on, while the Supernatural’s pin tail allows you to quickly blow the tails out if you need to ditch a little speed. In the powder the Supernatural’s 108mm waist and long gradual rockered tip help provide plenty of float. And take these things on piste and enjoy GS style turns till your hearts content – fun, fast and a whole load of fun!

Line Supernatural 108

Recommended for a more advanced skier who wants something for all conditions.

Volkl Mantra 2017

 

 

The Volkl Mantra has been the go-to ski for a huge number of skiers looking for a versatile all mountain ski that can handle just about anything.  They are maybe not quite as good in the powder as the other skis shown above, due to their 100mm waist but they excel in the hardpack and crud/chop conditions that follow the storms. This is not to say that they can not handle the powder, you will just need a little more skill and bounce in your technique. On the hardpack and piste however, these things rip! There solid core with titanium construction give these skis a stiff flex and a great stability at speed. So if you are more likely to be spending time on harder snow conditions then the Volkl Mantra might be the best choice for you. Volkl Mantra 2017

Recommended for a more advanced skier how is not expecting too much powder.

Blizzard Cochise 2017

The Blizzard Cochise is another ski that has been a go-to for serious skiers out there for a few years now. The Cochise really do like all conditions you might encounter and will really suit an advanced skier who will head out to charge no matter if it is piste of powder on the menu. Their 108mm waist and long tapered, rockered tip provide a good level of float in the powder for an all mountain ski, while their solid construction and stiff flex means that they are more than happy to rip through the crud and be skied hard on the hardpack. The Cochise are stiff (but not as stiff as they used to be), stable and more than happy to be skied hard and fast!

Blizzard Cochise

Recommended for a more advanced skier who wants something for all conditions.