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The 2017 review

Categories reviewed (10)

Men's skis 2017

Slalom

Type of ski: standard ski derived from competition skis
Type of user: competition skiers, good-to-excellent skiers
Main evaluation criteria: performance, suitable for non-competition skiers

Giant slalom

Type of ski: standard ski derived from competition skis
Type of user: competition skiers, good to excellent skiers
Main evaluation criteria: performance, suitable for non-competition skiers

High performance carvers

Type of ski: a sports ski, more accessible and less specialised than a competition type ski

Public: good to expert skiers

Main evaluation criteria: Performance, sensations felt by the skier, comfort, accessibility

Top-of-the-range men's cruisers

Men's intermediate cruisers

All Mountain 70/30

Type of ski: ski that’s 70% piste and 30% off-piste, waist width between 85 mm and 92 mm

Public: good to expert skiers, novice freeriders

Main evaluation criteria: versatility, performance, comfort and user-friendliness on piste, cuts through tricky snow, easy turn initiation and flotation in powder off-piste

All Mountain 50/50

Type of ski: a one-quiver ski that's 50% piste and 50% off-piste, waist width between 92 mm and 100 mm

Public: good to expert skiers, intermediary to experienced freeriders

Main evaluation criteria: versatility, performance, comfort and user-friendliness on piste, cuts through tricky snow, easy turn initiation and flotation in powder off-piste.

All Mountain 30/70

Type of ski: ski that’s 30% piste and 70% off-piste, waist width of over 100 mm

Public: good to expert skiers, experienced freeriders

Main evaluation criteria: cuts through tricky snow, good rotation and flotation in powder off-piste, good overall on-piste performance.

Women's skis 2017

Top-of-the-range women's cruisers

Intermediate women's cruisers

Skis by brand

The 2017 review

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Brands reviewed : Dynastar, Elan, Fischer, Rossignol, Völkl, Head, Nordica, Blizzard, Stöckli, Scott, Zag, Black Crows

Models tested : 58

The testers :