The best skis 2019
Selected as one of the best skis on the market and reviewed for several years by PROSKILAB, the SLX Fusion from Elan has often come close to the top spot on the podium without ever winning it. This year, the ski finally won a well-deserved "Best Ski" award because of its perfect blend of performance, predictability, and fun.
You'll get plenty of performance, for sure. The ski excels in every... Read on
The Kendo from Völkl, which (just) missed out on the "Best Ski" medal last year in harder snow conditions, got it back this year. This year, we reviewed a longer model (184 cm against 176 last year) which improved its stability and flotation in powder.
The ski has once again consolidated its excellent reputation and the professional reviewers gave it rave reviews: "Super ski", "Perfection!",... Read on
Already a winner last year, the Speed Master GS with the R22 race plate confirms its superior performance this year.
Along with its twin the Rossignol Hero Master, this ski outperformed all the other skis in the "Giant Slalom" category where we are looking for high-performance skis that are still accessible to recreational skiers.
The skis stand out for their exceptional performance on hard... Read on
While Völkl skis regularly stand at the top of the podium in the PROSKILAB™ All-Mountain category, their carving skis have found it more difficult to feature among the best skis in the world.
Things change - the testers loved the Deacon 74. It is in the Carvers category where we select high-performance skis that are less demanding than race-inspired skis but will still get your heart pumping.
In... Read on
We pre-reviewed some of the Kästle line in January 2018 and decided to include the most promising models in our PROSKILAB review (2 months later). The MX84 was among the skis selected and, like its big brother the MX 67 in the Carvers category, generated real enthusiasm among the professional reviewers.
The ski perfectly matches the category requirements. PROSKILAB's guidelines effectively require... Read on
The ski is identical to Dynastar's Speed Master GS R22.
Already a medal winner last year, the Hero Master with the R22 race plate confirms its superior performance this year.
Along with its twin the Dynastar Speed Master GS R22, this ski outperformed all the other skis in the "Giant Slalom" category where we are looking for high-performance skis that are still accessible to recreational... Read on
We pre-tested all of the skis to see if they should be considered for the PROSKILAB™ review. We wanted to narrow down the field to the best skis according to PROSKILAB™ criteria. In January 2018, we tried a few skis from the Kästle range and decided to include some of the models in our 2019 review, including the MX67. It was an excellent decision as the testers absolutely loved the ski.
The... Read on
Already selected and reviewed last year, the Camox Freebird from Black Crows did incredibly well this year with a new version and a new design featuring an updated core. The result is amazing.
Its behavior on the groomed slopes is very adaptive with, in particulier, good grip and outstanding stability. The ski is well-balanced, determined, easy to handle and playful.
Outside the groomed trails, the... Read on
In this category, we're looking for accessible skis for the weakest riders that will nonetheless help them to progress towards carving.
The Speed Zone 7 from Dynastar is a perfect match for the program.
The ski is very accessible, intuitive, easy to handle ("it turns on its own"). Very little physical engagement is needed and the ski responds to the rider's slightest request. With... Read on
Already scoring well last year, the Kore 93 came first this year in softer spring snow conditions, which means it's made a well-deserved entry among the top-performing benchmarks in this All Mountain freeride segment like the Stormrider 95, the Mantra or the Enforcer 100.
The ski is extremely versatile. It's a true all-mountain ski that’s as happy on freshly groomed trails as on deep or crusty... Read on
The Speed Elite from Dynastar got this year's "Best ski 2019" award for this category.
The ski is clearly designed for performance and its short radius (13m) makes it hard to hide its slalom origins. It's great in all areas, including at high speed. Turn initiation is incisive, with rapid edge to edge, great stability in turns and fantastic punch at the end of turns, making it a very energetic... Read on
The PROSKILAB reviewers were surprised by the excellent all-mountain skis in K2's Pinnacle series, which stood out for their great compromise between facility and performance.
In this "women's all mountain" category, the All-LUvit 88 shines in the same way thanks to its balance and adaptability.
The ski is happy on all terrains. On the piste, it's remarkable for its overall... Read on