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
Last year, the Völkl Kendo lost its "Best Ski" medal by a narrow margin when tested in harder snow conditions, but it managed to get it again back this year. This year, we reviewed a longer model (184 cm vs 176 cm last year), which improved stability and flotation in powder.
The ski once again confirms its excellent reputation and the pro testers gave it rave reviews: "Super ski," "Perfection,"... Read on
Already a winner last year, the Speed Master GS with the R22 race plate reaffirms 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 look for high-performance skis that are still accessible to recreational skiers.
The skis stand out for their exceptional performance on hard pack... 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 were very excited by the Deacon 74, which is the Carvers category. Here, we select high-performance skis that are less demanding than race-inspired skis but that will still get your... Read on
We pre-tested some of the skis in the Kästle range in January 2018 and decided to include the most promising models in our PROSKILAB test, which took place two months later. The MX84 was among the skis selected and, like its big brother the MX 67 in the Carvers category, generated a lot of enthusiasm among the pro testers.
The ski perfectly fulfills the criteria of this category. PROSKILAB looks for a... 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 reaffirms 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.
On the groomers, it is very versatile and provides good edge grip and outstanding stability. The Camox Freebird is well-balanced, determined, easy to maneuver, and playful.
Off-piste, the ski is flawless. It performs... Read on
In this category, we are looking for skis that are easy for lower level skiers to use, but that will also allow them to progress to carving.
The Speed Zone 7 from Dynastar is a perfect match for this category.
The ski is very accessible, intuitive, easy to handle: "It turns on its own." Very little physical effort is needed and the ski responds to the slightest movement of the skier. It... Read on
Already scoring well in 2018, this year the Kore 93 snagged the “Best Ski 2019” award in softer snow conditions. So, it has made a well-deserved debut into the big leagues, joining other top-performing skis in the All-Mountain Back category (the Stormrider 95, the Mantra and the Enforcer 100).
This ski is extremely versatile - a true all-mountain ski that is as happy on freshly groomed runs as... Read on
This year, the Dynastar Speed Elite won the "Best Ski 2019" award for this category.
The ski is clearly designed for performance and, with such a short radius (13m), it struggles to hide its slalom DNA. It excels in all areas, including at high speed. Precise turn initiation, quick edge-to-edge transfer, great stability in the turn, and amazing rebound at the end of the turn make it a very lively ski... Read on
The PROSKILAB testers were surprised by the excellent all-mountain skis in K2's Pinnacle series. These skis all struck a great balance between performance and ease of use.
In the Women's All-Mountain category, the K2 Alluvit 88 also excels. It is a well-balanced ski that can help the skier progress.
The ski is happy in all types of terrain. On piste, it performs well and is super fun.... Read on