Atomic Motion Xcruise 53 Posigrip Yoko YXC Skate
The Yoko line is designed for the accomplished skier, but should be considered by any skier who wants a high-quality and easy-to-use ski made in Finland. The YXC Skate has a lightweight honeycomb-core construction, which is the same core shape as its top-of-the-line YXR Skate Carbon. The ski is light, retaining its excellent performance and uphill gliding properties. The base material is a high-quality sintered graphite, and comes pre-waxed with Optiwax Glide tape so that the skis are ready to hit the snow as soon as they leave the factory. The SRP is $375 [US] / $485 [CDN].. The Atomic Motion Xcruise 53 is a shorter, broader, more stable and easyto-handle Motion ski with Posigrip technology, a versatile grip technology used on Atomic's all-around skis. This ski is ideal for confident leisure skiers. It is a mid-length ski in sizes 163, 173, 183 and 193cm. The Xcruise provides plenty of grip and glide in a wide variety of conditions, including ice. It's a nice choice for a ski, even if the track is poor or you are breaking trail in the park. The SRP is $210 [US] / $249 [CDN].
Madshus Megasonic Skate
The Madshus Megasonic skate ski is for the fitness enthusiast or beginner racer looking for stability. The 44-40-44mm sidecut means more comfort and easy skiing. With reliable torsion-cap construction and a lightweight Polycell foam core, the Megasonic Skate delivers essential stability and control for skiers new to the sport or runners and fatbikers who are cross-training. The ski is available at a nice price point, while still offering that smooth, magic Madshus ride. The SRP is $335 [US].
One Way Premio 10 Classic Cold/medium
The One Way Premio 10 Classic is the go-to ski for those looking for a one-quiver ski on all types of trails. The ski is built with a Nomax honeycomb core for lightness and durability. The best part is that the ski runs with its top World Cup base that accepts wax well and glides fast in all snow conditions. The medium flex has a lower camber height for maximum kick efficiency, which equals great glide. It was a very comfortable stable feel in the fast downhill sections. The sidecut is 44/44/44, with a weight of 520g, all for a fair price. The SRP is $625 [US] / $639 [CDN].
Fischer S-bound 98 Crown/skin Madshus Annum 78
The Madshus Annum 78 is the widest ski produced by this Norwegian company. This fat ski turns smoothly in all snow conditions. Its full-metal edge will help boost your confidence in any offpiste conditions. Its lengths of 165cm to 195cm with a sidecut of 109-78-95mm give optimal flotation in powder, yet the ski will hold up in hardpack. The Omnitrack waxless base is very effective and reliable under changing snow conditions. This ski blends Madshus' Nordic heritage with a sense of modern exploration. The SRP is $370 [US] / $450 [CDN]. With the Fischer S-bound 98 Crown skin ski, discover what's over the next rise and through the quiet stand of trees off the beaten path. The offtrack crown is shallow at the glide zone and deeper underfoot. The Fischer S-bound 98 Crown skin skis very efficiently uphill, yet it kicks and glides well in flatter conditions. This offers more freedom to explore various terrains when skiing. There is just enough sidecut to offer great control and flotation in steep terrain, even while wearing a heavy day or overnight pack. The SRP is $400 [US] / $509 [CDN].
Rossignol BC 90 Positrack
Rossignol's BC 90 skis are designed with wider dimensions, more pronounced sidecuts and single-camber profiles. This downhill-oriented, fullmetal-edged backcountry ski offers better flotation in powder and is turn-friendly for performance. The waxless Positrack base eliminates the need for climbing skins. This is a great ski for exploring the winter wonderland. The SRP is $309 [US] / $299 [CDN].
Alpina Discovery 102
The ski tips of the Alpina Discovery 102 begin their curve upward a little farther back with their early rise, which makes for exceptional gliding on ungroomed terrain and enables lighter turning with less effort. The base is a BC grip all-terrain climbing system specially developed for off-track conditions and demanding terrain, and it has a full-metal edge. The wood core has special Lite Air channels, which reduces weight, increases durability and improves pressure distribution, making for an efficient lighter backcountry ski. The SRP is $299 [US] / $350 [CDN].