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All-terrain skiing, moderate speeds, medium turns

Ski Canada’s Adventure All-Mountain category is focused on all-terrain skiing at comfortable speeds. To match the expectations for this group, testers kept their speeds down and focused on how the skis performed on both groomed and ungroomed snow, with special attention to such things as how balanced they felt (sweet spot) and general good manners in less-than-perfect conditions. That said, testers are always surprised at how much energy is in these skis and agree there’s no compromise in this category. Waists 75-85.

THE PLAYING FIELD
The temperature was just below freezing with heavier snow and poor visibility for most of the morning. Visibility was worse at the top in the moguls, but the bottom half allowed for higher speeds. There was some skiing-by-Braille moments, but also the opportunity for a true all-mountain experience. Test day was certainly a day when one had to trust one’s skis.

Skis tested in the All-Mountain category:

MEN

Atomic Blackeye Ti
Fischer Watea 78
Head Peak 78
K2 Recon
Ogasaka CC 8.0
Rossignol Phantom SC
Salomon Tornado Ti
Volkl Unlimited AC 30

WOMEN

Atomic 7th Heaven 76
Fischer KOA 78
Head Great One
K2 Free Luv
Ogasaka CC 8.0 Powder Girl
Rossignol Voodoo SC 80
Salomon Diamond
Volkl Attiva Tierra

Download the test results as a PDF

All-terrain skiing, moderate speeds, medium turns

Ski Canada’s Adventure All-Mountain category is focused on all-terrain skiing at comfortable speeds. To match the expectations for this group, testers kept their speeds down and focused on how the skis performed on both groomed and ungroomed snow, with special attention to such things as how balanced they felt (sweet spot) and general good manners in less-than-perfect conditions. That said, testers are always surprised at how much energy is in these skis and agree there’s no compromise in this category. Waists 75-85.

THE PLAYING FIELD
The temperature was just below freezing with heavier snow and poor visibility for most of the morning. Visibility was worse at the top in the moguls, but the bottom half allowed for higher speeds. There was some skiing-by-Braille moments, but also the opportunity for a true all-mountain experience. Test day was certainly a day when one had to trust one’s skis.

Skis tested in the All-Mountain category:

MEN

Atomic Blackeye Ti
Fischer Watea 78
Head Peak 78
K2 Recon
Ogasaka CC 8.0
Rossignol Phantom SC
Salomon Tornado Ti
Volkl Unlimited AC 30

WOMEN

Atomic 7th Heaven 76
Fischer KOA 78
Head Great One
K2 Free Luv
Ogasaka CC 8.0 Powder Girl
Rossignol Voodoo SC 80
Salomon Diamond
Volkl Attiva Tierra

Download the test results as a PDF

Subscribe and SAVE!

Just $3.75 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $15 + tax!

Outside Canada?