It’s hard to categorize the Fischer Pro Mt 77 Ti. It’s part of Fischer’s all-mountain ski line, combining a wood core with weight-saving carbon. But it’s also a 77mm-waisted ski with a full sidewall and Titanal. That sounds to us like a powerful on-piste carver. We include it here because its waist width puts it firmly on the frontside these days, but if you’re a little old school and like to carve all over the mountain, this might be the scalpel you’ve been waiting for. ($850; fischersports.com)
FISCHER PRO MT 77 Ti
$850 * BEST FOR: Eastern skiers who also want versatility for ski holidays.
LENGTHS: 157, 164, 171, 178 * RADIUS: 16@171 * SIDECUT: 122/77/109
Goldilocks approved. Sometimes you want to make little turns. Sometimes you want to make big turns. And sometimes you want to make turns just the right size. The unanimous feedback from testers was that the Pro Mt was a seriously versatile ski. “Really great frontside carver,” said Brent Malysh. “Lots of life in the ski and great response to changes in turn radius and speeds.” Jeff Cusick called it an everyday ski: “It was happy to ski short skidded turns or long curves. Easy to turn even in varied terrain. Get it on edge and it holds strong.” There’s enough performance to take it beyond the groomers, said Whitewater-based race coach James Jamieson: “It kept on being fun, even in the bowls and trees. Point-and-shoot accuracy and a big sweetspot kept me smiling all the way down the mountain through highly varied terrain.”