Ski Bum Reviews picks for the best new all mountain skis for intermediate to advanced skiers who primarily ski the east.
All Mountain skis are built to be the one ski that can do it all. They need to rip on groomers and float in the trees. What makes a good all mountain ski is dependent on location and snow conditions. For east coast skiers, you will want a ski that can handle hard pack and occasional ice. Powder days are few and far between and the snow tends to be more dense. For that reason when you are searching for east coast all mountain skis you should keep the width between 90 - 100 millimetres at the waist and lean towards a stiffer flex to handle east coast hard pack. There are other personal skiing preference that will dictate the flex, shape and weight of the all mountain ski that will be best for you. These are Ski Bum Reviews picks for the best east coast all mountain skis.
Fischer Ranger 96
(Also Available in Dark Grey)
A true all-around talent for having a blast in every turn. The Ranger 96 offers maximum versatility with a blend of stability, agility, and power. Piste or powder, good or bad weather, any kind of snow: The Ranger 96 is ready for every sort of all-mountain adventure. Its optimally balanced construction lets it handle any type of terrain.The integration of Flex Cut and Shaped Ti reinforcement provides impressive edge grip, excellent control, and top ride quality.Drifting is also easy for guaranteed fun on or off groomed slopes. The Ranger 96 is the perfect choice for skiers who want to enjoy every type of skiing.
Elan RipStick 96 Black
Womens: Elen RipStick 94W Black
Ripstick 96 Black Edition exhibits an uncanny blend of versatility and stability to conquer any conditions the mountain has to offer. On hardpack, it performs smooth and confident like an all-mountain ski, while in soft snow, it floats and slashes like a big-mountain ski. The Tubelite Woodcore, featuring, two carbon rods following the sidecut has been enhanced with new QuadRod Technology; two additional carbon rods located in the tip and tail, for elite power transmission with a balanced feel. Carbon Line, a mesh carbon weave located along the inside edges of the tip and tail is bonded by an additional layer of carbon under the binding for superior smoothness and promotes a natural flex pattern for intuitive power transfer with ease. Both technologies amplify our asymmetrical Amphibio profile to bring exceptional edge grip and maneuverability to our most versatile shape. All the tech is wrapped in a tactical looking black-on-black camo wrap, giving this all-terrain weapon a sophisticated, stealthy, look and feel.
Atomic Bent 100
The Atomic Bent 100 is a do-everything freeride ski. With art and build design by ski legend Chris Benchetler and the Atomic Freeski team, this all-mountain ski is a slimmed-down version of the award-winning signature model, the Bent Chetler 120. Dennis Ranalter calls it “the perfect all-rounder”. With a versatile 100mm waist, the directional shape of the Bent 100 features HRZN Tech in the tip and tail for increased surface area and float. The Light Woodcore and generous Powder Rocker encourage you to slash and slarve the entire mountain from the peak to the park. Dura Cap Sidewalls offer controlled power transmission and commanding edge grip on harder snow. Whether it’s fresh snow, deep untracked, or hard variable conditions, the Atomic Bent 100 does one thing better than any other: it lets you ski like you.
Nordica Unleashed 98
Womens: Nordica Unleashed 98W
Whether slashing pow, ripping bumps, or snaking through the trees, Nordica’s Unleashed 98 is at home anywhere. Built for the modern freeskier, it offers a playful ride without sacrificing performance. To boost your confidence, the Unleashed 98 pairs a wood core with carbon and a sheet of terrain-specific metal. This design enhances edge hold and dampens vibrations for an especially smooth ride. Its rocker profile easily handles any terrain and all conditions and for exceptional response and plenty of pop, the Unleashed 98 sports traditional camber underfoot. Its early rise tip and tail provide floatation on deep days and are at home buttering around the mountain. And thanks to its wide waist, the Unleashed 98 offers tremendous versatility, making it the perfect daily driver. Roam wild and free with Nordica’s Unleashed 98.
Rossignol Sender 94 Ti
Womens: Rossignol Rallybird 92
The true all mountain freeride ski. When fresh tracks beckon, the new Sender 94 Ti delivers a blend of lightweight agility and damp downhill performance to set you free to explore and ride inbounds and out. Its light swing weight courtesy of our iconic Air Tip technology keeps it playful while the lightweight paulownia wood core keeps your mind open to skin track and boot pack possibilities. TITANAL BEAM enhances power underfoot for increased edge grip, rebound, and energy through the length of the ski. RECTANGULAR SIDEWALL constructions feature a horizontal layering of core materials (wood, fiberglass, metal, etc.) combined with full-length vertical sidewalls to deliver optimized edge grip, precision, balance, and power. An all-new shape for modern all-mountain skiing, our PROGRESSIVE SIDECUT profile delivers confident grip while unleashing more playfulness and fluidity to drift, smear, and carve through any terrain or snow conditions. The rounder tip and tail profiles offer instant engagement while release turns with ease for playful manipulation of changing snow and terrain
Black Crows Serpo
The Serpo is a young and lively ski in the range for curving on the piste and poking a bit off-piste. With 93mm at the base, it is a good carver, it is there to really play with the terrain with its tolerant flex but it also has positive response thanks to its metal layer for grip and stability, For all that, its performance does not erase the ease and pleasure of the game.
Atomic Maverick 95 Ti
Womens: Atomic Maven 93 C
A ski without boundaries, Atomic Maverick 95 TI is a wildly versatile all-mountain ski. The OMatic Construction uses a Titanal layer to create the ideal balance of stiffness and flex, delivering stability from tip to tail. Ample side cut paired with all-mountain rocker allow this ski to handle every condition it encounters. HRZN tech expands the surface area of the tip by 10% to create a ski with intuitive handling regardless of snow conditions. Designed in North America and built in Austria, the Maverick 95 TI is capable of skiing every mountain and every snow condition - hardpack to powder.
Blizzard Rustler 9
Womens: Blizzard Sheeva 9
The narrowest of the Rustler series, the Rustler 9 is a freeride ski that doesn’t require a big powder day to do its job. It’s founded on two signature concepts: Carbon Flipcore D.R.T Technology and an innovative waist design. The longer the ski, the wider the waist which gives freeriders and freeride athletes more control and float, even on steep terrain. The smooth rocker-camber-rocker profile make it responsive and stable, yet super playful in softer snow and on any type of terrain. From sending spicy lines to transitioning through variable terrain and ripping groomers back to the bottom, the Rustler 9 will eat up any challenge you throw at it and come back for seconds.
Line Blade Optic 96
Ideal for anyone who enjoys high-speed skiing with confidence, the award-winning LINE Blade Optic 96 represents the narrowest ski in the Blade Optic collection that harnesses the power of Gas Pedal Metal Overdive™. With a chevron shape of Titanal underfoot that expands into the forebody and rear of the ski, you'll experience immense edge grip on hard snow, with a powerful, smooth ride in cut-up snow and chop.
K2 Minbender 99 Ti
Womens: K2 Minbender 99 Ti W
Quick edge to edge? Check. Surprising float in the soft stuff? Oh, you bet. The Mindbender 99Ti boasts the most well-rounded skill set among its peers thanks to a moderate waist width, Titanal Y-Beam construction, and our All-Terrain Rocker profile. Striking the perfect balance between agility and stability, this is the go-to ski for confident ripping all over the mountain.