Best West Coast All Mountain Skis 2022 - Men's and Women's

Ski Bum Reviews picks for the best skis for west coast skiers


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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 the west coast (west of the Rockies) this means a ski that can float on powder days and still carve through groomed powder. When searching for all mountain skis for the west coast, advanced to expert skiers who like to ski off piste should consider skis with a waist width of around 105mm or more. Intermediate skiers who spend most their time on groomed trails should stick with a ski with a little narrower waist. There are other personal skiing preferences 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 west coast all mountain skis.



 



Rossignol Black Ops Sender Ti

Ski Bum Reviews best west cast all mountain ski Rossignol Black Ops Sender Ti
Rossignol Black Ops Sender Ti


Womens: Rossignol Black Ops Rallybird Ti


Powder days, big lines and spring ripping. The Blackops Sender Ti responds with a full-gas, send-it attitude in all conditions. It combines a balanced wood core and a race-developed layup for an energized ride that holds its course in all terrain and any speed. Tighten your boots and be ready to go all in, anywhere, anytime, and at any speed.




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Atomic Bent Chetler 100

Ski Bum Reviews best west coast all mountain ski Atomic Bent Chetler 100
Atomic Bent Chetler 100


Wider Option: Atomic Bent Chetler 120


The Atomic Bent Chetler 100 is a go-anywhere, do-everything freeride ski. Designed by ski legend Chris Benchetler, this all-mountain ski is a slimmed down version of the award-winning signature model offering a wide (but not too fat) 100mm waist for maximum versatility. The directional shape of the Bent Chetler 100 features HRZN Tech in the tip and tail for increased surface area and float, a Light Woodcore and generous Powder Rocker for slashing and slarving the entire mountain. The Dura Cap Sidewall offers controlled power transmission and commanding edge grip on harder snow surfaces. Whether its fresh snow, deep untracked, or hard variable conditions



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Head Kore 105

Ski Bum Reviews Best west coast all mountain ski Head Kore 105
Head Kore 105


Womens: Head Kore 103 W

Thinner Option: Head Kore 99, Head Kore 99 W


As the ultimate lightweight freeride ski, the KORE 105 has versatility for all mountain adventures. The new KORE construction reduces weight without sacrificing performance, thanks to a combination of Graphene, Karuba wood and multi layers of carbon. The sandwich sidewall construction adds responsiveness on hardpack snow and tip and tail rocker provides flotation for deep powder days. HEAD's new topsheet shape adds durability for hard-charging freeride skiers.





SHOP Head Kore 105: Amazon





 



Nordica Enforcer 104 Free

Ski Bum Reviews best west coast all mountain ski Nordica Enforcer 104
Nordica Enforcer 104


Womens: Nordica Santa Ana 104

Thinner Option: Nordica Enforcer 100, Nordica Santa Ana 98


Nordica has completely reimagined the Enforcer. Thanks to a new construction and an upgraded tip design, this best-selling ski offers a more playful feel and even greater versatility, while continuing to deliver its legendary all mountain performance.



SHOP Head Kore 105: Amazon





 


K2 Mindbender 108Ti

Ski Bum Reviews best west coast all mountain ski K2 Mindbender 108Ti
K2 Mindbender 108Ti

Womens: K2 Mindbender 106C Alliance

Thinner Option: K2 Mindbender 99Ti, K2 Mindbender 98Ti Alliance


The Mindbender 108Ti delivers at any speed in any conditions. A mid-fat waist width, long turn radius, All-Terrain Rocker profile, and Titanal Y-Beam construction work together to create a stable, unflinching freeride ski that wants to be pushed. Whether the snow is soft, firm, chunky, or all of the above, you’ll be ready to play through.




SHOP K2 Mindbender 108Ti: Amazon






 

Volkl Mantra 102

Ski Bum Reviews best west coast all mountain ski Volkl Mantra 102
Volkl Mantra 102

Womens: Volkl Secret 102

Thinner Option: Volkl M6 Mantra, Volkl Secret 96


The Mantra 102 with a tip and tail rocker is a true power freerider. The Titanal frame combined with carbon tips not only provides stability and damping effects but also great liveliness. But the real highlight is the 3D radius sidecut. In combination with the Titanal frame and carbon tips, this allows precise power transmission and a smooth ride coupled with uncompromising liveliness and turning behavior such as never before experienced with Titanal skis!




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Salomon Stance 102

Ski Bum Reviews Best west coast all mountain ski Salomon Stance 102
Salomon Stance 102

Wider Options: Salomon QST 106, Salomon QST Stella 106


Featuring an unrivaled strength-to-weight ratio, the Stance 102 is a directional carver designed to tear up anything the resort throws at it. Two titanal plates run the length of the ski to provide enhanced edge grip and release torsional stiffness for poppy, powerful turns and increased performance in groomed terrain.




SHOP Salomon Stance 102: Amazon





 


Blizzard Cochise 106

Ski Bum Reviews best west coast all mountain ski Blizzard Cochise 106
Blizzard Cochise 106

Thinner Option: Blizzard Bonafide 97, Blizzard Black Pearl 97


The Cochise was made for the all-mountain skier who charges from top-to-bottom all day long and walks up to an empty tram line at 3pm for another round. Whether the conditions are chalk, chunder, blower or cement, the Cochise lets you ski hard all day, without making skiing hard. Blending a modern shape with Flipcore technology and 2 sheets of metal, and at 106 mm underfoot with a rocker-camber-rocker profile, the entire mountain is truly yours to conquer.




SHOP Blizzard Cochise 106: Amazon





 



Dynastar M Free 108

Ski Bum Reviews best west coast all mountain ski Dynastar M Free 108
Dynastar M Free 108

This progressive freeride ski is an ode to freedom and a very lightweight toy for forays between the trees or fast-paced descents in the middle of beautiful virgin slopes. The M-FREE 108, or how to express your rebellious and creative side from the moment you step out of the first cable car. Its Hybrid Core technology combines Poplar, a natural and high-performance material offering an excellent balance of rigidity and responsiveness, with P.U. for suppleness and ideal dampening.





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Black Crows Corvus

 Ski Bum Reviews Best west coast all mountain ski Black Crows Corvus
Black Crows Corvus

Aimed at freeride, the corvus has a very good pivot thanks to its reverse camber and a very strong grip on the hard pack snow thanks to a flat underfoot segment and a double titanal plate. The ski is powerful and grips the ground well. Battle-ready as ever, the corvus with its balance offers greater confidence on all types of terrain.




SHOP Black Crow Corvus: Amazon