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We rode and rated 106 pairs of skis for all terrains and abilities from all the top brands to find the best on-piste, all-mountain, freeride and big mountain skis you can buy. Here is our pick of the top ten all-mountain skis.

all mountain skis

What is an all-mountain ski?

A compromise ski that will perform well on groomed slopes but can normally handle more variable terrain such as moguls, steeps and light powder snow. They are often very versatile and can suit all levels of skier.

Typical waist measurements: 80 - 90mm

 

Head Venturi 2015

 5 stars

Men's

£540

The Head Venturi was one of our top skis we reviewed during the 2014 Snow Magazine on snow test in Kuhtai, Austria. It’s a true all mountain fun machine and would suit any good recreational to advanced skier looking to explore every inch of terrain available to them.

Head Venturi 2015 full review

 

Scott The Ski 2015

4.5 stars

Men's

£500

The Ski as it's simply known, from Scott Sports, was our 2013-14 season ski of the year in our on-snow test. The new sized model at 180 brings another dimension to the range - providing even more of a versatile tool for carving on piste and hitting the powder.

Scott The Ski 2015 full review

 

White Doctor TW9 2015

5 stars

Women's

£430

The White Doctor TW9 proved a real winner during our 2014 on snow ski test in Kuhtai, Austria - scoring some of the highest marks across all the categories. Targeted at advanced and expert female skiers, the TW9 is a versatile, all-mountain ski that can handle any situation with aplomb.

White Doctor TW9 2015 full review

 

Volkl V-Werks RTM 2015

5 stars

Men's

£1100

You'll need a thick wallet if you go for the Volkl V-Werks RTM, but on test we found it to be one hell of a ski - so maybe it justifies the steep price tag.

Volkl V Works RTM 2015 full review

 

Volkl Kenja 2015

5 stars

Women's

£425

When we tested the Volkl Kenja at our 2014 on snow ski test in Austria, what started as a simple ski review turned into something of a holiday romance... It really is a great ski!

Volkl Kenja 2015 full review

 

Fischer Motive 95 Ti 2015

4.5 stars

Men's

£755

"The Fischer Motive 95 Ti is one of the best all mountain skis I used in Kuhtai", said our tester. It offers excellent overall performance in a category that asks a lot of any ski.

Fischer Motive 95 T1 2015 full review

 

Blizzard Black Pearl 2015

4.5 stars

Women's

£440

The construction of the Blizzard Black Pearl is unchanged from last year and for good reason - they work so well there's no need to.

Blizzard Black Pearl 2015 full review

 

Nordica NRGY 80 2015

4.5 stars

Men's

£380

This brand new model from Nordica got a great response during our 2014 on snow ski test in Kuhtai, Austria. The NRGY 80 fits into an all mountain category but is mainly suited to groomed slopes. The price means it's also highly accessible as a first purchase.

 

Line Soulmate 98 2015

4.5 stars

Women's

£450

We review the Line Soulmate 98 during our on snow ski test in Kuhtai, Austria and find a versatile ski that would suit intermediate to expert female skiers who want to ride the whole mountain with control and confidence.

 

K2 AMP Rictor 90 XTi 2015

4.5 stars

Men's

£430

The K2 AMP Rictor 90 XTi is a bit of a mouthful but on test it proved a quite versatile all mountain ski which responded well in most conditions.

 

How, and where we tested

High up in the Austrian Tyrol, the resort of Kuhtai has a fantastic snow record and terrain for all levels of skier, Kuhtai is the perfect destination for trying out different skis with wide open, well groomed ski runs and easily accessible off-piste skiing that has consistently provided us with powder snow conditions during early March when the test takes place. We tested all our skis in all conditions.

Snow’s test team

Rob Stewart: Internationally qualified ski instructor and full-time ski writer with over ten winter seasons and 30 years of skiing experience.

Alf Alderson: Full-time ski writer and career journalist, now living in the French Alps and with over 20 years of ski experience.

Vicky Norman: Former Ski Club of Great Britain staffer and now ski writer, Vicky has travelled all over the Alps and is a highly experienced skier.

The team also consisted of other volunteer testers at a variety of levels so we can give you a completely independent and balanced review for each ski.