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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 top 10...

top ten skis

ROSSIGNOL PURSUIT14Rossignol Pursuit 14

Men's Best Beginner's

The Rossignol Pursuit 14 might not have grabbed us with its looks but on test it proved playful at both high and low speeds and fantastic fun to throw around on the piste.

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Nordica NRGY 80Nordica NRGY 80 2015

Men's Best Value

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.

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SALOMON W-KARTSalomon W-Kart 2015

Women's Best Value & Best Beginner's

Our test found the Salomon W-Kart to be a confidence-building ski that responds quickly and effectively to pretty much all you want it to do on piste.

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K2 Annex 98K2 Annex 98 2015

Men's Best Freeride

On test the K2 Annex was lots of fun and very versatile - we liked it a lot and would have no hesitation in recommending it to advanced level skiers looking for a good freeride ski

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Blizzard BlackPearlBlizzard Black Pearl 2015

Women's Best Freeride

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.

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FISCHER motive 95 tiFischer Motive 95 Ti 2015 Best on Test

Men's Best All-Mountain             

"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

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VOLKL KENJAVolkl Kenja 2015                Best on Test

Women's Best All-Mountain

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!

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HEAD i supershape rallyHead iSupershape Rally 2015

Men's Best Piste

The iSupershape Rally from Head is designed to provide the most fun you can have groomed slopes, and it certainly matched our expectations during the 2014 ski test in Kuhtai, Austria. This is undoubtedly one of our favourite on-piste skis for the 2014-15 winter season.

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K2 Potion 74 XTi ERC 11K2 Potion 74 XTi ERC 11 2015

Women's Best Piste

As you might expect with its long and convoluted name the K2 Potion 74 XTi ERC 11 is a pretty technical ski, with features that include 'speed rocker' technology and 'speed RoX technology', the latter using an X-shaped carbon support that sits behind the nose and the tail to aid torsional stiffness but also maintain the responsiveness of the ski.

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