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The Fischer MTN 80Ti is designed for all mountain riding and marketed for on and off-piste skiing. We tested them in all conditions, but did they do what they say they will on the tin?

Level
Advanced
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
All Mountain piste skiing for advanced riders
Price
£520
Season
2016/17
lengths
159, 166, 173, 180
Bindings?
Yes
Versatility
7
Off-piste
5
Value
9
On-piste
9
Performance
8
Overall Score
8

Fischer are billing the MTN 80Ti as an all mountain ski with off-piste capabilities, but although the 95mm version certainly manages in the powder and the crud, the 80Ti is far happier on a groomed slope than anywhere else.

In fact it feels more like a piste ski than some of the skis in the on-piste category. Scoring top marks in long radius turns and performing exceptionally well in short turns too.

The skis have a certain versatility across the 'frontside' of the mountain - ice, bumps, shallow powder snow conditions, but anything more than that and they creak under the pressure compared to an all mountain ski with say a 90mm under foot width.

That's not surprising, but we'd suggest this is a ski for advanced skiers looking to carve their way around the mountain, hit a few moguls and perhaps take their piste skiing to a new level. It would also work well for an instructor looking for a versatile tool for teaching a variety of levels.

Fischer say it's the lightest ski in this category and it certainly feels snappy and playful - with a titanal plate complimenting the Air Tec wood core, you feel like you're in the hands of something solid, a ski made by a company that has a heritage of manufacturing products with a top pedigree. The All Mountain Rocker makes turn initiation easy to handle on a ski that has enough kick to keep an off duty ski racer happy.

If you want a piste orientated ski that will take you from an 'Average Joe' right the way up to a 'White Goodman' level then dodging this one would be a mistake.