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The Experience 84 from Rossignol is their all mountain ski aimed at recreational to advanced level skiers - we had our very own experience on them during our 2015 ski test in Kuhtai, Austria.

Level
Advanced
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
Recreational to advanced skiers who want a true all mountain ski
Price
£515
Season
2016/17
lengths
162,170,178,186
Bindings?
Yes
Versatility
9
Off-piste
7
Value
9
On-piste
9
Performance
9
Overall Score
9

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There's big competition in the 'All Mountain' category with manufacturers vying for this big chunk of the market aimed at the experienced holiday skier with aspirations to take things to the next level.

Whilst we understand that it's impossible for one ski to be able to do everything well, we also know that it's this very challenge that drives manufacturers to improve technology and design every year to try and achieve this, certainly in the all mountain sector.

The Rossignol Experience 84 seems to get about as close as you can to achieving a one ski for all conditions machine that's suitable for the good, but not necessarily supreme, holiday skier.

They are very easy to turn and feel light and smooth on-piste, with a solid edge hold that builds confidence in the ski quickly. If anything, they can over steer a little through the turn - it's almost like they want to turn for you, which can't be a bad thing?

They feel like a piste ski when you're on a groomed slope but the 84mm waist means that once you're into any kind of variable terrain, including powder snow, they handle it extremely well.

We really like the Experience range - they don't pretend to be anything they're not, they don't ooze sex appeal and they don't scream, 'I'm the best skier on the mountain'. But they also don't complain, they just get on with the job without any fuss.

If you compared these skis to a car then it would be the VW Passat - reliable, comfortable, smart and respectable. For the huge majority of keen skiers out there, what more could you ask for?

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