Our Best Piste Ski picks for 2024
If you are a fan of skiing on groomed runs and slicing smooth turns on the snow, you need a pair of piste skis that match your style and ability. Piste skis are built to excel on hard-packed snow and offer stability, edge grip and precision. They are usually narrower than all-mountain or freeride skis, which makes them more agile and responsive. They also have a shorter turn radius, which lets you change direction quickly and easily. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, a speed demon or a cruiser, there is a pair of piste skis for you.
We tested and reviewed some of the best piste skis for 2024 and help you find your ideal ski!
NORDICA SPITFIRE T’S > ALL ABOUT THE SHAPE
The entire line of Doberman Spitfire skis is designed for skiers demanding high-performance, on-piste precision. Built using three years of studies and on-snow testing, the skis are more fluid through the arc, smoother, and faster thanks to a number of new technologies. That includes the new Recoil Power Plate, which allows the ski to flex naturally, thereby delivering a livelier ride. All of the skis in the line are modeled after our World Cup race skis, but each Dobermann Spitfire is specially designed to meet the demands of a variety of abilities and needs. Whether you’re a masters racer, PSIA instructor, or just a skier that loves carving up the frontside, a ski from the Dobermann family is your best bet.
ATOMIC REDSTER X9S
Atomic Redster X9S Revoshock S set is for skiers who want speed, versatility, and max performance – infused with World Cup heritage and a hefty dose of fun.. and it’s compatible with both alpine-normed and GripWalk boots. Redster X9S takes World Cup proven tech and packs it into a platform for skiers who want to enjoy the speed and versatility of Atomic’s Multi Radius Sidecut engineering. The ski is ready to snap off quick short carves or stretch out beautiful long-radius turns.
With Revoshock, the Redster X9S Revo S has an agile, predictable ride, making icy, early morning corduroy a pleasure to ski. Dual-layer Ultra Titanium laminate that runs from sidewall to sidewall above and below the core enhances overall strength, edge grip and torsional flex, while Ultrawall construction combines the edge hold and power transfer of a full sidewall with the durability and longevity of cap finishing.
The Ultra Power Woodcore comes over from Atomic’s FIS race platforms to provide pro-level strength, keeping the speed up and the fun high from open to close. Redster X9S Revo S is ideal if you want to do a bit of racing and piste skiing the rest of the time.
Nordica Belle 78
Nordica’s Belle DC 78 loves to make turns all over the mountain. Especially playful and fun, this all-new women’s ski is perfect for intermediate and advanced skiers who spend their days on-piste. For a smooth yet powerful ride that amplifies confidence, Nordica’s new Double Core technology embeds a shock-absorbing Pulse core between two wood cores. The ski’s wider waist enhances versatility while a shorter binding plate boosts your ability to flex the ski and initiate turns. And by lowering the position of the rear plate, Nordica’s Natural Stance technology provides a more natural, centered position that maximizes control. Embrace every trail with Nordica’s Belle DC 78.
BLIZZARD THUNDERBIRD R15
Skiing requires a certain amount of trust in your equipment. Trust that it will perform and trust that it will keep you safe. The Thunderbird R15 with it’s Trueblend Piste woodcore and Active Carbon Armor vibration damping system, is designed to give you that trust and confidence to carve turns as fast you dare on any groomed slope, and with a 15m radius, it has the turning versatility you need to make long turns, short turns and every kind of turn in between.
SALOMON ADDIKT PRO
Skiers addicted to every opportunity to carve down the mountain will be instantly hooked on the latest Salomon Addikt Pro set. Thanks to innovative Motion Tail technology and a narrow waist, this ski is reactive yet forgiving, so you can have fun mixing short and long turns all day long. Limitless turns Motion Tail technology increases tail flexibility by 5% for a forgiving yet responsive ski for days on snow. Playful The 66 slalom sidecut makes the ski extremely agile and playful, allowing you to mix short and long turns at high or low speed and fully enjoy your day on the slopes. Responsive at high speeds The ski’s wood core and double Ti construction is complemented by Salomon’s Blade technology, so you can always push the limits of your comfort zone.
VOLKL DEACON 72 > PISTE SKIING IN A NEW LIGHT
To kick off the 2022/23 season, we are launching completely revamped Deacon 72 and 76 models, continuing the renewal of the line in the all-mountain segment introduced last year. Thanks to their extreme radius variability, the Deacon 72 and Deacon 76 allow even greater creativity and enjoyment – perfect for enthusiastic skiers.
SALOMON STANCE 80
With a progressive sidecut, and confidence-building stability, the Stance 80 is a quick and reliable ride with just the right amount of power to keep you coming back for more. The Titanal laminate construction grips the snow, while added carbon windows create a smooth flex, and effortless on-snow feel. M11 binding completes the system. Power The TI-C FRAME combines carbon windows and a Titanal laminate to create a damp, confidence-inspiring ski regardless of speed, terrain or conditions. Maneuverability A progressive frontside sidecut teams up with a poplar wood core and Carbon to create an engaging, unmatched snow-feel when carving all over the piste. Edge Grip A Titanal laminate underfoot brings a strong edge hold when laying down turns on and off piste.
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