This is our Volkl RTM 76 Elite 2019 Ski Review from the SIGB Ski Test in Galtür, Austria. The Volkl RTM 76 Elite sits at the more accessible end of the highly popular RTM series, which spans from the RTM 73 all the way up to the RTM 86.
There are two RTM 76 models; the 76 has a wood core while the 76 Elite has a dual wood core and that little extra excitement and power that some skiers prefer.
The Volkl RTM 76 Elite 2019 makes short turns a lot of fun, with smooth entry, exciting ping out of the turns and great transmission from edge to edge. This makes it a great ski to have when tackling bumpy terrain or moguls as it unleashes a lot of energy through short, snappy turns. On longer turns it’s not quite so confident, but still gives an enjoyable ride. A partial centre sidewall gives fantastic edge grip and keeps you nice and stable, even at higher speeds.
It’s happy to hop off the edge of the piste now and again, ideal for anyone looking for a piste ski that will also allow them to try their hand at some of the more variable terrain off the sides.
While the Volkl RTM 76 Elite 2019 is a sporty, athletic ski, it’s not limited to high performance skiers. It’s accessible enough that all skiers, from beginners to advanced would be able to enjoy this ski, however it would be a particularly good choice for someone who wants to feel secure underfoot, whether cruising at low speeds or trying their hand at gathering a bit of pace.