Salomon Stance 90
For the coolest setup for true all-mountain skiing, especially for us here in the east, the Salomon Stance 90 skis with bindings are just the killer deal to take you all over the hill. We always talk about that ideal waist width, and for around here in Vermont, the 88-90 range makes a very strong argument. Quick enough and with the appropriate amount of torsional stiffness for strong edge hold, the Stance 90 not only has the shape to handle the whole mountain, but also the construction. With an innovative way of building skis, Salomon has taken a bit of different technology from a variety of their skis, allowing them to pick and choose the best parts and smoosh them all into one. With the freeride mentality of the QST line and the on-trail personality of their XDR skis, the Salomon Stance 90 has a strong blend of different performance characteristics that makes them versatile and formidable for a lot of skiers to enjoy. I was most pleasantly surprised by the energy and edge grip of the tail. Some skis will simply wash out and wait for you to do something, but the Stance 90 has an amazing amount of energy, so when you lay into one turn, it instantly wants to propel you into the next one. This type of response and rebound is very impressive for a 90 mm underfoot ski, but that's not where the performance ends. With a wider and more freeride-oriented tip, the skis float up and over a decent amount of snow.