Best Men’s Frontside Skis of 2013-2014

Best Men’s Frontside Skis of 2013-2014

Gear Institute faculty performed preliminary tests on 2013-14 skis in Winter Park, Colorado, during the SnowSports Industries America On-Snow Demo in early February, and compiled the final test results during a head-to-head ski test in Snowbird, Utah at the end of that same month.

Salomon Enduro XT 800 (2013/2014)


Salomon’s Enduro XT800 has its own built-in energy factor that cranks up even higher with each turn you make.

Blizzard Magnum 8.0 Ti (2013/2014)


If Blizzard’s Magnum 8.0 Ti has a speed limit, we didn’t find it.

Nordica FireArrow EDT (2013/2014)


A serious ski for serious skiers, who will continue to find new ways to appreciate how it rewards their expertise.

Fischer Motive 86 (2013/2014)


The Fischer Motive 86 delivers a wonderfully rounded all-terrain performance.

Volkl V-Werks 84 RTM (2013/2014)


A damp ski, the V-Werks loves nothing more than turning hardpack into carpet.

K2 A.M.P. Ricter 82XTi (2013/2014)


K2’s AmpRichter 82 is an aggressive frontside ski with incredible edgehold and a huge sweet spot.


Atomic Blackeye Ti (2013/2014)


Atomic’s Blackeye Ti is a reliable, predictable carving ski for everyone from intermediate to advanced skiers who want a worry-free day.


Kastle MX83 (2013/2014)


The Kastle MX 83 skis like an all-mountain ski with a narrower profile for a frontside market.

Rossignol Pursuit  HP (2013/2014)


Rossignol’s Pursuit HP shines when it comes to turn initiation and forgiveness.

Ramp Frenzy (2013/2014)


Ramp’s Frenzy rewarded any tester who wanted to relax and take full stock of their amazing alpine environment.

Armada Triumph (2013/2014)


The Armada Triumph is a fun ski for frontside rippers who like to tear up the groomed runs on their way to hit the moguls or the park.