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Ski Club GB's Top Ski Picks


In collaboration with Ski Club Great Britain + proud sponsors of the 2023 Ski Tests, our snowsports gear specialists ventured to France to test a range of skis in diverse conditions. They've carefully selected the top ten, each excelling whether you're carving on pistes, exploring all-mountain terrain, or diving into freeride adventures.


Your ski choice shapes your skiing experience. And with these expert-endorsed options, discover the perfect companion for unforgettable days on the slopes.

On-Piste Picks

Piste Recommended


This ski is a remarkable fusion of lightweight design and uncompromising performance. It's crafted to skiers who seek agility and precision without the burden of excess weight. With the S/MAX N°10, you can confidently pursue excellence while mastering each and every turn. It boasts quick and super-agile handling, rock-solid edge grip, and exceptional power delivery as you carve your way down the slopes.


• Full Dual Core - A novel core construction, combining full poplar wood and foam to achieve a remarkable balance of lightness and performance.


• Single Layer of Titanal - Positioned on top of the core for exceptional edge grip, efficient energy transfer, and lively response.


• Full Sandwich Sidewalls - Guarantees stability and precision, enhancing performance with excellent edge grip and seamless ski-to-snow contact.


• Full Camber - Underfoot camber without rocker for reliable performance.

Piste Recommended


This ski sets an impressive standard, excelling on firm, groomed pistes in the morning while remaining incredibly controlled when the slopes soften. It's the ultimate one-ski solution for advanced and intermediate skiers looking to conquer any conditions, from first chair to the very last run.


• Revoshock C - Innovative technology eliminating vibration, providing stability, and facilitating quick edge-to-edge transitions.


• Titanal Layer - Ensures shock absorption, high stability, and torsional flex.


• Power Woodcore - A dynamic Ash and Poplar core that enhances stability and dampens vibrations at speed.


• Dura Cap Sidewall - Sidewall construction from base to top sheet for superior edge grip and added durability.

Piste Recommended


Punching above its weight class, this ski exudes confidence, liveliness, and sheer fun. It's a must-have for high-mileage skiers who appreciate precise control and powerful edge-holding. With a lightweight swing weight and impeccable turn initiation, the Nova 10 Ti offers fatigue-free agility for playful turns and effortless carving.


• Smooth, Powerful Feel - Utilises Titanal layers to absorb vibrations and transfer power to the ski.


• Light Swingweight - Features lightweight tip construction for a responsive and playful feel with increased precision.


• Confident Stability, Full Control - Incorporates Rossignol's patented Line Control Technology to eliminate counter-flexing for fluid stability in all conditions.


• Balanced Weight and Agility - The Poplar wood core balances weight, flex, and stability for a versatile blend of power and playfulness.

Men’s Salomon ADDIKT PRO with Z12 GW F80 Bindings

Piste Recommended


With a narrow waist and a responsive yet forgiving feel, the Addikt Pro ensures an enjoyable experience all day long. Designed for skiers addicted to carving down the mountain, Salomon's newest on-piste offering is an instant favourite.


• Motion Tail Technology - Increases the flexibility of the tail by 5% for a forgiving yet responsive all-day ski.


• 66 Slalom Sidecut - Makes the ski super agile and playful, enabling both short and long turns at high or low speeds.


• Woodcore and Double TI Construction - Enhanced by Salomon's Blade technology to push your speed limits while maintaining comfort.

All Mountain Picks

All Mountain Recommended


This all-mountain ski carries an attitude that makes it equally at home gliding on corduroy as it is charging through the slopeside powder. From untouched corduroy in the early morning to tree laps in the mid-day and bumps in the late afternoon, this ski makes every skiing experience effortless. It boasts a responsibly-sourced wood core coupled with two razor-thin metal sheets, ensuring a perfect blend of trustworthy stability, edge hold, nimble manoeuvrability, and ease of handling.


• Dual Span Titanal Sheets - Ensure the ski remains on its edge for superior performance.


• Lightweight Poplar Core - Flexes and pops nicely while absorbing vibrations.


• XL Edges - Last longer and withstand more abuse.

All Mountain Recommended


If there's one ski that can take you through the entire season, it's the Volkl Kendo. It's the quintessential one-ski quiver, capable of handling any terrain across the mountain. Whether you prefer carving on the piste or exploring varied terrain, the Kendo can do it all. This all-mountain freerider boasts state-of-the-art construction, providing experienced skiers with the means to deliver powerful turns on any terrain and piste. 


• Tailored Carbon Tips - Lightweight and agile for precise tip response and active skiing pleasure.


• Multilayer Woodcore - Combines beech and poplar for a durable wood core that excels in different areas.


• 3D Radius Sidecut - Incorporates three radii in one ski for maximum turning and speed versatility in all-mountain skiing.

All Mountain Recommended


This ski is designed for those who love long turns and short turns alike, offering exceptional edge hold. Venture into softer snow, and you'll find it delightful, nimble, and easily controllable. The Experience 82 Basalt ski brings a lightweight construction and predictable edge control to all-resort skiing. It delivers a relaxed feel and effortless carving, allowing you to push your skills to new heights.


• Paulownia Wood Core - Reduces overall weight while basalt layers absorb vibration for a smooth ride.


• Drive Tip Design - Ensures control and a powerful edge through the entire turn.


• 82mm Waist - Balances a quick edge-to-edge feel with the width to handle varied conditions.

All Mountain Recommended


With remarkable strength and unparalleled grip on even the steepest pistes, the Rossignol Essential Skis defy expectations. These skis were designed with the planet at the forefront, ushering in a new eco-minded standard. From the energy-efficient production process to the eco-friendly materials used, and the ease of recycling, the Essential ski signifies a significant shift in mindset towards environmentally responsible skiing gear.


• Fast Engagement, Fluid Carving - The oversize sidecut ensures rapid edge engagement and fluid, consistent carving for an exhilarating ride.


• Maximum Edge Control - The combination of Rectangular Sidewall construction and wood/Ti Sidewalls provides unmatched grip, precision, and power, with a proven race-worthy performance.


• Responsibly Sourced Materials - With 73% of the ski crafted from recycled, certified, and bio-sourced materials, you can ski with a clear conscience, knowing you're choosing sustainability.


• Recyclability - An impressive 77% of the ski is recyclable, offering a significant eco-friendly advantage – seven times more than traditional skis. Your commitment to the environment goes further with every run.

Freeride Picks

Freeride Recommended


This freeride and all-mountain ski challenges conventional thinking, eliminating the need for a specific narrow ski to tackle pistes. It's perfectly suited for everything from front-side groomers to back-side bowls, making it the ideal choice for those who want versatility and progression. The Ripstick 88 W is wide enough, strong enough, and bold enough to handle whatever the mountains have to offer.


• Amphibio Carbon Line Technology - Elevates this asymmetrical ski to the next level, offering more power in the turns.


• SST Sidewall Construction - Provides quick, nimble, and direct power transmission from the ski to snow.


• Carbon Tubes - Inserted into the ski for torsional stability and powerful rebound.


• Vapor Tip Inserts - Ensure a smooth ride without added weight.

Freeride Recommended


Often considered the benchmark, this ski is remarkably stable on piste, providing excellent edge hold that never wavers. It's easier to ski than its predecessors but no less fun or capable. The Mantra M6 features a multilayer wood core, tip and tail rocker, and a 3D radius sidecut concept with a tailored Titanal frame. The Titanal frame maintains the familiar stability of a Titanal ski while making the Mantra M6 noticeably lighter and more agile.


• Tailored Carbon Tips - Integrated, lightweight tips for agile shovel reaction, requiring less effort and rapidly building energy.


• Tailored Titanal Frame - Adapts the width of the titanal frame to each ski length.


• 3D Radius Sidecut - Features three radii in one ski for maximum turning and speed versatility.


• Multilayer Woodcore - Combines beech and poplar for a durable core composition.


Elevate your skiing experience with Ski Club Great Britian's top ten ski picks, thoughtfully curated for your upcoming ski season. 


Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, drop by your nearest Snow+Rock store where our dedicated snowsports gear specialists stand ready to help you discover the perfect gear for your next skiing adventure. 

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