From Freeride Touring and All Mountain to Cruisers and Piste Performance, the best men's and women's skis for Winter 2020.
Chosen by PROSKILAB with their professional tried and tested methodology and intrinsic ethical values, these are unbiased ski tests that you can trust, the most objective assessment of the top skis on the market...
Style Altitude has collaborated with PROSKILAB, the most reliable unbiased ski tests as recognised by the industry, to announce the best skis for winter 2019/2020.
ProSkiLab, who have a tried and tested methodology and intrinsic ethical values keeping their ski tests uninfluenced by brand pressure, make it a point of honour to give the most objective assessment possible.
The reviewers include professional ski instructors and/or mountain guides and are paid. Many of them are former competitors at national or international level with extensive experience of testing ski equipment. Their role is to give an objective evaluation that will be useful to all skiers from beginners to experienced riders. PROSKILAB also recruits expert, non-professional skiers, who are there to give a less technical appraisal that is closer to the end consumer.
The PROSKILAB review methodology involves all skis divided into 10 category being tested by the same panel of reviewers within a limited time frame (half a day) so as to test all the skis in a same category under the same conditions. This means there is a mathematical limitation of 5 to 8 skis maximum per category. Find out more in our interview here.
Results for winter 2019/2020 below (for more details including the reviewers' comments, scores, ski spec and where to buy slide over to PROSKILAB).
FREERIDE TOURING: Best ski Völkl Mantra V.Werks
ALL MOUNTAIN / FREERIDE: Best ski Rossignol Experience 94 Ti
ALL MOUNTAIN: Best ski Elan Wingman 86
PISTE PERFORMANCE: Best ski Stöckli Laser SC
CRUISERS: Best ski Rossignol React R8
INTERMEDIATE: Best ski: K2 Konic 76
ALL MOUNTAIN WOMEN:
Best skis K2 Mindbender 88 Ti and Stöckli Stormrider 85
CRUISERS WOMEN: Best ski Rossignol Nova 14 Ti
For more information on all categories, the skis reviewed and where to buy them, check out GearScore. This platform hosts a range of outdoor gear reviews (skis, snowboards, etc.), for a one-stop-shop: comparisons of reviews for each model, the technical items supplied by the manufacturers and, also, how to access the retailers to take advantage of the best prices.