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The best piste/performance skis of the season

Glisshop has selected for you the best piste skis of the season, making sure you can unleash your potential with these stable, fast, explosive and manoeuvrable models. Performance is on the menu, with ever more advanced technologies, as well as innovative materials that guarantee lightness, torsional stiffness, and bite when cornering. You’re sure to find a model you’ll like in our list of the best piste skis. Some are more comfortable and easier to use while remaining effective, some are less playful, more precise, powerful, while others are versatile to perform on every type of snow.


Best piste skis

Rossignol Forza 40°V Ca Xpress


Experience pure power with the Rossignol Forza 40°V Ca Xpress. Inspired directly by racing, it’s designed for carving enthusiasts thanks to its 40° lean angle. Combining a poplar wood core and carbon inserts, this ski guarantees impeccable grip and great dynamism. V-CA technology provides unmatched stability, while the Reinforced Torsion Tip offers precision in and out of turns. Aimed at intermediate to advanced skiers, the Rossignol Forza 40°V Ca Xpress is the ideal option for insane laps on the slopes.

Strengths:


  • Grip

  • Stability

  • Dynamism


Rossignol Forza 40 piste ski

Atomic Redster X5


The Atomic Redster X5 is a true technological feat that mixes the best features to offer an unrivalled skiing experience. Under the hood, you’ll find a core that combines ash and poplar, 2 wood types known for their strength and flexibility. With the addition of a reinforced layer of titanal, you get a ski capable of absorbing the unevenness of the slope, while offering remarkable power. The conception of the Redster X5 also aims at versatility. Thanks to its traditional camber, it performs remarkably well on hardpack, offering solid grip, even in the most challenging conditions. In addition, its multi-turn radius adapts to every skiing style, enabling skiers to switch between short and long turns with surprising ease. Mostly aimed at intermediate to advanced skiers, the Redster X5 guarantees a fun day out on the slopes, making each lap a pure moment of bliss.

Strengths:


  • Versatility on groomers

  • Power

  • Stability


Atomic Redster X5 piste ski

Salomon E S/Max 10


Combining intensity and performance, the Salomon E S/Max 10 constitutes an evident option for intermediate to advanced level skiers seeking to mix things up on the slopes. The sandwich construction, combining poplar wood and fiberglass, offers great responsiveness, guaranteeing powerful runs and perfect stability, even at high speeds. The addition of a front rocker provides smooth turn initiations and better manoeuvrability, while the traditional camber is here to offer perfect grip on hardpack.

Strengths:


  • Stability

  • Liveliness

  • Manoeuvrability


Salomon E S Max 10 piste ski

Dynastar Speed 563 Konect


Perfect for skiers seeking to ski at various paces, the Dynastar Speed 563 Konect is a mix between ease of use and piste performance. Thanks to its Hybrid Core, this ski stands out for its unmatched responsiveness, while remaining forgiving. With its failproof grip, the traditional camber section enables to fully commit on hardpack. In addition, the tip rocker makes the ski playful, facilitating turn initiations and making edge transfers surprisingly easy. When you add responsive flex to that, every turn becomes an invitation to go faster, whether it’s on groomed snow or on the sides of the run. Aimed at intermediate to advanced skiers, the Speed 563 Konect stands as the ideal tool for those looking to take it up a notch, offering both manoeuvrability, progression, and responsiveness. A great option to progress and explore every aspect of the mountain.

Strengths:


  • Evolutive

  • Responsive

  • Manoeuvrable


Dynastar Speed 563 Konect piste ski

Head Shape E-V5


From Head’s Shape range, the E-V5 stands as a great companion on groomed runs, combining ease and dynamism. Designed to be very manoeuvrable, this ski offers amazing turning fluidity, thanks to its front rocker. Its modern construction makes no compromise: synthetic core for flexibility, fiberglass reinforcements for stability, graphene for a hint of dynamism, ABS sidewalls to guarantee perfect grip and optimal torsion. The outcome? A ski that follows the skiers casually on low intensity runs but can show its wild side if you’re looking for more aggressivity. Recommended to intermediate and advanced skiers, the Shape E-V5 guarantees a good time on the slopes, making performance rhyme with fun, without ever being too hard on your legs.

Strengths:


  • Grip

  • Manoeuvrability

  • Easy to ski


Head Shape E V5 piste ski

Comparison chart of this season’s best piste skis


Ski Recommended price with bindings Skill level Sidecut (mm) Ease of use Freestyle Powder Piste
Rossignol Forza 40°V Ca
£473.11 intermediate to advanced 128-75-111 + + + + +
Atomic Redster x5
£545.91 intermediate to advanced 117.5-69.5-101.5 + +

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Salomon E S/Max 10
£664.21 intermediate to advanced 119-73-102 + + +
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Dynastar Speed 563 Konect
£591.41 intermediate to advanced 125-74-109 + + + + +
Head Shape E V5
£545.91 intermediate to advanced 128-74-109 + +
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