2024 Dynastar M-Cross 88 Video Review

Tech Details

Dynastar M-Cross 88
All Mountain
Length Tested: 176
Lengths: 159, 168, 176, 184
Dimensions: 135/88/117
Radius: 14m @ 176
MSRP: $749.95
More Info: dynastar.com

Test Notes

The Dynastar M-Cross 88, which showed off its multitude of talents immediately, is a big-time winner in my book. Dynastar’s E-Pro line has been a personal favourite of mine in the past, and the brand’s all-new M-Cross line is made with the same Hybrid Core technology, which provides a smooth, supple and damp feel. As a result, I had high expectations of this ski, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. My first impression was how responsive and turny it was. With a radius of 14 metres, the short turn reaction was to be expected, but what surprised me was how well it held an edge in bigger turns and varying snow conditions, and that it continued to be both smooth and predictable whether I was making high-speed carves, or agile, short-radius arcs. Additionally, this ski demonstrated its stability as I took it all over the mountain, whether it was in the trees, on spring corn, hard pack, or even a few ripper laps through a GS course. The versatility of the M-Cross is incredible, and its poppy, playful response will make you feel like a gymnast on snow, unable to wipe the smile off your face. —Katie Spittlehouse

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  • Smooth, stable and versatile.
  • Playful, turny and responsive.
  • Has impressive edge hold in variable conditions.


  • Leaves a bit to be desired in deeper snow.
  • Gave off a bit of chatter at high speed in firm, chopped-up snow.

What type of terrain is the Dynastar M-Cross 88 best suited for?

Groomers along with mid-angled and steep trees.

What type of snow conditions is the Dynastar M-Cross 88 best suited for?

Hard pack, soft crud, spring corn and boot-high powder.

What type of skier is the Dynastar M-Cross 88 best suited for?

An intermediate to advanced skier who loves skiing groomers and enjoys going off piste once in a while.

Katie Spittlehouse

Age: 31
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 150 lbs
Occupation: MRI Technologist
Years Skiing: 30
Preferred Ski Length: 176-180cm
Preferred Ski Width: 99-115mm Underfoot
Preferred Terrain: Steeps
Preferred Conditions: Powder

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This review was independently done and the views are that of the author.

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