Salomon Stance 96
Category: All Mountain
Length Tested: 182
Lengths: 168, 176, 182, 188
Dimensions: 132/96/114
Radius: 20m
MSRP: $800
More Info:

Salomon’s Stance 96 is a no-nonsense ski that provided a traditional carver feel on groomed runs yet was nimble and lively off piste. From the topsheet to the core, Salomon has taken modern ski technology and stripped away the fluff to focus on the essentials. Simply put, this was a fun, predictable and reliable ski that performed well in a variety of conditions, and would be an ideal choice for intermediate to advanced skiers looking for a dependable daily driver for firm conditions and shallow pow. It may not be the fanciest-looking ski on the market, but it just works. With a narrower waist than I typically ride, I was surprised by how well it functioned in the softer, deeper snow I was fortunate enough to ski it in. However I found it really hit its stride on groomed runs and packed powder, where its traditional shape was an absolute delight to carve. —JAY MALONEY

Location: Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, B.C.

About This Tester:

Jay Maloney
Age: 28 / Height: 6’1” / Weight: 185 lbs
Occupation: Climate Risk Analyst
Years Skiing: 25
Preferred Ski: 185-190cm Length / 105-115mm Underfoot
Preferred Terrain / Conditions: Technical Steeps / Powder

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