2024 Salomon Stance 96 Video Review

Tech Details

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

Test Notes

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

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  • Lively, sturdy and responsive.
  • Carves incredibly well on the groomed.
  • Adapts well to various types of terrain and snow conditions.


  • A tad narrow for super deep powder days.
  • Expert skiers may prefer a slightly stiffer and/or wider ski.

What type of terrain is the Salomon Stance 96 ski best suited for?

A mixture of groomed runs, steep trees and open glades.

What type of snow conditions is the Salomon Stance 96 best suited for?

Hard-packed snow, crud and boot-high powder.

What type of skier is the Salomon Stance 96 best suited for?

Intermediate to advanced skiers who are looking for a dependable daily driver in firm conditions and shallow powder.

Jay Maloney

Age: 28
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 185 lbs

Occupation: Climate Risk Analyst

Years Skiing: 25

Preferred Ski Length: 185-190cm

Preferred Ski Width: 105-115mm Underfoot

Preferred Terrain: Technical 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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