All Mountain skis are made to mix it up, delivering plenty of on piste kicks as well as providing thrills in mixed terrain and conditions away from groomed runs.
On prepared trails they cut arcs as clean as Piste models and hold an edge on the firmest snow. Get them off piste and their extra stability and float shines on powder days and off-the-beaten track adventures through trees and ungroomed terrain.
Most skis use an integrated binding system to maximise energy transfer; wider models are flat decked to improve feedback and can be mounted with a choice of bindings.
Typically, an all mountain ski will have a waist in the 78-90mm range. Narrow for quick edge changes and response on piste, but with enough width to float on soft snow and remain stable in choppy conditions. Tips and tails have some additional length for smoother turning and handling on ungroomed snow.
The radius varies, piste orientated skis often use a tighter sidecut for shorter turns. A longer radius is found on skis where rougher conditions dictates more stability, usually associated with the wider All Mountain skis.
Tip and often tail rocker will be used to improve handling on rougher conditions. Camber underfoot ensures grip and response for harder snow and pistes.
The ideal length for an all mountain ski is between nose level to forehead height, but longer length is important if there is larger rocker profile or you’re spending more time off piste where the extra stability and float will be beneficial.