Category: Best Men’s All Mountain Ski 2024/25 (Video Review)

Location: La Clusaz, France

Testers: Elsa Powell-Dooley | Kev Harris | Sam Temple | Lloyd Wallace | Rob Stewart | Betony Garner | David Robertson

Clothing Partner: Helly Hansen

Overall Winners

Best Men's All Mountain Ski

Black Crows Camox

Salomon QST 92

The InTheSnow ski test team (Bio’s below) met at the SIGB Ski Test in La Clusaz in January 2024, armed not just with their passion for powder but also with a mission: to find out what the Best Women’s All Mountain Ski for the 2024-25 season actually is.

With 7 testers, each possessing a wealth of skiing experience, the stage was set for 5 days of testing skis from over 20 manufactures.  From sharp turns to high-speed descents, every edge, curve, and carve was scrutinised, until we found two standout performers.

Our testers were kitted out in Helly Hansen gear, wearing the Elevation Pro Shell jacket and Bib pants, experiencing their award winning jacket (and pants) firsthand. The combination of Helly Hansen’s cutting-edge technology and sleek design kept the testers warm all day but also gave them maximum mobility.

We unveil our three favourite ‘top pick’ piste skis, selected to cater to different skill levels and preferences. Read on as we uncover the best performing skis to make our list of ‘Best Women’s All Mountain Skis 2024/25’.

Best Men’s All Mountain Ski 2024/25

Black Crows Camox

Best Men's All Mountain Ski

After rigorous testing at the ski test in La Clusaz, the Black Crows Camox emerges as a standout all-mountain ski, offering a blend of playful agility and solid performance across diverse terrain.

The Camox is designed as a versatile one-ski quiver, boasting a medium flex that excels in providing both grip and float in soft snow. Updates to this season’s model have focused on modernising the ski profile for enhanced stability and responsiveness without compromising its renowned manoeuvrability.

With a waist width just under 100mm, the Camox strikes a perfect balance between a demanding powder ski and a nimble all-mountain cruiser. Its full poplar wood core ensures a smooth flex, with softer tips and tails for easy turn initiation and firm underfoot grip. Carbon/kevlar strips integrated into the core provide additional power and rebound, enhancing the ski’s overall performance while maintaining a lightweight feel.

Featuring rocker in both the tips and tails, the Camox delivers a playful and responsive ride, making it ideal for navigating natural features, trees, and bumps with ease. These skis cater to intermediate and advanced riders seeking precision on-piste and off-piste manoeuvrability.

Key Features

  • Double Beak Profile: Early rise in both the tip and tail facilitates smooth turn initiation and pivot, while also providing float in powder and soft snow.
  • Poplar Wood Core: Provides stability and performance, with a lively flex for charging across varied terrain.
  • Semi-Cap Step Down ABS Sidewalls: Offers the strength and grip of sidewalls while saving weight and facilitating easier pivoting.
  • Carbon Kevlar: Enhances rebound and playfulness, contributing to a more reactive skiing experience.
  • Binding Reinforcement: Extra fibreglass in the centre of the ski strengthens the binding section, ensuring durability and reliability.

InTheSnow Best Men’s All Mountain Ski Verdict

If you’re a skier who demands versatility and performance across all snow conditions, look no further than the Black Crows Camox. We absolutely adore this ski and found it to be a total pleasure to ski on. With its exceptional blend of agility, stability, and playfulness, the Camox delivers an unparalleled skiing experience – what more could you want!

Salomon QST 92

Best Men's All Mountain Ski

Designed for the modern freerider, the Salomon QST 92 offers an agile and responsive ride, making it an ideal companion for exploring varied terrain and cruising through bumps with ease.

With its lightweight 92mm waist and freeride shape, the QST 92 strikes a perfect balance between agility and stability. Whether you’re carving up groomers or venturing into the sidecountry, these skis deliver a dynamic and enjoyable skiing experience.

Key Features

  • Short Turn Radius: Ideal for quick and nimble maneuvers, making it suitable for tight terrain and technical descents.
  • Medium Turn Radius: Provides versatility across a range of conditions, allowing for smooth transitions between turns.
  • Long Turn Radius: Offers stability at higher speeds and across wider turns, ensuring confidence-inspiring performance on varied terrain.

With features such as Line Control Technology (LCT) and Vibration Absorption System (VAS), the QST 92 delivers enhanced control and stability, allowing you to push your limits with confidence.

InTheSnow Best Men’s All Mountain Ski Verdict

Whether you’re a seasoned expert or an aspiring freerider, the Salomon QST 92 is a versatile and capable ski which will deliver all day long!

InTheSnow Ski Testers

Elsa Powell-Dooley

Elsa is a rising star in British alpine ski racing. With a career spanning three seasons, she has already made her mark with an impressive four U21 podium finishes at the English Skiing Championships. Elsa’s passion for skiing extends beyond the slopes, as evidenced by her engaging content on her  YouTube channel and Instagram profile. Follow her journey and be inspired by her dedication to the sport.

Kev Harris

Kev, brings a wealth of experience to the ski testing team as an accomplished TV presenter and seasoned alpine ski coach. With a diverse background in skiing, motorsport, and travel, Kev’s expertise adds depth to the testing process. Having spent over a decade coaching in the Alps, Kev’s keen eye for detail and passion for the sport ensures thorough and insightful evaluations of the skis under review.

Sam Temple

British Freestyle skier Sam Temple is no stranger to the world stage, having represented Team GB at the Nagano Winter Olympic Games in 1998 and the Salt Lake City Games in 2002. Before his international career, Sam honed his skills as a ski instructor for five years, gaining invaluable experience on the slopes. With his extensive background in freestyle skiing and coaching, Sam brings a unique perspective to the ski testing team.

Lloyd Wallace

Lloyd is a seasoned British freestyle skier who has proudly represented his country at both the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics. With his impressive track record on the international stage. His firsthand knowledge of high-level competition and technical proficiency ensures thorough and accurate assessments of the skis under scrutiny.

Rob Stewart

Rob, presenter of The White Out podcast and a qualified BASI Level 4 Alpine Ski Instructor, rounds out the ski testing team with his extensive knowledge and passion for the sport. With a deep understanding of skiing technique and equipment, Rob’s insights provide invaluable context to the ski reviews.

Betony Garner

With over 13 years of experience in sports PR, Betony began at the Ski Club of Great Britain before contributing to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Transitioning to freelance consultancy in 2013, she has since worked with clients like British Ski and Snowboard, Sochi 2014, and Orica GreenEDGE professional cycling team. Based in Chamonix and London.

David Robertson

David is the CEO and co-founder of Action Outdoors. His passion for outdoor pursuits is reflected in his qualifications as an International Mountain Leader (IML), Yachtmaster Ocean, and Dive Master. David’s dedication to adventure and sport sees him regularly practicing a diverse range of activities. In winter, he indulges in skiing, ski-mountaineering, and kite skiing.

We regularly review the latest gear on our youtube channel see our 2024 Gear Playlist Here,  Check out our regular podcast here Apple | Spotify | Podcasts or search The White Out on your chosen podcast directory.

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