Downhill Skis

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Downhill Skis Salomon QST 92 2022

Salomon QST 92 2022

Freeride Skis, Senior


Three tips before buying downhill skis

Beginner: If you are a beginner on the ski slope, we recommend that you choose a comfortable ski with a good grip to make turning easier. It is also usually easier to manoeuvre a slightly narrower and softer ski. If you’re completely new to skiing, refer to this guide to learn the basics of the actual skiing process.

Medium level skier: A common mistake is that medium level skiers buy skis that are below their abilities, rather than slightly above their abilities. Of course, it’s a matter of taste, but it often prevents you from developing your skiing. Higher speeds require a pair of harder skis and higher torsional rigidity, i.e. the ski’s ability to withstand the force of turning sideways.

Advanced skier: For advanced skiers, speed is often the most important thing, and for this it's important that the ski feels safe and stable when you’re going really fast, no matter where you're skiing. It is important to have really high torsional rigidity. Choosing a soft or hard ski is more a matter of taste and depends on the type of skiing you are going to do. It is wise to invest a few SEK more to get a pair of high-quality skis.

In order to ski as well as possible, it is important that your skis are the right length. A rule of thumb is that the ski should be about 10 centimetres shorter than your height. But you should also consider your level and body strength. In most cases, the heavier or more experienced you are, the longer and harder your skis should be.

  • All mountain: A flexible ski that is suitable for both piste skiing and powder snow, both for medium level and more advanced skiers. Because the ski is slightly wider, it does not cut so deep, and is therefore also suitable for springtime slush. So it’s a good all-round ski for those who just want one pair of skis.

  • Piste: A ski suitable for those who want to ski on a piste. The ski has a narrower waist, which gives it a good grip on hard and icy surfaces, but also on freshly pisted slopes. There are piste models for all types of skiers, but if you are more experienced, you should choose a more torsionally rigid model.

  • Freeride: A ski for those looking for the perfect powder run. Most models work relatively well on pistes, but they can feel a bit clumsy and require more strength from the skier. Usually not for beginners.

  • Park: Park skis are suitable for those who spend most of their time in the park. The skis always have twin tips, i.e. both ends are bent up so that you can ski in both directions. Are often also equally wide at the back and front. Often the centre of gravity is shifted forward to make it easier for you to perform tricks. Often slightly more resilient, and sometimes they have a reinforced steel edge.

  • Best touring ski: The best touring ski is lighter, which makes the trip up the mountain more pleasant; however, this also means that it has less stability when going downhill. Not for beginners.