A Guide to the World's Best Skis, No Matter What Kind of Skier You Are

Are you shopping for skis? Whether you're a novice skier who enjoys gentle terrain or an expert who lives for moguls and steeps, these top ski manufacturers, including Atomic, Dynastar, Elan, K2, and Rossignol, have a ski for you. These brands have proven themselves with consistent quality and high performance. Most of them carry models for skiers at all ability levels and for many different types of terrain. 

Atomic has been in the ski industry since 1955. With both alpine and nordic skis available, Atomic offers some of the most high-performance expert skis available and plenty of options for beginner and intermediate skiers. Atomic skis will keep you stable as a beginner or intermediate skier, and they'll carry you over moguls, steeps or back country terrain as an expert.

Dynastar has been making skis for over 40 years and is known for innovations that improve the skiing experience. With everything from sport performance skis to recreational skis, Dynastar skis will be a good medium to connect you with the mountain.

Elan Hyper Flow. Courtesy PriceGrabber

Elan, a ski manufacturer from Slovenia, offers racing skis, twin-tip skis, all-terrain skis and more for beginner, intermediate and expert skiers. Elan skis are known for their high quality, supreme attention to detail, and the ability to maintain good performance, whether you're skiing on ice or floating through powder. More »

K2 skis are designed and then tested for excellence. Excellence is just what many skiers report, and partly because of this, K2 is a reputable brand that can be trusted. Always on the cutting edge, K2's skis are not only appealing to your eye, but their high performance makes them feel good on the mountain, too.

Line Skis is rooted in park skiing but has branched out with several freeride options, including powder skis, all-mountain skis and all-terrain skis made for the park, pipe and powder. They also have kid's skis available in several models.

RAMP Skis

Beaver. RAMP Skis

RAMP has made a big commitment to being one of the very few ski manufacturers tooling skis in the good old U.S.A. by setting up shop in Park Cty, Utah. Using state-of-the-art equipment, RAMP is making award-winning skis and snowboards with environmentally and socially conscious production methods.

Rossignol has both nordic and alpine skis that are known for reliable high quality. Whether you're just starting out on skis or you're a hardcore expert, Rossignol skis are tailored so that you can enjoy your skiing and ski well and safely, but still have what it takes to explore new terrain and new challenges. Rossignol has many ski options, so it won't be hard to find a pair that's just right for you.

Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Doyle, Mike. "A Guide to the World's Best Skis, No Matter What Kind of Skier You Are." ThoughtCo, Oct. 31, 2017, thoughtco.com/top-skis-gear-3009334. Doyle, Mike. (2017, October 31). A Guide to the World's Best Skis, No Matter What Kind of Skier You Are. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/top-skis-gear-3009334 Doyle, Mike. "A Guide to the World's Best Skis, No Matter What Kind of Skier You Are." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/top-skis-gear-3009334 (accessed November 20, 2017).