Skis in the All-Mountain Back category equal adventure no matter where you’re skiing. Rocker technology, deep sidecuts and construction that often borrows from race skis means these boards are capable performers in both hard and soft snow. Some skis are more playful and surfy, while others are more directional, like a wide-bodied GS ski. Often with traditional sidewalls, wood cores and a range of waist widths between 90 mm and 106 mm, these versatile skis are designed to carve, blast through crud plus have flotation in powder—so skiers can spend the day exploring without worrying about what's under their feet.

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