OnTheSnow tested the 2015 Salomon X-Drive 8.8 FS as part of its All-Mountain Front Category.

The X-Drive 8.8 FS has two visible elements that contribute to the high scores it received in the carving category: A carbon X-shaped chassis adds torsional stiffness and edge grip; composite fiber inserts in the tip and tail stabilize the effect of rocker for easier turn initiation. Instructors of the group praised the X-Drive’s on-piste performance.

Check out the FULL REVIEW for more about why testers loved this ski.