All-Mountain Back skis are all about agility and nimbleness. The wider of our all-mountain ski category division, these skis range between 90 mm and 106 mm underfoot to conquer variable snow conditions and maneuver mountains front to back and everywhere in between.

In one of our biggest test categories, what stood out about these skis in particular? Click through each Editors' Choice ski pick named below to find out why they made our list of favorite 2015/2016 men's All-Mountain Back skis. 

1. Nordica Enforcer

What do you get when you combine World Cup technology, a full wood core, two sheets of metal and a small amount of tip and tail rocker? “Easy to ski and plenty of performance,” according to Stoeger. The Enforcer scored high across the board and highest of any AMB ski in versatility and carving. “This ski is good for skiers who like quick, high-energy rebound from their high-performing ski,” says Witman.

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2. Völkl 100Eight

A new model from Völkl, the 100Eight (108-mm underfoot) had high marks for stability—and the highest for float of all skis in the category. “It’s really buoyant,” says Stoeger. “It handles deep pow and crud equally well.” Adds Smid: “It’s the best in the category for float, but it’s also rock solid while banging out quick turns or letting it run.” 

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3. K2 Pinnacle 95

K2 says hard-charging doesn’t need to mean hard to ski—so engineers designed the Pinnacle 95 to be quick and nimble. Testers responded with high scores for playfulness. “Skis like a kitten playing with string,” quips Pugliese. “It’s full of life.” Similarly, Smid loves “...the playful pop and effortless transitions edge-to-edge.”

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4. Blizzard Bonafide

For the second year in a row, testers gave the Bonafide equally high scores for carving and stability and the highest scores for those fields of any ski in the category. “This ski dominates in all conditions except deep pow,” says Witman. “It’s a confidence-builder you can charge with.” According to Smid, “It demands a lot from the driver, but it’s a strong, stable ski you can put through the wringer.”

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5. Atomic Vantage 100 CTi

Atomic’s Vantage name has been around, but the 2015/2016 series receives a major technology update, and testers awarded it high scores for playfulness. Maybon calls it “a light and playful all-mountain ski that’s fun and surfy in deep snow,” and Witman found it “...very fast edge-to-edge with rebound and life to it.”

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6. Kästle BMX105 HP

“It’s not so much an all-mountain back ski as it is a narrow pow ski,” says Smid of the BMX105 HP. “Take it off trail and enjoy the flotation.” Testers awarded the big mountain freeride BMX105 HP high marks for stability. “Choppy snow and heavy powder is your playground with these boards—the faster, the better,” says Bills.

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7. Salomon Q-98

Salomon’s Q-line models are designed to handle a variety of snow and terrain. “Commendable float for 98-mm underfoot,” says Maybon. “I’d call it an all-mountain ripper that won’t suck the life out of your legs.” Testers ranked the Q-98 highest for playfulness, agreeing with Gaudet that it “skis light and energetically.”

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8. Head Monster 98 Ti 

The Head Monster 98 Ti received the highest score for stability, prompting comments like “slays the groomers,” (Ertl), “uncompromising power,” (Pugliese) and “extremely capable in all different arcs,” (Zawacki). Technology comes from Head’s wildly successful race skis and its award-winning women-specific skis for a model Gaudet calls “awesome on edge while hauling you-know-what.”

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