Category Killers: Quiver of One

Every skier is in search of a unicorn—the ski that can do it all. Our testers have chosen these four skis for their power inbounds and out—balancing weight and performance with all-conditions versatility.

K2 Pinnacle 105

SIZES: 170, 177, 184, 191
DIMENSIONS: 137/105/121
WEIGHT: 7 lbs. 13 oz. (177)


“The Pinnacle out-quicks anything edge to edge. It turns even before you think of it. Luckily, it has K2 bones and locks in when you need it. This is the ultimate tree-skiing tool. With all its rocker, it might not be as reliable on a big, Alaskan spine, but for all other conditions, the Pinnacle rocks.”

—Gregg Davis | Alta, Utah
6 ft. 3 in. | 185 lbs.

Cham 97 2.0

SIZES: 166, 172, 178, 184
DIMENSIONS: 133/97/113
WEIGHT: 7 lbs. 8 oz. (178)


“My favorite ski of the test. The 2.0 is much improved over the 1.0. Effortless to initiate and incredibly fun turn to turn. This ski held an edge on the boilerplate and navigated the bony, tough spots. They’re definitely light enough for me to tour on. A buttery-smooth multi-tool that I’d pack for every adventure short of a full-blown Nor’easter.”

—Mike Rosenberg | Salt Lake City, Utah
5 ft. 6 in. | 165 lbs.

Rossignol Soul 7

SIZES: 164, 172, 180, 188
DIMENSIONS: 136/106/126
WEIGHT: 8 lbs. 6 oz. (180)



“Once again, the Soul 7 is a great one-quiver ski. Solid, dependable and super fun. Work or play, this would be a ski to buy.”

—Eli Moore | Smugglers’ Notch, Vt.
5 ft. 8 in. | 165 lbs.

Line Skis Sick Day 102

SIZES: 172, 179, 186
DIMENSIONS: 135/102/120
WEIGHT: 8 lbs. 6 oz. (186)


“Easy, predictable and charging. You can push the Sick Day as hard as you want and it will keep giving back with fast, stable turns. Nice dampness.”

—Carter Snow | Bozeman, Mont.
5 ft. 10 in. | 150 lbs.


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