A lot of the BroBible readership is based on the East Coast, which means you aren’t as fortunate when it comes to high quality skiing. If you've taken a trip to Utah or Colorado or California, you know just how much East Coast skiing sucks. Be that as it may, some of the best skiers in the world are from states like New York, Maine, Vermont, and Pennsylvania, where terrian parks and pipe skiing is huge. Whether it's your first season venturing into the terrain park or you have been skiing in the orange zone for years, a good park ski is invaluable when it comes to learning new tricks and stomping clean landings. With lively pop and symmetrical flex patterns, you can spend as much of the day riding switch as you do forwards.
If you aren’t into the park, think about finding the perfect pair of skis that can rip the whole mountain in any conditions. If you've made the decision to buy a new pair of skis that you want to be able to ride every day, all over the mountain, the second half of this list will look very appealing. Start at #1 if you’re looking for a park/pipe ski, and work your way to the back for all-mountain picks.
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This list is organized on a scale from Park and Pipe specific to All-Mountain.
Salomon Pro Pipe
Length: 161, 171, 181 Dimensions: 122 / 85 / 112 The Salomon Pro Pipe was built specifically for holding an edge in transition from wall to wall. Simon Dumont rode these skis in the X Games this year, only getting edged out by 15-year-old phenom Torin Yater-Wallace. With a lively full-wood core and total edge reinforcement, this ski will help you boost higher than ever. Buy it: Here
Scott Punisher Jib
Length: 162, 172, 182 Dimensions: 126 / 86 / 113 This ultra-light park ski with sandwich wall construction will let you be the boss. Just ask Tom Wallisch; these are his favorites. The ski incorporates a progressive tip height radius that helps you make cleaner, more controlled turns and stomp anything in the park. Buy it: Here
Length: 151, 161, 171, 176, 181 Dimensions: 122 / 86 / 115 The Salomon Suspect is the favorite ski of guys like Sammy Carlson, Nick Martini, and Matt Walker. If you spend the summers shredding park at Mt. Hood and winters on urban handrails and perfectly groomed jumps, the Suspect is for you. Full wood core, sandwich sidewall construction, and a butter flex pattern make this ski an awesome jib ski. Buy it: Here
Length: 161, 166, 171, 176, 181 Dimensions: 119 / 86 / 109 The AR7 likes everything. It’s considered a true all-mountain twintip, with traditional camber and a wood core for consistent turns in anything you can find. With reinforced 2.5mm impact edges, feel free to take this ski into the park and slam your edges onto boxes and rails all day long. Buy it: Here
Length: 164, 171, 181, 186 Dimensions: 126 / 94 / 119 The Morphic is a brand new model from Liberty this year, blurring the line between smooth powder performance, big mountain capability, and terrain park responsiveness. With a super lightweight bamboo core, traditional camber under foot, and fiber-reinforced polymer sheets underfoot, this ski performs in all conditions. Buy it: Here
Length: 163, 170, 177, 184, 191 Dimensions: 132 / 98 / 118 The Mantra is a great all-around ski. It’ incredibly stable at high speeds, but it doesn’t feel heavy thanks to its beech wood core. It also features a torsion box construction, which has vertical sidewalls for a stable feel. It excels on holding an edge on both hardpack and variable terrain, and its 98mm underfoot floats exceptionally well. Buy it: Here
Length: 162, 172, 182, 192 Dimensions: 129 / 101 / 121 The Moment PB&J is a great go-anywhere do-anything ski. It’s rockered tip and tail helps you float in pow, and it’s traditional camber underfoot keeps your edge on the snow when you’re layin down groomer lines. It’s designed to be centered mounted; its symmetrical flex pattern makes it great for riding switch and stomping anything in the park. Buy it: Here
Length: 174, 183, 192 Dimensions: 119 / 132 / 102 / 123 This ski is the little brother of the 115mm JJ. With 102mm underfoot and rocker in the nose but not the tail, the TST makes buttery-smooth turns in any conditions and it’s ideal for any and all snow. If you’re looking for a ski that can shred pow, charge hardpack, and even play in the park every once in a while, this ski is perfect. Buy it: Here
K2 Kung Fujas
Length: 169, 179, 189 Dimensions: 133 / 102 / 127 Freeskier testers gave this ski near perfect marks for playfulness and carving, and it's undeniably built for big-mountain adventures. These skis have an all-terrain rocker and removable tip and tail rivets so you can attach K2 pre-cut skins to get through whatever the Norse gods throw your way. Buy it: Here
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