Rating: / 5
Lengths: 162, 169, 176, 183
Stability at speed: 3.28 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.10 / 5
Crud performance: 2.22 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.46 / 5
The RT86 is shaped enough to feel carvy, but soft and maneuverable enough to wiggle through trees. It’s not a powder ski but it’s got a wide shovel for blasting through chunks and making three inches of snow feel like a foot. Plus: Especially lively and responsive at short-radius turns. Minus: Testers
aren’t supposed to judge the top sheet, but they couldn’t help but notice the bad-acid-trip graphics.