Rating: / 5
Lengths: 164, 169, 175, 180, 186
Stability at speed: 2.72 / 5
Hard snow performance: 0.00 / 5
Crud performance: 2.64 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.68 / 5
The Peak 88 shines in long GS turns on hardpack, but it also bullies through soft crud effectively. Its highest scores came in hard-snow performance and energy, though the latter was manifest as cool and calm rather than lively. PLUS: The Peak 88’s stability provides enough peace of mind to think one turn ahead. MINUS: It’s hard to manipulate the turn radius; the ski chattered when forced into short arcs.