Rating: / 5
Lengths: 158, 164, 174, 184
Stability at speed: 3.79 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.49 / 5
Crud performance: 3.80 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.46 / 5
Stöckli’s Stormrider XL is the big-turn burner of the category—stable and damp, with wicked edge hold (check out the traditional vertical sidewalls). Like to cruise? You can run this ski at full speed all day.
You can take it easy or throw everything you have into it—it won’t be outmuscled.
Takes some muscle to bend it into shorter turns, and it can be hard to unlock once you set the edge.
"Rail GS turns on this ski; it’s solid but spunky." —Charlotte Moats