Ski Review 2022/2023: Freeride models over 100 mm

Narrow, steep gullies, tree runs and untracked slopes with deep powder make your heart beat faster? Then the category "Freeride over 100mm" is the right place for you. Here you'll find the right ski models for your next off-piste adventure. We tell you which models performed particularly well in this year's WorldSkitest.

The specialists for the terrain

Welcome to the Big Mountain range! The skis in the "Freeride over 100 millimeters" category are ideal for pros in search of an adrenaline rush in the backcountry, but also for relaxed mountain enthusiasts who want to enjoy the untouched slopes away from the ski resorts and are looking for a ski that makes it easier to get downhill. The center widths of the tested models range from 106 to 115 millimeters. This means they offer enough buoyancy to draw the perfect line in deep powder snow.

The freeride skis were tested at the 2022/2023 WorldSkitest in a specified terrain at the Großglockner Resort Kals. The tight results, all of which turned out "excellent" or "very good," show just how high the quality of the skis is. >> This is how the WorldSkitest works

Target group: 100% off-piste skiers

Are you looking for freeride models that can also be used on-piste? Then check out the skis in the category "Freeride up to 100mm"!

Test winner: Völkl Blaze 106

Völkl Blaze 106
Völkl Blaze 106 © Völkl

The Völkl Blaze 106 climbs up one place compared to last year and thus secures the victory in the category "Freeride over 100mm". The lightweight (1,593 g at 165cm) is also ideally suited for touring with the right binding. However, the low weight obviously does not detract from the performance. In any case, the Blaze 106 convinced the testers all along the line.

Long turns8,5 / 10
Short turns8,3 / 10
Maneuverability8,3 / 10
Stability at speed7.7 / 10
Physical effort8,0 / 10
Final score40,8 / 50

>> More info on the Völkl Blaze 106

Second Place: Rossignol Sender 106 Ti Plus

Rossignol Sender 106 Ti Plus
Rossignol Sender 106 Ti Plus © Rossignol

Conceivably close behind in second place is the Rossignol Sender 106 Ti Plus. With consistently great ratings, it achieved a total of 40.7 points and thus the test grade "excellent". The testers were also impressed by its looks. The Sender 106 Ti Plus not only gets the SnowStyle gold medal of the Freeride over 100mm category, but even the SnowStyle of the Year 2022/23 - Freeride.

Long turns8,2 / 10
Short turns8,3 / 10
Maneuverability8,1 / 10
Stability at speed7.8 / 10
Physical effort8,3 / 10
Final score40,7 / 50

>> More info about the Rossignol Sender 106 Ti Plus

Third Place: Dynastar M-Free 108

Dynastar M-Free 108
Dynastar M-Free 108 © Dynastar

The Dynastar M-Free 108 completes the "excellent" winner's podium. The freerider impresses above all with its turning ability in the terrain while conserving the skier's power reserves. The cool design in marbled look was also well received by the testers, earning it silver in SnowStyle.

Long turns7,9 / 10
Short turns7,9 / 10
Maneuverability8,3 / 10
Stability at speed7.9 / 10
Physical effort8,2 / 10
Final score40,2 / 50

>> More info about the Dynastar M-Free 108

Test results Freeride over 100mm at a glance

RankSkiPointsRatingPrice (RRP)
1Völkl Blaze 10640,8 / 50excellent770,00 €
2Rossignol Sender 106 Ti Plus40,7 / 50excellent
SnowStyle Gold
950,00 €
3Dynastar M-Free 10840,2 / 50excellent
SnowStyle Silver
850,00 €
4Blizzard Hustle 1139,9 / 50very good750,00 €
5Atomic Backland 10739,8 / 50very good
SnowStyle Bronze
979,99 €
(incl. binding)
6Elan Ripstick 10639,6 / 50very good699,95 €
7Nordica Unleashed 10839,4 / 50very good599,95 €
8Scott Pure Pow 115 Ti37,1 / 50very good649,95 €
9Salomon QST 106 N37,0 / 50very good700,00 €
10Fischer Ranger 10836,8 / 50very good699,99 €
10Kästle FX 106 Ti36,8 / 50very good1049,00 €

>> Detailed skitest results can be found at the linked ski model 

>> Review: The results of the ski test 2021/2022

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