Ski Review 2023/2024: Touring Skis Men 2 – 90 to 97 mm

If you want to explore the open terrain away from the groomed slopes, you need the important avalanche equipment as well as the right material under your feet. This is where the skis in the category "Touring Men 2" come into play. With medium widths of 90 to 97 millimetres, they offer the ideal balance between buoyancy in powder snow and lightness for the ascent. Here are the test results from the WorldSkitest 2023/2024.

For adventures in alpine terrain

The touring models in this category provide the necessary buoyancy in deep snow and ensure optimum power transmission. Despite their width, they are characterized by a relatively low weight, which saves energy reserves on the ascent. This makes them an ideal partner for demanding ski tours in alpine terrain.

>> Click here for the narrower touring models from 85 to 89 mm

The WorldSkitest for touring skis took place at the end of March 2023 at the Falkert in Carinthia. Both the skiing characteristics and the handling of the climbing skins were evaluated. This year's test results prove how high the quality of all models is. There were two winners and some of the skis in the rest of the field also shared their place with competitors with equal points.

Target group: deep snow fanatics and freeriders among ski tourers

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Test winner: Elan Ripstick Tour 94

Elan Ripstick Tour 94
Elan Ripstick Tour 94 © Elan

The (shared) victory in this category goes to the Elan Ripstick Tour 94. Like the Fischer model, it achieved the top score of 46.5 points in total and a test rating of "very good". With its excellent rating for long turns in powder, it makes freeriders' hearts beat faster.

Weight: 1,490g/ski (@178cm)

Handling Skins7,2 / 10
Long turns8,4 / 10
Short turns7,7 / 10
Smoothness7,7 / 10
Edge grip7,6 / 10
Overall impression7,9 / 10
Final score46,5 / 60
very good

>> More info about the Elan Ripstick Tour 94

Test winner: Fischer Transalp 92 CTI Pro

Fischer Transalp 92 CTI Pro
Fischer Transalp 92 CTI Pro © Fischer Sports GmbH

Equal on points with Elan, the Fischer Transalp 92 CTI Pro is also the winner in the Touring Men 2 category. At just 1,205 grams per ski, it is the lightest model in this test series, which is particularly noticeable on the ascent. It also impressed the testers on the descent. It is even fun on short turns. The handling of the skins was also considered easy and uncomplicated.

Weight: 1,205g/ski (@176cm)

Handling Skins7,5 / 10
Long turns7,7 / 10
Short turns8,0 / 10
Smoothness7,6 / 10
Edge grip7,7 / 10
Overall impression8,0 / 10
Final score46,5 / 60
very good

>> More info about the Fischer Transalp 92 CTI Pro

Third Place: Salomon MTN 96

Salomon MTN 96 Carbon
Salomon MTN 96 Carbon © Salomon

Last year's winner makes it onto the podium again. A total of 46.0 points earned the Salomon MTN 96 Carbon an excellent third place and a test score of "very good". The versatile touring ski runs smoothly and is suitable for both short and long turns. The testers gave it a consistently positive overall impression.

Weight: 1,390g/ski (@174cm)

Handling Skins7,3 / 10
Long turns8,0 / 10
Short turns7,7 / 10
Smoothness7,8 / 10
Edge grip7,4 / 10
Overall impression7,8 / 10
Final score46,0 / 60
very good

>> More info about the Salomon MTN 96 Carbon


All test results for Touring Skis - Men 1

RankSkiPointsRatingPrice (RRP)
1Elan Ripstick Tour 9446,5 / 60very good749,95 €
1Fischer Transalp 92 CTI Pro46,5 / 60very good850,00 €
3Salomon MTN 96 Carbon46,0 / 60very good730,00 €
4Atomic Backland 9545,4 / 60very good
SnowStyle Silver
699,99 €
5Blizzard Zero G 9544,1 / 60very good800,00 €
6Dynastar M-Tour 9043,9 / 60very good
SnowStyle Bronze
650,00 €
6Stöckli Edge FT43,9 / 60very good1.099,00 €
8Hagan Core 92 Carbon43,6 / 60very good759,00 €
8Nordica Enforcer 94 Unlimited43,6 / 60very good
SnowStyle Gold
699,95 €
10Völkl Rise Beyond 9642,5 / 60very good

750,00 €

11Kästle TX9341,7 / 60good

899,00 €

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

>> Review: The results of the ski test 2022/2023

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