Salomon MTN Explore 88 W

2018

Women's Free-Tour
Salomon
Price: £470.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Suitability for touring:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 123-88-109
Turn radius 18m (169cm)
Lengths 153, 161 (1,200g), 169
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon, flax & woodcore, honeycomb tip
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Smooth and floaty; easy to use
Weaknesses Tail can wash out on hardpack

They say

The MTN Explore 88 combines the balance of touring efficiency with downhill performance in an 88mm ski.

We say

You get a smooth ride with this ski, which works in its favour in chopped up snow. Its generous platform provides strong flotation in deep snow. Combine that with its ease of use and you get a great combination. Like a lot of Salomon skis we tested this winter, its easy character lets you focus on playing with the terrain, rather than worrying about the ski’s performance.

Tester Comments

Bella Seel
Smooth and floaty; very easy to turn
Rowena Phillips
It’s a solid ski that, at medium speeds, will tear through crud and lumpy snow