2021 Salomon QST 99 Skis

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2021 Salomon QST 99 Skis

The Salomon QST 99 skis are a fantastically versatile set of skis that are perfect for western one-ski quivers and eastern snow day skis. The width of 99 mm underfoot is kind of that magic number in terms of all-mountain versatility. Anything over 99 and it seems like you've got yourself a powder ski, and less than 99 means that it's not quite wide enough for deep snow. But like most everything, this ski is all about compromise. When describing the Salomon QST 99, we often find ourselves saying contradictory things like how the ski floats well for how narrow it is, or the ski is a great carver for how wide it is. These types of statements are useful because they show the versatility and well-roundedness of the ski. With a shape that was updated last year, the Salomon QST 99 takes versatility to the next level. They've lightened the ski, but haven't made it any less damp. They've stiffened the ski but haven't made it less user-friendly. They've made it turnier, but haven't sacrificed top-speed performance. Again, we find ourselves describing the QST 99 in contradictory or oxymoronic terms, and that's something we definitely look for when talking about a true all-mountain ski. At 181 cm length, the 19.4-meter turn radius is perfect for making all types of turns, from carved turns on groomers to smeary turns in the fresh snow, the QST 99 is built to handle it all. Advanced and expert level skiers will love the versatility and performance of the Salomon QST 99.


  • Sidecut: 134/99/116 mm at 181 cm length
  • Turn Radius: 19.4 meters at 181 cm length
  • Poplar Wood Core
  • Tip and Tail Rocker
  • Weight: 1700 grams per ski at 181 cm length
  • Cork Damplifier
  • Carbon/Flax/Basalt Laminate
  • Ability Level: Advanced Skiers

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Preferred Terrain
 All-Mountain •  Groomers •  Powder 


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Hi! I’m 5’11” and 185 lbs. Eastern skier. Looking for an 80/20 resort/AT ski that I can use with my (young) kids at the resort and in the backcountry with friends. I prefer more precise quick turns (e.g., woods) over speed and am looking for a more maneuverable ski.

Your great reviews have focused me on the QST 99, but I’m torn between the 174 and 181. Which do you recommend?
Question by: ML on Aug 12, 2020, 5:31 PM
Hi ML!
I'd say your size puts you more in the 181 but your application is more 174. I'd still say to get the longer one--the worst thing is to think that you're leaving some performance on the table. You'll figure out the quicker turns--the skis are inherently quite maneuverable. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Aug 13, 2020, 9:50 AM
I'm looking for a good all mountain ski that I can take anywhere, interested in the Salomon QST 99s. I've noticed the tip width is wider than other all mountain skis, what sort of difference does that make? I'm 6'3" 225lbs, intermediate to advanced skier, type 2. Would get the 188cm length, wondering if you think these would be a good fit for what I'm looking for? I've also considered the Atomic Bent Chetler 100s and Armada Tracer 98s. Would you have any other recommendations?
Question by: Derek on Dec 24, 2020, 10:14 AM
HI Derek!
I think the 188 is the right length. It does have a spoony tip/shovel, and there's a bit of taper to add to that as well. This makes it easy to turn and a bit floatier than other 99's. Tracer 98 is a bit too light for what you're looking to do at your size, and the BC 100 is another fantastic choice, just a bit more flexible than the QST. I think you'll get all you need and want from the 188 QST 99. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Dec 29, 2020, 11:01 AM
I'm 5'8.5" and 110". Live in Bozeman Montana and am looking for a ski that will do great in powder and also do ok on groomers in Big Sky. I probably ski 60% in of piste but will be skiing a lot of groomers getting around Big Sky. Based on your reviews this seems like a good ski for me, what size would you recommend? I am an advanced-expert skier.
Question by: Josh on Oct 2, 2020, 1:00 AM
Hi Josh!
I think you're between the 167 and 174 depending on your level of aggressiveness. If you prefer longer skis, the 174 will be fine, but if you're at all worried about maneuverability, the 167 will be more than acceptable. Have fun, great skis!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Oct 2, 2020, 7:23 AM
I'm looking for a new daily driver. Will get switch bindings. 30 days/year at resort, off-piste. 5 days a year BC. 5'6, 155lb. Prefer about 175 cm, mid-fat and considering QST 98s, Armada Tracer 98, or Elan Ripstick. I'm open minded to other suggestions
Question by: Chad on Jan 29, 2022, 7:31 PM
Hi Chad!
You'll get more stability and power out of the QST 98, although I'd say the Ripstick 96 Black Edition would have something to say about that. If you're looking at the 96 Green, it's more on par with the Tracer. Both Tracer and 96 Green are light, snappy, and a whole lot of fun, while the QST 98 and the 96 Black have more power and stability. I also like the 98 because it's a fantastic floater for its width due to the longer tip and tail rocker. I'd stick to the low 170's for any of those skis. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 1, 2022, 1:49 PM
hey guys, winter is not over yet.
I had bought this qst99 mod. 17/18 just B.C. (Before Covid)...I only skied it this "past" season and it feels like i outgrew it :(
That doesnt mean i really enjoyed its allaround character and performance, only missed turn initiation and hard pack performance.
i do ski aggressively even thought lighter but athletic build 5'[email protected] and given that i own couple carvers up to 82 waist and Faction CT 3.0 for pow, i wonder if the new one could fill in the gap or just skip it and go to next step....that is what?
Unless you believe that sth less wide say 92mm should satisfy my thrist for allmountain speed :)
Question by: Nick G. on Mar 22, 2022, 3:09 PM
HI Nick!
QST 98 is fantastic. Playful and substantial at the same time. If you're looking for more sturdiness in a similar width/shape, check out Black Crows Justis or Nordica Enforcer 100. Adding a little metal to your ski does wonders for the stability and hard pack performance. I think that ~100 mm underfoot range is great for what you're looking to do. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 23, 2022, 5:58 PM

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