2022 Salomon QST 92 Skis
Salomon QST 92 Skis
Skiers looking for a super versatile all-mountain ski will love the well-balanced performance of the Salomon QST 92. Its moderate waist width along with a shape designed to handle any condition make it a great daily driver for those looking for more versatility than a frontside ski, but still want the ability to carve and handle firmer snow conditions. A poplar wood core along with a Carbon and Flax fiber weave create a smooth, stable and responsive flex without adding weight. The low weight plays into how maneuverable and easy-handling this ski is all over the mountain and makes it so the ski doesn't demand so much effort from the skier. A generous amount of rocker in the tip keeps you floating through soft snow and crud and it also helps make turn initiation very easy. The rocker profile in the tail isn't quite as pronounced, which works very well in this ski as it keeps the tail engaged through a turn, giving you the stability, you need, but you can still release the tail when desired as it does have some splay. A tapered shape in the tip keeps the ski true as it slices through soft or variable snow allowing it to not deflect. Through its endless versatility and balance of stability and playfulness, the QST 92 caters to a lot of different skiers looking for a well-rounded all-mountain ski.
- Sidecut: 131/92/114 mm at 177 cm length
- Turn Radius: 18 meters at 177 cm length
- Poplar Wood Core
- Cork Damplifier
- All-terrain Rocker
- Full Sidewall Construction
- Ability level: Advanced to Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers
The 177cm would be the size to go to, but not the 185. The 177cm would provide some additional stability at higher speeds.
The QST 92 is a surprisingly great fit here. The 92's are light enough to stay reactive and maneuverable but also have enough underfoot camber to really launch you out of turns. They do chatter a little in extremely icy conditions, but for Bumps, woods, and groomers it's a great choice.
I think the QST 92 is the pick here. They're extremely light compared to the 90Ti and feel a lot more capable in the trees. The 90Ti is a superb on trail carver, but I would say it's a little too heavy to reliably be taken into the woods. They don't have the snappy turn initiation that the QST has. The QST feels energized like they want to break out in to short pop turns on a moments notice. You still get a fair amount of camber underfoot for icy groomer days so the QST 92 is really the full package for any aspiring all mountain explorer. Hope this helps!
For the price and the versatility, there's not much else out there. This ski was highlighted in our Bargain Basement video recently as a deal and ski that we really like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KytQ2INzxso&t=168s
Head Kore 93 also made that list--it's a bit stiffer and lighter, so a different feel. If you are looking for more stability and an easy-going nature, I'd lean to the Salomon. Check out our deal in the 169: https://www.skiessentials.com/2022-salomon-qst-92-skis-w-tyrolia-attack2-14-gw-bindings.html