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At the top end of the top end, the Stockli Laser WRT Pro sits alone. This 2024 version carries forward from last year, so if you missed out on it then, be sure to get on it now. This is a narrow-waisted, strongly built, ripping on-trail ski for the most discerning of skiers. There’s a slim audience here, unfortunately, as cost and performance are on the prohibitive side, but that’s also part of the charm. Like all Stockli skis, the WRT Pro is handmade with an upper level of precision and quality. Additionally, this ski functions best on firm snow and on the feet of a relatively skilled skier to access the fullest potential of the Pro.

Built with Stockli’s sturdy wood core and Phenol sidewalls, this ski gets the race-like treatment for sure. It’s easy to gloss over sidewall material in other skis, but when you get to the race-room style of construction, this portion of the ski can do with more detail. The Phenol is a stiffer and harder material than normal ABS sidewalls, and this lends to a tighter flex and more stable feel overall. Since the sidewall is placed in a vertical manner, this only increases the stiffness, rather than if it were in a horizontal laminate. Stockli also uses their Solid Metal Edge, boosting the grip and hard snow performance. Taking it to the next level, Stockli adds their Carbon Power Turn tech to the mix, placing an additional carbon laminate over the center of the ski. This takes the stiffness even further, delivering endless power and precision for the most rigorous skiing out there. On top, we’re seeing the Titec Pro Technology like we see in the Stormrider series of skis. By using a metal laminate as the topsheet, it increases the snow feel and the dampness, making this ski about as chatter-free as it gets.

162, 172, 180 cm14.8 m at 172 cm118/66/100 mm

Titec Pro
Carbon Power Turn
Phenol Sidewalls
Preferred Terrain
Firm Snow

In the 172 cm length, we’re seeing a super-narrow 66 mm waist width, so versatility is kind of out the window. Interestingly, each time we get a chance to ski the WRT Pro, it’s kind of been softer than we’d like, so we have definitely experienced this ski in variable conditions and terrain. While it’s not bad, it’s easy to tell that it’s happier in firmer snows. There’s no denying this ski’s insistence for the hard pack. We get full camber, and quite a bit of it, building energy, pop, rebound, and grip into the profile. That all leads to a relatively short 14.8-meter turn radius in the 172, making it fall more to the slalom side of the spectrum, but make no mistake, this ski is capable of high-speed GS turns for sure. Most skiers on the WRT Pro will likely settle into a medium-radius arc as that’s where the ski is at its liveliest.

If you’re looking for the top-shelf ski for high-level skiing, the Stockli Laser WRT Pro is the perfect tool for the job. Thanks to the construction, shape, and profile, this ski continues the trend of offering an insane amount of precision and quality. Sure, it comes at a cost, but the way this ski feels and performs in firmer snow makes it all worth it, just so long as you have the extra funds in the bank account.