All new this year, the ARV 96 is the confident middle child of the 86, 96, 106 ARV family. Having absorbed the maneuverability of its younger sibling and also the deep-snow-crushing characteristics of its older brother, versatility is 96’s bread and butter. Rockered tips and tails provide for smooth handling through choppy terrain while camber underfoot secures outstanding grip when you need it most. Testers confirmed, “It’s really good at slarving and smearing,” “light, playful, nimble” and “really holds an edge when you lay it over.” Ultra-durable edges, bases and top sheets keep ’er going long and strong when you’re down to get the friction on.
*Ski dimensions are for the 184.