K2 Hardside
Credit: K2

Find out why the ski is the best of the best

Tested: K2 Hardside (131-98-119)

Best for: Everything

The Hardside is part of K2′s backcountry line and is focused on all-round performance. The ski has a moderate flex perfect for a variety of conditions and its dimensions are a good middle ground for everything from quick groomers or mogul runs to deep trail breaking or powder turns. On a skin track, the Hardside is a very capable ski with a moderate rocker tip that helps keep it riding above crusty snow when breaking trail. All in all, an excellent ski for whatever you want to throw at it.

This ski test was performed by Ryan Stuart & Paul Karchut